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Philanthropic Advancement Manager

You have a talent for building connections and are always looking for creative ways to expand your network. You’re a self-starter with a knack for expanding donor portfolios even when you don’t have a playbook or when you receive minimal guidance. You are invested in recovery from substance use disorder and believe in the power of community. You care about helping to reduce the stigmas around living sober. If this sounds like you, keep reading.

This role can be located anywhere in the US, with ideal locations being major cities where there is a Phoenix presence and significant fundraising opportunities (e.g. Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Diego). This role will be crucial in supporting the organization by maximizing the cultivation and stewardship of our current portfolio of mid-sized and major donors, as well as growing this portfolio through a variety of channels. The ideal candidate will be adept at writing in multiple voices, comfortable navigating fundraising software platforms, and well-versed in logistics coordination. If you’re excited about working in a dynamic and creative environment that promotes personal and professional growth, we want to talk to you!



  • Stewardship & Cultivation
    • Develop and implement strategies to cultivate and steward mid-level donors, ensuring they feel valued and engaged with our organization
    • Regularly communicate with donors through personalized thank-you notes, emails, calls, and other forms of recognition
    • Collaborate with the development team to create tailored stewardship plans for key major donors, including recognition opportunities and impact reports
  • Pipeline Management & Operations
    • Manage the donor pipeline from identification to solicitation, tracking donor interactions and ensuring timely follow-up
    • Utilize donor management software and CRM to maintain accurate donor records, track interactions, and analyze giving trends
    • Identify and prioritize prospective donors based on capacity, interest, and affinity for our organization's mission
  • Donor Prospecting
    • Conduct comprehensive research on prospective donors to assess their philanthropic interests, giving capacity, and connection to our mission
    • Utilize various research tools and databases to gather information on donor backgrounds, wealth indicators, and giving history
    • Prepare detailed donor profiles and briefings for frontline fundraisers and leadership team members
  • Scheduling and Coordination
    • Manage the scheduling, planning and execution process for major donor meetings, calls, and events, coordinating logistics and ensuring all parties are well-prepared
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for donors, responding promptly to inquiries, requests, and invitations
    • Collaborate with colleagues across departments to ensure seamless coordination of donor-related activities and events



  • At least 5 years of experience in development or fundraising, with a focus on donor stewardship and pipeline management 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with donors, colleagues, and stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proficiency in using Salesforce (or comparable CRM) and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of fundraising best practices, donor research techniques, and ethical standards in philanthropy
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends for donor events and meetings
  • Availability to work 1-2 days per week onsite if located near a Phoenix facility
  • Ability to travel ~6-8 times per year and occasionally work evenings and weekends



We welcome all great applicants to apply even if you don't have all these preferred attributes

  • Lived experience as a peer in recovery
  • Desire to apply anti-racism and anti-oppression principles and practices
  • Fluency in two or more languages



  • $76,000 - $84,000 annually
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 4% match
  • Paid time off (vacation/sick days/skill enhancement days)
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Monthly wellness stipend

Pay Range

$76,000 - $84,000 USD


The Phoenix's mission is to build a sober active community that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so that together we rise, recover, and live. Through activities such as CrossFit, book clubs, rock climbing, art socials, yoga, and meditation, participants build confidence, self-respect, and community. The Phoenix offers free programs, both in person and online, for anyone with 48 hours of sobriety. Since 2006, we have served hundreds of thousands of individuals with the help of thousands of volunteers across the country.

At The Phoenix, we welcome people from all backgrounds and strive to create a healing-centered environment that allows everyone to bring their authentic selves to the workplace. We seek to create a workplace environment that accurately reflects the diverse communities we serve. We understand that voices of varied experiences and perspectives are central to our mission and our impact. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, pregnancy, genetic information, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.


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