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Senior Director of Development

Company: Planned Parenthood Great Plains
Date Posted: January 25, 2017

Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP) seeks a Senior Director of Development for this 21st Century health care provider and advocacy organization who dedicated to its mission to uphold the standard for providing high quality sexual and reproductive health care, providing education that promotes informed proud and authentic sexuality, and changing the culture through proactive advocacy to ensure equality in reproductive and sexual decision making.


The successful candidate will be passionate about the mission of PPGP and willing to work in a faced-paced, changing work environment. The candidate will be achievement oriented, possess outstanding management and fundraising skills, and have a proven track record of cultivating, soliciting, and securing five-to-six figure major gifts for both operating and capital support. Reporting directly to PPGP’s Vice President of Development, the Senior Director of Development will coordinate and oversee all development work in Oklahoma and Arkansas and work to promote PPGP as a leading provider of reproductive and sexual health and education, and to help advance advocacy, health care services and education work.


The Senior Director of Development will manage a team of development professionals in Oklahoma and Arkansas and work directly with the CEO, Vice President of Development, staff, volunteers, donors, and community partners to manage all aspects of fundraising and assist with all areas of development as needed. A collaborative style, strong work ethic, interpersonal skills, excellent management skills, and knowledge and enthusiasm of the major gifts, institutional giving, and fundraising events are essential.




The Senior Director of Development must be fully committed to Planned Parenthood’s mission and full range of services. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage all development work in Oklahoma and Arkansas, including major gift work, capital campaigns, institutional giving, and special events, raising a minimum of $3 million in remaining 2017 fiscal year.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift donors/prospects in Oklahoma and Arkansas to increase fundraising revenue across the affiliate.
  • Manage a minimum of three development staff in Arkansas and Oklahoma and overseeing all aspects of their work.
  • Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities in Arkansas and Oklahoma to ensure that the fundraising goals are being met.
  • Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of PPGP.
  • Identify and develop new corporate, community, and individual prospects to support organizational fundraising priorities.
  • Help implement PPGP’s five-year strategic plan as well as annual development plans with clearly defined goals and direction.
  • Engage volunteers, committee members, and local Board members in fundraising efforts to strengthen partnerships and make key introductions to new prospects.
  • Prepare, submit and/or oversee grant applications and reports to funders in Oklahoma and Arkansas.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events in Oklahoma and Arkansas to help meet special events targets in both locations.
  • Help oversee and raise critical funds to support two capital projects in Oklahoma.
  • Prepare regular reports on fundraising activity, budgets, and expenditures relating to development in Arkansas and Oklahoma.
  • Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the organization as well as in the community.



Although it is unlikely that any one individual will bring all of the qualifications and experiences listed below, the successful candidate will have many of the following attributes:

  • Commitment to PPGP’s mission, purpose, and values.
  • A smart, intellectually curious, strategic and creative professional with Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university, at least ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of seven years of professional development experience with a focus on major gift fundraising.
  • Preferred 3-5 years of management experience.
  • Proven track record of cultivating, soliciting, and securing five-to-six figure major gifts for both operating and capital support.
  • Healthy understanding of institutional giving including grants management.
  • Experience managing special fundraising events.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage numerous projects at once and ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with a special emphasis on Excel.
  • Preferred basic knowledge of design software.
  • Understanding of the Internet, including but not limited to research and email communication.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail required.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Professional appearance and attitude.
  • Willingness to commit to the position for a minimum of two years.
  • Must be a motivated, self-starter and able to function productively and effectively with a degree of autonomy.
  • A multi-disciplinary thinker with excellent analytical skills and the ability to understand new concepts and complex subjects, solve problems and to exercise good judgment in a fast-paced environment.
  • A highly sophisticated approach as well as the intellectual depth and maturity to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Commitment to exceptional work quality and standards.
  • Principled, ethical, and professional.
  • A high level of enthusiasm, energy, initiative, and drive.
  • Some evening and weekend work is required.
  • A sense of humor, perspective, and grace.



For 81 years, PPGP has been delivering high-quality, affordable, reproductive health care services. By providing clinical services, education, training, and advocacy, it seeks to help individuals make informed decisions about their reproductive health, family planning options, and sexuality. In order to make these ideals a reality, PPGP provides people with accurate information and access to highly trained practitioners for preventive care. PPGP sees a world in which every child is wanted and every woman is trusted to make her own decisions, every choice regarding sexuality is personal and respected, and everyone has access to affordable, quality health care.


Senior Director of Development joins PPGP at a pivotal point in its 81-year history. PPGP’s expansion and revitalization of its health center footprint in Arkansas, Kansas, the Mid-Missouri region, and Oklahoma, reinvigoration of its education, outreach, and advocacy initiatives serve to educate a new generation of reproductive health and rights supporters and promote greater access to affordable contraception, preventive treatment, safe abortion, and other critical reproductive health services.


As an affiliate of, and accredited by, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), PPGP operates twelve high-quality health centers throughout Arkansas, Kansas, the Mid-Missouri region, and Oklahoma, with a centralized call center and online appointment scheduling. PPGP serves people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs. PPGP currently provides reproductive health services in Arkansas, Kansas, the Mid-Missouri region, and Oklahoma. The medical staff includes three board certified OB/GYN physicians who provides abortion services, as well as nurse practitioners. PPGP’s nurse practitioners collaborate with physicians to provide reproductive health care, perform examinations, and diagnose and treat infections. PPGP receives Title X funding in Missouri and accepts Medicaid and private insurance in both Missouri and Kansas. During 2015, our health centers provided 40,000 visits for comprehensive reproductive health services to 20,000 patients


PPGP provides comprehensive, age-appropriate sexuality education to more than 5,000 participants each year. Our education programs promote responsible behavior and honest communication with peers, parents and adults. Teens are given information about how to deal with social pressure and are given medically accurate information about contraception. Programs offer a variety of interactive sexuality education presentations to schools, churches and community groups on a broad range of topics.


PPGP is a leading advocate for the reproductive rights of women and men in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma working tirelessly to block legislation that restricts access to sex education, contraceptives, and abortion. To conduct more in-depth advocacy efforts, PPGP created the Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes (PPGPV), a sister corporation of PPGP organized under IRS Section 501(c)4. This classification allows PPGPV to engage in political activities and make additional lobbying expenditures that would not be allowed under PPGP’s 501(c)3 tax status. PPGPV maintains professional lobbying programs in Topeka and Jefferson City; monitors federal, state and local legislation and analyzes its effects on PPGP and our clients; informs supporters about proposed legislation and encourages contact with their legislators; and recruits, trains and supports volunteers to work in a variety of advocacy roles.



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EOE/AA—PPGP is an equal-opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQIA.