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Director of Philanthropic Services

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Treehouse
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Seattle, WA
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Published 9 days ago

About Treehouse: Treehouse is a rapidly growing nonprofit with a 30-year history of addressing the academic and other essential support needs of children, youth and young adults experiencing foster care. Our services operate throughout Washington State, and we are an emerging leader in the national foster care conversation.

Nationwide only about half of youth in foster care graduate from high school. That’s why Treehouse partners with youth in care statewide as they set and achieve goals to earn their diplomas and make plans for the future.

Join a team that is passionately committed to youth succeeding. With a mission of giving kids and youth in foster care a childhood and a future, we provide education-focused coaching. We partner to offer experiences and essentials that foster community connections, exploration and growth. We fight for systems changes and join forces to pass landmark reforms that reduce inequities responsible for unjust barriers.

Well-loved, community-based and fiercely optimistic, Treehouse is uniquely positioned to partner with youth, schools, organizations, caregivers, social workers and funders. Together, we improve outcomes from childhood through high school graduation and beyond, including a successful launch into adulthood. 


We welcome alumni of care and encourage qualified individuals of every race, national origin, religion, age, disability or ability status, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression to apply. 


Position Summary:

The Director of Philanthropic Services is a critical leadership role on the Development team, managing Annual Fund, Special Events, Community Engagement, Volunteerism and Development Operations (database, systems, team operations and donor relations). This person manages a team of six, and forms part of the Development Leadership Team, reporting into the Chief Development Officer. The Director of Philanthropic Services also staffs the Treehouse Ambassador Board, an advisory board comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers in service of advancing the Treehouse mission.

The Director of Philanthropic Services serves as the technical fundraising expert for the team, guiding the operations of the entire development team, with an eye for ethical and inclusive fundraising practices. This role works cross-functionally to ensure global development operations run smoothly.


Essential Functions: 

·      Lead the Philanthropy Services team, overseeing staff whose roles encompass events, donation drives, annual fund, volunteer engagement, donor relations and database systems.

·      Lead statewide grassroots engagement to increase giving, awareness, and volunteerism, including intentional and authentic engagement in diverse communities.

·      Support the planning, execution and evaluation of fundraising events, donation drives, third party events, and annual appeals to ensure acquisition and revenue goals are achieved.

·      Serve as liaison to the Treehouse Ambassador Board (TAB) including working closely with the TAB executive chairs, setting calendar and agendas for monthly meetings, actively stewarding members past and present, set goals with members focused on engagement, equity, and fundraising, support on-going education of all members and oversee recruitment efforts.

·      Lead the Philanthropy Services team in creating and achieving department goals, strategic planning, and budgeting ensure that development efforts are inclusive and meet or exceed industry standards in ethics and professionalism.

·      Lead professional development efforts, contributing to the development of appropriate goals and work plans, coaching and evaluating performance, and providing necessary training and support to ensure both successful individual performance and effective team and cross team performance. 

·      Maximize volunteer contributions to enhance Treehouse’s organizational performance and strengthen community support.

·      Manage key performance indicator reporting and analysis.

·      Develop and monitor annual revenue and expense budgets.

·      Act as spokesperson and ambassador for Treehouse in media interviews, at community events, presentations, tours, and collaborative meetings.

Additional Functions:

·      Attend all Director and Management meetings.

·      Attend monthly all-staff meetings and bi-annual agency retreats.

·      Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

·      Bachelor's degree in business, communications, marketing or a related field of study, OR equivalent experience, with demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development, conducting industry research and communicating the value of educational pursuits. 

·      Minimum 5 years supervisory experience.

·      Minimum 8 years of experience in fundraising.

·      Demonstrated ability to build working relationships with individuals of various ages, cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds and abilities.

·      Experience managing a board, running meetings, and supporting members in reaching goals.

·      Exceptional written, oral communication and interpersonal skills.

·      Detail oriented with a high level of accuracy.

·      Demonstrated ability to be flexible and remain calm under pressure.

·      Ability to develop work plans and manage multiple projects.

·      Ability and aptitude with Microsoft Office Suite and other technology necessary for successful day-to-day functioning in business environment.

·      Reliable transportation. Current driver's license and at least minimum WA State driver insurance coverage required if driving on Treehouse business. Driving record must be approved by Treehouse insurance provider. 

·      Must satisfy Washington State criminal background requirements for working with youth and vulnerable adults.

·      Regular attendance and punctuality required. Ability to work flexible hours as necessary, including evenings and weekends for special events.

Preferred

·      Master’s degree in business, communications, marketing, advertising or related field of study. 

·      Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation preferred.


Physical and Mental Requirements:

1.      Mental Effort - attention to detail, interacting with others in-person, email, and web conferencing such as Zoom; using critical thinking skills to strategize, develop and implement plans and initiatives; create and edit documents, participate in meetings.   

2.      Emotional Effort – recognize and respect personal boundaries of self and others, adapt to changing environment/stress, deal with unexpected emotional support needs of self and others.  

3.      Physical Requirements - long periods of sitting, working on a computer, using the phone, working with office equipment, traveling to other offices and venues. 

4.      Working Conditions - typical business office environment and working remotely. Treehouse’s Seattle office is a dog friendly work environment. 


This position pays $82,000.00 annually, exempt. Treehouse also offers a generous paid time off plan, free medical, dental, vision, and 403(b) plan.

To apply, please provide your resume and cover letter through Treehouse’s Careers site explaining how you meet the required skills and abilities. This position will be posted until June 22, 2021.

If you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our online application system as a result of a disability, you may request an accommodation by contacting the People & Equity department at jobs@treehouseforkids.org.

The job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Treehouse reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and experience required.

About Treehouse: Treehouse is a rapidly growing nonprofit with a 30-year history of addressing the academic and other essential support needs of children, youth and young adults experiencing foster care. Our services operate throughout…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    June 22, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$82,000 - $82,000$82,000.00 annual, exempt

Benefits

Treehouse also offers a generous paid time off plan, free medical, dental, vision, and 403(b) plan.

Treehouse also offers a generous paid time off plan, free medical, dental, vision, and 403(b) plan.

Location

On-site
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, USA
Suite 200

How to Apply

To apply, please provide your resume and cover letter through Treehouse’s Careers site explaining how you meet the required skills and abilities. 

To apply, please provide your resume and cover letter through Treehouse’s Careers site explaining how you meet the required skills and abilities. 

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