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DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT

As a vital member of the Executive Leadership Team, the successful candidate for this position must be highly organized, neat, detail oriented and able to handle multiple projects at a time while supporting the Executive Director. They must be a self-starter and be able to work without direction.  He/she must be a hard worker who is able to work for the benefit of others with a servant's heart. They must be committed to serving the Lord and to the ministry and mission of The Firs. Also must be able to maintain total confidentiality.

 

Reports to: Executive Director

Marketing and Communications

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing plan for all ministries.

  • Supervise and coordinate with staff and/or hire new staff to assist in the marketing department.

  • Set and maintain professional writing and design standards for all communications.

  • Develop marketing materials both print and online to communicate effectively with donors and participants (printed mailers, website, email communication, online advertising, etc)

  • Provide oversight on all social media marketing platforms and implement a plan for consistency in branding and communication.

  • Facilitate and manage marketing plan implementation with all program directors.
     

Development, Stewardship, and Communications 

  • Develop and oversee implementation of the Development Plan in collaboration with the Executive Leadership Team.

  • Manage a portfolio of donors and prospective major donors by leading in cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; maintains current documentation of activity.

  • Develop and strengthen relationships with individuals, corporations, government agencies, and foundations.

  • Oversee creation of donor-related materials including print and electronic appeals, stewardship communication, and meeting packets.

  • Maintain updated mailing lists, donor lists and donor profiles. Analyze fundraising data and prepare reports as needed using Bloomerang software.

  • Work with the Executive Leadership Team to coordinate face-to-face visits with donor prospects to solicit major and planned gifts.

  • Prepare or delegate preparation of written and verbal proposals, informational materials, endowment and planned giving resources, and other materials needed to secure major gifts.

  • Represents organization publicly as needed to strategically grow a community of stakeholders, working with other staff and board members to coordinate strategic meetings and small-scale events as needed.

  • Oversee Alumni Relations, Special Events, and Communications

  • Participate in leadership team meetings to strategize and position the organization for the future.


Teaching and Ministry

  • Work on the Executive Leadership Team to launch Discipleship School

  • Assist in curriculum development and course evaluation

  • Participate actively in Discipleship School through teaching and discipling of students 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

1. Good keyboarding ability, proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, and PP.

2. Able to utilize social media and websites, with enough knowledge to update and maintain areas of each.

2. Proficient in database management.

3. Good creative ability.

4. Good proofreading ability.

5. Some basic knowledge of letter writing, filing, and minute taking.

6. A demonstrated ability to work independently, give attention to detail, meet concurrent deadlines, organize time and priorities, and communicate well with others.

7. Able to handle all matters confidentially.

8. Good working with people and motivating them for service.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Bachelors's degree (B. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or 7-10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write correspondence and memos.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, business contacts, and staff.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, and percentages.  

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Have a valid Washington State driver’s license.

 

MINISTRY STATEMENT

Must be able to sign The Firs Staff Covenant and Doctrinal statements annually.

Job Title: DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT

Reports To: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Updated Date: NOVEMBER 2023

Annual Salary: $70,000 or DOE

Benefits Pkg: Full Benefits including medical, dental, retirement, and pto.

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