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Global Outreach International
Ministry & Job Opportunities
Global Outreach International

Headquarters - Pontotoc, MS
Director of Donor Relations
(Major Gifts Officer)
The Director of Donor Relations, or Major Gifts Officer, at Global Outreach International (GOI) secures funds for the organization by managing a group of assigned and qualified donors assuring that as many as possible are retained as continuing donors to the organization and are upgraded in their giving and involvement.

Job Details

Position Overview:

The Director of Donor Relations, or Major Gifts Officer, at Global Outreach International (GOI) secures funds for the organization by managing a group of assigned and qualified donors assuring that as many as possible are retained as continuing donors to the organization and are upgraded in their giving and involvement. The Major Gifts officer reports to the Vice-President of Development. Additionally, this role will work alongside the Veritus Group for additional coaching and compliance matters.  This position may be performed remotely with extensive travel including meeting with donors and ongoing visits to GOI’s Home Office in Tupelo, MS.

Responsibilities:

  • Qualifies a caseload of 150 donors from a larger group of donors to the organization. 
  • Creates individual goals for each person on the caseload based on the donor's history of giving and the organization's knowledge of that donor's potential. 
  • Creates a plan for each donor that will serve as a foundational communication and marketing plan for each person on the caseload. Will faithfully and on a timely basis execute that plan so that individuals on the caseload are retained and upgraded.  
  • Works with Operations and Development staff to secure appropriate project information, including budgets, and create offers, proposals and asks that will be used with persons on the caseload to secure gifts.  
  • Creates monthly reports as required by management that accurately reflects caseload activity and performance.  
  • Strategic Collaboration with Development Team: 
    • Collaborates with the Development Team in identifying, managing, and cultivating individual prospects and donors. 
    • Actively utilize fundraising database for donor management. 
    • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

 Leadership and Values:

  • Promotes a culture of professionalism within GOI.
  • Cultivates a strong, collaborative working relationship with other GOI team members in the Home Office and in the mission field.
  • Demonstrates commitment to GOI’s Mission to exalt Christ and engage people in mission by showing and sharing God’s love.
  • Demonstrates honesty, sincerity, humility and respect for individuals while modeling GOI’s Core Values.
  • Shares agreement with GOI’s Statement of Beliefs.
  • Possesses commitment to following the principles embodied within GOI’s corporate culture including ideals such as: maintaining a personal commitment to participate in a fellowship of believers, working through conflict in a biblical manner, encouraging direct and truthful communication, and striving to integrate our biblical beliefs into our daily lives, with our interactions with others, and into our decision making processes.

Qualifications:

  • High level of understanding of the ministry activities and strategies on the field and be able to effectively communicate field vision and needs with current and potential donors. 
  • Ability to develop and sustain relationships that bind major donors to the organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including proficiency in grammar and spelling. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to handle sensitive situations with confidentiality, poise, and tact. 
  • Demonstrated success in major gift solicitation with a history of acquiring significant gifts.  
  • Attention to detail and strong project management skills. 
  • Ability to engage GOI’s mission statement, exemplify GOI’s core values, identify with GOI’s statement of beliefs, and embrace GOI’s corporate culture.
  • Experience working in cross-cultural environments with demonstrated understanding of missions work and the issues facing this endeavor.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and to represent GOI to a wide variety of individuals, both internally and externally.
  • Experience in using office technologies and software to accomplish tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results with minimal supervision.
  • BA degree or equivalent experience desired, preferably within discipline. 
  • 5-10 years minimum experience working in a similar role, required. 
  • 5-10 years of ministry/nonprofit experience, required. 
  • Familiarity with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge database or similar CRM is a plus.

Benefits:
Competitive salary and excellent benefits package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus vacation, holiday and sick leave plans.

Salary:
Salary is driven by competitive regional market factors with considerations for candidate’s education and experience.

Apply here: http://app.pairin.com/apply/BE974AD0Yi

Global Outreach is a Christian interdenominational missionary support and church equipping organization. We exist to exalt Christ and engage people in mission by proclaiming the Gospel, doing good, and equipping the church. We are a US-based 501(c)3. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Please read more about us, here before applying for any open staff positions
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