Director, Philanthropy


Trevor Project

Remote (local)
  • Career category:Fundraising/ Grant management
  • Job type:Job
  • Experience level:Not specified
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:Remote (local)
  • Right to work requirements:Right to work required in advance
  • Salary: $ 130000-140000 / yearly
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Location:United States 

What You'll Do

  • Create and oversee a fundraising and donor strategy that focuses on major and planned gifts.
  • Lead the Philanthropy team to secure $6M+ annually through major gift contributions of $25,000 or more in support of Trevor’s mission.
  • Lead, develop, coach, and manage a team of direct reports, ensuring team accountability, strategic alignment, and results
  • Manage a portfolio and lead relationships with some of Trevor’s largest donors and prospects, including building strategies, leading pitches, and identifying new opportunities.
  • Set new, ambitious, but attainable goals, leading the major gifts team in efforts to significantly increase the numbers and size of major gifts.
  • Identify opportunities to increase involvement for current and prospective donors.
  • Manage Board fundraising relationships, opportunities, solicitations, and engagement, including Development Subcommittee
  • Contribute to building an evolving fundraising model at Trevor. Serve as a leader on our team, bringing new ideas and ways to build, scale, and manage philanthropic relationships. 
  • Ensure current processes/systems across the team are aligned with our goals, and help build new processes/systems that meet our needs as our team.
  • Develop compelling proposals working alongside program and finance leadership, tracking impact against our goals in collaboration with internal stakeholders
  • Liaise between philanthropy and internal teams by helping to align on shared vision, goals, and projects. 
  • Other relevant tasks, duties, or special projects as assigned

Who You Are

  • Experienced. Proven success in building and leading non-profit major gift and planned giving programs, including securing multi-year and annual six and seven-figure gifts. 
  • People Manager. Experienced people manager of a team with proven success in training, leading, coaching, developing, and managing the performance of direct reports.  
  • Collaborator. Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly - both written and verbal - for audiences, both internal and external. 
  • Communicator. Demonstrated ability to articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to audiences inside and outside of the organization. 
  • Focused on service delivery and adaptability.  Demonstrates a commitment to outstanding internal and external service to our colleagues, the individuals we serve, our donors, and those with whom we collaborate and communicate.   
  • Relationship Building & Management. Track record of building effective and positive relationships with others, internally and externally and at all levels, incorporating relationship building as fundamental to success. 
  • Data and Results Driven. Has succeeded in roles with clear and concrete goals with a track record of meeting goals. 
  • Mission and Culture Aligned: Demonstrates awareness and support for The Trevor Project’s mission and vision: to end suicide and address mental health crises in the LGBTQ youth community, and create a world where all LGBTQ young people see a bright future for themselves.

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