The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors (The Phoenix Society) founded in 1977, is the leading national not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering anyone affected by a burn injury. The Phoenix Society’s core values are:
Integrity: Conduct business with honesty and in a forthright manner to uphold the principles, standards, and interests of the organization.
Innovation: Take intelligent risks, embrace learning, and strive to be change agents to achieve greater impact and to respond to the community needs.
Collaboration: Invite and empower diverse, strong, talented teams and partners that humbly work together to accomplish great things—to be stronger, together.
Respect: Create inclusive environments by embracing differences, cultivating dignity and acting with compassion and responsibility.
The Phoenix Society is focused on expanding and diversifying its philanthropic support and seeks a dynamic development professional to lead these efforts. The Director of Philanthropy (the Director) will have the opportunity to further shape The Phoenix Society’s philanthropic strategy, craft and lead a comprehensive fundraising plan. Guided by the fundraising strategy and goals, the Director will lead the transformation of the development operation into a more prolific enterprise. In addition to maintaining a select portfolio of prospects, the successful candidate will effectively position the Executive Director and key Board members to solicit and steward major gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations. The qualified candidate will work to expand The Phoenix Society’s public image and visibility among targeted philanthropic constituencies.
The Director will focus on the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major and corporate gift prospects, while developing innovative strategies to identify and engage a pipeline of new prospects. S/he will report to the Phoenix Society’s Executive Director, work closely with the Foundation’s Board of Directors, and manage a team of four-to-five staff members. The Director will collaborate with leadership, staff, and volunteers on diverse fundraising initiatives, providing valuable engagement opportunities and effective support.
The Phoenix Society is headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI. The entrepreneurial nature of this role and The Phoenix Society’s donor base allows for flexibility of the location of the Director of Philanthropy.