Cleveland, OH or Columbus, OH

Vice President of Development, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio

The Organization

About Planned Parenthood

At Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, you will find an organization that supports both your professional goals and your personal passions. We strive to create a workplace where you feel valued and empowered to be more than just an associate, but also a change-maker. Go to work each day feeling like what you’re doing matters. Because really it does!

Compensation is competitive and Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio offers a comprehensive and flexible benefits program. It has been designed to provide you and your family valuable resources to protect and enhance your health and financial security.

Why Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio…

  • 100 Years of providing safe accessible & affordable health care
  • We utilize a team centered approach to patient care
  • Opportunity to assist in leading the growth of our primary care services
  • 360 Approach – Impact our communities through high quality health care, education and public policy
  • In This Together – Bringing associates together and fostering an inclusive culture
  • 100,000+ Patient visits to our health centers in 2018
  • A progressive health organization committed to adhering to medical standards well above national requirements
  • We fight every day to provide safe, high quality and affordable health care to everyone – no matter what

Position Overview


The Vice President of Development develops effective strategies, plans, and tactics to lead Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio fundraising and development efforts. S/he leads the development team in implementing the plan to achieve the agency’s development goals. The VP is a member of the Senior Management Team. This corporate opportunity is flexible to be based from either Columbus or Cleveland and requires travel throughout the PPGOH footprint.

Job Scope

Strategy and plan development:

    • Develop the strategy to increase contributed revenue for the agency. Create and implement a multi-year development plan to support the strategy.
    • Analyze general and agency donor trends to develop strategy and plans.


Fundraising Management

    • Direct and lead complex and multi-faceted fundraising program; lead a broad range of development functions including annual campaigns, major gifts, middle gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation giving, grant writing, and special events.
    • Lead major gift solicitation; work closely with Board and organizational leadership; cultivate and interact with donors and prospects at all levels of philanthropic potential. Maintain a portfolio of major gift prospects and support the CEO with major gift solicitation.
    • Direct donor stewardship and donor relations; develop plans to ensure donor retention.
    • Direct and oversee effective database management of all donor records. Ensure effective data management and reporting to the CEO, finance office, and the Board. Oversee analysis and evaluation of fundraising programs and results.


Team Leadership

    • Provide overall direction for the development team. Hire, manage, and develop an effective team to ensure that fundraising objectives are established, prioritized, and met.
    • Serve as affiliate representative to relevant Board committees; provide leadership and support to volunteers in fundraising, communications, and advocacy efforts.
    • Develop budget projections in conjunction with finance and recommend fundraising goals to the CEO and the Board. Conduct thorough fundraising and expense analyses to determine budget projections and goals.


Development Communication

    • Oversee fundraising and development communication; oversee digital and print media related to fundraising and donor communication.
    • Oversee the development of a compelling case(s) for support.


Community Involvement/Public Awareness Efforts

    • Participate in community activities that enhance the community’s awareness of the affiliate and its services; speak to audiences regarding Planned Parenthood mission, goals, and objectives.
    • Represent the affiliate on community activities, and at meetings/functions or other Planned Parenthood groups.
    • Establish and cultivate community relationships.
    • Manage volunteer workforce and volunteer groups.


Required Competencies And Attributes

  • Action and results
  • Business acumen
  • Comfort with business community
  • Comfort with philanthropic community
  • Communication
  • Decision making
  • Integrity

Interpersonal relationships:

    • Listening
    • Negotiation
    • Organizing & planning
    • Presentation
    • Prioritization
    • Problem solving
    • Process & systems management


Supervisor Responsibilities

Senior Directors


B.S. /B.A. plus 7 years management experience, including experience in a fundraising related position required.
Graduate degree, CFRE certification preferred. Experience managing a fundraising team with a successful track record of increased contributed revenue. Experience holding and managing a major gift portfolio.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Experience in all phases of the budget development and monitoring financials.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Must possess valid driver’s license at the time of employment. Must be willing to travel.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee will operate a computer including keyboard, multi-key telephone, FAX, copier, and other office equipment. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job involves frequent interruptions and interpersonal interaction. Work is routinely performed in an office environment but may necessitate frequent travel throughout the service area.

Must be able to work evenings and/or weekends, as needed. Must have reliable transportation to travel the Affiliate territory. When requested, must be flexible in the performance of job duties and responsibilities.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed.

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