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Donor Engagement Director


We are seeking a dynamic professional to join our team as Donor Engagement Director. In this position, you will provide leadership for the Foundation’s overall development and fundraising efforts and systems, with a primary focus on donor partner engagement. The Donor Engagement Director supports building strong relationships through cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donor partners with a focus on major gifts and planned giving. You will also provide leadership to strengthen the overall development plan and process, including fully utilizing financial and donor relationship management software and annual giving strategies. View complete position description.

In this position, you will work most closely with the Chief Operating Officer and the Donor Services Manager, with frequent interaction with the President and CEO and the Communications Manager. The position will also coordinate with the grantmaking and program team, particularly to share stories of community impact with donor partners. Learn more about our full team.


Application Process and Timeline

To apply, complete this online application form.

Anticipated timeline:

  • May 31 – Application period opens
  • June 28 – Application period closes
  • July/August – Interviews completed and candidate selected
  • August/September – Position begins (official dates to be determined between selected candidate and Foundation)

Learn more about our hiring process and what to expect.

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, immigrants, women, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request for those with disabilities.


About the Community Foundation

The Community Foundation, a vibrant and growing organization, promotes charitable giving, engages in community leadership, supports local nonprofit partners through meaningful grants and local students through scholarships, and builds endowments that have a lasting impact for generations to come.

OUR VISION 

A region of healthy, resilient, thriving communities for all.

OUR MISSION

We invest in the people and places of our region and steward community assets for lasting impact.

OUR VALUES

Adaptability
We believe our best work happens as individuals, as an organization, and as a community when we are creative, innovative, and continuously learning.

Collaboration
We listen to diverse voices, build collaborative partnerships, and foster a spirit of teamwork and interdependence.

Equity
We seek to ensure all people in our community have equitable access to opportunities for a healthy, thriving life and will ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in all facets of our work.

Generosity
We cultivate a culture of generosity by celebrating giving of all kinds and by nurturing authentic relationships that are built on empathy, kindness, and trust.

Integrity
We build trust and confidence through honesty, transparency, open communication, and fairness; and engage in best practices through National Standards certification.

Stewardship
We are responsible stewards of the human, financial, and natural resources entrusted to our care and committed to those resources contributing to a sustainable society, environment, and economy.

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