Vice President of Planned Giving and Donor Service

Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley

Job Description

The Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley., (CFCV) is a $300-million organization that makes some $18 million in grants annually. In its 25 years of history, the organization’s investments have generated more than $110 million in net philanthropic value for its more than 350 charitable Funds. The organization’s mission is to “enable and promote philanthropy that inspires, facilitates, and fosters a vibrant and engaged Chattahoochee Valley.” As the premier center for thoughtful philanthropy for people who want to make their Chattahoochee Valley communities better, both during and after their lifetimes, CFCV serves 11 counties in Georgia and two in Alabama.



The Vice President of Planned Giving and Donor Service works to enhance this community’s charitable resources in a manner consistent with the mission of the Community Foundation (CFCV). This position is responsible for working with the President/CEO in the asset development and promotional efforts of the organization. A primary focus is meeting the needs of new and existing donors and fund representatives, including ensuring that their work is in accordance with established legal and operational best practices of the field and developing “raging philanthropists.” The position also includes communicating CFCV’s opportunities to the wealth advisor community, and broadening CFCV’s services to its donor community by identifying and developing new ways to serve.




By connecting new and existing contributors to the work of the CFCV, the Vice President of Planned Giving and

Donor Service plays an important role in growing philanthropic resources for our community. Generating charitable opportunities among these constituents requires an experienced, highly motivated, and reliable professional who possesses excellent communication and organizational skills.




·      Partner with the President/CEO to market CFCV’s services to 1) increase assets under management and 2) deepen and improve service to existing donors.

·      Ensure that area wealth advisors know and understand the opportunities that CFCV offers their clients to maximize tax-wise charitable planned gifts.

·      Capture, communicate and document donor intent, including drafting Fund Agreements and amendments. Ensure that Fundholders are well-oriented to CFCV and their Funds.

·      Develop and manage programs to build relationships with current and potential donors, using current planned gift tools and tax strategies to optimize their donations. Periodically measure donor satisfaction.

·      Oversee the CFCV’s donation receipt procedures, ensuring high levels of industry and legal standards, donor satisfaction, and operational accuracy.

·      Assume primary responsibility for donor-related data maintenance in CFCV’s software system, CommunitySuite (Foundant Technologies).

·      Research legal and operational issues and recommend CFCV compliance as necessary.

·      Represent the CFCV at community, donor, philanthropic and professional advisor functions.




The Vice President of Planned Giving and Donor Service reports to the President/CEO and is an FLSA exempt position.


The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work to be performed by the person in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the job.


Projected start date for this position is: February 12, 2024, or earlier.


The Community Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.




·      Education: Bachelor's degree. Advanced degree a plus, as are advanced industry certifications such as CSFRE, AEP, CTEP, etc.

·      Experience: At least five years of professional experience in the legal, financial services, or gift planning and donor stewardship (not simply annual fundraising) field. This experience should consist of cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding clients. Nonprofit experience at the board or staff level is a plus.

·      Professional record for providing client services while adhering to very high standards of service excellence, responsiveness, and integrity. 

·      High levels of curiosity, self-motivation, and skills for creative problem-solving. Demonstrated high level of initiative and responsibility to enable management and coordination of multiple projects simultaneously.

·      A proven ability to effectively interact with people at all income levels, community leaders, professional advisors, and non-profit representatives. 

·      A record of deep discretion with highly sensitive and confidential information. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse donor and prospect population.

·      The ability to take a proactive role in team efforts, promote cooperation and collaboration between team members, and encourage open communication. 

·      Superior verbal and written communication skills. The ability to present effectively to small and large audiences. A commitment to ongoing professional development.

·      Hands-on technology skills sufficient for organizational and productivity effectiveness in a small-staff environment with limited administrative support. Database experience, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite with an eagerness to learn the Foundant Technologies suite of products.

·      Knowledge of and commitment to the Chattahoochee Valley and its nonprofit sector a plus.  



Base salary range: $130,000 - $175,000 annually, with benefits package including but not limited to health insurance, 401(k) contributions, paid holidays, and paid time off.


Individual compensation packages are based on various factors unique to the candidate’s experience, including skill set, qualifications, and other job-related reasons.




Interested candidates are required to submit a letter of interest, resume/CV, and salary requirements.

Any materials received incomplete will be returned.


Interested candidates should email materials to:

Anissa Starnes, IOM

Chief Impact Officer

[email protected]



Posted 6 months ago
Columbus, Georgia
Education Requirement
Bachelor's Degree
Experience Requirement
5-10 years