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Chief Philanthropy Officer


For 40 years, Horizons has been a leader in LGBTQ philanthropy. Today, its work is more critical than ever given the cultural and political climate in the U.S. The CPO role provides a compelling opportunity for an accomplished and strategic leader to grow the Foundation’s development and philanthropic services programs. The Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) position offers a rare opportunity for the right candidate to make a profound and lasting impact on the LGBTQ community in the Bay Area and beyond. As a member of the senior management team, the CPO will play an integral leadership role within the organization and work closely with the president, board, CFO, and Vice President of Grants and Programs to develop and implement the foundation’s strategies and initiatives. The CPO will lead a four-member development and philanthropic services team responsible for designing and implementing fundraising strategies that increase revenues from private sources, as well as grow Horizons’ Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) program and its highly active legacy (planned) giving program.

The successful professional will have or be:

  • Commitment to the mission of Horizons Foundation, its strategic vision, and the desire to support the LGBTQ community
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the president, management team, staff, and key members of the board and volunteer committees

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and develop actionable work plans

  • Effective communicator with excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Open, supportive, and encouraging leadership style with the ability to create and maintain a collegial, positive and productive work environment and to motivate and mentor staff

  • Strong financial skills, including the ability to develop and review budgets and to develop management reports that present a clear financial picture of fundraising activities

  • Experience interacting with individuals from diverse backgrounds and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace

  • Understanding of current trends in philanthropy and the ability to recommend new or different approaches to increase donors, contributions and identify new opportunities

  • A high level of initiative, attention to detail and strong organization skills

  • Unquestionable integrity and commitment to professional ethics, and the ability to responsibly handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion

  • Significant level of computer proficiency, including MS Office and relational databases. Salesforce experience a plus

  • Knowledge of Bay Area and LGBTQ philanthropic communities a plus

  • Ability to occasional work evenings and weekends and to travel two to three times per year

For more information, further details on this position and how to apply, please see the application link.


Horizons Foundation
David Randall
San Francisco, CA