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Director, Personal Giving – West Michigan

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About the Position


Oversees the planning, implementation and solicitation of individual gifts within assigned portfolio of donors and prospects. Cultivates major donor relationships that support the organization’s mission and vision. Generally focused on West to Mid-Michigan. 

Working Conditions

Hybrid remote to full remote

Job Duties

Formulate and recommend fundraising and donor strategies, goals and plans that support the goals of the organization

Coordinate the participation of top-level management and board members and key staff when appropriate

Be responsible for understanding the depth and breadth of Samaritas’ programs, impact and outcomes and translate these to compelling messaging for major donor audiences

Perform ongoing needs analysis to attain objectives. Analyze planned giving trends, identify areas of opportunity and implement creative solutions

Identify, cultivate and solicit current donors and gifts at increasingly generous levels of support

Plan and implement educational seminars for major gift prospects and donors

Partner with the Marketing department to promote the organization’s branding and to create solicitation marketing tools

Create status and planning reports, aligning with team members to achieve goals

Develop and maintain a collaborative and effective relationship with external and internal stakeholders


Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

Bachelor’s degree in Philanthropy, Business, Management, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, English or related field
Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) certification preferred


Five years’ experience in managing mid to high-level donor relationships with demonstrated success in closing five and six figure gifts 

West Michigan experience preferred

How to Apply

Apply online at: https://careers-samaritas.icims.com/jobs/9794/director%2c-personal-giving—west/job?mode=view

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About the Organization

Samaritas is a Michigan-based human service organization that connects people with families and communities, empowers them to live their fullest life possible, and creates a ripple effect of transformation. The reference to the work of the Good Samaritan in our name is especially fitting as it is consistent with our mission, values and the services our faith-based company provides.