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Senior Director of Development, Major Gifts

Department: Development
Location: Bedford Heights, OH


At Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, you will find an organization that supports both your professional goals and your personal passions. We strive to create a workplace where you feel valued and empowered to be more than just an associate, but also a change-maker. Go to work each day feeling like what you’re doing matters. Because really it does!

Compensation is competitive and Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio offers a comprehensive and flexible benefits program. It has been designed to provide you and your family valuable resources to protect and enhance your health and financial security.

Why Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio…

  • 100 Years of providing safe accessible & affordable health care
  • We utilize a team centered approach to patient care
  • Opportunity to assist in leading the growth of our primary care services
  • 360 Approach – Impact our communities through high quality health care, education and public policy
  • In This Together – Bringing associates together and fostering an inclusive culture
  • 100,000+ Patient visits to our health centers in 2018
  • A progressive health organization committed to adhering to medical standards well above national requirements
  • We fight every day to provide safe, high quality and affordable health care to everyone – no matter what


The Senior Director of Development will have primary responsibility for the solicitation of individual gifts. This position will be charged to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major donors in an assigned regional portfolio. The ideal candidate will have experience working in the donor community of the Cleveland, Ohio region and be a highly organized, goal-oriented self-starter who thrives in a team environment.  



  • Strategy – In concert with the organization’s strategic priorities and in collaboration with the development team, develops and recommends a strategy for Major Gift donors that will:
    • Retain existing donors;
    • Increase the average gift size; and
    • Expand the number of donors.
  • Plan Management – Develops a Major Gift donor plan with tactics that support the identified strategy. Educates within the development team the plan tactics and goals to ensure the plan is accepted and incorporated into the overall development plans and operations.
  • Donor Engagement and Relationships – Engages donors through effective communications (e.g., written, web and social media, events). Builds relationships with donors in the portfolio and positions donors to move up the donor pyramid. Cultivates Major Gift donors and solicits gifts to maximize philanthropic giving for the targeted segment.
  • Team Collaboration – Works closely with the team to ensure overall success of the development function. Supports team members with parallel fundraising activities, such as mid-level gift work, annual fund, events, planned giving, and campaigns.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Not at this time


To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


B.S./B.A. plus 3 years supervisory or program management experience. Additional experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.


Ability to read, analyze and learn software programs utilized in this agency. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and policy and procedure manuals. Ability to respond to questions and inquiries.  Ability to effectively present information that includes technical procedures and to respond to questions from managers, clients, customers and the public


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Valid driver’s license with current auto insurance


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.  Specific vision abilities


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job involves frequent interruptions, substantial overtime, frequent travel, evening and weekend meetings, on-call status, and frequent deadlines.  Work is usually performed in an office environment.

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