Mission Nurse-Family Partnership positively transforms the lives of vulnerable babies, mothers and families.
Vision A future where all children are healthy, families thrive, communities prosper, and the cycle of poverty is broken.
Position Description As a member of the National Service Office’s philanthropy team, the Southwest Philanthropy Officer will support the fundraising goals for Nurse-Family Partnership nationally and contribute to the success of the organization’s ambitious seven-year scaling plan. More specifically, the position is responsible for planning and implementing strategies to build a diverse constituency of support in Texas and across the Southwest region, focusing primarily on securing major gifts. The Southwest Philanthropy Officer is part of a national fundraising team and will work closely with Texas program staff and other cross-functional teams. Success in this position will require an experienced fundraiser seeking an opportunity to be challenged by building and sustaining fundraising efforts in new philanthropic markets for Nurse-Family Partnership. The successful candidate will be able to work independently and as part of a national team, be resourceful, take initiative to build new relationships on behalf of the organization, perform well under pressure and in a dynamic environment as part of a maturing fundraising program. This is an opportunity for a self-starter to take leadership over building a major gifts program in Texas and across Southwestern states, as well as partnering with program staff to engage volunteer leadership to assist in this effort. This position will be based in Texas; all major metropolitan areas throughout the state will be considered.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities • 70% Portfolio Management – Build and manage a diverse portfolio of prospects and donors (numbering no more than 150) capable of making major gifts of $10K or more, including individuals, regional foundations, family foundations and corporations, to realize annual fundraising goals. Identify prospects and develop effective strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of gifts to support both local and national impact. Conduct substantive contacts and visits with prospects and donors with a heavy emphasis on discovery to build a major gifts prospect pipeline. Coordinate team members, including Texas Executive Director, and volunteers as natural partners in cultivating donor relationships. Solicit and close major gifts. Produce proposals, reports, case statements, and stewardship materials as needed. Coordinate and implement donor stewardship and recognition. Maintain donor records and track activity in database.
• 20% Volunteer Engagement – Provide leadership, coordination and strategic guidance for formal and informal volunteer engagement at the community and state levels, including working closely with the State Advisory Board. Ensure timely updates and meaningful engagement of volunteers. Support education and training in response to needs and priorities. Model and apply best practices for the engagement of volunteers.
• 10% Events & Communications – Develop strategies to raise the visibility and promote the brand of Nurse-Family Partnership in Texas and across Southwestern states. Coordinate cultivation and stewardship materials, including regional stewardship reports, local programmatic gift opportunities, and geographically-based content for other communication channels as requested. Conceive of and/or facilitate local and regional events. Arrange home and site visits for prospects, donors, volunteers and other influential actors in the region.
Supervisory Responsibilities This position reports to the Director of Regional Philanthropy and does not have any direct reports.
Core Organizational Values • Be tenacious caregivers by bringing passion and excellence to our nursing practice and professional services • Actively listen to and persistently serve our families and our implementation network • Provide leadership in the field of evidence-based and home visitation programs • Seek and find solutions • Innovate and stay relevant • Translate and enhance the science of pregnancy, brain and early childhood development to serve vulnerable babies and families • Respect and honor differences in race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran status • Be respectful, collaborative and tenacious in all our interactions with each other and on behalf of our families and implementation network • Do more with less
Knowledge, Skills & Experience • Seven years of fundraising experience, including substantial experience with direct solicitations and major gifts is required. • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. • Knowledge of and experience with the various and unique philanthropic markets in Texas and other Southwestern states. • Proven experience successfully conducting face-to-face meetings with and solicitations from prospective major donors is required. • Proven experience writing grant proposals, letters, reports and other fundraising materials that successfully present persuasive, donor-centric arguments for support. • Leadership in developing programs and initiating activities toward stated goals. • A successful track record of working with volunteers and senior staff. • Demonstrated experience in meeting and exceeding fundraising goals. • Proficiency with fundraising database programs. • Computer proficiency with various Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). • Self-motivated; demonstrated creativity and problem-solving skills and ability to perform successfully without regular supervision. Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to represent sophisticated and dynamic programs. • Organizational skills, ability to multi-task, meet multiple deadlines, and excellent attention to detail. • Demonstrated ability to function effectively as a member of a team, ensuring close coordination and integration with other staff members. • Ethical compliance with fundraising best practices, as defined by the Association for Fundraising Professionals. • Ability to travel approximately 40 percent of the time.
About Nurse-Family Partnership
Nurse-Family Partnership empowers first-time moms to transform their lives and create better futures for themselves and their babies.Over more than three decades, research consistently has proven that the Nurse-Family Partnership succeeds at its most important goals: keeping children healthy and safe, and improving the lives of moms and babies.Nurse-Family Partnership works by having specially trained nurses regularly visit young, first-time moms-to-be, starting early in the pregnancy, and continuing through the child’s second birthday.The expectant mothers benefit by getting the care and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy. At the same time, new mothers develop a close relationship with a nurse who becomes a trusted resource they can rely on for advice on everything from safely caring for their child to taking steps to provide a stable, secure future for them both. Through the partnership, the nurse provides new mothers with the confidence and the tools they need not only to assure a healthy start for their babies, but to envision a life of stability and opportunities for success for both mother and child.