Senior Philanthropic Advisor

Winston-Salem, North Carolina  | 
Forsyth County

The senior philanthropic advisor is a leading member of the Development and Donor Services department, which cultivates and maintains relationships with the Foundation's donors. The senior philanthropic advisor develops, facilitates, and markets current and/or deferred and testamentary gifts from existing and prospective donors. They provide counsel, advice, and strategic direction to donors, allied professionals and staff regarding various philanthropic tools, approaches, techniques, and trends. This role serves as liaison with attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, and other intermediaries and agents of wealth. As such, they plan, develop, and implement the Foundation’s engagement strategy for professional advisors. In partnership with the vice president of development and donor services, the senior philanthropic advisor is responsible for resource development and works with existing and new donors and intermediaries to secure outright and/or planned gifts. In addition to serving as a gift-planning specialist with deep institutional knowledge, this position generates ideas and explores opportunities to achieve the strategic goals of the Foundation. The senior philanthropic advisor works under the direct leadership of the vice president of development and donor services, manages the philanthropic advisor, and works collaboratively with the Foundation’s staff, leadership, and volunteers. The senior 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 senior philanthropic advisor, are expected to be in person more frequently due to the nature of their responsibilities. The senior 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 $95,000 and $110,000. 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.