Principal Philanthropy Officer, Individual Giving (Hybrid)
Company: The Pew Charitable Trusts
Posted on: January 25, 2023
Principal Philanthropy Officer, Individual Giving (Hybrid)
The Partnerships team is responsible for scaling Pew's impact
through a partnership strategy that advances our research and
fact-based recommendations, through collaborations, co-investments,
and fundraising. This includes identifying, cultivating,
soliciting, and stewarding individual and foundation prospects and
The Principal Philanthropy Officer, Individual Giving, is
responsible for building and managing a portfolio of 50+ prospects
with capacity for seven figure gifts and above. The Philanthropy
Officer will take a creative and entrepreneurial approach to
building this portfolio by identifying and establishing working
relationships with individuals who share our interest in fact-based
solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society. The role
will maximize and leverage the philanthropic potential of Pew to
help build a sustainable stream of funding for the
The Philanthropy Officer deploys a strong mission focus to build
long term successful partnerships with ultra-high net worth
individuals and their representatives externally, while also
managing relationships internally with Pew's program officers. The
Philanthropy Officer uses intellectual curiosity and an ability to
absorb complex information about a range of issues to navigate
sophisticated discussions between donors and program staff in order
to help them find common ground.
The position is located in the Washington, DC, office, reports to
the Senior Director of Individual Giving, interfaces frequently
with the Vice President of Partnerships, and is eligible for up to
60% telework. The position works closely with many members of the
team and is expected to have responsibility for specific projects,
tasks, and other activities which will require collaboration with
- Proactively manage a portfolio of 50 or more ultra-high net
worth prospects (individual donors), by creatively and assertively
developing and executing strategies across Pew's program areas in
close coordination with program directors and others, leading to
the successful solicitation of gifts of $1 million and above.
- Guided by the scope of prospects' interests, collaborate across
the full organization, including the Pew Research Center, to
leverage the interest of potential philanthropic partners. Provide
expertise and strategic counsel regarding new development
opportunities for evolving programs, as needed.
- Lead the development of written proposals, concept papers,
fundraising plans, and other materials needed to deepen prospect
- In coordination with colleagues, develop and execute
comprehensive and creative donor stewardship plans.
- Instill confidence in and excitement about principal gifts
among staff and internal constituent groups by fostering an
atmosphere of cooperation, mutual respect, and collegiality; serve
as an interactive and synergistic partner with colleagues across
the institution so that all work together for the common good.
- Thoroughly understand Pew and how it operates; develop a
comprehensive knowledge of its history, culture, programs, and base
of financial support.
- Take part in Partnerships annual planning and institutional
planning processes, and regular reporting activities to the Pew
board and Executive Office.
- Participate fully in Pew's Salesforce constituent relationship
management and PeopleSoft financial systems.
- A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required, and a
minimum of twelve years of successful principal gift experience.
Candidates with a background in advocacy-focused organizations,
conservation, higher education, research, and health sciences will
- Documented success of personally implementing sophisticated,
multi-year cultivation strategies leading to closure of principal
- A strong commitment to producing measurable results combined
with creativity in problem solving.
- Exemplary verbal, written, and editing skills, including the
ability to understand and translate Pew's mission and interests for
donors and prospects with clarity, crispness, and
- A commitment to working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven,
collaborative environment with respect for accountability and
- Sound judgment and integrity; willingness to try new
approaches; and a high level of energy, enthusiasm, and dedication
to the mission and objectives of the institution.
- An independent problem solver who can think proactively, take
initiative, set priorities, and bring tasks to completion with
appropriate follow-up and thorough attention to detail.
- Ability to set short and long-term planning goals in line with
- Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects while
maintaining clarity of focus and flexibility.
- Proven research and analytic skills, with the capacity to
investigate an issue, ask thoughtful questions and recommend
- Excellent organization and project management capabilities, and
able to identify and maximize resources to ensure the success of
- Discretion in handling and securing confidential information,
as well as the ability to conduct oneself in a highly professional
- Knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the use of
software (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook) and the
ability to learn technology used at Pew, including Salesforce and
This position is expected to include frequent travel to meet with
donors and attend conferences. Most travel will be US domestic with
some international trips.
We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including:
comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and
vision coverage; financial security with life and disability
insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible
spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the
future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.
The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer,
committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers
qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex,
ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation
or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis
prohibited by applicable law.
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