Posted on July 12, 2012
Senior Principal Gifts Officer
Pew Charitable Trusts
Pew Charitable Trusts - Senior Principal Gifts Officer
The Pew Charitable Trusts, a rapidly evolving nonprofit organization committed to serving the public interest, is searching for a Senior Principal Gift Officer for the Philanthropic Partnership Group (PPG). PPG works to build external funding partnerships to advance Pew’s programmatic and institutional goals. This is an exciting opportunity to join PPG at a time when the department is maturing in impact and geographic reach. We are seeking a highly intelligent, creative, articulate individual with strong fundraising and communications skills to add to our dynamic team.
Pew has its roots in seven individual charitable trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew. In more than five decades as a private foundation, Pew honed an approach to social investing that emphasizes measurable results. Initiatives in culture, the environment, health and human services, public policy, education, and religion have been among the institution’s major areas of emphasis.
In order to better carry out its core mission to solve today’s most challenging problems, Pew became a public charity in 2004. This status better enabled Pew to operate programs directly to ensure maximum effectiveness and to pool resources from funding partners—ranging from individual donors to small and large foundations to corporations—for greater financial efficiency and impact.
Pew provides an exciting learning environment and the opportunity to work with highly talented individuals. We are an energetic organization that values innovative thinking and fosters an environment of teamwork.
Philanthropic Partnership Group
PPG leads fundraising for Pew’s programs and projects with the goal of significantly increasing external support for the institution’s diverse work. Projects undertaken at Pew are proposed by the programmatic managing directors of the Pew Environment Group, the Pew Center on the States, and the Pew Health Group and approved by the Pew board of trustees. PPG is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting prospects for support of the institution’s programs. The group regularly works with staff across the institution to carry out its responsibilities.
The Senior Principal Gift Officer will contribute to the overall strategy and operation of fundraising at Pew, and is responsible for building and managing a portfolio of prospects with capacity for seven figure gifts and above. The Senior Principal Gift Officer will maximize and leverage the philanthropic potential of Pew in order to advance the organization’s most critical projects and help build a sustainable stream of funding for the organization as a whole.
We are seeking an accomplished, articulate, mature, and externally-focused development professional with ten years principal and major gift fundraising experience and superior written and verbal communications skills. The candidate will be an individual who can build successful working relationships with high net worth individuals and their representatives, senior officers in the foundation world, and Pew’s own program officers. The Senior Principal Gift Officer will spend at least 50 percent of their time cultivating contacts outside the office. The position reports to the Senior Manager, Principal and Major Gifts.
For immediate consideration, please visit the Careers@Pew section of the website www.pewtrusts.org to learn more about the organization review the complete job description and apply online at https://jobs-pct.icims.com/jobs/2973/job