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Chief Philanthropy Officer

Hartford, CT

Relocation expenses:

C-Suite/Vice President
Full time
Bachelor's Degree
$141,000 to $160,000 per year

Published on 15 Nov 2023

Expires on 29 Dec 2023

Chief Philanthropy Officer

United Way of Central and Northeastern CT is seeking a dynamic, mission-driven Chief Philanthropy Officer who will understand the community and foster relationships with a wide range of constituents.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Philanthropy Officer will be part of the senior management team. The Chief Philanthropy Officer is a visionary leader of a highly successful dedicated team of development staff who
will have responsibility for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals,corporations, and foundations. This individual will manage the 100th Anniversary campaign and endeavor to position the organization as a community leader, convener, and positive change agent for long-term solutions to the community’s greatest needs. The Chief Philanthropy Officer will build a major
gifts program by establishing strong relationships with donors who can generate major gifts,endowment gifts and deferred gifts. The organization will endeavor to position endowment as a critical
strategic element of its community strategy. This position will be central to the UWCNCT’s mission "to engage and bring together people and resources committed to the well-being of children and families in our community."

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Building a strong individual giving team with experience in relationship-based fundraising.
Driving campaign, individual donor, major gifts, and deferred gifts strategy.When uploading your job description, be sure to include the following areas:

Ensuring UWCNCT has essential gift services, such as stewardship, prospect research, wealth screening, proposal writing, the ability to accept and process non-cash gifts, grant writing,and clear processes and procedures for data management.
Managing the Centennial Campaign and oversee a personal portfolio of major gift donors.
Establishing a robust major gifts program to diversify the organization’s revenue, fund programs and sustain its operations.
Creating updated donor privacy policies, long-term investment policies, and basic endowment policies.
Required Qualifications
A personal passion for and commitment to the mission and vision of UWCNCT.
Proven ability to cultivate, solicit and steward major and institutional donors at six and seven-figure levels.
The ability to inspire high net worth individuals and major foundations to financial leadership.
A track record of success in major gift fundraising and capital campaign management.
Demonstrated ability and experience building on an existing development program, including
institutional and individual philanthropy.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications, proposal and presentation, organizational and time management skills.
Ability to translate UWCNCT’s mission and programs into fundraising initiatives that garner financial support.
Demonstrated ability to establish strong working relationships with multiple constituents, including high-level volunteers and Board members.
A Bachelor’s degree is required, advanced degree is preferred.


●    Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.  This drives their performance and professional motivations.
●    Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
●    Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
●    Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
●    Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.

Diversified Search Group, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Peter J. Gillin, Managing Director of Diversified Search, and Kristina Dorne, Senior Search Associate of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search.

All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.
Diversified Search Group is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.