Senior Philanthropy Officer job with Health First Foundation Northern Arizona


At Health First Foundation Northern Arizona, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to achieve the best possible health. With staff, partners and donors who are passionate about health, we raise funds to promote health, improved well-being and vibrant communities. A leading charity in our region, Health First has raised and invested $18 million to support nonprofit programs that reduce chronic health conditions and their severity, provide better access to physical health care and health, promote disease prevention and educate people about healthy lifestyles. Our funded programs have helped 600,000 people be healthier. Health First is dedicated to its donors and their interests. We view donors as partners in our mission and constantly express our gratitude to them for making a difference in the communities we serve.

Health First team members are changemakers who embrace innovation, excellence, integrity, collaboration, impact and accountability. Health First Foundation earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator and the 2022 Transparency Seal from Candid/GuideStar. It is a Healthy People 2030 Champion recognized by the US Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

The foundation has offices in Flagstaff and Sedona, and our reach extends to Mohave, Coconino, Yavapai, Apache, and Navajo counties.


Reporting to the President and CEO, the Senior Philanthropy Officer will work with individual donors, corporations and foundations to raise funds to support the Health First mission. The officer will qualify, cultivate and manage a portfolio of donors and potential donors. She or he will play a lead role in designing and managing annual development initiatives and special events to expand the foundation’s reach, donors and giving base. The position works collaboratively with foundation leadership and communications to develop a comprehensive stewardship journey for donors using the Virtuous responsive fundraising platform.

This hybrid position will require travel to foundation offices and northern Arizona areas.


  • Bachelor’s degree in fundraising, sales, business, marketing or communications
  • Minimum of four years of fundraising or sales and marketing experience
  • Experience with face-to-face donor solicitation and fundraising techniques, with an emphasis on building client relationships
  • Proven success in obtaining major gifts
  • Confident interpersonal skills and social intelligence
  • Experience with CRM or donor database systems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and SharePoint
  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge of northern Arizona and its people
  • Willing and able to travel to identify, cultivate, solicit and manage individual donors
  • The ideal candidate is an independent, highly motivated, professional and proactive fundraiser who can work seamlessly as an engaged member of the Health First team. He or she is energetic, creative and a problem solver; a person who pays particular attention to precision, detail and quality of work.

Attach a letter of interest to your resume. We offer competitive compensation and benefits. Health First Foundation Northern Arizona is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes and celebrates diversity and inclusion in our work and workplace. Please visit to learn more about Health First Foundation.

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