Chief Advancement Officer

The Borealis Philanthropy Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) will be charged with overseeing the development and implementation of an organization-wide fundraising and communications strategy that is grounded in our organizational vision and values. This individual will be responsible for ensuring that the organization not only meets its revenue targets, but is actively working to bring on new donors, with priorities to:

Grow our individual donors and family foundation relationships,

Strengthen and expand our institutional philanthropy portfolio, and

Explore opportunities for corporate giving strategies.

This person will also be responsible for helping to implement strategic campaigns that amplify the work of Borealis and the intersections across our funds, collaborating with colleagues across the organization to leverage existing organizational relationships and identify new potential sources of financial support for Borealis’ funds.

A key member of Borealis’ Senior Leadership Team, the CAO will work closely with colleagues, including the President, Chief of Programs and Chief Financial Officer to facilitate the design of a comprehensive development and communications strategy for the organization that supports the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of both individual and institutional donors, as well as partners, grantees, and community aligned with our mission and vision. They will lead a growing team of communications and development staff in operationalizing the organization’s fundraising and communications strategy.

The CAO will play a critical role in cultivating a culture of community-centric philanthropy across the organization – among staff, the Board of Directors, and with funding partners. They will partner with the President to identify opportunities to meaningfully engage staff and Board members in fundraising and communications activity and dialogue in service of increasing awareness of the organization and gifts. They will provide comprehensive support to the President, the Senior Leadership team and the development and communications team in service of building a community of donor organizers. This includes ensuring necessary coaching and guidance is available org-wide to increase individual confidence and impact in philanthropic conversations with prospects and donors. They will build relationships with supporters that value the work of Borealis and our funds while cultivating connections across communities and amplifying movement partners.


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  • Nadira Fant
    published this page in Job Board 2024-04-26 09:30:29 -0400