Director, Donor Advised Funds (DAF)

  • Added Date: Thursday, 10 December 2020
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 08 February 2021

The External Relations (ER) department is comprised of four complementary functions: Private fundraising, Mobilization & Marketing, Policy & Advocacy and Operations & Analytics. To enable IRC to deliver our Strategy100 commitments, the ER department has established a bold new approach that will improve our ability to raise diverse and flexible funding, while raising our profile and influence. The ER team is international, with colleagues in more than 10 offices globally.

The International Philanthropy & Partnerships (IPP) team falls under ER and is comprised of global colleagues, delivering account management, philanthropy, board liaison, corporate as well as trust and foundation partnerships to support IRCโ€™s national fundraising strategies.

Job Overview:

The Director, Donor Advised Funds (DAF) will establish relationships of mutual value in the private wealth management space i.e. with DAFs, private client advisors, private banking, family offices, professional philanthropy advisors, as well as ultra HNWIs, and will be responsible for generating >$3 million in unrestricted funds from those relationships. The ideal candidate comes from the banking industry or has worked very closely as a philanthropy or DAF advisor or manager of family offices. We want you to partner with financial advisors as they guide their clients on their donor journey, and at the same time acting as a DAF subject matter expert internally. The Director will report to the Senior Director New Business.

Major Responsibilities:

โ€ข Build healthy rapport and form relationships with professional advisors in the private wealth management space;

โ€ข Use those relationships to form strategic alliances and generate revenue (approximately $3 million in unrestricted funds) from DAFs for IRC;

โ€ข Establish and lead the overarching structure and strategy for DAFs for IRC;

โ€ข Become go-to person for all things DAF-related internally and use external networks to also generate opportunities for other teams within IRC;

โ€ข Use networks to influence on behalf of IRC.


โ€ข Bachelor's degree or higher, ideally in Economics, or Finance;

โ€ข A minimum of 10 years of experience working in financial services (FS) or working with FS entities, banking industry, private wealth departments, and Ultra HNWIs;

โ€ข Has existing relationships with philanthropy advisors in the DAF world, especially in New York;

โ€ข Extremely adept at building and managing relationships within the FS community;

โ€ข Ability to relate to and work with colleagues across all organization levels;

โ€ข Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including comfort in working directly with Financial Advisors and senior management;

โ€ข Team player with strong project management and organizational skills;

โ€ข Proactive approach to work;

โ€ข Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite as well as database and client management system skills;

โ€ข Passionate about IRC's mission.

Desired Skills and Abilities:

โ€ข Has experience in multiple high value markets;

โ€ข Experience of high value fundraising;

โ€ข Knowledgeable about venture philanthropy;

โ€ข Multiple languages is a plus.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

This vacancy is archived.

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