Director of Philanthropy

Community Partners International | Bay Area, California


About Community Partners International (CPI)

Founded in 1998, Community Partners International (CPI) is a U. S. 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to improve the health and well-being of people living in Myanmar (Burma) by expanding access to quality health and social services through local partners. Recently, CPI began working in Bangladesh to provide humanitarian relief services to recent refugees from Myanmar. CPI’s primary offices are in Yangon, Myanmar and Berkeley, CA, with additional field offices in Myanmar, Thailand and Bangladesh. CPI has a successful track record with institutional funders and partners and an expanding network of U.S.-based private donors. We are seeking a Director of Philanthropy to be a part of our growing reach and impact.

Job Summary

About the Position

The Director of Philanthropy plays a key leadership role within CPI; requiring experience in strategic planning, donor cultivation and stewardship, public relations and event management. The position requires a candidate to be at ease in cross cultural settings, comfortable working with board members and high-level volunteers, able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people and earn the trust of CPI’s stakeholders and donors.

The Director builds a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors from individuals, private foundations and partners. The Director is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive plan for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors to support CPI’s work. This role will have a strong emphasis on discovering and developing new relationships and funding partnerships. CPI is committed to a donor-centric approach to development; providing donors with the service and attention that ensures an exceptionally positive and fulfilling philanthropic experience. Metrics for success are growth in CPI’s donor pool, as well as elevation of gift size year on year, and efficient moves management of contacts from prospect to donor.

Reports To

Executive Director


  • Identify, cultivate and maintain a portfolio of prospects and donors with a focus on those with the ability to give high four, five and six figure gifts from a wide range of sources including individuals,
    organizations, board members and private foundations
  • Leverage the networks of board members and key volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit and maintain relationships with high value donors
  • Manage various fundraising and relationship building initiatives geared towards individual donors with a focus on unrestricted gifts: annual campaign, high touch private events, donor learning trips, etc.
  • Act as principal donor strategist and devise opportunities for involving the executive director and board members in engaging with prospects and donors through meaningful contacts: calls, visits, briefings, private events, etc.
  • Develop and design systems to track solicitation assignments and progress with periodic reporting and review with the executive director, development committee and board
  • Work with the marketing team to develop messaging and marketing materials to support fundraising activities, including fundraising proposals
  • Represent the organization at external events; serve as primary contact for U.S. media inquiries
  • Manage and staff the development committee of the board; provide strategy and plans on annual and special events, set up committee meetings and calls, provide updates and report on goals
  • Develop and maintain a strong collaborative working relationship with program, marketing and financial reporting teams within the organization
  • Supervise associate responsible for gift receipt and recognition process, Salesforce CRM database and online giving programs, gift management systems and reporting


  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; graduate degree or certification preferred
  • A minimum history of five years of demonstrable success in nonprofit fundraising preferred or experience
    in corporate sales, relationship management or marketing role generating new revenues would be an advantage


This is a full-time position with benefits and a competitive salary based on experience.


  • An entrepreneurial self-starter with experience in building new relationships within a wide geographic region while managing competing deadlines and attaining goals
  • Strong interpersonal and motivational skills, including ease and skill in conveying the mission of CPI to senior level leaders from a wide variety of constituencies
  • Excellent communication skills with a persuasive ability, including strong written, verbal and presentation skills that can articulate compelling reasons for supporting CPI’s mission
  • Ability to work with multiple offices in different time zones and across diverse teams
  • Ability to travel overseas as needed and to attend program and fundraising activities on evenings and weekends
  • A passion for CPI’s work and its commitment to deliver health services to those in need
  • Familiarity with Southeast Asia and Myanmar a plus

How to Apply

Please email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to on or before January 31, 2018. Please indicate job title in the subject line. No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.

Community Partners International


Organization: Nonprofit Organizations