Philanthropic Advisor

Winston-Salem, North Carolina  | 
Forsyth County

The philanthropic advisor is a member of the Development and Donor Services department, which cultivates and maintains relationships with the Foundation's donors. The philanthropic advisor develops, facilitates, and markets lifetime gifts from existing and prospective donors. They provide counsel and advice to staff, donors, and allied professionals regarding various philanthropic tools, approaches, techniques, and trends. This role serves as a secondary liaison with attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, and other intermediaries and agents of wealth. The philanthropic advisor works with existing and new donors and intermediaries to secure new funds and gifts to the Foundation. This position helps to generate ideas and explore opportunities to achieve the strategic goals of the Foundation. This position works under the direct leadership of the senior philanthropic advisor and works collaboratively with the Foundation’s staff, leadership, and volunteers. The philanthropic advisor is an exempt position.

Salary and Benefits

The Foundation offers a hybrid schedule where most staff are expected to work in person at least two to three days per week. Some positions, such as the philanthropic advisor, are expected to be in person more frequently due to the nature of their responsibilities. The philanthropic advisor will be expected to be in-person a minimum of four days per week. Our offices are in downtown Winston-Salem.


Salary will be commensurate with experience and expected to be between $70,000 and $85,000. Benefits include paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave. Health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, and short-term and long-term disability insurance begin the first of the month following 30 days of employment. Eligibility for the defined benefit retirement plan begins after one year of service. Other optional benefits include a flexible benefit plan, supplemental insurance with AFLAC, employee supplemental retirement plan, charitable match program, and tuition and fee reimbursement.

The Winston-Salem Foundation is committed to building a staff that reflects our community and encourages applications from a diverse candidate pool.