Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Human Services
4 Year Degree
For more than 100 years, Lutheran Social Services (LSS) has provided people in need with the most basic of human needs: food, shelter, safety and healing. Over time our services have evolved to meet the needs of the people we serve—and in doing so, we have grown into one of the largest nonprofits in central Ohio. LSS is a Network of Hope offering food through our LSS Food Pantries, housing and supportive services through LSS Faith Mission and LSS Faith Mission of Fairfield County homeless shelters, and domestic violence services through LSS CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence. Additionally, we operate senior living and health care, affordable housing communities and other services that uplift families and strengthen communities.
LSS has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Philanthropy Officer to develop, implement and manage our middle donor program—a highly valuable and growing program at LSS. The Philanthropy Officer is responsible for cultivating and stewarding mid-level donors to help deepen their bond with LSS, building relationships with donors through personalized communication and outreach, developing retention and upgrade strategies, and creating opportunities to move donors to major gift status. The Philanthropy Officer is also responsible for a portfolio of corporate donors and prospects to renew, upgrade and recapture sponsorship and program support contributions.
A passion to be part of a vigorous, diverse and innovative organization with the mission of “creating a better world by serving people in need”
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 3-5 years of successful fundraising, relationship management or sales experience
Proven experience in identifying, soliciting, cultivating and stewarding donors or clients
Excellent database management skills and a strong understanding of how to use data to inform the work; experience with Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising database desired
Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences
Excellent verbal and written skills and strong influencing abilities
High degree of initiative and prioritization skills
Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office products
A team player committed to developing and working within a collaborative environment to ensure the strong donor-centered customer service
This position requires some same-day travel within the region. LSS offers a competitive compensation and benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, a 403(b) plan with matched savings, Paid Time Off and paid holidays.
LSS is an EOE. M/D/V/F
About Lutheran Social Services
Food, clothing and shelter are the basic needs of all people. Due to unforeseen circumstances, sometimes people are unable to obtain these basic needs. That’s why Lutheran Social Services (LSS) offers a continuum of services to lend a helping hand. Through our programs, we reach 29 counties in Ohio with select services offered statewide. From single adults to extended families, our mission is to create a better world by serving people in need.