Who We Are
American Philanthropic is a rapidly growing national consulting and services firm that helps nonprofits and those that support them raise and give charitable funds. We believe that people flourish within voluntary associations—the charities, churches, schools, and organizations that make up civil society. Nonprofits need money, and that’s where AmPhil comes in: we help nonprofits think strategically, develop powerful messaging, reach potential donors, and cultivate the donors they have. We also help civil-minded donors give wisely and well. What binds us together are our commitments to excellent work and deep thinking, to practical wisdom and learning by doing, to camaraderie and a shared mission.
What You’ll Do
Engagement Lead: As the engagement lead, the managing consultant oversees and directs fundraising campaign feasibility studies and capital campaigns, guides the strategy of multi-year campaign plans for several different sectors, manages junior consultants on engagements, and ensures successful execution of multiple engagements.
Client Consulting and Deliverables: provides senior-level consulting for operations; supports board development, develops campaign leadership and volunteer strategy; oversees solicitation of gifts in various phases; and prepares progress and final reports of campaign results with follow-up action plans.
Business Development: leads business development outreach; builds trusting relationships with key members in the philanthropic community; and, represent the company at client meetings, conferences, seminars, and other events.
What We’re Looking For
Experience: The ideal candidate will have 6+ years of capital campaign fundraising experience, as well as experience with management. Liberal arts background strongly preferred. All candidates must demonstrate a strategic mindset, reflect strong interpersonal and communication skills, and possess a mature and ambitious personality who can execute multiple engagements relationships with diligence and accuracy. The candidate must be able to travel 6-10 days a month on average.
Principled: First and foremost, we’re looking for someone excited and passionate about our mission of strengthening the “little platoons” of civil society. It makes it a lot more fun to actually care about what you’re working on! Crucially, this passion must translate into practical action: a strong work ethic, a humble manner, and a willingness to go above and beyond when necessary to help our clients and company succeed and grow.
Curious: We want to work with people who are curious about the world, and who want to learn and talk about contemporary American political, cultural, sociological, and economic discourse (especially in conjunction with how those realms affect civil society). The ideal candidate is also a self-starter: someone eager to discover ways to do their job better and to grow professionally and personally.
Diligence: We believe excellence is the result of doing the right things in the right way, consistently and over time. So, we look for people who possess the prudence and the discipline to take ownership of projects, accomplish tasks, strive for excellence, manage up to others, and make consistent progress with minimal supervision.
Convivial: We want people with strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a capacity to build personal relationships of trust and respect with clients and colleagues. The ideal candidate possesses both the desire and the ability to make a positive contribution to a company culture that values honesty, hard work, friendship, and good humor.
What You’ll Love
Mission: Everything we do is guided by our mission to strengthen civil society. We put our clients first, and you will get to come alongside dozens of nonprofits and donors who do work that leads to human flourishing and strengthening communities.
Influence: You have the opportunity to stand out quickly and demonstrate your value, as employees are given a high degree of ownership over their work. We want you to do work you’re proud of, and to be recognized for it.
Growth: Every employee belongs to a group that is entrusted with crucial strategic growth initiatives. You’ll help the company as a whole grow from small to medium over the next few years as we set out to more than double in size.
Flexibility: Our offices are in Phoenix, Denver, Chicago, and Philadelphia. You have the option to work out of one of our beautiful office spaces or to work remotely. Likewise, we understand you have a life outside of work and trust you to arrange your schedule to manage all your responsibilities.
Practical Wisdom: We are guided by common sense and practical wisdom, not bureaucracy or trite slogans. We invite employees to use the totality of their personhood in approaching their work and relationships, because they have the freedom to execute responsibilities in line with their interests and talents.
Perks: Intellectually curious people make the best employees. We want you to continue developing the life of the mind and your own interests—even if they relate loosely to your specific responsibilities. All employees are provided with a yearly stipend for subscriptions to enhance your learning.
Competitive Compensation: We will pay competitive market rates, have a generous benefits package and holiday/PTO schedule.
- Cover letter that outlines 1) your interest in the position 2) how your values align with our mission 3) a highlight of your professional and/or personal achievements that have particular relevance to your ability to perform the role’s duties with excellence
- Writing sample/work product from professional experience
- Three professional references
- Optional: Solicitation history