Major Gifts Officer

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WHO WE ARE:
We believe that every person should have the opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel of Jesus. At Partners, our mission is to connect Kingdom Investors with local Kingdom Builders who are advancing the Gospel among the least reached.

LOCATION: 100% Remote in the United States

REPORTS TO: Vice President of Development

SCHEDULE AND HOURS: Full-time 40 hours, Monday-Friday

TRAVEL: 25-35% travel in the U.S. and 1-2 international trips a year.

We are seeking a Major Gifts Officer who harnesses the giftings of genuine connection and attentive listening to understand individuals’ hearts and passions. Additionally, we seek someone equipped with the giftings of storytelling and effective communication, capable of sharing compelling narratives illustrating how lives are transformed by the gospel in the most challenging and remote regions.

Your responsibilities will include cultivating authentic relationships that involve Kingdom Investors (individuals, churches, and foundations) through the sharing of the needs and narratives of our Kingdom Builders (international ministry partners). Additionally, you will serve as a representative for Partners, collaborating with the VP of Development to devise strategies aimed at optimizing fundraising endeavors.

Key Responsibilities:

Kingdom Investor Engagement (Stewardship & Cultivation) (75%)
•    Cultivating a portfolio of 150+ current and potential major Kingdom Investors through 15 face-to-face visits per month and a minimum of 4 general contacts per donor per year.
•    Present compelling cases for support and effectively solicit major gifts from individuals, families and churches.
•    Work alongside churches to incorporate Partners into their global mission program.
•    Ensure exceptional stewardship of Kingdom Investors by providing personalized acknowledgment, recognition and ongoing communication regarding the impact of their contribution.
•    Regularly update Kingdom Investors (individuals, churches, and foundations) on the progress of ministry projects, initiatives and successes demonstrating transparency and accountability.

Strategy & Collaboration (15%)
•    Work closely with colleagues across departments, including development, marketing and communications, and global ministries to coordinate cultivation and solicitation efforts, share insights, maximize donor engagement opportunities, and optimize Kingdom results of the entire organization.
•    Forge close collaborations with our global ministries team to continually enhance communication of their needs and impact on kingdom investors.
•    Combine efforts with the Leadership Team to identify opportunities for involvement and engagement of board members, international staff, and leadership in fundraising initiatives.
•    Set ambitious but achievable fundraising targets for major gifts, tracking progress and adjusting strategies to meet or exceed your goals.

Prospect Research & Pipeline Management (10%)
•    Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of donor interactions, gift commitments and stewardship activities in the Partners’ Virtuous database ensuring data integrity and confidentiality.
•    Utilize the Partners database to identify new major gift opportunities, leveraging internal and external resources to gather information on potential donors’ philanthropic interests, giving capacity and connections.
•    Conduct ongoing prospect research to identify and cultivate a robust pipeline of new Kingdom investors.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS & CRITICAL QUALITIES
•    Spiritual Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ): Demonstrates desire and ability to support corporate Biblical and religious goals and participate in regular work-related spiritual activities without mental reservation. Must be comfortable giving presentations and writing on spiritual topics.
•    Bachelor’s degree in a related field (nonprofit management, business administration, communication) preferred.
•    Proven track record of success in major gifts fundraising, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role within a nonprofit organization, ministry, or related sector.
•    Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build rapport, inspire trust and communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders, including high-net-worth individuals, church staff and internal staff.
•    Strategic thinker with the ability to develop and execute complex fundraising strategies, set clear goals, and track progress toward objectives.
•    Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
•    Experience working with or for a church is advantageous.
•    Proficiency in donor database management software and Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to generate reports, analyze data, and present findings.
•    A deep commitment, calling and passion to Partners’ mission, vision and values.

WHAT WE OFFER:
Remote Work: 100% work from anywhere. A monthly work-from-anywhere stipend.
Flexible Work Schedules
Medical, Dental, Vision, Long-Term & Short-term Disability, Basic life and AD&D Insurance
401(k): Employer matches up to 3% of your salary on your 401(k).
Paid Time Off (PTO):19 days of PTO for full-time employees and 12 paid holidays.
Salary Offer: Based on years of experience.

 Values:
•    Gospel-Focused
•    We are a Team
•    Mutuality in Partnership
•    Excellence in Everything
•    Venturous Spirit
•    Stewardship through Generosity

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@wearepartners.org and list Major Gifts Officer in the subject line.

Include in your cover letter a brief statement on why you’d like to join the Partners team and why you’d be a good fit for this role. Please review our statement of faith.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@wearepartners.org

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@wearepartners.org

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