Vice President of Development - Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin

AFP SE WI Administrator
November 15, 2019


The Vice President of Development articulates the vision and sets the strategy for the agency’s development program. They lead and oversee the execution of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin’s (PPWI) statewide fundraising program and provide supervision and support to the development team. The VP is a member of the PPWI senior management team and reports to the Chief Philanthropy & Brand Strategy Officer. 


The VP of Development must have a deep commitment to the mission, vision and values of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and a broad and deep understanding of fund development work, along with proven leadership ability and strong project management and supervision skills. They must have strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability and desire to actively engage with people from many backgrounds and points of view.  The VP must maintain a public presence and serve as both a diplomat and advocate for PPWI interests and issues within the donor, volunteer and wider community, locally and statewide.   


The VP of Development must have a bachelor’s degree and at least seven years of progressively responsible fundraising experience, along with five years of supervisory experience.   Must have experience setting and implementing strategic direction for a dynamic development program, monitoring results and ensuring they comply with organizational goals.  A proven track record of obtaining six and seven figure gifts.  Prior experience guiding and supporting board development committees and their fundraising efforts.  Proven ability to cultivate and expand annual giving and major gifts donor base.  Demonstrated experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising data platforms. 

Working knowledge of Wisconsin/Milwaukee/ Madison fundraising communities and CFRE is preferred. 

Additional experience will be considered in lieu of a degree. 


Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. 


The position is predominantly sedentary requiring the ability to sit, bend, stand and walk.  May require occasional stooping, reaching, stair-climbing and repetitive motions of the hands and wrist related to writing and typing at an electronic keyboard.  Rarely requires kneeling, pushing/pulling and repetitive motions of the feet. 

Physical demands of the position necessitate hearing, talking, handling and grasping regularly.  May require lifting up to 30 pounds. Specific vision conditions include close vision reading. Requires the ability to operate a computer, telephone, fax, copy machine and adding machine or calculator. 


The position is generally performed in an office environment but involves frequent interruptions.  The noise level is generally low to quiet.  The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations, however, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform said essential functions.  

Long hours and weekend hours may be necessary.  This position requires traveling statewide, therefore a valid driver’s license and auto insurance in accordance with agency liability standards is required.  Must have reliable transportation. 


  • Provide the leadership, vision and strategy for raising individual contributions, corporate support and grant revenues to support patient services, education and public affairs programming, as well as capital for special projects. 
  • Oversee and maintain strict compliance of all development policies and protocols. Serve as a member of the agency’s Quality and Risk Management committee. 
  • Expand major and annual gift programs, diversifying bases of support. 
  • Determine short and long-term fundraising goals and develop the strategy and infrastructure necessary to achieve those goals. 
  • Prepare and administer an annual development budget that reflects the short and long-term fundraising goals, including projections for contribution revenues.  
  • Work with development staff to develop and implement annual plans that reflect the agency strategic plan, for achieving measurable goals in each component of the fundraising program including but not limited to: major and leadership giving, core donor giving; direct mail giving; workplace giving; foundation and government grants; corporate contributions; planned giving. Monitor and evaluate outcomes. Make programmatic shifts as necessary. 
  • Provide on-going consultation and support to the CEO, other Principal Gift Officers, the Board of Directors and other senior managers as a member of the senior management team.  
  • Provide active staffing and leadership for the agency’s board development committee, ensure stewardship of committee members, and serve in an advisory capacity to the agency governance committees. Attend finance committee meetings and board meetings to provide updates, data and other information as needed. 
  • Represent agency on/at key community boards, committees and events, as determined. 
  • Cultivate and steward a portfolio of selected major/leadership and planned giving donors. 
  • Participate in Planned Parenthood’s national Development Officers’ Council. 
  • Secure and manage key consultancies as needed to advance fundraising goals. 


  • Willingness to work alternative hours to accommodate events, dinners, and annual campaign functions. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

 To express your interest in the Vice President of Development position and to be considered, please provide your current resume and cover letter on our careers page. Please note: References will not be contacted until a candidate has been notified. Background checks will subsequently be performed, with candidate permission, and are required to be hired for this position. All inquiries and interactions with potential candidates are kept in confidence.

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