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MAP International

Senior Philanthropy Officer, Midwest Region

MAP International
Midwest Region , Minnesota, United States

Date Posted: 11/18/2016
Categories: Fundraising - Work At Home
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Title:                        Senior Philanthropy Officer, Midwest Region

Department:                 Global Giving

Reports to:                    Manager, Philanthropy Group

Location:                       Midwest Region (ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, MO, IA, MN, IL, WI, IN, OH, MI)

Travel:                            30-40% of the time

FLSA Status:                  Exempt


Basic Functions:    


The Senior Philanthropy Officer (SPO) is charged with identifying, cultivating and soliciting new and renewed levels of giving from individuals, corporations and foundations. This position will manage a portfolio of existing donors, proactively build a pipeline of prospective donors and research new funding opportunities in the Midwest Region.  Annual goals to increase the number of overall donors; the number of gifts; and total gift revenue will be assigned. The Senior Philanthropy Officer position is responsible for reporting and communicating relevant information regarding donors to the Philanthropy Group Manager and other internal stakeholders.  Additional responsibilities include:


  • Creating and implementing a “moves management” major gift plan to ensure a strategic and integrated approach to securing new donations and ensuring existing donors are upgraded, where appropriate, to higher giving levels
  • Preparing materials, reports and presentations to donors and internal stakeholders
  • Being an active member of the Global Giving Team
  • Effectively communicating via email, phone, in-person presentations to external and internal audiences
  • Possessing excellent communication skills to communicate MAP’s global work to external audiences, ranging from short concise case-studies to in-depth descriptions of development projects, including complex financial data, written or presented verbally
  • Providing timely and appropriate stewardship feedback to donors on projects they have funded
  • Inviting donors to special events that the Senior Philanthropy Officer has organized
  • Managing and maintaining a portfolio with accurate and up-to-date donor information
  • Managing an annual budget that covers expenses and travel
  • Being a motivated team player who is willing to challenge the organization with their innovation
  • Coordinating detailed funding plans
  • Being motivated to take on special projects when needed
  • Being an excellent relationship builder and sustainer in order to thrive in MAP’s “relationship model” of development
  • Being an independent worker who is able to multi-task and handle work related stress


Organizational Relationships:


Reports to the Philanthropy Group Manager.  Member of the Global Giving team.

The position interfaces with the following internal teams - Office of the President, Finance, International Offices, Global Medicines Program, IT and HR.






Portfolio Management (100% of Time)


           Manages a portfolio of multiple individuals, foundations and corporations  ·           Manages a personal portfolio of active and prospect donors in the Midwest region ·           Identifies individuals, foundations and corporate donor prospects to increase revenue for the organization




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required and are not comprehensive. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


This position will be based in the Midwest and will work out of a home office. This is a work from home position so access to an appropriate home based work space is required.  


Education and/or Experience:


  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a field conducive to having strong written and verbal communication skills, a knowledge of international relief and development work, health conditions overseas and/or nonprofit business skills
  • A minimum of four - six years of successful fundraising experience, preferably in the international NGO and relief sector, or comparable demonstrated experience in corporate sales and business
  • Experience in fundraising that has shown results and a proven track record of achieving and surpassing targets
  • Experience raising six and seven figure gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Marketing and social media knowledge and/or experience


Other required skills and abilities:


  • Excellent computer skills required with proficiency in using Microsoft Office programs - Excel, Office, Outlook, Word, Power Point- along with database management and general computer skills
  • Budgeting, expense reporting and financial management skills
  • Commitment to the mission of MAP International
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, good listening skills, self-motivation, self-accountability, team player, problem solving skills and the ability to work independently and remotely
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast pace environment
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple tasks
  • Confident, self-starter and able to work independently
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to excite and motivate colleagues, donors and volunteers
  • Proactive and flexible approach with a positive professional attitude
  • Must have reliable transportation and be able to travel frequently



Physical Demands:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers to type, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus during significant computer related work.