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Family Philanthropy Manager

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Posted: November 9, 2018

About Center for Family Philanthropy (CFP) at Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF)
The Center for Family Philanthropy (CFP) aligns with the Greater Houston Community Foundation’s mission of helping donors amplify their generosity and ensure their legacy. The CFP offers an enhanced structure with expanded resources, greater peer connection and access to best practices in family philanthropy. The CFP offers families support to ensure their giving brings the family together and enriches the communities they serve.

Position Summary
The Family Philanthropy Manager holds an important position within the philanthropic services team and the Center for Family Philanthropy at the Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF). This position reports to the Senior Director, Family Philanthropy.

This position requires self-direction, strong relationship management skills, sound organization skills, the ability to work effectively with donors, prospects, and other external partners, and strong interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will possess enthusiasm for philanthropy and working with multiple generations.

In addition to specific job requirements for each position, all GHCF staff are expected to exhibit core behaviors to support GHCF’s mission that include: adapting to change, acting with integrity, championing customer needs, accepting responsibility and delivering high quality work.

The Family Philanthropy Manager is responsible for managing and growing Next Gen programs, clients and prospects and further developing the Center for Family Philanthropy’s donor pipeline and programs. The manager is also responsible for helping develop the leadership skills of the next generation of philanthropists.

Major Duties / Functions

      • Relationship Management and Stewardship
            • Relationship management and stewardship of Next Gen alum and prospects
            • Steward a portfolio of current GHCF donors
      • Program Planning and Coordination
            • Manage the Next Gen Donor Institute and Alumni Network including producing materials for all classes and activities
            • Facilitate Next Gen giving circle and steering committee
            • Serve as support to Communications and Marketing Manager for CFP events
      • Business Development
            • Recruit new clients for the Next Gen Donor Institute and other CFP programs, including the Family Giving Circle
            • Participate in and follow-up on prospect meetings with Senior Director or Director of Advisor Relations
            • Create a development plan for a portfolio of current donors
      • Data and Knowledge Resources Management
            • Use CRM and other technologies to update and analyze data related to Next Gen alumni and prospects and Center for Family Philanthropy families (Salesforce & FIMS)
            • Manage and analyze metrics and surveys related to Next Gen and donor activities
            • Curate/create new resources for CFP donors and Next Gen alum
      • Communications
            • Work with creative team and Communications/Marketing Manager to create and implement communications plan for Next Gen and the CFP
            • Create content for email communications for Next Gen and CFP activities
      • Other duties as assigned

Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills Requirements

      • Education
            • BA required
      • Experience and Knowledge
            • 7 – 10 years’ experience required
            • Experience working with high-net wealth donors/audiences including providing stewardship and creating development plans
            • Knowledge of nonprofit sector and philanthropy, local knowledge a plus
            • Demonstrated ability to present to individuals and groups
            • Event/Program coordination experience
            • Experience facilitating leadership development
            • Project management – demonstration of managing multiple projects at a time
            • Building peer-learning opportunities
            • Experience with foundations and/or grant-making, a plus
            • Working with families – relationship management, a plus
      • Skills
            • Strong project management skills – detail-oriented
            • Strong interpersonal skills
            • Ability to keep donors and their records confidential
            • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
            • Research and problem-solving
            • Facilitation skills, a plus
      • Physical Requirements
            • Work outside of regular business hours as necessary
            • Regularly drive to meetings and events around the Greater Houston area
            • Occasionally lift or move objects of moderate weight
              (boxes of printed materials, centerpieces, promotional items)
            • Sit or stand for periods of several hours at a time
            • Use a keyboard and monitor for periods of several hours at a time

About GHCF
The Greater Houston Community Foundation is thinking big. We’re impacting the community and our donors’ initiatives with the most comprehensive, aligned and focused philanthropic resources, expertise and giving platforms. As one of Houston’s largest grant makers, we provide individuals, families, corporations and advisors with the ability to reach beyond what they could ever have imagined to expand philanthropic impact.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

GHCF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. GHCF does not discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

How to Apply:
Interested parties should send a cover letter and resume to Natasha DeCell at ndecell@ghcf.org 713.333.2217.