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19 Oct 2021

Full-Time Philanthropy Officer

Friends of Gumbo Limbo – Posted by jholloway0615 Boca Raton, Florida, United States

Job Description


The Philanthropy Officer is responsible for structuring, implementing, and monitoring a highly effective development & donor services program working closely with the Executive Director and staff to support and embrace the organization’s mission and goals.  This role is responsible for increasing our donor and nonprofit base as the premier “go-to” organization on marine and coastal philanthropy in South Florida.  This position serves the organization in a full range of development functions, including prospects research, cultivating new, prospective donors, executing practical efforts for current donors, as well as connecting with environmental conservation professionals to grow the organization’s assets to reach the annual and strategic development goals.  Working independently, leading others, representing the organization in our communities, and serving as a team member, this role will provide an indelible mark on the legacy of the organization.


Build A Full-service Philanthropic Services Program

  • Grow philanthropic services that produce ever-increasing results from individuals, families, and corporations.
  • Institutionalize philanthropic services for consistency and quality control.
  • Influence organizational decision-making through the use of data and trend analysis.
  • Be a strong and vibrant advocate for coastal stewardship and grow knowledge of philanthropy and the field of Development.
  • Build, implement and objectively evaluate a thorough donor acknowledgment and stewardship system.

Grow Funds

  • Promote annual growth of organizational assets by collaborating with trustees, volunteers, and staff.
  • Develop, execute and grow an operating endowment.
  • Create and grow a pipeline of estate gifts and planned gifts annually.
  • Identify, cultivate, and secure funding for current and future initiatives that will positively impact the organization’s goals.
  • Increase individual and family foundation giving by ensuring comprehensive communications and high satisfaction with our philanthropy services.
  • Ensure donors feel appreciated and thanked.
  • Support the writing, preparation, and submission of grant proposals for foundations, government, and corporations.

Attract Partners to the Organization

  • Achieve annual operating targets and special initiatives, and event support.
  • Create a referral program with professional advisors (attorneys, accountants, trust officers, financial planners, brokers, insurance agents, and other advisors).
  • Plan and execute dynamic opportunities for conversations around supporting the organization. These opportunities may include, but are not limited to, an Annual Meeting, meetings, donor and prospect events, estate planning seminars, and other continuing education programs for current and prospective donors).
  • Coordinate efforts to inform and engage donors through events, communication pieces, and donor networking opportunities.


A successful Philanthropy Officer will be a proven philanthropic / development officer who believes in the purpose and mission of the organization and is results-oriented.  A strong work ethic with exemplary integrity along with superb attention to detail will be relied upon consistently.  The candidate will have proven communication skills to write and speak persuasively about the role of community philanthropy.  Due to the social nature of their work, the Philanthropy Officer must display excellent written and verbal communication skills. Advanced written and verbal skills can help them effectively communicate with all stakeholders.

  • A college degree is required with a minimum of 4 – 6 years of experience with a record of achievement that demonstrates successful fund development.
  • Broad Experience dealing with donors and financial and legal professionals in various work and social settings.
  • Experience working with volunteers, boards, and donors.
  • Some night and weekend work and travel will be required.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures detailed in the Personnel Handbook.


To accomplish their daily goals, the Philanthropy Officer will use a variety of tools.

  • Donor software – Capable of fortifying, growing, and utilizing a DonorPerfect database.
  • Recent versions of Microsoft Office software suites – Several programs available in Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word, will come in handy.
  • Communications equipment – To quickly communicate with donors, team members, and specifically with the Executive Director, the Philanthropy Officer needs to know how to efficiently operate telecommunications equipment such as telephones, answering, and messaging software.

How to Apply

Please email the Executive Director at

Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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