The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Adirondack Foundation in the search for a Vice President of Philanthropy.
The Vice President of Philanthropy, with a deep connection to and appreciation for the Adirondack community, will work closely with the President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Vice President of Communications and Strategic Initiatives to lead the Donor Services team to grow the foundation's assets and increase its grantmaking capacity. The Vice President's responsibilities will include a combination of attentive and professional service to donors, identification of new potential donors, cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation of new funds, and raising awareness about the foundation. The Vice President of Philanthropy will lead the foundation’s asset growth work into a robust new campaign.
The Vice President will manage and lead staff and Board efforts to build relationships with potential donors and professional advisors; oversee and strengthen the foundation’s service platform for existing donors; lead donor prospecting activities; and participate in the overall leadership of the Adirondack Foundation. The foundation’s 250-plus existing funds include donor advised funds, nonprofit endowment funds, issue-specific funds, planned gifts, and supporting foundations.
The successful candidate should possess a strong knowledge of charitable and planned giving strategies and tools. Adirondack Foundation seeks a seasoned professional with the depth of experience to achieve its ambitious development and donor services goals. As the foundation’s work has become more expansive and visible, the asset development strategy must keep pace in order to grow resources to better support Adirondack communities and organizations.
Adirondack Foundation was established to help philanthropically inclined individuals and families maximize the impact of their giving. Its collection of funds, established through gifts, is pooled and invested. The income from these funds is distributed through grants. The foundation knows the issues its communities face, and it knows the nonprofits working to solve them. It researches each nonprofit organization before it makes a grant to make sure that it is financially and programmatically sound. By joining a community of donors, an individual can have greater impact because their grants are combined with those of other generous donors.
A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least seven years of fundraising experience. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.
Internal Number: 532
About Adirondack Foundation
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