Senior Philanthropic Strategies Advisor

Job title: Senior Philanthropic Strategies Advisor
Organization: Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Industry: Nonprofit/Philanthropy

Job Description

Are you looking for a rewarding career fueled by purpose? Do you want our region to be the best it can possibly be? Place and purpose drive our mission, so Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) may be the place for you. As the region’s leading community foundation and one of the most prominent in the nation, we serve an eight-county region of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

We bring together:

  • Donors – Supporting causes and organizations that improve our community.
  • Nonprofits – Delivering experiences that improve people and place.
  • Changemakers – Working to solve our region’s greatest challenges.

Greater Cincinnati Foundation recruits, employs, trains, compensates, promotes and celebrates employees of all races, religions, colors, national origins, sexes, sexual orientations, disabilities, ages, veteran status and all the other characteristics that make individuals unique and extraordinary. At GCF, we have a clear vision: to be an employer of choice where a diverse mix of talented people want to be and can do their best work. GCF exists exclusively to support our community, and we know our organization runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and mission-driven employees.

Our dedication to promote racial and gender equity, diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion is clearly reflected in our values, behaviors and strategic initiatives. We are fully focused on racial equity as an organization – it is more than a commitment for us, it is the foundation of what we do. Here are a couple of examples of our leadership in this area:

A message from our Governing Board –

A message from our CEO, Ellen Katz –

GCF is Gold Level certified with Queen City Certified (QCC), which is the first data-informed employer certification and cohort-based leadership program for gender equity in the U.S. workplace.

Job Description

The Senior Philanthropic Strategies Advisor works closely with the Director, Professional Advisor Relations to build relationships with estate planning attorneys, corporate attorneys, accountants, financial planners, wealth managers, investment managers and trust officers (collectively, “Professional Advisors”) throughout the GCF service area, and also directly with prospective clients for GCF For Business.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with the Director, Professional Advisor Relations to build relationships with local estate planning attorneys, corporate attorneys, accountants, financial planners, investment managers and trust officers.
  • Promotes charitable giving strategies, through meetings and group presentations, sharing information about GCF that professional advisors can share with their high net worth clients.
  • Presentation topics include charitable funds for community impact, tax savings, family philanthropy and legacy planning.
  • Promotes GCF for Business with prospective business clients that may be interested in developing a strategy around their corporate, family or personal giving.
  • Conducts research and develops, implements engagement strategies and evaluates new business relationships to advance philanthropy in our community.
  • Collaborates with Marketing and Philanthropic Partnership teams to create and implement marketing strategy for GCF for Business and Private Foundation Services.
  • Collaborates with Marketing Department to develop marketing materials and strategy specific to professional advisors of high net worth families and individuals.
  • Plans and executes educational and networking activities for professional advisors.
  • Oversees Professional Advisor recognition and appreciation activities.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience working in a nonprofit or business
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a field related to the job such as marketing, legal or financial services, wealth management, or non-profit fundraising
  • Preference for JD, CPA, CFP, CFRE or CAP designation
  • Comfort working with high-net-worth individuals and families and their professional advisors, including facilitating conversations around philanthropy and making presentations
  • Preferred knowledge of any of the following: marketing to professional advisors, business succession planning, estate planning, tax planning, and charitable gift planning
  • A passion for philanthropy, equity, and the betterment of society as a whole and specifically the Greater Cincinnati region
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including but not limited to oral and written communication, writing and editing
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving, trouble shooting and decision-making capabilities
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, planning, coordination and follow up
  • Ability to make judgments and complete assignments independently, professionally, efficiently, and in a timely manner
  • Experience with Excel, Microsoft Word, Windows, Office and Salesforce a plus
  • Desired personal traits include: customer-service oriented, team player, nimble, continuous learner, organized, efficient and enjoys a positive culture filled with talented people who care about our community
  • Demonstrates sense of humor, creativity, growth mindset and has an appreciation of the role of philanthropy in building community

Pay Range: $85,000-$92,000

Wages are negotiable within the competitive salary range set by GCF. The ranges have been established based on organization, industry and national standards. Desired salary expectations will be discussed during the interview process.

This position summary is not to be considered an exhaustive description of the responsibilities which may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform key responsibilities. Please note that duties and qualification of this and all jobs will change as we evolve our services to our community.

GCF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invite all eligible candidates to apply.

If interested, please apply on our website at