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Managing Consultant, Direct Response

Managing Consultant, Direct Response

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West Chester, PA/ Phoenix, AZ; Denver, CO; Oak Park, IL preferred. Remote considered for exceptional candidates

American Philanthropic is a growing, national philanthropic consulting and services firm with offices in the Philadelphia, Chicago, Phoenix, and Denver metro areas. American Philanthropic works with charitable foundations and nonprofits to strengthen civil society—those nongovernmental, non-market-based associations and organizations which are vital to the health of our democracy. To do this, we offer strategic planning and assessment services, as well as a variety of services related to grantmaking and fundraising including development training, messaging and branding assistance, creation of donor-oriented materials and solicitations, donor prospect research, and direct mail program management, among others.

American Philanthropic’s direct response group helps nonprofits acquire new donors and cultivate a deeper relationship with current supporters by planning, consulting on, and executing direct mail, digital outreach, and other integrated fundraising campaigns. More information about American Philanthropic’s mission and work is available at

As managing consulting of the direct response at American Philanthropic, you will be responsible for facilitating the successful management and execution of the group’s consulting engagements. 

This role entails managing other group members; leading client engagements; interacting regularly with company leadership and other departments; engaging in regular business development outreach and activity; helping to manage the group’s budgets, capacity, and operational metrics; and monitoring overall quality. 

This position works closely with American Philanthropic’s leadership and staff, contractors, and vendors to ensure that the firm continues to meet a high standard of excellence in serving its clients and fulfilling its obligations. The managing consultant will report to the Senior Managing Consultant, Direct Response, and may require 4-6 days travel per month for client meetings, events, and trainings.  

This position may occasionally require some work outside normal business hours to meet pressing deadlines. The ideal candidate will have 6+ years of professional experience; direct response experience is required and experience with digital fundraising techniques and strategies is a plus. Liberal arts background preferred. 

To apply for this position, please provide the following:

Cover letter 1) your interest in the position 2) how your values align with our mission 3) a highlight of your professional and/or personal achievements that have particular relevance to your ability to perform the role’s duties with excellence.

Resume 1) Writing sample/work product from professional experience (i.e., redacted solicitation letter, strategy document, collateral) 2) Three (3) professional references

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Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

Job Function : Development, Customer Service

Location : West Chester, PA/ Phoenix, AZ; Denver, CO; Oak Park, IL preferred. Remote considered for exceptional candidates

Salary Range : $80K - $115K

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