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Director, Philanthropy 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Boundless- Worthington Campus  
Position Director, Philanthropy  
Category Philanthropy  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 10/1/2021  
Close Date 11/5/2021  
Req Number PHI-21-00001  

Are you a Director, Philanthropy who is passionate about people? Are you looking for a job where you’ll enjoy excellent benefits and the chance to make a difference in your community? Then join the I Am Boundless, Inc. team!

We are a fast-growing nonprofit organization committed to building a world that realizes the boundless potential of all people. For more than forty years, we’ve provided people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges the support and services to thrive. Our person-centered approach to care celebrates people for who they are and empowers them to become active participants in the communities where they live, work, and play.

Will you join us? Apply today!

Boundless Benefits
Working for Boundless has many perks. We treat our team like family and offer advantages that allow you to focus, thrive, and grow. Why Boundless?

  • Excellent benefits including no-cost dental, vision, and life insurance
  • A Boundless sponsored $150 deposited into your flexible spending plan
  • 232 hours of paid time off
  • Student loan forgiveness through the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Scholarships geared towards professional development and continued education
  • Career growth opportunities

What You Will be Doing
We want people to join our team who share our values of love, excellence, respect, empowerment, and well-being.

The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for all philanthropic programs which support the people and mission of the Boundless family of companies. Boundless is Ohio’s largest not-for-profit provider of services for individuals with special needs providing services for children, youth and adults where they live, work and play.

Reporting to and working in close collaboration with the Vice President (VP), Advancement, the Director of Philanthropy will design and execute a comprehensive development strategy for the Boundless family of companies. The Director of Philanthropy will oversee and execute all aspects of ongoing fundraising efforts and provide significant assistance for the organization’s first-ever capital campaign.

They will also grow and manage the Boundless philanthropy team.

The philanthropy department exists within the division of advancement and works closely with the communications and marketing team to accomplish organizational goals. The Director of Philanthropy is not only a senior member of the Advancement division but a member of the Boundless Leadership Team.

The Boundless family of companies together makes up a large organization but has person-centered care at its core. Boundless is on an unprecedented growth trajectory, serving approximately 2,000 people in the Central Ohio region in 2016 to serving more than 4,000 people throughout the state of Ohio in 2020. After nearly 40 years as a company, the Advancement Division was created in 2018 and team members have had the opportunity to create programs, procedures and projects that directly and positively impact the organization and those it serves. The culture of Boundless, and the Advancement team in particular, is one of entrepreneurial collaboration, flexibility, and “can do” spirit.

The ideal candidate will be grounded in significant practical fundraising experience yet bring creativity and flexibility to best fit the needs of the organization now and in the future. The candidate should be excited by new opportunities, and clear-eyed about evaluating work so that success can be built upon what’s working and that which isn’t working can be let go.

Major tasks, duties and responsibilities:

  • Design and execute a philanthropy strategy for the Boundless family of companies: Work with the management team to identify funding needs, preferred funding targets, and approaches. Monitor success of initiatives, making adjustments as needed.
  • Manage a fundraising portfolio, either through managing a portfolio of individual donors/prospects or managing the annual giving program
  • Fundraising: Conduct research, prospecting, and application to multiple donor sources
    • Oversee ongoing development efforts including, but not limited to, individual giving, annual giving, corporate giving, foundation giving, donor stewardship and events
  • Build a robust donor base: Develop and maintain key long-term relationships with donors and prospects
  • Design and execute donor retention strategies
  • Grow and manage philanthropy team: Work with the VP of Advancement and senior leadership team to grow the philanthropy team – including full-time staff, consultants and interns
    • Identify staffing needs for both specific campaigns and ongoing development
    • Interview candidates and hire team members
    • Oversee philanthropy team
  • Communicate and train: Train and mentor philanthropy staff and communicate fundraising goals and progress throughout the organization.
  • Provide leadership to the organization including serving as a member of the Boundless Leadership Team, creating and managing growing budgets, setting goals, and working in collaboration with the President & CEO, Executive Leadership Team, and other members of the Leadership Team.
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility
Within the next six months, the Director will directly supervise a team of two full time professional staff and one intern. In addition, Boundless is in the late stages of creating its next five-year strategic plan and has aggressive goals for organizational growth. As a result, the philanthropy team will need to grow in order to keep pace and assist meeting those organizational goals and therefore the team the Director leads will grow accordingly.

Work Environment
This role – like all members of the Advancement team – works primarily from a remote location of the employee’s choosing. A drop-in office space at any of the Boundless offices statewide is available as needed. Standard office equipment and technology reimbursements will be provided for the Director’s use while working remotely.

While the Director’s office is remote, travel for in-person meetings throughout central and west Ohio is expected with all safety equipment and precautions observed. The successful candidate need not live in central or west Ohio but must have the ability to easily visit those locations with some frequency.

This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, and the traditional hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, work hours may vary significantly depending upon the day or task and, as a result, significant work flexibility is offered. The Director will have substantial control of his/her calendar.

There is some travel expectation, mostly within the state of Ohio. Travel would be primarily during the business day. Very rare evening/weekend travel required.

Position Requirements

Required Education and Experience

  • 4-year collegiate degree or equivalent.
  • At least seven (7) years of professional fundraising experience in a not-for-profit setting with a proven track record of meeting/exceeding annual goals and personal metrics.
  • Past supervisory experience and demonstrated success as a team leader.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office suite of programs.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • CFRE or Masters Degree.
  • Experience with Salesforce.
  • Experience working with or for people with complex needs.

All candidates who have received an offer of employment will be required to undergo a pre-employment background check, drug screen, and health screen as applicable for the role.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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