Global Gates Director of Development

Website Global Gates

Reaching the ends of the earth through global gateway cities.


We are seeking a passionate and driven Director of

Development to join with Global Gates Network to reach the

ends of the earth through Global Gateway cities. The ideal

candidate will have a deep commitment to our vision, mission

and values, along with a proven track record in fundraising,

donor engagement, and strategic planning. This leadership role

will be instrumental in advancing our organization’s impact and

growth by spearheading fundraising initiatives, cultivating donor

relationships, and overseeing development strategies.

Job Description Summary: 

The development officer develops and implements fundraising initiatives, cultivates  donor relationships and oversees the creation of a strategic development plan to help  Global Gates achieve its vision and mission.

Primary Responsibilities Include: 

Strategic Fundraising:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive strategic development plan  aligned with the organization’s vision, mission and objectives.
  • Create and manage annual fundraising plans, working with leadership to set  ambitious yet achievable fundraising goals.
  • Identify diverse funding sources, including individuals, foundations, churches, and  corporations.

Donor Engagement:

  • Lead efforts to identify and engage potential major donors through prospect  research and targeted cultivation strategies.
  • Cultivate and steward relationships with major donors, ensuring personalized and  meaningful engagement, expression of appreciation and providing information on  how their financial contribution is being utilized.

Grant Writing and Management:

  • Research and identify grant opportunities that align with the organization’s  programs and projects. Develop grant proposals, grant applications, and  supporting documents in a timely fashion for submission to foundations,  corporations, and/or government agencies.

Fundraising Events:

  • Conceptualize, plan, and execute successful fundraising events that enhance the  organization’s visibility and generate financial support. Evaluate effectiveness and  recommend improvements.

Leadership Development:

  • Build, lead, mentor, and inspire a development team, fostering a collaborative and  results-oriented work environment. Provide guidance and training to team  members on fundraising best practices, relationship-building, and effective  communication.

Data Management and Reporting:

  • Oversee the organization’s donor database, ensuring accurate and up-to date  donor records. Generate regular reports on fundraising progress, donor  engagement, and campaign outcomes for the executive leadership team and the  board of directors.

Collaboration and Networking:

  • Collaborate with the Lead Team to align fundraising strategies with the overall  vision of the organization.
  • Collaborate with the Communications Team in creating compelling communication  materials, advertising campaigns, social media campaigns, newsletters, and brand  awareness.
  • Represent the organization at external events, conferences, and networking  opportunities.
  • Provide training and resources to assist deputized fundraisers and missionaries in  their partnership development efforts.

Location:  Remote. Not location specific. Travel required.

Accountability: Submit monthly reports to the Director of Operations and regular  meetings with the Director of Operations and Executive Director.


• Bachelor’s degree or higher in business, organizational leadership, public relations, or  communications.

• A minimum of five years’ proven development experience preferred.  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and CRM database  management required.

• Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills including one-on-one  and group presentation skills.

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a strong team player under time  pressures without loss of poise, grace or humor.

• Exceptional professionalism at all levels with the ability to anticipate needs and  challenges in a manner consistent with our organizational purpose and beliefs.  • An evangelical believer, actively involved in a church and living out his/her faith on a  daily basis who agrees with Global Gates’ Core Values and the Lausanne Covenant.

For more information, contact: Daniel Owen |   Director of Operations, Global Gates Network, Inc.

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