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Opportunity International

Oak Brook, IL, United States

Phone: (800) 793-9455
Web Site: http://www.opportunity.org/

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CHIEF PHILANTHROPY OFFICER


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Job ID:

680

Posted:

01.04.2018

Location:

Oak Brook, IL 

Zip Code:

60523
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Occupations:

Project-Program Management: General-Other: Project-Program Management

Category:

Education | Library | Resource Center, Food | Hunger | Water | Poverty, Personal finance | Microcredit, Work | Fair Wage | job and workplace

Employment Type:

Full time

Job Description:

CHIEF PHILANTHROPY OFFICER

 

 

Reporting directly to the CEO of Opportunity International, the Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) will lead all of the private philanthropy efforts of the organization. The CPO is responsible for the management, development and growth of Opportunity’s private philanthropy programs, such as mega and major donor, mid-level donor, planned giving, and fundraising support functions such as marketing, communications, research, and proposal & report writing.

 

The CPO is responsible for expanding Opportunity’s fundraising capabilities and results to enable the nonprofit to achieve its mission. Alongside other senior leadership, the CPO develops and executes the private giving strategic plan with short- and long-range goals in all areas of private philanthropy development, marketing and communications in alignment with the organization’s strategic plan and goals. The CPO leads a multifaceted development operation.

 

This position is based in Chicago Illinois.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

  • Lead the private philanthropy teams to achieve Opportunity’s ambitious client impact and donor engagement goals – clients impacted, programs funded, revenues raised, donors recruited and retained et al
  • Building on the success of Opportunity’s recent Campaigns, lead the design, development and execution of significant future private philanthropy campaigns. Opportunity sees launching and executing these campaigns as a key part of its continued success.
  • Ensure that private giving, marketing, communications are carried out in keeping with the organization's values, mission, vision and strategic plans.
  • Ensure that effective donor treatment plans, focused on maximizing both donor satisfaction and long term donor values are in place are in place. Opportunity sees effective donor treatment plans as a key part of its continued success.
  • Participate with the CEO, other leadership, and the Board of Directors in developing the organization's private giving strategy.
  • Support the CEO in evaluating the effectiveness of the organization's fundraising programs.
  • Establish revenue goals and implement performance measures, objectives, and benchmarks using data analytics to drive decision making for the team regarding programs as well as new initiatives.
  • Assist Board members, Chief Executive Officer, other Executive Officers and other colleagues to identify, cultivate and engage existing and prospective donor relationships.
  • Build on the organization’s DNA of active volunteer engagement, with programs like Board of Governors, Ambassadors and Young Ambassadors for Opportunity. Opportunity sees its volunteer engagement programs as a key part of its continued success.
  • Oversee and support the planning, development and implementation of the organization's marketing strategies, communications, and public relations activities, both internal and external. Direct the efforts of the marketing and communications teams and coordinate at the strategic and tactical levels with the other functions of the organization.
  • Ensure articulation of the organization's desired image and position, along with consistency across communications to all key stakeholders, both internal and external. Seek to protect and enhance the brand and presence of the organization.
  • Effectively represent the organization in public and private forums - to partners, donors, donor prospects, regulators, media and the Board of Directors.
  • Provide general oversight of all private giving, communications and marketing teams, manage the day-to-day operations and monitor activities through coordination with colleagues and contractors.
  • Build a culture of and work ethos based on respect, partnership and unity that will create a results focused, comitted, energized, deeply satisfied and loyal workforce
  • Management of direct reports, which includes work assignments, training, talent development, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluate performance and make recommendations for employment actions; motivate a diverse team of colleagues to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  • Design and ensure implementation of cost-effective advancement programs, employing economy while maintaining optimum quality and solid return on investment:
  • Function as a key member of the senior leadership team of the organization.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

  • Private Giving Philanthropy teams
  • Marketing & Communications teams
  • Philanthropy Support Teams

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of (15) years of experience in some combination of major gift development, marketing, communications, grants management or related field, with successful relationship building and strategic abilities demonstrated throughout one's career.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience leading and managing others, specifically in regard to relationship management and strategy development.
  • Demonstrated track record of leading significant private philanthropy campaigns
  • Demonstrated track record of managing effective volunteer engagement programs
  • Effective relationship builder and influencer with experience leading diverse and geographically diverse teams, and engaging with partners, donors and investors.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator.
  • The propensity to work collaboratively to achieve results.
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and manage paradox.
  • Long-term strategy development with execution success.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully managing and leading staff and programs in complex organizations; international non-profit and/or civil sector experience a plus.
  • Financial management experience, including reporting.
  • Track record of selecting, developing and retaining top talent.
  • Public speaking and effective oral and verbal presentation presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated passion for transformative work, humility, high integrity, and mission-driven with an ability to inspire others.
  • Resonates with Opportunty’s faith-led mission and orientation.
  • Passionate about Opportunity International’s identity, mission and values.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Impeccable verbal and written communication skills in English are essential.
  • Multiple language skills are a plus.

