VICE PRESIDENT OF PHILANTHROPY: All-Star Children’s Foundation is seeking a passionate professional to develop and execute a comprehensive fundraising strategy that will support a Foster Children’s Trauma Center in Sarasota, Florida. Working with the Co-founders and the Executive Director, as a key member of the senior staff, the Vice President of Philanthropy will have a pivotal role in creating excitement for the vision, raising funds, and working to ensure continued support for the Center. Go to, Current Searches for a full job description. Send your resume, cover letter along with salary requirements to by July 14, 2017.

More about The All Star Children’s Foundation from the Herald-Tribune

All-Star Children’s Foundation is building a state-of-the-art Campus of Caring that will include a center for trauma-focused clinical services and provide children, victimized by abuse, ages 0-18, with loving and stable homes. The program will bring healing, empowerment and hope to children as well as their parents. Developed in collaboration with John’s Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, this program will become the standard in healing childhood trauma and developing children’s skills necessary to build resiliency.

The beautiful 5-acre, neighborhood-style campus will initially serve 30 foster children in residence (Phase 1). It will also serve children in our community’s child welfare system on an out-patient basis. In phase 2 of construction, we will expand our campus to 10 homes, which will accommodate 60+ children.


  • Passion, advocacy and excitement for the mission of the All-Star Children’s Foundation mission
  • Intellectual curiosity, confidence and ability to apply the experience of traditional development skills to an organization that will transform lives forever.
  • Poise, credibility and relationship skills to work with diverse constituencies
  • Strong personal work ethic with a sense of humor and perspective
  • Entrepreneurial, creative style
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Team-orientated and mission-driven professional with a desire to create and build
  • Collaborative


  • Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan in partnership with the co-founders and Executive Director
  • Orchestrate the public phase of a 12 M Capital campaign where 6.5M has been raised during the soft phase.
  • Serve as the Foundation’s major gift fundraiser, identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding key donors and prospects
  • Build a strong portfolio of major gift prospects and donors working with the cofounders
  • Develop a data base of donors and prospects
  • Search for grant opportunities, write, monitor and manage grant applications including timely update and final grant reports
  • Plan and coordinate and oversee all special events
  • Develop and implement an ongoing annual giving program
  • Remain up-to-date on current fundraising, being used in the nonprofit sector as well as current tax law affecting charitable giving
  • Act as an advocate for the Foundation in governmental activities and in making presentations countrywide to promote the mission and goals of the Foundation

Ideal Candidate

  • A deep, abiding passion for the mission and goals of the foundation
  • Belief and support in donor-centered philanthropic culture
  • Proven ability to articulate a compelling vision and inspire board, staff, donors, volunteers and public to achieve it
  • High emotional intelligence and ethical standards
  • A high degree of self-motivation, ingenuity, and creativity
  • Open minded, adaptable and collaborative
  • Ability to maintain positive and authentic relationships
  • Comfort and confidence in asking for and closing major gifts
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic and quickly changing environment
  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Excellent at follow-through and donor customer service
  • Commitment to diligently documenting contact information, prospect research, and interaction reports
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to write clear, concise, and compelling proposals, letters, reports and grants
  • Proficient in donor management software
  • Willingness to be mentored and/or mentor others


Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, 7-10 years of development or related work experience, and demonstrated success in marketing, communications, and fundraising.  A background in either a for profit or non-profit environment in a staff position or volunteer leadership role is a plus. Healthcare experience and CFRE is a plus.

Submit letter of interest and resume along with salary requirement to Mary Beth Bos, CFRE at