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Senior Vice President of Development

West Palm Beach, FL

Relocation expenses: Not paid

C-Suite/Vice President
Full time
11-15 years of experience

Published on 10 Jan 2020

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Senior Vice President of Development


To lead the annual workplace and community giving fundraising teams to support the mission of United Way of Palm Beach County.

 Primary Job Responsibilities & Duties

Supervise personnel and systems for the Major Gifts (community giving and affinity groups) and Resource Development divisions.

Grow and steward relationships to support UWPBC’s mission through individual/community gifts and workplace campaign funding sources.

Manage major gifts program, including cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of existing and new major gift donors. 

Oversee Planned Giving Program including Planned Giving Advisory Group, Donor Advised Fund, and strategies to secure planned gifts.

Oversee Affinity Groups to ensure donor growth along the continuum.

Manage Tocqueville Society major donor program including management of Tocqueville Society Co-Chairs and Cabinet.

Provide strategic leadership to organization working with Community Impact to provide customized investment options for donors.

Oversee management of corporate fundraising initiatives which includes workplace campaigns, corporate gifts, corporate special events and sponsorships.

Manage Resource Development Committee and work with CEO to ensure that all fundraising goals are met or exceeded for all areas.

Oversee/ensure that the President & CEO is prepared for major donor appointments and campaign presentations.

Prepare and present fundraising goals and progress to Board of Directors and strategic partners as needed.

 Core Competencies

Achievement Orientation      

Creativity and Innovation       

Developing Others     

Impact and Influence 

Leading and Managing Change

Relationship Building 

Resource Management         

Results Management 

Risk Taking     

Strategic Thinking      


Track record of meeting/exceeding fundraising goals, successfully closing personal and corporate solicitations, and working successfully with Boards and Committees on peer-to-peer solicitation strategy and implementation.

Demonstrated outstanding interpersonal, meeting facilitation and organizational skills

Ability to build consensus and facilitate collaboration and productive relationships with diverse individuals, groups, organizations, and community

Ability to successfully move diverse groups of people toward a common vision

Flexibility and ability to work on multiple high-priority projects

Ability to solve problems independently, effectively, and creatively

Ability to analyze work plans strengths/weaknesses and develop innovative strategies to maximize results

Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills

Commitment to continual learning and improvement


Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of ten years of leadership experience in fundraising including planned giving and/or major giving and corporate relations/giving.

Experience working in a team environment, facilitating groups, and working with leadership volunteers

Strong organizational, time management, interpersonal and communication skills

Experience being flexible to change and working and solving problems independently

Knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint.


Physical Requirements

With or without reasonable accommodation, employees in this position must be able to sit and type at a computer terminal for up to 8 hours per day with appropriate breaks and perform tasks that require fine dexterity and repetitive motions using the arms, hands, wrists and fingers. Further details of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

United Way of Palm Beach County 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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