Director of Philanthropy-El Paso
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, Inc.
 El Paso, TX
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas offers comprehensive reproductive healthcare services. We are here to educate and care for healthy communities.  We believe the needs of our community are greater than they’ve ever been. And that drives us to work harder, aim higher, and expect more from one another.  Here, you'll be empowered to make an immediate impact for our organization and clients.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package:

Excellent Medical and Dental Benefit Plans
Retirement plan and employer match
Generous Paid Time Off.   
Plus Additional Benefits.

Position Title: Director of Philanthropy-El Paso
Location: El Paso, TX
Reports To: Senior Director of Philanthropy
Supervises: Volunteers in area of responsibility
Employment Status: Full-time, Exempt
Grade: E-8


  • The Director of Philanthropy-El Paso has responsibilities supporting the Development department at Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas (PPGT) for assigned area of responsibility. Some of the key responsibilities includes: (1) fundraising and relationship-building activities with individual donors and foundations, (2) identifies additional and ongoing individual donor and foundation support, (3) identifies, cultivates, and stewards major gifts, and (4) organizes and coordinates fundraising events in the assigned regional area.  Ensures productivity expectations and compliance standards are maintained.  Abides by the organization’s mission in performing job duties.  Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to quality health care and excellent customer service.

Essential Job Functions & Expectations

  • Manages the Major Gifts program and conducts fundraising activities for assigned region.
  • Manages major gift solicitations, solicitation procedures and cultivation of donors from the earliest planning stages through implementation and follow-up.
  • Makes face-to-face solicitations of major donors and prospects and provides staff support for solicitations in coordination with executive leadership and leadership volunteers.
  • Manages local Community Board involvement in fundraising and any relevant training.
  • Responsible for working with events staff to organize and coordinate Special Events for assigned area of responsibility. Serves as primary contact for local event co-chairs and committees.
  • Participates in Development staff meetings. Conducts staff meetings with leadership team members as appropriate.
  • In conjunction with the Sr. Director of Philanthropy and Senior Vice President of Development, develops effective strategies and leads efforts to achieve the fundraising and outreach goals for area of responsibility.
  • Partners with the leadership team to enhance community visibility, establish donor relations, etc.
  • Manages the mentoring of new solicitors to assure their success in fundraising.
  • Builds effective and trustworthy relationships with major donors, board members, foundation trustees, staff and community leaders.
  • Assures compliance with the Board of Director’s governance policies on development as well as the standards established by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
  • Assures that all fundraising materials and any communication with the public maintain the highest standards of integrity and honesty.
  • Manages volunteer committees that support special campaigns.
  • Accepts public speaking engagements as appropriate.
  • Ensures that the Board of Directors, staff and committees are regularly informed of fundraising progress and provide analysis of development gift receipt trends.
  • Develops and implements a coordinated, year-round Major Gifts plan and timetable, including setting target goals and monitoring results.
  • Develops and implements plan to strategically build and maintain donor base, including setting target goals and monitoring results.
  • Coordinates a Fundraising Committee of the Board and community volunteers to implement year-round stewardship, cultivation, and solicitation of donors.
  • Works to engage in systematic research on prospective donors, foundations, and corporations to identify sources of support and to supply solicitors with prospect information.
  • In conjunction with other appropriate staff, develops printed materials needed for fundraising (e.g. instructional materials, pledge cards, brochures, envelopes, mailing pieces).
  • Works with Database colleagues to maintain and expand database of prospective, current, and past donors.
  • Promotes and facilitates integration, collaboration and teamwork between all departments throughout the organization to advance the overall plans and initiatives. 
  • Develops an effective leadership style with team members.
  • Produces timely and accurate reports to Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and regulatory agencies as requested.
  • Maintains knowledge of abortion and family planning regulations and implements changes as necessary.
  • Represents the organization at meetings, community events, conferences, and fundraising events, as appropriate.
  • Has restricted access to client private health information and has no reason to view protected health information (PHI).   May have access to data that is not considered PHI, such as aggregate numbers.
  • Ensures achievement of agency goals, vision and mission. 
  • Other related duties as assigned.
  • Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in a wide-variety of disciplines.

Minimum Experience

  • 6 years of professional experience in any of the following: health care, non-profit, business, or social services environment. Must have significant fundraising experience.

Agency Standards

  • Must have excellent computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet. Must have the willingness and ability to adapt to change including advances or new technology. Must have excellent customer service skills and be committed to providing the highest level of customer satisfaction.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to travel within and outside organization region as job dictates.
  • Ability to successfully prepare written acknowledgement letters, stewardship reports and foundation proposals.
  • Ability to earn the confidence of a wide range of internal and external constituents.
  • Ability to think strategically and achieve organization’s goals relating to position.
  • Ability to operationalize strategic goals into action plans
  • Ability to provide oversight of compliance and regulatory requirements pertaining to position.
  • Possess effective analytical skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to manage intense stress with multiple competing priorities while maintaining a positive attitude and affect.
  • Ability to manage details and complexity, to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and to work under pressure.
  • Comfortable and knowledgeable with discussing topics relating to sexual and reproductive health.
  • Ability to effectively represent the organization publicly to the media.
  • Ability to effectively use organization’s computer systems.
  • Must be able to speak effectively in a public or group setting.
  • Requires an understanding of and commitment to quality health care and excellent customer service.
  • Be discrete and safe guard confidential information.
  • Possess integrity and compliance – can be relied upon to act ethically.
  • Demonstrates cultural and linguistic competence.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Ability to lead, manage, direct, and motivate diverse groups of people and possess the skills to delegate and supervise subordinates.
  • Affiliate Knowledge:   Understands the mission and structure of the affiliate and exhibits agency’s core values. 
  • Industry Awareness:  Remains aware PPFA accreditation standards and of the reproductive health environment’s regulatory compliance requirements. Understands how accreditation standards, regulatory agencies, funding, the external marketplace and competitive environment drives change within the agency.
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrates a comprehensive awareness of the impact and implications of decisions and actions on other areas (departments or clinics) within the agency.
  • Organizational Commitment: Demonstrates an ability and willingness to align one’s own behavior with the needs, priorities and goals of the agency.
  • Planning/Organizing: Establishes a systematic course of action for self or others to assure accomplishments of a specific objective. Determines priorities and allocates time and resources effectively.
  • Work Management:  Effectively manages time as a resource; establishes realistic priorities; schedules own time and activities effectively; gives balanced focus and attention to appropriate long- and short-term priorities.  Develops action plans and budgets; leverages technology; anticipates obstacles; establishes check points and monitors progress.
  • Recovery Skills:   Responds effectively and acknowledges responsibilities when clients (internal or external) experience problems or mistakes; rectifies the situation to restore client satisfaction; seeks information and collaborates with others to take action to implement permanent fixes. Maintains stable performance and emotions when faced with opposition, pressure, and or stressful conditions.
  • Interpersonal Sensitivity: Acts in a way that indicates understanding and accurate interpretation of others’ concerns, feelings, strengths and limitations. Uses interpersonal understanding to shape one’s own response.
  • Building Relationships: Shows genuine interest in others’ needs and opinions; establishes rapport; earns the confidence and trust of others; demonstrates consistency between words and actions; delivers on commitments.
  • Judgment: Demonstrates the ability to make decisions authoritatively and wisely, after adequately contemplating various available courses of action.
  • Advocacy: Supports others and actively contributes to Planned Parenthood’s success; celebrates others’ successes; collaborates across functions and departments to meet internal and external client needs.
  • Adaptability or Flexibility:  Responds with flexibility to shifting priorities and changing work situations; recovers quickly from problems and setbacks; develops new skills to remain competitive. Adapts easily to change, sees the merits of differing positions, and adapts own positions and strategies in response to new information or changes to a situation.
  • Integrity: Builds trust and matches actions and words.
  • Coping with Demands of the Position: Uses effective problem solving while working under stress, high volume of work demands and/or time demands; regularly meets deadlines.
  • Exemplify the organization’s values:  We Tend to the Team; We Respect and Honor All People; We Jump In; We Try and We Learn; We Care for our Business; and We Return to our Mission.


  •  Diversity creates a healthier environment: equal opportunity employer. We strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination of any kind, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, physical or mental disability, age, past, present or prospective military service, HIV status, family medical history or genetic information, socio-economic circumstances, language spoken, or any other characteristics protected by law (“Protected Characteristics”). We maintain a drug-free workplace. Should be pleasant, neat, and well-groomed in representing the agency to the general public.

Essential Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

  • Must be able to stand, particularly for sustained periods of time. Must be able to move about on foot to accomplish tasks, such as moving from one work site to another. Must be able to work primarily with fingers such as picking, pinching, or typing. Must be able to talk such as convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately. Must be able to hear such as the ability to receive detailed communication orally. Will have substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to lift and/or exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. Must be able to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. Sedentary/Office environment.
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