Karen Andrews Group
  • 09-Aug-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Executive Search
  • MI, USA
  • per year $110,000 - $120,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, Dental & Vision Insurance, Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance, 403(b) Plan with Matching Contribution, Paid Time-Off and More


Our client, The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) is a $220 million dollar community foundation focused on enriching the quality of life in Washtenaw County. Their assets have doubled since 2015 and now AAACF is one of the 20 fastest-growing community foundations in the US.

Founded in 1963, AAACF administers over 600 charitable funds. Through a core team of 17 Trustees, 14 employees, and 400+ volunteers, AAACF works to connect people, charitable causes, and permanent capital for community impact.

Vice President, Philanthropy

The Vice President of Philanthropy is a full-time exempt position that reports to the President & CEO. The Vice President leads a 3-person team that includes a Philanthropic Services Manager and Business Intelligence and Systems Coordinator.

As a member of the Leadership Team, the Vice President works closely with the President & CEO to market the Community Foundation's services to individuals and families, professional advisors, and private foundations.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • The implementation of a comprehensive development program and strategy to identify, cultivate and secure new donors;
  • Advancing a diversified planned giving program focused on professional advisor outreach;
  • Formulating and executing plans to increase community philanthropic partnerships and
  • Ensuring facilitation of all gifts from prospective donors, including non-cash, deferred and testamentary gifts.
  • Researches, identifies, cultivates, and solicits donor prospects
  • Plans and coordinates donor cultivation and recognition events
  • Seeks new opportunities to increase the Community Foundation's visibility with prospective donors
  • Develops and expands the Community Foundation's planned giving program
  • Monitors national trends related to philanthropy
  • Cultivates the professional advisor community to increase quantity and quality of donor referrals through presentations at professional advisor firms
  • 1:1 meetings with advisors
  • Identification of new advisors
  • Management of ongoing relationships with existing advisor groups
  • Delivery of educational programs for the advisor community
  • Donor Education & Services
  • Plans and coordinates events that educate donors about community issues and the role of AAACF in addressing those issues
  • Works closely with the grantmaking staff to identify opportunities to leverage additional donor support for grants made by AAACF
  • Strategy and Governance
  • Regularly participates in Board and Leadership Team meetings to stay abreast of key issues and contribute to the achievement of strategic goals

The Preferred Candidate Will Possess:

  • A bachelor's degree; graduate degree preferred.
  • Certifications in fundraising, financial planning, estate planning, or related areas are a plus.
  • A hands-on knowledge of modern development and communications tools (such as development software, CRM, databases, spreadsheets, and online research services) is strongly preferred..

Work Experience and Demonstrated Competencies

  • Nonprofit fundraising experience is required
  • A proven track record of closing major gifts
  • Experience in new business development of high-net-worth individuals
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent public speaking abilities
  • Good command of modern office software and technologies
  • Familiarity with Washtenaw County issues, nonprofits, donors, and communities is preferred.
  • Mission:
    • Genuine and demonstrated passion for the community and the AAACF vision around diversity, equity and inclusion.
    • Demonstrated leadership presence to represent the Core Values of the Foundation in the public sphere
  • Communication: Ability to establish effective relationships with prospective donors, donors, professional advisors, board members and staff members; incorporates a strong customer service ethic into all activities (a service-oriented mindset is critical); confidentiality and discretion are a must; good sense of humor and ability to laugh at oneself
  • Teamwork: Consummate team player; comfortable supporting and leading group efforts; willingness to embrace AAACF's strategic and tactical direction; active manager and mentor for all direct reports; contributes to a positive culture for all AAACF staff
  • Organization: Highly motivated, self-organized; thrives on handling multiple activities at once; able to prioritize issues on an ongoing basis; great attention to detail; able to handle most office tasks without assistance
  • Professional Maturity: Able to work independently to achieve objectives and solve problems; an entrepreneurial and creative mindset; a very strong work ethic, as well as integrity, sound judgement.

The Role Includes:

  • Hybrid working environment
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • 403(b) plan with contribution matching
  • Eight weeks of paid family or medical leave
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Flexible and childcare savings accounts
  • Paid time off and much more
  • A salary range of $110,000 - $120,000+. The offer will be based on a candidate's relevant qualifications and experience.
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