Planned Parenthood of Southern New England POSITION
Chief Development Officer
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
The Chief Development Officer will report directly to the
President/Chief Executive Officer and be a member of the Executive
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (“PPSNE”) fights to
protect the fundamental right of all individuals to manage their
own fertility and sexual health, and to ensure access to the
services, education, and information to realize that right.
PPSNE provides a wide range of reproductive and sexual health
care services at 17 health centers which serve more than 78,000
people each year in Connecticut and Rhode Island. An incredible
staff of community educators reach tens of thousands of youth,
parents, educators, and health care workers with vital information
on health, relationships and sexually-transmitted infections. PPSNE
has also actively committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and
is working to create an inclusive organization, one with diverse
voices and a space for those voices to be heard.
Whether the fight is in the headlines or the back rooms of the
state capitol, PPSNE is there with a cadre of activists and strong
coalitions giving life and voice to legislative and political
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:
The Chief Development Officer (“CDO”) is the lead professional
fundraiser responsible for strategizing, designing, and executing
an ambitious agency-wide strategic vision and action plan to
significantly increase fundraising revenue. More specifically,
overseeing a team of eight, the CDO leads all PPSNE fundraising
activities in Connecticut and Rhode Island, including major giving,
direct mail programs, planned giving, capital campaign, PPVotes!
(C4) fundraising, and special events.
Substantially growing the development program (approximately
$7.5M in FY19) through building the major donor program,
implementing innovative programs and bringing new and diverse
donors to PPSNE;
Launching a capital campaign in sync with the 100 th year
anniversary in 2023;
Inspiring support from the people representative of PPSNE’s
prioritized and diverse communities with a focus on inclusive
philanthropy and expanding the donor base; and
Advancing a culture of philanthropy and giving across the
organization in partnership with the Executive Leadership Team.
The CDO works closely with the President/Chief Executive Officer
to support and grow fundraising, as well as staff the Board
Philanthropy Committee and, in partnership with the CEO, the Board
Governance Committee. The CDO is also a critical member of the
Executive Leadership Team of PPSNE and will partner directly with
the Chief External Affairs Officer to ensure deeper engagement with
Overall Responsibilities Include:
Leadership and Strategy
Serve as the principal development professional internally and
externally to drive fundraising, revenue, and donor engagement with
a new, fresh perspective.
Design and implement a strategy and plan to substantially
increase annual support as well as conceive and launch a new
Work in close collaboration with the President and CEO to ensure
successful delivery on fundraising goals and objectives, including
supporting the CEO’s donor portfolio of ~60 and managing a personal
portfolio of ~25 donors.
In conjunction with the Executive Leadership Team, promote
dynamic collaboration across all teams, including: strengthening
the alignment of goals and roles; fostering open communication;
ensuring accountability; prioritizing diversity, equity and
inclusion in an authentic way; and driving an overall culture of
Manage and mentor a culturally diverse team while creating and
sustaining an organizational culture that fosters inclusiveness and
equity as well as provides positive and developmental feedback and
accountability related to practices including but not limited to
Fundraising and Donor Engagement
Strategically grow funding sources by expanding the individual
major gift program including identifying new donors, cultivating
existing donors, and expanding donor engagement across communities
in Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Inspire a rigorous yet innovative culture for overall
fundraising initiatives in order to meet PPSNE’s development
Drive fund development activities for not only PPSNE, but also
for the C4 organizations, Planned Parenthood Votes! Connecticut and
Planned Parenthood Votes! Rhode Island.
Engage the Board Philanthropy Committee and the Board of
Directors in the overall fundraising activities of PPSNE and
encourage a higher level of involvement in fundraising.
Oversee special events including the Spring Luncheon in
Fairfield County, CT, the Champions event in Providence, RI, and
several additional annual events to support both the C3 and the
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
PPSNE seeks an inspiring leader and donor-centered strategist
with a deep commitment to women’s health, reproductive freedom,
social justice and diversity, equity and inclusion to join a
leading Planned Parenthood affiliate and help shape the future of
sexual health and reproductive rights for all.
The successful CDO is an authentic relationship-focused
connector with energy and a drive for results. They are also a
collaborative partner with a history of successfully working across
functions, with volunteer leadership, and across constituencies to
inspire a culture of giving.
Key Professional and Personal Experiences Include:
Minimum of ten years’ experience in non-profit fundraising, with
proven ability to identify, cultivate, solicit, and close
six-figure gifts from individuals, and a familiarity with all
aspects of fund development.
Minimum of three years’ experience in team management with the
ability to motivate, inspire and build a team.
Passionate commitment to PPSNE’s mission and values related to
health equity, especially centering on racial equity, and a deep
sense of accountability to community.
Demonstrated commitment to learning about and enhancing
practices related to racial equity and the impact of structural
racism on healthcare systems.
Prior success in fostering cross-departmental partnerships and
collaborations to advance fundraising priorities and engage and
expand philanthropic support and culture.
Entrepreneurial with experience implementing innovative and
creative fundraising initiatives.
A strategic thinker with an analytic bent and a focus on
outcomes, finances and impact.
Sound judgement and grace under pressure with a track record of
anticipating problems and negotiating solutions.
Excellent relationship building and communication skills with
the ability to reflect on one’s personal identity with
A demonstrated ability to work and build trust across cultural
differences as well as to effectively communicate across
differences related to race, class, age, gender, gender identity
and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national
origin or ability.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree, legal
degree, or equivalent work experience strongly preferred in one or
more of the following areas: fund development, non-profit
governance, business administration, organizational
TRAVEL: The CDO will divide their time between Connecticut and
Rhode Island as needed.
COMPENSATION: PPSNE offers a comprehensive benefit package which
includes health, dental and vision insurance, retirement savings,
tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off, a flexible spending
account, wellness program and more.
PPSNE is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not
discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation,
gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by
applicable law. We are committed to building an inclusive workplace
that values diversity and inclusion and reflects the diversity of
our communities and patients. We strongly encourage people of color
and members of the LGBTQ community to apply.
We are actively seeking candidates and nominations for this
role. Please email cover letter and resume in confidence to:
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