Philanthropy Director III

Christian Appalachian Project, Inc.
Posted: October 9, 2017
Location: Kentucky, United States
Position: Executive, Fundraising
Field: Other fields, Philanthropic advisors
Salary: Competitive
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Category: Donor relations, Executive, Fundraising administration, Major gifts, Planned giving, Prospect research
Employment Level: Full-time

Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) seeks a dynamic and result-oriented individual as Director of Philanthropy to lead the Major Gifts team to help accomplish bold goals for the leading human services organization helping people in need in Appalachia. CAP, the 33rd largest human services organization and the 336th largest charity in America, is headquartered in Paintsville, KY, in Johnson County. This position is located in Lexington, KY.

The Director of Philanthropy for Major Gifts reports to the Vice President of Philanthropy, serves as a member of the Philanthropy leadership team, directs and leads the Major Gifts team, working closely with other members of the Philanthropy Division, including Direct Response, Communications, and Customer Service, to ensure CAP has resources sufficient to carry out its mission and achieve its vision. She/he will have seven or more years of progressive fundraising experience, including major gift work in cultivating, soliciting, closing, and stewarding major gifts ($5,000 and above). Experience with a faith-based and/or human service organization is preferred. Desirable assets include: personal integrity, a desire to fully support CAP’s mission and core values (lives Christian principles, has a servant’s heart, and is compassionate). A demonstrated knowledge of key development areas, especially major and planned gifts, competent oral and written communication skills, and working collaboratively with others is expected. Regional and national travel, some evenings and weekends, and occasional special events are expected. A bachelor’s degree is required.

The Director of Philanthropy position responsibilities include:

  • Working with Philanthropy Division leaders and team members to create a three-year plan and to implement an annual plan for the Major Gifts Program to achieve the charitable giving objectives and strategic plan goals of the organization
  • Working with Philanthropy Division leaders and team members to grow an ongoing major and planned giving program, and personally securing major gifts from a portfolio of current and probable donors (up to 100)
  • Authentically reflecting and portraying the mission of Christian Appalachian Project


To apply, send a cover letter, current resume, and three references to: Christian Appalachian Project #2939 Wanda Duncan,

Email preferred. No phone calls accepted