Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

Philanthropy Officer | Full Time

Category: Non-profit

Location: Colchester, VT, USA

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) is searching for a qualified candidate to fill a full time, 37.5 hours/week, Vermont-based Philanthropy Officer position on our Development Team. The Philanthropy Officer may work primarily from home or from a regional office, and will travel across the state for work, but will have a primary focus on western Vermont at this time. This position will be responsible for securing philanthropic support for both capital and general operating needs, ranging from $5,000 to six- or seven-figures in support of the mission and objectives of PPNNE. Serving as primary manager for a portfolio of 150 to 175 current and prospective major donors, the Philanthropy Officer will work closely with the Senior Philanthropy Director in increasing support for PPNNE across the state.

Essential Functions

    • Secure major philanthropic investments in support of the mission and objectives of PPNNE. The Philanthropy Officer will be responsible for building and managing a major gifts portfolio, securing 5, 6 and 7 figure gifts from individuals, managing relationships with current and prospective donors, identifying, cultivating, and soliciting new donors and major gift prospects.
    • Manage relationships with current and prospective donors and will be expected to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward in partnership with the executive office, leadership volunteers, senior management, and other staff as appropriate
    • Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle: Initiate contacts with potential leadership and major gifts donors, develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers, Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion towards solicitation and closure, Make solicitations when appropriate, Maintain stewardship contacts with donors; adhere to the highest ethical standards; demonstrate empathetic disposition, and perseverance; reflect optimistic and positive attitude, and convey sensitivity to needs of the donors
    • Manage and staff major donor and prospect events
    • Offer prospect strategy counsel to the President/CEO and development staff who are managing other prospects. Be a resource for development and other staff, from identifying potential volunteer connections to knowing about meeting and event spaces in key locations
    • Record, or facilitate recording, donor interactions, relationships, and other relevant information in the donor database in accordance with database policies and procedures
    • Be a full participant in crafting strategies to secure philanthropic gifts to the organization
    • Work with the Annual Fund staff to identify major donor prospects from the Annual Fund supporter pool
    • Approach donor strategy with the longevity of the organization as well as the donor’s immediate intent in mind, integrating planned and long-term stewardship plans as part of the solicitation process
    • Maintain donor confidentiality and abide by the Association of Fundraising Professionals code of ethics in all fundraising activities. Conform to standards of performance and conduct, including those pertaining to patient and donor rights, so that the best possible service may be provided.
    • Work collaboratively with and in support of volunteers, other development, and public affairs staff, and other PPNNE representatives to cultivate and solicit donors for organization-wide priorities
    • Monitor all prospect contacts to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations
    • PPNNE Philanthropy Officers also work as fundraisers on behalf of the Planned Parenthood State Action Fund and PAC in their state and will work to secure resources and support for those organizations.


    • Bachelor’s Degree, 4 to 6 years successful experience in major or planned gift fundraising preferred and preferably in healthcare
    • Must be a highly engaging professional with a track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts in the five– to six-figure range
    • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas
    • Experience in making cold calls as well as developing successful cultivation and solicitation strategies
    • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments
    • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and fundraising software programs (The Raiser’s Edge preferred)
    • Must be willing to travel and work occasional evenings or weekends

Compensation & Benefits

    • The range of pay for this position is $37.49/hr – 55.70/hr based on level of experience. Access to benefits are available including health, dental, vision insurance, paid time off and retirement fund.
Interested applicants please submit a cover letter and resume by visiting our website at
The Philanthropy Officer role in Vermont at PPNNE is represented by the AFT union.
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England welcomes diversity & is an Equal Opportunity Employer


To Apply:

Interested applicants please submit a cover letter and resume by visiting our website at