Vice President, Donor Engagement and Services

Job Type

Full Time



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2440 W. El Camino Real
Suite 300
Mountain View
United States




Silicon Valley Community Foundation is seeking an engaging, energetic and experienced leader for its donor engagement and services division. Reporting to the chief donor services and engagement officer, the vice president, donor services and engagement is responsible for enabling a world-class donor experience through the management of a talented, high performing staff, overseeing timely and expedient gift transactions to funds and grants to nonprofits, implementation of elevated and exclusive engagement opportunities and cross-departmental leadership in support of SVCF donor service standards, while also participating as a member of SVCF's leadership and operations team. 

Salary commensurate with experience.



In partnership with the division chief, communicate and implement the vision, mission, and overall direction of donor services and engagement - internally and externally.

Ensure annual goals and strategies are aligned with the SVCF strategic plan and are successfully implemented and accomplished.

Steward a portfolio of high net worth donors.

Manage the donor services and engagement team in their progress towards departmental goals; oversee management reporting.

Act as a thought leader in donor services and engagement and represent SVCF externally through regular participation in events and conferences and contributions to blogs and related news articles.

Work closely with the vice president, grantmaking and community initiatives to develop strategies which fully involve donor advisors in finding funding opportunities aligned with SVCF priorities, as well as the donors’ charitable interests, both individually and through giving circles.

Work closely with the vice president, development to support strategies to strengthen the position of SVCF as a global philanthropic enterprise.

Work closely with the vice president, marketing and communications to highlight meaningful donor stories for publication in articles and social media, as appropriate.


Work closely with the vice president of IT to ensure that the online experience for donors is consistent with our high standards for customer service. Assist in designing new products and services for the online system.

Participate as an active member of SVCF’s leadership team and operations team, providing regular input and feedback.

Working with the Division Chief, create the annual department budget; monitor spending against budget throughout the fiscal year.


  • Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Sociology, Health, Business, English or related discipline.

  • 10+ years demonstrated experience in donor services and/or grantmaking for community-based organizations and/or foundations.

  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience – can optimize team performance.

  • Strong networker with ability to build strategic relationships with donors.

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), presentation and listening skills for multiple and diverse audiences.

  • Excellent group facilitation and one-on-one coaching/mentoring skills.

  • Demonstrated experience with high net worth donor events, and execution of innovative, effective philanthropic services.

  • Ability to adapt to new and changing situations.

  • Significant knowledge of and experience in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. 

  • Awareness of national and global issues of importance to donors and the philanthropic sector.

  • Excellent people and project management skills, with an ability to work with diverse groups in multicultural environments.

  • Ability to approach situations and challenges with a sense of humor.

  • Keen interest in philanthropy and the non-profit community.


The work environment characteristics and the physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while successfully performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.


Submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and what you would bring to Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Please provide a resume and cover letter.

About Silicon Valley Community Foundation


Silicon Valley Community Foundation advances innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. As the largest community foundation in the world, we engage donors and corporations from Silicon Valley, across the country and around the globe to make our region and world better for all. Our passion for helping people and organizations achieve their philanthropic dreams has created a global philanthropic enterprise committed to the belief that possibilities start here. Learn more at

Application deadline: open until filled.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

SVCF does not pursue sponsorship of work visas for foreign nationals


Benefits include medical, dental, vision, 403(b), PTO, Telecommuting, and Sabbatical.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

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