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Corporate Regional Philanthropy Officer – American Red Cross

Post Date: February 27, 2023 at 4:59 pm

Application Deadline: April 3, 2023

Agency Name: American Red Cross

Website Address:


Contact Name: Cindy Ferris

Job Inquiry Phone: 202-303-4146

Job Inquiry Email:


Job Opening Title: Corporate Regional Philanthropy Officer

Job Opening Description:


1. Strategy: Develops and executes ongoing strategy for qualifying corporate donors to ensure retention, growth of donor contributions as well as recapture from lapsed donors. Works collaboratively with other departments and partners with development staff at the National Office to create customized solicitation strategies matching the objectives of the organization and interests of the donor/prospect.

2. Fundraising Targets and Portfolio Management: Manages an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects with intent to form deep relationships. Responsible for minimum annual fundraising goal tied to Oklahoma City corporate portfolio. Develop donor management plans for entire portfolio resulting in strategic, knowledgeable, and complex asks. Personally solicit assigned donor portfolio through face-to-face visits, including preparation of personalized materials.

3. Prospect Development: Implements programs/activities to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors at the $5,000 level or higher, with an emphasis on maximizing revenue for the American Red Cross. Works with community Board members and other leadership volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward appropriate donors. Updates donor records and company databases in a timely and accurate manner.

4. Relationship Development: Cultivates, solicits and stewards support from corporations and foundations to meet annual fundraising goals within their Regions. This includes assisting corporations in achieving their goals in strengthening their brand, marketing, and employee engagement by being proficient at clearly articulating Red Cross programs, listening to corporations’ needs and aligning programs to their interests, preparing grant proposals, and engaging foundation staff and foundation board members to cultivate and solicit support for the American Red Cross.

Job Opening Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree highly desirable.
Minimum 5 years of sales and/or fundraising experience or equivalent combination of education and related experience required. Proven experience in developing strategies for donor retention growth and recapture and proven success with complex requests is required.
A current valid driver’s license and good driving record is required.
Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Knowledge of office systems: MS-Office preferred and fundraising database systems (e.g., Raiser’s Edge, Ability to work on a team within a collaborative environment and ensure the highest customer service orientation.
Travel: travel within the Region as needed, meet regularly with donors in person, and by phone required.

Job Description Summary:

We are seeking a Regional Philanthropy Officer in the Oklahoma City area to serve our community and support our lifesaving services. These mission-critical roles serve as the key steward for a portfolio of current and prospective philanthropists in support of the American Red Cross.

Additional Information:

Apply at: or—Corporations-and-Foundations_RC62397?q=oklahoma%20City



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