Vice President of Philanthropy

Lifespace Foundation | Dallas (Metro), Texas

Background

The Lifespace Foundation, established in 1992, serves as the charitable arm of Lifespace Communities, Inc. The Foundation has evolved into the multi-dimensional organization that it is today, fulfilling its mission to support the health and welfare of its residents through philanthropy. It was once believed that a senior living community should be the next best thing to being home. Lifespace Communities believes it must be more than the next best thing: It must really be home. When a resident joins a Lifespace Community, they move into a new home in a new "neighborhood." Their floor plans may change and the lawn may not need their personal attention but the feeling is still the same of being part of a community and wanting to be a good neighbor. For nearly three decades, the Lifespace Foundation has been providing tax-deductible charitable opportunities for residents, team members, family, and friends who are inspired to enhance the lives of those in these communities and to be a part of “neighbors helping neighbors" and "friends helping friends."
 
Through the unwavering promise of benevolent care, if a Lifespace resident outlives their financial resources, through no fault of their own, the organization will continue to support and care for that resident the remainder of their life. In addition to benevolent care, there are also funds that support the social, intellectual, spiritual, and physical needs of all residents. In addition, the Foundation provides educational and emergency financial support for its team members to allow for continuous exceptional care for its residents. The Lifespace Foundation is able to make a difference in the lives of seniors and their families thanks to the generous support of its residents, team members, family, friends, and corporate sponsors of Lifespace Communities.

Job Summary

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Lifespace Foundation in the search for a Vice President of Philanthropy.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President of Philanthropy will be responsible for the leadership, strategic direction, financial performance, and operational results of the Lifespace Foundation, overseeing all fundraising activities for the Lifespace Foundation and Lifespace Communities, which include more than 5,100 residents throughout 15 communities in eight states. The Vice President will provide leadership for the creation of strategic fund development initiatives including major and planned giving programs, annual giving, donor stewardship and recognition programs, management of volunteer leadership, public relations related to fund development, and the development of campus-based campaign strategies.

Qualifications

A bachelor's degree is required for this position, as is at least seven years of progressively responsible fundraising experience. Experience as the leader of a foundation is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should express a commitment to the mission of Lifespace Communities – to create communities that celebrate the lives of seniors.

How to Apply

Lifespace Foundation