Philanthropy Officer, Principal & Major Gifts

New York, NY
Principal & Major Gifts (CDO) – Principal & Major Gifts /
Full Time - Union
/ Hybrid
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable sexual and reproductive health care for all people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With more than 600 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect, and without judgment, striving to create equitable access to health care. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable education and information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports the independently incorporated Planned Parenthood affiliates operating health centers across the U.S. Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational, advocacy, and electoral activity, including grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, and voter education.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) seeks a dynamic and passionate Philanthropy Officer. This job reports to the Director of Major Gifts in the PMG department of the Development division of PPFA. The PMG team raises revenue from high net-worth individuals and families by building and deepening relationships to yield six, seven, and eight-figure gifts to support the mission of PPFA, PPAF, PPVotes, and the Federal PAC.


The Philanthropy Officer manages all qualification, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgment, recognition, and stewardship for a portfolio of prospects and donors with affinity for PPFA and the capacity to make $25,000+ investments in Planned Parenthood.


Develops and enacts cultivation and solicitation strategies for a portfolio of prospects and donors with an affinity for PPFA and the capacity to make investments in Planned Parenthood at the $25,000- $250,000 level. The ideal candidate will come with experience in cultivating and facilitating relationships. They must be unflappable, with excellent people skills, able to develop partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders, and possess impeccable discretion. 
●Builds and manages a network of relationships with prospective donors involving PPFA volunteer leaders and staff. Facilitates and coordinates all communication with these prospects and among the prospect’s PPFA relationships. Promotes positive relations with these prospects and donors.
●Interacts with internal contacts to consult on PPFA needs, to formulate strategies to promote prospect engagement with PPFA, and to identify potential donors.
●Works with PPFA affiliate colleagues as an ambassador and partner to identify donor prospects who may have an interest in our work. 
●Assists with the strategy for and creation of persuasive written communications from various PPFA leaders appropriate to a donor’s interests.
●Participates (often in concert with others) in gift solicitations to fund PPFA programs and to enhance the development efforts of PPFA.
●Travels (possibly extensively) commensurate with expectations for fundraising activity contact and travel.
●Performs additional development-related activities/efforts at the request of their manager.


This fundraiser will partner with the Director of Major Gifts, Interim VP of Principal & Major Gifts, the Philanthropic Communications team, and others to develop philanthropic investment opportunities for high-net-worth individual donors. Externally, this role will be the primary liaison with donors and development colleagues at Planned Parenthood Affiliates. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):
●Portfolio management experience and/or direct donor relationship management experience of at least 3 to 5 years. Experience developing and executing sound donor strategies to secure gifts of at least $10,000+ and experience securing gifts from prospects.
●This skilled fundraiser will have competency in creating donor strategies utilizing best practices in donor moves management. 
●Experience working in an affiliate structure is desired but not required. 
●Ability to travel extensively to visit donors. Experience planning and executing of donor visit trips and events preferred. 
●Outstanding oral, written, communication, and presentation skills – including the ability to listen and target communication to specific interests of varied audiences.
●Comfort in online fundraising toolsets and databases including Salesforce and/or Blackbaud.
●Strong organizational and project management skills – with the ability to manage multiple assignments and quickly change priorities in a fast-paced setting.
●Experience qualifying and disqualifying prospects using research and instincts.
●Proven ability to build deep and lasting relationships with various internal partners, with whom no direct line supervision exists, as well as external individuals, from donors to board members. Impeccable discretion above all else.
●Gravitas paired with the professional integrity and ambition to effectively represent and promote Planned Parenthood externally at the highest levels and internally as a surrogate for senior leadership.
●A motivated team player with exceptional communication skills along with interpersonal savvy. 
●A deep commitment to Planned Parenthood’s mission and understanding of the Sexual and Reproductive Health ecosystem.

Travel: 20% - 40%

$95,000 - $100,000 a year
Total offer package to include generous vacation + sick leave + paid holidays, individual/family provided medical, dental and vision benefits effective day 1, life insurance, short/long term disability, paid family leave and 401k. We also offer voluntary opt-in for Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Transportation/Commuter accounts.   

We value a truly diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity and belonging. Our goal is to attract qualified candidates and encourage applications from all individuals without regard to 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're committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

PPFA participates in the E-Verify program and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


All roles that are denoted as NYC, DC, or both will be on a hybrid schedule, requiring 2-3 days per week in the office.