Director of Philanthropy

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $125,000
Maximum: $140,000




466 Geary Street
San Francisco
United States


We are currently in search of a Director of Philanthropy for a Cultural Institution. The position is based in Mountain View, CA.


ORGANIZATION TYPE: Cultural Institution

LOCATION: Mountain View, CA

POSITION TITLE: Director of Philanthropy

SALARY: $125K - $140K


Is This Your Dream Job? As a key member of the Development and Leadership team, the Director of Philanthropy is responsible for identifying and solicitating past, present, and future principal donors to support all programs of the organization. S/he will be a resourceful and proactive fundraiser who can work independently and collaborate with closely with team members to strategize diverse major donor solicitation strategies. As the Director of Philanthropy, you will be the point of contact for donors and will immerse yourself in the history, mission and programs of the organization.


Our Ideal Candidate:

·        5+ years of continued development, fundraising, and leadership experience, ideally at a director-level

·        Bachelor’s Degree required

·        Strategic data-minded thinker with an ability to consistently meet fundraising goals, including soliciting individual major gifts of $25K+

·        Experience in developing a strategic capital campaign and acquiring gifts between five- and six-figures

·        Skilled in building and working in a pipeline of 100+ donors

·        Preferred knowledge of the Bay Area/ Silicon Valley philanthropic landscape, especially in the educational and tech sector

·        Superior written and speaking communication skills, including public speaking

·        Comfortable relating to donors, volunteers, staff members, and high-level external contacts; working in a collaborative office environment

·        Must be able to travel regionally and domestically

·        Passionate about the preservation of technological advancements and innovation


How You Will Spend Your Day:

·        Strategize solicitations and securing major gifts form high-level trustee and non-trustee individual donors to implement and grow the organization’s programs and activities

·        Consistently maintain a portfolio of 100+ active major gift prospects and check in regularly

·        Collaborate with internal staff in identifying how to best engage and educate prospects on the organization’s mission and future

·        Serve as the “face” of the Philanthropy team for the organization and as an open and direct line of communication for all donors

·        Assist in event coordination to lead fundraising efforts and educate the public on new programs

·        Attend and present updates on fundraising efforts to fellow colleagues and to a Board of Directors

·        Work closely with the Executive team, Board of Directors, and key supports in raising funds and developing marketing and communication strategies


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Professional Level

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Minimum Education Required

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