Madison, WI

Director of Donor and Giving Partner Engagement, Madison Community Foundation

The Organization

Madison Community Foundation (MCF) was founded in 1942. Its mission is to enhance the common good through philanthropy, and it employs the values of integrity, generosity, effectiveness, permanence and equity while implementing this mission.

MCF plays a central role in giving and philanthropic impact within our community and beyond – working with donors to connect them to the causes they care about most; and working with nonprofits to build endowments and utilize grant funding in effective and efficient ways. MCF also manages its own competitive grantmaking program with five focus areas, including: arts, environment, learning, nonprofit capacity building and community development. Our mission requires that we listen to donors and respond to opportunities to enhance our community’s assets and address its challenges. We rely on a diverse team of 14 full-time staff members and dozens of community leaders to carry out our work. MCF is proactive, intentional and unceasing in its efforts to be more diverse, inclusive and equitable.

Position Overview

Madison Community Foundation is currently seeking a Director of Donor and Giving Partner Engagement to join the Donor Engagement team. This position plays a key role in advancing the mission of MCF by engaging and stewarding current and prospective donors and fundholders to facilitate giving now and in the future.

The Director of Donor and Giving Partner Engagement works with individuals and professional advisors to help develop and support plans for giving today and through estates, assists nonprofit leaders to establish and grow endowments, and supports the operations of MCF’s existing and prospective Giving Partners. This role requires excellent listening, written, interpersonal and verbal communications abilities (including public speaking), refined customer-service skills, a high attention to detail, strong planning, organization and project management skills, working knowledge of tools and strategies for giving and gift planning, and excellent teamwork abilities.

Personal attributes that are fundamental to the role include: positive attitude, strong moral and ethical standards, strong work ethic, humility, an ability and willingness to engage with people of varying ethnicities, backgrounds, and socioeconomic levels, and a warm collegial style.

An Undergraduate degree and five years of experience in philanthropic services, development and fundraising, professional advising or other relevant experience required. This individual will report to the Vice President of Donor Engagement and work closely with all departments. Competitive salary and benefits.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter – including how your values align with those of MCF – and resume to Interviews for this position will begin in March 2022.

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