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 initiatives.
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.
PPSNE’s key development priorities include:
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 all constituents.
Overall Responsibilities Include:
Leadership and Strategy
Fundraising and Donor Engagement
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:
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 development.
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: PPSNE@sandlersearch.org