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

  • CEO
  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Donors
  • Board of Directors, Opportunity US
  • Opportunity Global program leads

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Travel up to 40% of the time in the continental US and internationally


Company Info


Opportunity International
Oak Brook, IL, United States
Phone: (800) 793-9455
Web Site: http://www.opportunity.org/

CHIEF PHILANTHROPY OFFICER

col-narrow   

Job ID:

680

Posted:

01.04.2018

Location:

Oak Brook, IL 

Zip Code:

60523
col-wide   

Occupations:

Project-Program Management: General-Other: Project-Program Management

Category:

Education | Library | Resource Center, Food | Hunger | Water | Poverty, Personal finance | Microcredit, Work | Fair Wage | job and workplace

Employment Type:

Full time

Job Description:

CHIEF PHILANTHROPY OFFICER

 

 

Reporting directly to the CEO of Opportunity International, the Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) will lead all of the private philanthropy efforts of the organization. The CPO is responsible for the management, development and growth of Opportunity’s private philanthropy programs, such as mega and major donor, mid-level donor, planned giving, and fundraising support functions such as marketing, communications, research, and proposal & report writing.

 

The CPO is responsible for expanding Opportunity’s fundraising capabilities and results to enable the nonprofit to achieve its mission. Alongside other senior leadership, the CPO develops and executes the private giving strategic plan with short- and long-range goals in all areas of private philanthropy development, marketing and communications in alignment with the organization’s strategic plan and goals. The CPO leads a multifaceted development operation.

 

This position is based in Chicago Illinois.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

  • Lead the private philanthropy teams to achieve Opportunity’s ambitious client impact and donor engagement goals – clients impacted, programs funded, revenues raised, donors recruited and retained et al
  • Building on the success of Opportunity’s recent Campaigns, lead the design, development and execution of significant future private philanthropy campaigns. Opportunity sees launching and executing these campaigns as a key part of its continued success.
  • Ensure that private giving, marketing, communications are carried out in keeping with the organization's values, mission, vision and strategic plans.
  • Ensure that effective donor treatment plans, focused on maximizing both donor satisfaction and long term donor values are in place are in place. Opportunity sees effective donor treatment plans as a key part of its continued success.
  • Participate with the CEO, other leadership, and the Board of Directors in developing the organization's private giving strategy.
  • Support the CEO in evaluating the effectiveness of the organization's fundraising programs.
  • Establish revenue goals and implement performance measures, objectives, and benchmarks using data analytics to drive decision making for the team regarding programs as well as new initiatives.
  • Assist Board members, Chief Executive Officer, other Executive Officers and other colleagues to identify, cultivate and engage existing and prospective donor relationships.
  • Build on the organization’s DNA of active volunteer engagement, with programs like Board of Governors, Ambassadors and Young Ambassadors for Opportunity. Opportunity sees its volunteer engagement programs as a key part of its continued success.
  • Oversee and support the planning, development and implementation of the organization's marketing strategies, communications, and public relations activities, both internal and external. Direct the efforts of the marketing and communications teams and coordinate at the strategic and tactical levels with the other functions of the organization.
  • Ensure articulation of the organization's desired image and position, along with consistency across communications to all key stakeholders, both internal and external. Seek to protect and enhance the brand and presence of the organization.
  • Effectively represent the organization in public and private forums - to partners, donors, donor prospects, regulators, media and the Board of Directors.
  • Provide general oversight of all private giving, communications and marketing teams, manage the day-to-day operations and monitor activities through coordination with colleagues and contractors.
  • Build a culture of and work ethos based on respect, partnership and unity that will create a results focused, comitted, energized, deeply satisfied and loyal workforce
  • Management of direct reports, which includes work assignments, training, talent development, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluate performance and make recommendations for employment actions; motivate a diverse team of colleagues to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  • Design and ensure implementation of cost-effective advancement programs, employing economy while maintaining optimum quality and solid return on investment:
  • Function as a key member of the senior leadership team of the organization.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

  • Private Giving Philanthropy teams
  • Marketing & Communications teams
  • Philanthropy Support Teams

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of (15) years of experience in some combination of major gift development, marketing, communications, grants management or related field, with successful relationship building and strategic abilities demonstrated throughout one's career.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience leading and managing others, specifically in regard to relationship management and strategy development.
  • Demonstrated track record of leading significant private philanthropy campaigns
  • Demonstrated track record of managing effective volunteer engagement programs
  • Effective relationship builder and influencer with experience leading diverse and geographically diverse teams, and engaging with partners, donors and investors.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator.
  • The propensity to work collaboratively to achieve results.
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and manage paradox.
  • Long-term strategy development with execution success.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully managing and leading staff and programs in complex organizations; international non-profit and/or civil sector experience a plus.
  • Financial management experience, including reporting.
  • Track record of selecting, developing and retaining top talent.
  • Public speaking and effective oral and verbal presentation presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated passion for transformative work, humility, high integrity, and mission-driven with an ability to inspire others.
  • Resonates with Opportunty’s faith-led mission and orientation.
  • Passionate about Opportunity International’s identity, mission and values.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Impeccable verbal and written communication skills in English are essential.
  • Multiple language skills are a plus.

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

  • CEO
  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Donors
  • Board of Directors, Opportunity US
  • Opportunity Global program leads

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Travel up to 40% of the time in the continental US and internationally