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Director of Philanthropy

Are you looking for a way to use your gift to help others? Do you have a heart to come alongside others who are trying to improve their lives? Do you want to work for a company that's made it on the Best Christian Workplace 3 years in a row? If so, we want to talk with you.

As the Director of Philanthropy, you will be responsible for developing, engaging, and deepening relationships with major donors and prospects, identifying prospects for major gifts and developing them into major donors. Emphasis is placed upon personal contact with donors through engagement points such as visits, tours, events, phone calls, email, and personal correspondence. This position is regularly and customarily engaged away from the office in promoting the cause of the Mission to the public. The job requires at least 80% of the time to be spent on high donor contact: cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.


Manage a portfolio of 100-175 donors and prospects who have the capacity to make multi-year commitments of five to six-figure gifts, including:
Through proactively reaching and caring for new and existing major donors, with an emphasis on heavy 2-way engagement and interaction.
Lead the organization in an annual million-dollar ask.
Make many $100,000+ asks annually based on donor capacity and interest.
Intentionally prospect principal-level relationships that have a mission match but have not given to the Mission.
Develop positive and professional relationships with lapsed donors to reactivate them at the major donor level.
Develop individual development strategies for each donor and prospect in the major portfolio.
Develop positive and professional relationships with new and current mid and major donors to become prospects for principal gifts.
Conduct solicitations on behalf of the Mission through building relationships with donors.
Provide reports to donors regarding the Missions programs.
Meet annual revenue goals for your portfolio, as established by the Director of Principal Giving.
Develop growth maximization and implementation strategies for current donors.
Implement unique and timely gift-ask opportunities that support and enhance the donor's partnership and relationship with the Mission.
Keep complete and accurate records and produce reports on donor strategies and activities, including:
Early prospect outreach, identification of new prospects, growth in cumulative giving, dollars raised, donors secured, and handoffs conducted.
Track donor activity in the database.
Track and report fundraising metrics to the Director of Principal Giving.
Seek to increase the level of donor giving each year, ensuring proper stewardship and recognition of donors.
Represent the Mission when called upon. In addition, professionally articulate the Mission's vision and values verbally and in writing to prospects and current donors.
Increase personal knowledge of the fundraising profession.
Attend and participate in all Mission, Division, and Department meetings and training, as required.
Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.
BA/BS degree or equivalent years of experience required.
10+ Development/fundraising experience required. Minimum of 5 years of major gift experience required.
Successful regular solicitation of $100,000 gifts and experience with making $1 million plus asks.
Possess a valid Washington State Driver's License and be able to meet the standards of the Mission driver criteria required, including but not limited to:
Clean driving record
No current suspensions or revocations
At least 21 years of age


All regular fulltime employees, you are eligible to participate in our generous benefits package:

Medical / Vision with generous dependent coverage
Dental - 100% company paid
Long-Term Disability 100% company paid
Basic Life Plan 100% company paid
Voluntary Products (Aflac and Guardian)
EAP and 24/7 Virtual Mental Health 100% company paid
4 weeks of paid vacation (prorated based on hire date)
11 paid holidays + 1 Floating Holiday
Personal Day and Birthday holiday
Retirement benefits w/ company match
Continuing Education Reimbursement Program

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time; bend, stoop or reach. Occasionally will stand, balance, twist, stoop, kneel and reach with hands/arms. Regularly lifts up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right-hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

Mission Statement

To bring the love of Jesus and hope for a new life to our homeless neighbors.

Vision Statement

To see every homeless neighbor - beloved, redeemed, restored


This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and must be able to pass a 4-panel drug screen

Time:  Full-Time
Salary:  Exempt
Category:  CEO/Executive Director

11/28/2023 4:05:04 PM

Job Contact:
JC Chavez
(206) 723-0767

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PO Box 202
Seattle, WA 98111-0202

(206) 723-0767

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