Chief Development Officer

August 2022 | Phoenix, AZ

Planned Parenthood Arizona (PPAZ) seeks an inspiring leader and donor-centered strategist with a deep commitment to sexual health and reproductive freedom, social justice and diversity, equity and inclusion to join a leading Planned Parenthood affiliate and help shape the future of sexual health and reproductive rights for all. The successful Chief Development Officer (CDO) is an authentic relationship-focused connector with energy and a drive for results. They are also a collaborative partner with a history of successfully working across functions, with volunteer leadership, and across constituencies to inspire a culture of philanthropy and giving.

PPAZ is a member of the Collaborative Fundraising Program (CFP), a fundraising partnership with Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), Planned Parenthood’s national office. All direct response fundraising is managed by PPFA and the major gifts portfolio is collaboratively managed.

PPAZ’s key development priorities include:

  • Launching a capital campaign.
  • Substantially growing the development program (approximately $6.35M in FY21) through strengthening the major donor program, implementing innovative programs, maximizing the CFP and bringing new and diverse donors to PPAZ.
  • Inspiring support from the people representative of PPAZ’s prioritized and diverse communities with a focus on inclusive philanthropy and expanding the donor base; and
  • Advancing a culture of philanthropy and giving across the organization in partnership with the Senior Leadership Team.

Who We Are:

Planned Parenthood Arizona is a non-profit organization, and our services include an emphasis on family planning and reproductive health care, including the provision of birth control, contraceptive counseling, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy testing, counselling and referral, HIV testing, annual exams, abortion care, and more! In addition, PPAZ focuses on providing medically accurate, culturally relevant, comprehensive sexuality education and training services throughout the state.

Our Services Ethos + Values | In this Together

We tend to the team. We respect and honor all people. We jump in. We try and we learn. We care for our business. We promote and protect every person’s freedom and right to enjoy sexual health and well-being to make informed and empowered reproductive choices, and build health, strong families.

Overview of the Position:

The Chief Development Officer (“CDO”) is the lead professional fundraiser responsible for strategizing, designing, and executing an ambitious agency-wide strategic vision and action plan to significantly increase fundraising revenue. More specifically, overseeing a small team of fundraising professionals (Director of Development, Philanthropy & Stewardship Officer, Special Events & Donor Communications Coordinator, and Development & Donor Data Specialist), the CDO leads all PPAZ fundraising, including major giving, planned giving, capital campaign, annual giving and the CDO will be the lead fundraiser for the statewide PPAA, Arizona’s political advocacy organization (C4) fundraising, and special events.

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