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Philanthropic Development Officer

Salary Range: $85,000 – $95,000


Join the OCCF Team!

If you are passionate about making a difference and driving philanthropic growth, we would love to hear from you! Join the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) team as the Philanthropic Development Officer and be part of an exciting journey toward achieving our Vision 2030 goals.

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Philanthropic Strategy and CEO, the Philanthropic Development Officer is responsible for Identifying and engaging potential donors, cultivating relationships with diverse stakeholders, enhancing donor engagement programs, and innovating services to achieve fundraising goals and revenue targets by establishing charitable funds.


At OCCF, we are more than just a foundation; we are a catalyst for meaningful change. Our mission is Transforming our Community’s Heartfelt Intention into Greater Impact for Good. In partnership with our donors and community, we combine giving strategy, community intelligence, enduring relationships, and heartfelt intention to amplify the power of giving and its profound result: greater good in Orange County, and beyond.


We inspire generosity and bring people and resources together to create sustainable impact. Since 1989, we have granted an impressive $1 billion, reaching communities not only in Orange County but also across the nation and around the world.


Our team at OCCF is innovative and mission-driven, dedicated to recognizing potential, convening stakeholders, and leveraging our unique capabilities to drive positive change collaboratively. We build stronger connections, encourage philanthropy, and provide the necessary support to foster growth and guide positive initiatives. Our commitment to understanding the needs of our donors, nonprofit partners, and beneficiaries is unwavering, and we achieve this through active listening, rigorous research, and nurturing personal relationships.


  • Annual grantmaking of $76 million, ranking among the top 1 percent in granting activity among 780 U.S. community foundations.
  •  Home to over 600 charitable funds benefiting a wide range of causes.
  • Total assets of $554 million, placing us in the top 7 percent in assets among U.S. community foundations.
  • Average annual contributions exceed $100 million.
  • Recipient of a 4-star Charity Navigator rating, reflecting our sound fiscal management, commitment to accountability, and transparency.


Prospect Cultivation

  • Research and identify new prospect target audiences and geographies in Orange County. Use statistical and census data/research to identify opportunity areas for strategic outreach. Research the unique values and needs of these audiences through community partners and internal stakeholders.
  • Develop, test, and implement new innovative strategies to identify and engage new prospects to help diversify the Foundation’s donor base. This could include engaging second and third generations of current donors and attracting new emerging donors.
  • Build prospect pipelines and maintain relationships with potential donors through personalized and targeted outreach and engagement.
  • Convert prospect pipelines and establish new donor-advised funds, agency funds, and legacy funds and ensure a smooth transition to our philanthropic advisor professionals.
  • Manage and facilitate the Emerging Leader Advisor Committee made up of emerging generation attorneys, financial advisors, and accountants and the Emerging Gen Group initially launched with Family Foundation Alliance members. Leverage their feedback as input to future service offerings and events.
  • Partner with the Sr. Director of Philanthropic Strategy and Foundation CEO to cultivate relationships and establish new charitable funds to meet the Foundation’s long and short-term asset growth goals.
  • Represent the Foundation at community events, networking functions, and other external gatherings.

Product Development

  • Identify, develop, and implement new and/or expanded innovative products and services targeted at existing and emerging audiences (e.g. social entrepreneurship, impact investing, cause-related ventures, volunteerism, etc.).
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to ideate, strategize and expand current offerings ensuring successful implementation and management (e.g. giving circles, Family Foundation Alliance, etc.). Ensure products are outcome-driven, assessed, and continually enhanced.

Event Management

  • Identify, research, design and launch innovative events targeted to donor segments, creating memorable experiences that foster long-term relationships.
  • Partner with the Marketing team and senior leadership on all aspects of event planning including content, project management, logistics, and launch.

Marketing and Outreach

  • Collaborate with Marketing team to develop marketing materials and campaigns tailored to new target audiences, highlighting the impact and relevance of the Foundation’s philanthropic work. Utilize storytelling and creative content to illustrate the Foundation’s impact and encourage donor participation.
  • Explore how digital platforms and social media can be used to engage younger generations in philanthropic efforts.
  • Measure outcomes against engagement and target audience goals.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field of study or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years of business, development and/or relationship management experience in nonprofit or for-profit organizations or related professional service organizations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a talent for building rapport with diverse groups.
  • Strong research skills and/or understanding of the philanthropic landscape.
  • Creative thinker with the ability to develop and implement innovative ideas and programs.
  • Experience with “moves management” to ensure prospect pipelines are actively cultivated and converted into new funds.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with an experimentation mindset.
  • Execution, measurement, and analysis of new programs and desired outcomes.
  • Strong proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams) and experience using Customer Relationship Management systems, preferably Salesforce


Join our organization with a compelling mission and enjoy a supportive team-oriented work
environment. You’ll receive a competitive salary, ranging from $85,000 – $95,000 based on your experience and qualifications. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision: Access to healthcare coverage to keep you and your family healthy.
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan: Benefit from automatic contributions to your retirement savings by the organization.
  • Paid Time Off: Enjoy 2 weeks of vacation and 2 weeks of Paid Sick Leave (PSL) annually.
  • Paid Holidays: Celebrate 10 paid holidays throughout the year.
  • Remote Work: 4 remote days per month (1 day per week)
  • Schedule: 90/80/Flex Day work schedule
  • On-Site Gym: Access to a gym with a complimentary membership as an employee.
  • Café and Coffee Shop: Convenient on-site dining options within the building.


For immediate consideration, please apply with your resume and cover letter, formatted in Microsoft Word, via: to the attention of Edith Guefroudje, Operations Manager.

Review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue on a confidential basis until an appointment is made. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 9, 2024.

19200 Von Karman Ave., Suite 700
Irvine, CA 92612

Orange County Community Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity and equity in all facets of the organization’s work. 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 protected class.