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Scripps Florida

Philanthropy Officer IV (FL)
Post Date:Feb 27, 2017Type:Full-Time
Start Date:2/27/2017Salary:- n/a -
Location: US-FL-Jupiter Job Reference:03977

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), one of the world's largest independent non-profit research facilities, stands at the forefront of basic biomedical science, a vital segment of medical research that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of life. 

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is currently seeking a Philanthropy Officer IV for its Florida Facility. As a senior member of the Office of Philanthropy team, the selected candidate will execute the Institute’s fundraising program(s) by providing leadership, management and contributing to overall strategic planning. Oversees and directs a comprehensive planned giving program of the Institute in addition to other selected development programs related to the day to day operations. Provides critical support and direction of major and planned gift campaigns including successful identification, cultivation, solicitation, negotiation and stewardship of significant gifts to support both Institute-wide and/or program-specific needs. Initiates, strengthens and manages strategic relationships with philanthropic partners.

• Serves as a senior advisor and key strategist on building a model planned giving development program. Provides direction to other fundraisers at every level to help support, enhance and coordinate their efforts.
• Plans and implements short, medium and long-range programs to meet current and future needs by determining the appropriate use of resources that will lead to and result in the successful philanthropic support of the institutional priorities and the philanthropic interest of donors.
• Oversees selected program operations, planning, budgeting, and communications for philanthropic development to achieve annual goals and milestones.
• Plans, manages, administers, stewards and implements strategies for a comprehensive planned giving program which includes generating support through outright gifts, estate planning, wills, trusts, and deferred gifts. May serve as Institute’s contact for planned giving matters.
• Provides technical expertise in planned giving to donors and staff regarding the tax and financial aspects and consequences of various giving vehicles to both the donor and the institution with respect to understanding and optimizing principal/major and planned gifts.
• Identifies and cultivates sources of funding and leads selected fundraising, major donor and planned giving campaigns. Solicits major gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations.
• Works with other team members to identify, cultivate and solicit prospective individual donors.
• Ensures prospect review and management processes are designed to build and support a pipeline of prospective donors.
• Continues to grow and revise a realistic prospect list for himself/herself and any subordinate gift officers. Maintains a network of estate planning and financial professional advisors as deemed necessary.
• Directs the administration of an informative, efficient and effective program that ensures donors are appropriately thanked and that gifts are designated to the correct funds or programs. Creates and participates in new and imaginative ways to build meaningful relationships with planned and major gift donors.
• Provides technical assistance with faculty and staff on seeking funding and cultivating donors.
• Strategizes with the Philanthropy Director and other senior management, the department’s role in the institution and, potentially, with Board members to collect sourcing and networking contacts.
• Partners closely with Philanthropy Director, senior leadership, deans, and administrators to establish ambitious, immediate and long term fundraising goals. Regularly schedules joint prospect visits with deans, directors and faculty to ensure consistent follow-up and closure for securing and stewarding major gifts.
• Prepares support documentation for gift acceptance in accordance with institutional procedures. This includes the preparation of letters of intent and gift agreements.
• Supervises selected members of the philanthropy team.
• Contributes to philanthropic publications and edits various publication drafts.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 
Preference given to candidates with a master’s in NonProfit Management, J.D. and/or CFRE certification. 
• Minimum 10 years progressively responsible experience developing major gifts and planned giving. 
• Strong working knowledge and experience with areas related to philanthropy including data base management, annual giving, foundations, events, stewardship and marketing.
• Supervisory or management experience highly desired.
• Experience working with volunteer board leadership. 
• Initiative, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills. 
• High level of poise and professionalism, including follow-through on the smallest of details. 
• In-depth understanding of planned giving vehicles and the use of relevant software (e.g., Crescendo, PG Calc). 
• Skilled in the use of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) and donor management systems such as Raisers Edge. 
• Some travel required, as are evenings and weekends for special events and visits.

For more information and to apply for this position, visit http://careers.scripps.edu.
Florida and Palm Beach County residents preferred. 

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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