The Philanthropy Officer (PO) raises funds to advance Holt International’s mission by aggressively developing and nurturing current and prospective donors, which may include individuals, churches, foundations, corporations and community groups. This includes providing existing and prospective donors with a deeper understanding of Holt’s mission, creating opportunities to match their giving interests with various Holt programs. The PO serves as the principal staff person for guiding and developing the donor’s relationship with Holt, which includes assuring that the donor is properly stewarded and encouraged to make leadership gifts to programs when and where appropriate. This position reports to the Director of Development.
The primary responsibilities of this position are to develop and to maintain long-term, effective relationships with a portfolio of 150 individuals and organizations capable of providing significant financial resources to further Holt International’s programs for children and families. The PO will manage relationships with existing donors by encouraging them to increase current giving levels; identifying donor prospects; planning and conducting donor cultivation by effectively communicating with donors; directly soliciting contributions from donors and prospects; identifying appropriate funding opportunities; preparing proposals and/or presentations; and by updating Holt’s donor database by recording all appropriate donor cultivation activity.
Holt International finds and supports permanent, loving families for children who are orphaned, abandoned or at serious risk of separation from their family. Holt’s model of child-centered care provides services for vulnerable children to ensure they will grow and develop to their fullest potential.
Marketing and Development (M&D) develops the brand of Holt International, secures the financial and other resources to accomplish our long-term program objectives and crafts the messaging for our external audiences. Within the department, the Relationship Development Team (RDT) cultivates, solicits and stewards individual and organizational donors who make major gifts for sponsorships and other program needs. As such the RDT helps M&D strengthen relationships that produce benevolent giving and generate new donation revenue for exceptional programs that draw greater interest and support for Holt International welfare work overseas.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communications, public relations, or the liberal arts. Experience in marketing or fundraising practices with a minimum of 4 years of experience in fundraising, or marketing products or services. Experience and knowledge in planned giving a plus. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job as those listed above may be qualifying. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge and understanding of the content maintenance of databases. A working knowledge of the estate planning process is beneficial.
To ensure consideration, please submit the following application materials:
Cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job posting.
Current resume which includes educational and professional work experience. Educational experience must include type of degree and education experience and where obtained. Work experience must include employer name, dates of employment (month and year), position held/title and a description of duties, if position was full time or part time, and reason for leaving employer(s).
A Holt application, cover letter, and any supplemental materials (if requested in the job posting), will be used to select the top candidate(s). Those selected for further consideration will be invited to an interview. Prior to hiring, candidate(s) will be required to complete a pre-employment criminal history background check, motor vehicle record check, and child abuse clearance check. A credit check may be done if applicable for the position. The candidate(s) must pass the background check process in order to continue in the hiring process.
Please note that a credit check will be conducted and must be passed prior to being hired for this position.
Holt International Children’s Services finds and supports permanent, loving families for children who are orphaned, abandoned or at serious risk of separation from their family. Holt’s child centered model of care provides services for vulnerable children to ensure they will grow and develop to their fullest potential.