Development Officer

Planned Parenthood North Central States

| Saint Paul, MN | September 3, 2019

At Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS), we believe all people deserve the right, the freedom and the opportunity to follow their personal ambitions and choose their own path toward a healthier, more meaningful life. That’s why we protect, promote and provide comprehensive and progressive sexual and reproductive health care for generations of young people and families with empathy, care and respect. We are looking for passionate, dedicated staff who are eager to make positive contributions to their community and to the Planned Parenthood mission.

Under general supervision of the Leadership Annual Giving Director, the Development Officer works to cultivate, solicit, and steward donors at the $1000+ level. The position is responsible for working through a list of prospects as provided by our research team to solicit funds for general operating support. The Development Officer is part of a team dedicated to strengthening Planned Parenthood’s financial footing and creating a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization. Position also has an emphasis on referring prospects to Major Gift Officers and securing Planned Gifts.

Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Develop successful fund development programs that support the ongoing operating budget, including individual donors, event planning and working with identified supporter groups.
• Achieve individual annual fundraising goals, including achieving or exceeding a minimum of 200 substantive contacts/personal visits per year.
• Organize and implement a plan to qualify, solicit, and steward donors at the $1000+ level through multi-channel engagement efforts.
• Implement the strategic plan to grow the sustainer program and identify donors whose giving could be upgraded to this level.
• Assist Leadership Annual Giving Director in creating an annual fundraising work plan.
• Provide stewardship to group of donors in portfolio giving at leadership levels.
• Supports, cooperates with, and implements specific procedures and programs for: safety and security, confidentiality, quality assurance, compliance with current laws and regulations including HIPAA and mandated reporting, and training
• Supports and participates in:
o Common teamwork; cooperates and works together with all co-workers
o Uses tactful, appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations demonstrating compassion, empathy and dignity for all
o Promotes positive public image and relations of Planned Parenthood North Central States;
o Completes requirements for acceptable attendance and timeliness to work, uniform and dress codes including personal hygiene
• Performs other work duties as assigned.

Work Hours
Full-time position working 40 hours per week.
Tentative schedule: Monday – Friday 9am-5pm with occasional nights and weekends for events.
This position is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, long-term disability, life insurance, PTO, extended illness leave, volunteer time off, paid holidays, and 403(b) retirement plan.

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work history
• One to three years of professional experience in development or a related field (i.e. sales, political organizing).
• Willingness and ability to work well with high-level volunteers and collaborate with colleagues across disciplines.
• Willingness to do some travel and work some nights and weekend as necessary.
• Database experience required; Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.
• Demonstrated success in raising funds from individual donors, preferably at the $1,000+ level.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Excellent problem-solving skills and an ability to work independently with an entrepreneurial zest.
• Expert ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and develop and maintain interpersonal relationships, utilizing both discretion and creativity.
• Ability to gather, absorb, and synthesize information from a variety of sources.
• Ability to work with customers from diverse backgrounds and create a positive environment that demonstrates PPNCS’ commitment to diversity.
Planned Parenthood North Central States supports people of all ages in making responsible choices and planning their futures. We are an organization committed to creating and fostering an environment that leads to engaged employees, and we believe engaged employees results in satisfied customers and exceptional experiences. When you work for Planned Parenthood you make a difference in the lives of those we serve by affirming the human right to reproductive health and freedom.

Planned Parenthood is committed to hiring and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce that effectively employs the skills and talents of all employees in our organization. All applicants will receive consideration regardless of their race, color, creed, sex, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, size, disability, socioeconomic status or status with regard to public assistance. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position. AA/EEO
Any job offer will be contingent upon the results of a background investigation.

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