Assistant Director of Development
Join a vibrant ministry that is helping people all around the world come to Christ, grow in Christ, and change their world for Christ!
Role and Responsibility
Raise support for ministry programs and services. Follow agency protocol in the acquisition, cultivation, and solicitation of current and potential donors. Implement stewardship and generosity principles and fund raising program(s) as directed. Serve as an ambassador of the organization. As part of the Mission Advancement Team (MAT) assist in establishing short- and long-range goals/strategies for identifying funding sources. Manage an assigned list of donors, prospects, congregations and church related groups (e.g., VBS, Sunday school classes, women’s groups, etc.) from a designated geographic region for cultivation and solicitation. Visit with pastors, drop off updated materials, answer questions and conduct speaking engagements for groups as requested. Communicate and collaborate with members of Mission Advancement Team (MAT) on speaking events and display opportunities. Help acquire new donors. Compile and analyze information about potential contributors, including corporations and businesses, to develop a cultivation and solicitation strategy. Write, telephone, or visit potential contributors to inform and educate them about the agency and to persuade them to contribute funds or gifts-in-kind by explaining purpose and benefits of their gift. When necessary, confer with appropriate financial advisors to establish methods of transferring funds to benefit both donors and institution. Attend approved continuing education opportunities, i.e. relevant conferences or training programs. This position will spend a majority of their time (65%) working with individual donors and congregations and working on grant funding (35%).This position will either be based in Valley Forge, PA or it could be a deployed position.
Education, Experience and Competencies
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; Preference is given to individuals with previous fundraising/development experience, an understanding of Biblical Stewardship and Generosity, and familiarity with American Baptist Churches. Minimum of 5-7 years of development experience with successful track record of having deepened relationships with existing donors (churches or individuals) while cultivating new relationships, preferably in a faith-based environment. Must have a track record of successfully identifying, applying for and securing grants. Passion for International Ministries and an ability to translate that passion into a personal and team-wide pursuit of IM’s fundraising goals. Requires high degree of integrity and excellent analytical, communication (written and oral including the ability to develop and write detailed reports), organizational and attention-to-detail skills. Evidence of global and/or cross-cultural experience preferred. Must be proficient with Microsoft products and comparable donor relations software.
Competitive compensation package including employer paid contributions to a 403(b) retirement plan, healthcare benefits) and paid time off (vacation, sick leave, and holidays).
International Ministries serves more than 2,000 volunteer, short-term and long-term missionaries working in 70 countries. If you are ready to be a part of this dynamic organization, send a cover letter, resume, and name/address/phone numbers of three (3) professional references to: firstname.lastname@example.org