Director of Philanthropy, East Region

Opportunity International
  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 29

Position description

Opportunity International is a non-profit, non-denominational faith based organization committed to delivering impactful, innovative and sustainable programs that meet the needs of people around the world living in poverty. Opportunity International invests in millions of entrepreneurs in developing countries by offering financial solutions like loans, savings, insurance and financial training that have historically been denied to those living on less than $2 per day. Their vision is a world in which all people have the opportunity to achieve a life free from poverty, with dignity and purpose.

Location:  Position with be responsible for North Eastern US area, including NY/NJ, Washington DC, and others. Position requires that the candidate live and/or be able to travel conveniently to these locations.

Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Bonus potential and outstanding benefits.

Job Description: Develop and implement a strategic gift solicitation plan for generating Major Gifts from high-level prospects and donors. Make personal visits and written solicitations to existing donors, host introductory events, discover and develop new relationships and funding partnerships. Build and maintain a strong portfolio of new prospects and donors that generate high five, six and seven figure gifts, attending to the balance between discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Extensive travel within territory and some international travel.


A hard driving, entrepreneurial self-starter with a heart for the poor, at least 7 years of successfully generating multi-million dollar Major Gifts and distinction managing an existing portfolio. Extensive experience with high-level strategic donor relationships is crucial. Significant technical proficiency, including experience with fundraising systems. Must be able to communicate to others, a deep, abiding passion for the mission of Opportunity Intl. and its commitment to economic, spiritual and social transformation.

Application instructions

Please send cover letter/resume to the email address above, attention Deana St. John.

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