Employment Opportunities

Title: Director of Veterans Services
Reports to: President

Job Summary:The Roundtable’s Veterans Services Program Director is responsible for consulting with donors who wish to provide assistance to veterans, members of the military, or their families—helping them to make effective, efficient, and imaginative use of their funds. The director should build personal expertise and Roundtable credibility such that the Philanthropy Roundtable remains the national leader on intelligent giving to veterans, service members, and their families. The director should understand the role of philanthropy in veterans policy and make efforts to connect the two where appropriate.

Job Duties:Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Seek out and cultivate new donors to the field of veterans philanthropy, and offer concrete assistance to all funders seeking to become active in this field.
  • Regularly convene leading funders of veterans causes to share best practices, collaborate on grantmaking opportunities, communicate their learnings to broader audiences, and facilitate information sharing with agencies officials and elected leaders.
  • Produce, in collaboration with the Roundtable communications department, a regular newsletter updating interested donors on important developments in veterans philanthropy and policy.
  • As opportunities arise, author or oversee production of articles, reports, or other publications about veterans philanthropy in collaboration with the Roundtable publications department.
  • Create programming in this area for every Roundtable Annual Meeting.
  • Oversee groundbreaking disability compensation demonstration project focused on helping veterans transition to self-reliance and rewarding careers. Primarily, serve as liaison between service provider, evaluation team, founders, and donors.
  • Design and launch new philanthropic advocacy effort to modernize the veterans disability compensation system, using the Roundtable as an incubator for this new organization.
  • Report back to funders of the program on goals accomplished with their support.
Skills Required:
Education: Bachelor's degree
Experience: Some experience in military, military family, or veterans work. Expertise in national policy and advocacy. Experience managing donors a plus.
Computer: Basic competence, including a donor database

Other Requirements:
  • Understand and support The Philanthropy Roundtable’s mission and principles
  • Collaborate well with all staff members to complete projects
  • Intellectual and social familiarity with military life
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Good quantitative skills and ability to budget
  • Capacity to juggle multiple projects at once
  • High standard of honesty; characteristics of confidence, cheerfulness, and professionalism

For more information, please contact: Suzi Marchena, smarchena@PhilanthropyRoundtable.org

Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter.

Title: Director of Strategic Engagement
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Job Summary:
The Director of Strategic Engagement will lead the organization's efforts to raise the resources necessary to deliver world class programming and customized guidance to the philanthropic community. This position will play a leadership role in setting the strategy and direction for fundraising for the organization by creating and implementing a development plan. In addition to guiding the strategy for the fundraising team, the Director will advise the President on his fundraising strategy and activities.

The Director will manage three staff members, two working on foundation grants and the coordinator who, among other responsibilities, focuses on donor research and data for the team. The Director will oversee the direct mail program for prospecting and membership renewal and will develop relationships, as appropriate, with Roundtable donors.

The Philanthropy Roundtable is America’s leading network of charitable donors working to strengthen our free society, uphold donor intent, and protect the freedom to give. The Roundtable currently has a $10 million budget and approximately 660 members, which include individual philanthropists, families, and private and community foundations. Given the nature of the Roundtable’s work, relationships with many of our top funders are maintained by the President and our program directors who work closely with these grant makers on their giving. Therefore, fundraising directly from donors involved with the organization can be secondary to engaging a member or prospect in the programs of the Roundtable.

Job Duties:

  • Provide strategic leadership and vision around fundraising
  • Create and implement a development plan to raise funds sufficient to meet program expenses each year
  • Manage Director of Foundation Relations, Senior Grant Writer, and the Development Coordinator
  • Work closely with the President to advise on his activities for fundraising and the best way to leverage his position to build relationships, especially with new wealth creators
  • As appropriate, develop relationships with Roundtable donors to steward their relationship, grow their involvement with the organization, and solicit contributed support
  • Manage the direct mail program, both for prospecting and for membership renewal
  • Devise, create, and execute special campaigns targeted at increasing support from our current donor base (past campaigns have included a 25th Anniversary campaign and website campaign)
  • Provide guidance on sources of new prospective members and help direct prospect research
  • Establish relationships with program and lab directors and assist, where needed, with securing the resources necessary to support their work
  • Collaborate with the VP of Marketing and Communications to develop consistent messaging and collateral material around member services and fundraising
  • Work closely with the COO on building prospect lists for development
  • Complete follow-up and thank you calls as part of the membership renewal process
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 10 years development experience, with exposure to direct mail, foundation grant writing, top level donor interaction, and fundraising strategies
  • Experience managing staff members and providing leadership and direction
  • Demonstrated experience using a donor database to track contributions, donors, and interactions, and comfort in pulling information out of the database to drive strategy, actions, and decisions. Experience with Microsoft CRM/Dynamics 365 is ideal.
  • Understand and support the mission and vision of The Philanthropy Roundtable
Special Skills:
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to collaborate well across different departments within the organization
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Capacity to juggle multiple projects at once
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized
  • High standard of honesty and able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
Expected Travel:
10% to 20%

The salary for the Director of Strategic Engagement is competitive and commensurate with experience. in addition, full-time employees are offered generous benefits, including:
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance (premium paid by employer)
  • Life and disability insurance (premium paid by employer)
  • Flexible spending for healthcare and dependent care
  • Transportation stipend
  • Optional 403(b) retirement account
  • SEP IRA contributions after 3 years of service
  • Vacation, sick and personal time-off
To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF file:
  • Résumé
  • Cover letter detailing:
    • your salary requirements;
    • why your interest and experience makes you an excellent fit for this position, and
    • your philosophical interest in the organization's mission
  • Optional: short development writing sample
Materials should be emailed in one PDF document to Lauren Skiver with Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: Lauren@talentmarket.org.

Please include “Strategic Engagement, PRT – [Your Name]” in the subject line of your email.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.

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