Spherion has partnered with a non-profit organization based in Fort Myers seeking an experienced Director of Philanthropy to join their team. The Director of Philanthropy (DP) is responsible for helping lead fundraising and donor relationships for the organization, including major gifts, annual appeals, planned gifts, capital campaign, major events and donor communications. This role will spearhead development efforts as the organization continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the position will include having the opportunity to help build the development function. This is an immediate direct hire opportunity!Responsibilities:- Creates and executes a strategy for a large, sustained base of annual donors, including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of those who are identified as interested in and or caring about the organization's mission. - Creates and builds strong, lasting relationships with current and new donors, gaining trust and genuinely sharing the needs of the organization's mission. - Self-motivated and works independently, sets up various meeting and tours with prospects while making introductions with CEO to share story and passion for the organization. - Prepares for and makes the ask for financial gifts, securing solid funding to help the children and families of the organization.- Helps oversee the 2022 Capital Building Campaign for the construction of the new organization headquarters, located in Fort Myers. - Works with team as a public representation of the organization at various events, meetings and other high?profile engagements deemed beneficial for the organization to be in attendance.- Establishes and helps secure the organization's endowment, laying foundation for the organization for future generations. - Works with Board Development Committee to motivate and give direction on fundraising needs and goals. - Manages the planning and coordination of all fundraising events.Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSkills:- Must be able to use the computer to create professional documents and reports using current work processing and report building software. - Must be able to learn new computer programs and utilize these programs to support the organization's administrative and program needs.Education:BachelorsExperience:4-7 yearsQualifications:- Bachelor's degree is required. - A proven track record with a minimum of five years experience in successful fundraising and or direct sales with measurable results in required. - Flexibility in schedule to work evenings and weekends is required. - An understanding of the impact of bereavement on children, teenagers and adults is preferred. - Must have a valid Florida Driver's License and a personal vehicle for work related travel. - Must have the ability to travel extensively throughout Southwest Florida. - Must be able to lift up to 5lbs of program supplies and office related materials. Please apply with a current resume for immediate consideration.Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.