Lions Clubs International Foundation

Executive Nonprofit Opportunity: Details





Lions Clubs International Foundation

Oak Brook, IL

Chief of Philanthropy

As the official charitable organization of Lions Clubs International, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) supports Lions’ compassionate works by providing grant funding for their local and global humanitarian efforts. The Chief of Philanthropy position for the Foundation will oversee the Development Department which is comprised of six Regional Managers and thirteen Regional/Gift Specialists and has a current budget of approximately $3.5 million with expected increases in the near future.

In celebration of the Foundation’s 50th anniversary, LCIF will be launching a three-year, $300 million capital campaign in July 2018 to support the comprehensive service framework around the five major service initiatives (diabetes, vision, hunger relief, pediatric cancer and the environment) and the core competencies of the Foundation. The executive will have the opportunity to lead a solid, dedicated staff, and work with fundraising consultants, while articulating a vision and creating a road map for how to successfully achieve that strategic vision. Other areas for long-term development growth are Planned Giving, Major Gifts and Individual Giving to the Foundation.

We seek a proven philanthropic leader whose career in an international or national organization has been highlighted by a proven track record in multi-discipline development areas inclusive of major capital campaigns. He/she will be an exceptional communicator with the ability to comfortably speak publicly but just as nimbly meet one-on-one with stakeholders. This individual will also have had experience working alongside volunteer leadership and will understand the unique dynamics of that relationship.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of strong management and leadership abilities and experience. He/she will have experience in building a development department. This person will be the lead champion for the capital campaign (short term) and the overall fundraising efforts (long term).
An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university is required. An advanced degree is preferred. Experience in development and fundraising in an international environment is preferred.

Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. To apply, please click on the Apply Now link below; then Chief of Philanthropy, Lions Clubs International Foundation.

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