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Director of Individual Giving

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Director of Individual Giving
Episcopal Retirement Services
Cincinnati, OH
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Job Description

Senior level opportunity with Episcopal Retirement Services

Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) has been enriching the lives of older adults since it began in 1951 as the Memorial Homes Foundation. From serving those 20 older women in a home in Clifton, ERS has grown exponentially to serving older adults in continuing care retirement communities, principally Deupree House, Deupree Cottages and Marjorie P. Lee. In the last decade ERS expanded programs and facilities to Affordable Living, Memory Care Support and Inclusion and Deupree Meals on Wheels. The organization and its team members have earned an enviable respect and solid reputation with families and donors.

Position: Reporting to the Executive Director of Philanthropy, this career opportunity is waiting for a seasoned professional who truly enjoys and thrives building and maintaining genuine relationships with older adults. The successful candidate will bring to ERS a demonstrated history of nurturing and securing five-plus figure gifts and success helping older adults understand and enjoy the benefits of planned gifts. In a cross-functional environment, the Director of Individual Giving (DIG) will join a collegial team of four augmented by external specialists in events and data management. Managing a priority list of 75 to 100 prospective major and planned giving donors, the DIG will collaboratively support colleagues in promoting philanthropy at all levels.

Cases for Support: ERS is a leader in the senior care industry, thanks in great part to philanthropic support that allows the organization to go above and beyond for seniors to ensure they lead engaged lives, full of purpose. ERS serves older adults of all demographics across a broad range of residential living communities and community-based services. ERS’ cornerstone philosophy is person-centered care.

Requirements: In addition to hands-on experience working with older adults, a knowledge of Greater Cincinnati’s philanthropic community helpful; familiarity with healthcare industry and elder issues desirable; strong analytical and presentation skills necessary; experience with data management systems, such Raiser’s Edge, beneficial. Likely 8+ years major gifts experience. Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Essential for this and all philanthropy positions within ERS is a commitment to uphold the philosophies of Donor Centeredness and Person-Centered Care and adherence to ERS’ core values.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience, the Director of Individual Giving will receive a competitive benefits package with compensation range of $80K to $90K.

Application Process: The position is open so don’t wait to send personalized cover letter specific to this wonderful opportunity, with resume, to Nominations are encouraged. Confidentiality assured for initial inquiries and applications.  Personal acknowledgment within 48 hours.

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