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Florida Philanthropy Officer


Miami, FL, USA


Nurse-Family Partnership positively transforms the lives of vulnerable babies, mothers and families.


A future where all children are healthy, families thrive, communities prosper, and the cycle of poverty is broken.

Position Description

As a member of the National Service Office’s philanthropy team, the Florida Philanthropy Officer will support the fundraising goals for Nurse-Family Partnership nationally and contribute to the success of the organization’s ambitious seven-year scaling plan. More specifically, the position is responsible for planning and implementing strategies to build a diverse constituency of support within the state, including donors and volunteers. The Florida Philanthropy Officer is part of a national fundraising team and will work closely with the Florida program team.

Success in this position will require an experienced fundraiser seeking an opportunity to be challenged by building and sustaining fundraising efforts in new philanthropic markets for Nurse-Family Partnership. The successful candidate will be able to work independently and as part of a national team, be resourceful, take initiative to build new relationships on behalf of the organization, perform well under pressure and in a dynamic environment as part of a maturing fundraising program. This is an opportunity to build a fundraising program in Florida from the ground up that will allow Nurse-Family Partnership to serve more vulnerable families across the county. This position will be based in the greater Miami/Ft. Lauderdale metropolitan area, but other locations in the state may be considered as needed.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

50%     Portfolio Management – Build and manage a diverse portfolio of prospects and donors (numbering no more than 150), including individuals, foundations, family foundations and corporations, to realize annual fundraising goals identified for this position. Identify prospects and develop effective strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of gifts to support both local and national impact. Conduct substantive contacts and visits with prospects and donors with a heavy emphasis on discovery to build a major gift prospect pipeline. Coordinate team members, including State Executive Director, and volunteers as natural partners in cultivating donor relationships. Solicit and close major gifts. Produce proposals, reports, case statements, and stewardship materials as needed. Coordinate and implement donor   stewardship and recognition. Maintain donor records and track activity in database.                    

20%     Program Development and Oversight – Initiate and develop a robust and sustainable fundraising program in Florida to support the organization’s work and brand in the state, as well as maximizing the philanthropic potential of the state for the organization.  Create multi-year plan with metrics to create accountability toward shared goals.  

20%     Volunteer Engagement – Provide leadership, coordination and strategic guidance for formal and informal volunteer engagement at the community and state levels, including working closely with the State Executive Director on the State Advisory Board. Ensure timely updates and meaningful engagement of volunteers. Support education and training in response to needs and priorities. Model and apply best practices for the engagement of volunteers.

10%     Events & Communications – Develop strategies to raise the visibility and promote the brand of Nurse-Family Partnership in Florida. Coordinate cultivation and stewardship materials for Florida, including regional stewardship reports, local programmatic gift opportunities, and geographically-based content for other communication channels as requested. Conceive of and/or facilitate local and regional events. Arrange home and site visits for prospects, donors, volunteers and other influential actors in the region.


Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • A minimum five years of fundraising experience, including substantial experience with direct solicitations and major gifts is required.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Knowledge of and experience with philanthropic markets in Florida.
  • Proven experience successfully conducting face-to-face meetings with and solicitations from prospective major donors is required.
  • Experience writing grant proposals, letters, reports and other fundraising materials and proven ability to present persuasive, engaging arguments for support.
  • Leadership in developing programs and initiating activities toward stated goals.
  • A successful track record of working with high-level volunteers and senior staff
  • Demonstrated experience in meeting and exceeding fundraising goals.
  • Proficiency with fundraising database programs.
  • Computer proficiency with various Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Self-motivated; demonstrated creativity and problem-solving skills and ability to perform successfully without regular supervision.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, ability to multi-task, meet multiple deadlines, and excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively as a member of a team, ensuring close coordination and integration with other staff members.
  • Ethical compliance with fundraising best practices, as defined by the Association for Fundraising Professionals.
  • High integrity and commitment to personal and professional excellence.
  • Commitment to Nurse-Family Partnership’s mission.
  • Ability to travel approximately 40 percent of the time.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position reports to the Director of Regional Philanthropy and does not have any direct reports.

Core Organizational Values

  • Be tenacious caregivers by bringing passion and excellence to our nursing practice and professional services
  • Actively listen to and persistently serve our families and our implementation network
  • Provide leadership in the field of evidence-based and home visitation programs
  • Seek and find solutions
  • Innovate and stay relevant
  • Translate and enhance the science of pregnancy, brain and early childhood development to serve vulnerable babies and families
  • Respect and honor differences in race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran status
  • Be respectful, collaborative and tenacious in all our interactions with each other and on behalf of our families and implementation network
  • Do more with less


To learn more about NFP and the National Service Office, please visit


  • Go to
  • Select 'About NFP'
  • Select 'Careers'
  • Under 'National Service Office Careers' - Select 'Find out more'
  • Select 'Florida Philanthropy Officer'

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