Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) - World Renew
Position Title: Donor Relations and Advancement Manager
Department: Constituency Relations (CORE) Team, USA
Reports To: Director (Team Leader), CORE Team
Status: Full time, Salaried
Salary Level: 14
To cultivate and maintain relationships with donors to secure necessary funds; provide analysis and financial reporting of major and mid-level donor development; provide leadership and supervision to the team in the USA and manage donor administrative systems in the respective country.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide joint leadership and strategy development of the World Renew Donor Relations efforts in collaboration with the Canadian Manager of Donor Relations and Advancement
Provide leadership and supervision of the Donor Relations team in the USA, which secures more than $4M in financial support annually:
facilitate the annual planning process and establishing performance objectives for major and mid-level donor development in the USA in alignment with World Renew’s priorities
ensure the annual donor development plan for the USA is effectively implemented, and provide evaluation and upgrading of donor development activities
manage the Donor Relations budget in the USA
ensure accountability of USA Donor Relations staff for effective performance
provide necessary knowledge, tools, skill training, and feedback to lead team and individual member growth
Lead the planning and implementation of the USA major and mid-level donor contribution plans and campaigns
Manage major donor relationships and accounts of about 100 assigned donors to achieve objectives:
prepare and implement contact plans for major donors; develop and deepen existing donor relationships through effective involvement strategies
develop and present funding proposals and case statements to individuals, businesses and donor groups
provide donors with relevant information to report on the application of donors’ gifts and increase their understanding and affinity for the ministry of World Renew
coordinate with the Marketing and Communications sub-team for the creation and production of materials that will increase the agency’s profile and reputation with donors
ensure personalized and timely receipting to major donors
Be the point of contact for the USA constituents regarding planned estate giving
oversee the development of the Joseph Stewards legacy giving society in the USA
collaborate with appropriate related organization such as the Barnabas Foundation in the promotion of planned and estate giving
Identify and address current trends that affect World Renew’s fund development plans and campaigns and its relationship with its donors
Perform other duties as assigned
This position will supervise regionally based Donor Relations Managers, Sustaining Donor Manager, Donor Relations Associate and volunteers.
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.
Able to respect and support the mission, vision and values of the CRCNA
Demonstrated commitment to promote a work environment that values diversity and equality, as well as have respectful relationships with others
Committed to working towards gender equality in all aspects of our programming, plans, policies and organizational structure
Knowledgeable in the Reformed faith and tradition as practiced by the CRCNA, with an ability to articulate a biblical world and life view and to communicate enthusiasm for the ministry of World Renew
Thorough understanding of fund development principles including cultivation, solicitation and stewardship and how best to integrate these into donor involvement and support for World Renew
Ability to plan, manage and monitor a development budget and demonstrate return on investment of development activities
Flexible and adaptable team player; proven skills in collaborating with others; demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to express ideas clearly, listen with sensitivity
Ability to maintain the confidentiality of donor information; Self-directed, ability to work with limited direction and to set priorities in a multi-task context to ensure projects are completed and targets achieved
Well-developed writing skills, including prior experience writing proposals and donor reports; demonstrated competency in various computer applications, especially MS Word, Excel, Access, internet research and fundraising databases and Google products
Ability to direct the activities of self and others to ensure projects are completed and targets achieved
Certificated Fundraising Executive or Credentialed Christian Nonprofit Leader (CCNL) or documented ability and experience and willingness to become qualified as a CFRE or CCNL
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in a related field such as business, marketing, or nonprofit management is preferred
At least five years of work experience in fund raising is required, with demonstrated ability in the area of major donor development including at least 3 years of experience in team management/leadership is preferred
Experience or exposure to international community development is a definite asset
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Travel of approximately 25% of working hours, within the USA and to Canada, including meetings during non-business hours and occasional overnight stays, is expected.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
World Renew (formerly CRWRC) is an international disaster response, development, and justice organization serving in 40 countries worldwide. When disasters strike, World Renew is there – whether in North America or around the world – to provide emergency and long-term assistance to help people get back on their feet. In communities of poverty, World Renew also provides long-term development progr...ams. These are carried out in partnership with local churches and community organizations that understand local needs and can tap in to local resources. Together, World Renew and its partners help individuals, families and entire communities free themselves from the chains of poverty and build up a better future. Rooted in the Christian Reformed Church of North America, World Renew is driven by the call of Micah 6:8 “…And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” World Renew responds to the Micah Call by:•Respecting all people as God’s image bearers – this includes listening to those in need and collaborating with local partners to ensure community development is relevant for those World Renew seeks to help.• Recognizing that all things come from and belong to God – this includes making the most of all our resources such as staff, donations, partners and programs•Working for long-term gain – this includes building long-term relationships with communities during disaster response and equipping local church leaders to become resources for the poor in their community.•and promoting justice, advocacy and civil society through Biblical justice education.