Major Gifts Officer
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The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) applies Biblical stewardship principles in relational fundraising, cultivating genuine and mutually beneficial relationships between Pioneers and ministry partners.
The goal of the MGO is to see these partners (individuals, churches, and businesses) support Pioneers-USA and Pioneers' global projects through major gifts, ongoing pledges, and the planning of future gifts by will, estate, or other financial vehicles. In this way, the MGO generates the relationships and funding needed to see more churches planted among people who were previously unreached by the gospel.
This work is undertaken as remote employee of the US Base (Orlando, FL), with travel and networking all within the region of the MGO's residence. In particular, candidates are being sought in the Western half of the US, with preference for candidates in Colorado, Arizona, and California. However, other regions of residence will be considered.
Committed to global missions and overall vision of Pioneers.
Must practice and support the relevant elements of the US Mobilization Base Manual.
Committed and growing Christian who is deeply engaged in a Christian community.
Passionate about fundraising to see the unreached reached.
Passion to teach others about unreached people groups and The Great Commission.
A person of character exemplifying, qualities of honesty, trustworthiness, diligence, and dependability.
Possesses a Bachelor's degree, preferably in business, finance, nonprofit fundraising, or a relevant discipline.
At least 5 years prior experience in nonprofit fundraising programs/firms, sales roles, or financial advising.
Demonstrates a passion for Biblical stewardship and desire to engage others in the same.
Comfortable with high-net worth people and asking them to contribute financially to Pioneers.
Possesses knowledge of fundraising methods and a basic understanding of planned giving tools.
Able to clearly and concisely communicate the mission, vision, and heart of Pioneers.
Possesses a high level of interpersonal, verbal, listening, and written communication skills.
Experience in public speaking and presentation.
Familiar with Social Media tools and comfortable using them for networking and fundraising.
High use of good judgment, tact, diplomacy, and prudence.
Has advanced knowledge of MS Office software and database programs, coupled with a willingness and aptitude to learn new software and implement new procedures.
Willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.
Willing to spend the majority of time engaged in face to face relationships, in an effort to build a constituency of approximately 150 donors to visit and steward regularly.
Able to travel and spend 30% of the time (15 weeks) out of town, traveling internationally as much as 2x/year.
A motivated, self-starter with a desire to achieve personal and organizational goals.
Has a home office and is willing to work at home remotely.
Represent Pioneers to a variety of external constituencies, including high net worth individuals, churches, and businesses, establishing dialogue about Biblical generosity and missional values.
Maintains a highly personal moves management process, with the goal of identifying, engaging, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a portfolio of 150 major donors.
Works with the Director of Major Gifts and other Senior Leaders, including the President and Board Members, to arrange special events to attract new donors and develop current donors.
Moves all major donors and new prospects toward immediate revenue goals, and integrate planned giving activity into cultivation for deferred revenue goals.
Assists in prospect research and identification, continually engaging and cultivating new prospects turned up via moves management and networking
Joins local societies/associations to enhance networking opportunities.
Continuously learn about fundraising and development through seminars, conferences, and reading.
Makes Pioneers-USA's Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) and Annual Campaigns the 1st priority to fund.
Builds and manages a portfolio of prospects and donors, determining the best entry for initial engagement.
Maintains knowledge of current Global Initiatives/Projects as a secondary portfolio of funding opportunities.
Solicits major gifts directly and in person, while also working with the Director of Major Gifts, the President, other Senior Leaders, and "Mavens" (topic area experts) to develop solicitation plans customized to individual donors
Makes personal visits to individual major donors once a year, as is possible
In addition to face-to-face meetings, use creative methods of engaging potential donors such as Point of Entry Events, vision trips, executive briefings, social networking, etc.
Collaborates with other members of the Advancement Team in order to provide timely reports, proposals, and other materials to donors.
Interfaces with Database Manager in acquisition and updating of donors lists
Remains well informed on ministry accomplishments, needs, and events in order to speak to donors with authority concerning what God is doing globally through Pioneers.
Returns calls within 24 hours and acknowledge and thank donors within a week of receiving gifts.
Masters and utilizes Pioneers’ Constituent Relationship Management System (CRM) for recording and tracking all donor contact information and goals in a timely manner.
Maintains weekly calls with the Director of Major Gifts.
Submits weekly reports to the Director of Major Gifts.
Submits travel plan and budget quarterly.
Submits reports for inclusion in the Pioneers Board of Director Report twice a year.
Objectives will be created and evaluated (including number of calls, visits, and gifts), toward meeting the needs of the SPF, global projects, international, and capital campaigns, and more.
Preference given to candidates who can show a well-established personal network in the region of their residence. Experience with cross-cultural missions is also highly valued.
Able to travel domestically on a monthly basis and internationally up to twice a year.
Able to stand/or sit for duration of the workday (up to 8 hours).
Able to work on a computer (typing and viewing screen) for long periods (up to 8 hours).
Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with extensive public contact and frequent interruptions.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
To Apply: For 40 years, Pioneers missionaries have been using innovative and creative means to bring the gospel to every corner of the globe. Our Orlando location Pioneers-USA, 10123 William Carey Dr., Orlando, FL 32832. Qualified candidates should complete an application at https://envoy.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Careers . Reference this CFEC Job Posting
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