Background and Position Description
Reporting to the Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO), the Senior Director of Philanthropy is a member of the Community Foundation’s Asset Building Department, working within a team of staff and volunteers seeking to build the assets of the organization. Named as one of the Top 10 Community Foundations in the US by Charity Navigator, the Princeton Area Community Foundation works to promote philanthropy to advance the well-being of our communities forever. Recently, it has experienced rapid growth in both funding and grantmaking and the Foundation seeks a dynamic and experienced development professional to help us continue on this exciting upward path.

The primary responsibilities for this position will be to:
• Manage a portfolio of donors and prospects to cultivate and expand relationships and to encourage donations to new funds and existing funds. Identify and qualify new prospects.

• Design, implement and oversee a yearlong annual fund campaign, with increasing annual goals.

• Collaborate with and provide lead support to volunteer fundraising efforts, including, but not limited to, the Fund for Women & Girls and the NextGen Giving Circle, to increase their impact through growth in membership and giving. Serve as project manager to meet the grantmaking, marketing and stewardship needs of these efforts.

• Provide leadership and project management for the Community Foundation’s seminars and events for donors, fundholders, prospects, and other appropriate stakeholders.

• Position the Community Foundation as a trusted partner and desired advisor for philanthropic giving.

• Understand, and be an effective communicator regarding the Community Foundation’s grantmaking programs and investment funds.

• Research and write proposals seeking support for the Community Foundation’s work.

• Assist the CPO with new initiatives and oversight of Community Foundation projects.

• Develops, in coordination with the Communications Department, methods of promoting the Community Foundation’s strategic asset-building objectives.

• Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements
• A minimum of seven years of Development experience within a community foundation, university, hospital or nonprofit organization.
• Specialized knowledge of major gifts, annual appeals, event management and volunteer management.
• Able to work effectively with wealthy individuals, nonprofit organizations, volunteers, boards, and committees.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability and willingness to work closely with other colleagues as a team; experience and comfort in working with individuals with diverse backgrounds.
• Able to communicate effectively with prospects and donors and to listen and learn about their philanthropic interests and activities.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation development.
• Thorough understanding of and strong commitment to Community Foundation’s goals and mission.
• Energy, integrity, judgment, discretion, maturity and flexibility.
• Creative thinker with initiative.
• Strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail.
• Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree preferred.
• Computer proficiency (MS Office Suite), email and Internet use, and aptitude to learn a customized relational database.

• Competitive Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
• Benefits: Comprehensive package offered
• Hours: Full-time position

To Apply:
Please email a resume and cover letter to
For this position, please address the cover letter to Marcia Shackelford, Chief Philanthropy Officer.