Vice President of Philanthropy
Vice President of Philanthropy
Las Vegas, NV
Opportunity Village (OV) was founded in 1954 by seven dedicated, committed and loving families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the very best lives possible. To help expand its horizons into the future, OV is now seeking to hire its next great Vice President of Philanthropy (VPP).
Since its humble origins, OV has grown to become the largest private, not-for-profit community habilitation program in Nevada. OV serves more than 3,000 people annually through vocational training, community employment, day services, advocacy, arts and social recreation. At OV, people with disabilities are able to find new friends, realize future career paths, seek independence and community integration and unleash creative passions.
The OV is led by President and CEO Bob Brown, the former chair of the OV Board of Directors and the father of an OV program participant, who made the transition from publisher of the Las Vegas Review Journal to lead the OV in 2014. Bob's ambitious vision for OV includes a deepening of services and expansion to other communities in Nevada. OV's growth is exemplified by Betty's Village, a 70-unit residential complex welcoming people of diverse abilities in a setting designed for independent and semi-independent living.
To maximize the resources available to OV, the organization is undertaking a search for a new Vice President of Philanthropy. The VPP leads all fundraising, events management, annual giving and related outreach activities. This is a high visibility role, managing relationships across a diverse group of stakeholders including OV board members, a loyal base of OV donors, celebrities and community partners. Working in a collaborative management and servant-leadership culture, the VPP leads a team of ten talented fundraising and event professionals and reports directly to the CEO.
The next VPP will join OV at a critical time in fundraising history. Based on an exemplary reputation and outstanding results, OV has the chance to leverage its profile in the community to create an exciting new phase of development that can drive an even greater impact on the people served and the region. Beyond cultivating major and planned gifts, the new VPP will be asked to develop a strategic vision for innovative, high-impact philanthropy that takes full advantage of OV's deep relationships and long history in Las Vegas.
The ideal VPP will have seven or more years of development leadership experience at a similarly complex, high-profile nonprofit organization; a proven track record of cultivating and managing a high-level portfolio of principal gift donor prospects; and have superb communication, relationship-building and presentation skills. The VPP will have a deep appreciation for the mission of OV and the desire to play a meaningful role in the life of OV and the people the organization serves.
All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile.
WittKieffer is assisting Opportunity Village in this search, which will remain open until an appointment is made.
Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:
Greg Duyck and Ashlee Winters
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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