OMNI Human Resource Management

  • Senior Director of Leadership Gifts

    PKD Foundation
    Job Location(s)
    US-MO-Kansas City
  • Overview

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    OMNI is honored to have been engaged by the PKD Foundation in their search for a Sr. Director of Leadership Gifts.  Founded and based in Kansas City, the PKD Foundation is the largest private funder of PKD research. Over the last three decades, the Foundation has invested in excess of $42 million in basic clinic research, nephrology fellowships and scientific meetings with one clear goal in mind: to discover and deliver treatments and a cure for PKD.



    Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, and leading a team of five, the Sr. Director of Leadership Gifts will manage a portfolio of approximately 150 major gift donors and additional prospects to include cultivation and stewardship activities. The selected candidate will possess a thorough understanding of PKD (the disease) and the mission of the PKD Foundation and be prepared to fully convey with donors/prospects. Additional responsibilities include:

    • Partners with supervisor in establishing best practices and realistic and attainable financial goals.
    • Travels within assigned geographic area establishing and maintaining excellent relations and providing written proposals to donors/prospects as needed.
    • Meets regularly with supervisor to discuss and refine portfolio plans and strategies, track progress, and maintain open lines of communication.
    • Works in close conjunction with other development staff to develop optimal integrated strategies regarding major gift procurement.
    • Identifies and develops new prospects to reduce portfolio attrition and promote growth.
    • Develops and implements strategies to re-engage donors whose giving has decreased or lapsed.
    • Becomes familiar with planned giving and is prepared to collaborate with the Director of Planned Giving in developing an appropriate strategy with those donors/prospects who exhibit planned gift capability.
    • Works with Chapter volunteers to make creative connections between and among constituents, events, programs and their associated circles.
    • Supervises a team of regional leadership gift directors and support staff.


    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in fundraising, communications or a related field.
    • Minimum of five years of increasing experience in a major gift role with a proven track record of cultivating, upgrading and closing six figure gifts.
    • Demonstrated highly effective interpersonal, conversational and presentation skills leading to developing and maintaining positive relationships with a broad spectrum of donors/prospects.
    • Prior supervisory experience.
    • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite.


    OMNI and our clients are Equal Opportunity Employers and seek diversity in candidates for employment. EEO Employer W/M/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


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