Donor Relations Manager, Pacific Northwest

The Donor Relations Manager will develop relationships and implement a strategy with existing and potential donors in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Washington State that will increase financial support and resources, engage current constituents and cultivate potential donors.

**Please note that this position is covering a parental leave, expected to be minimally 12 months, up to 18 months.

PURPOSE:

Develop relationships and implement a strategy with existing and potential donors in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Washington State that will increase financial support and resources, engage current constituents and cultivate potential donors. This position will be held accountable to a fundraising plan.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

  1. Develop and implement the donor development strategy and devise and execute moves management strategies for major and mid-range donors as follows:
    a. Set fundraising goals and targets in collaboration with the team and in relation to the team strategy
    b. Provide personalized communications including but not limited to donor visits, telephone calls, and written notes to appropriately thank donors
    c. Research and provide donors with reports, newsletters, articles about World Renew or specific programs and areas of ministry, or other relevant information to report on the impact of their giving, increase their understanding and support for the ministry of World Renew, and/or respond to their request(s) for specific information
    d. Perform similar contacts that affirm donors and share the ministry of World Renew with existing and potential donors
  2. Promote planned giving in collaboration with representatives from Christian Stewardship Services in Canada, and the Barnabas Foundation in Washington State
  3. Determine donor interest, develop and present funding requests and proposals
  4. Write and/or present reports as part of the stewardship of designated gifts
  5. Travel within the region for in-person visits, relationship building, donor appreciation and fundraising events
  6. Enter donor contacts and create donor profiles from the on-line donation management system
  7. Perform other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

QUALIFICATIONS

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. Membership in a Christian church and agreement with the doctrine of the CRC signified by signing a covenant statement
  2. Demonstrated commitment to provide a work environment that values diversity and equality as well as have respectful relationships with others
  3. Committed to working towards gender equality, equity and justice in all aspects of our programming, plans, policies and organizational structure
  4. Ability to articulate a biblical world and life view and explain how World Renew carries this out by exemplifying enthusiasm for the ministry and encouraging the same in others 
  5. Knowledge of the Christian Reformed Church (CRC)
  6. Strong interpersonal communication skills: can express ideas clearly both verbally and in writing; able to listen with sensitivity
  7. Thorough knowledge of correct grammar, punctuation, spelling and general business English skills
  8. Demonstrated ability to creatively present and market a concept
  9. Familiarity with donor database software and wealth screening tools
  10. Flexible and adaptable team player; proven skills in collaborating with others

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  1. Bachelor’s degree is required; in communications, marketing, sales or another related field is preferred
  2. Minimum of three years of successful work experience in fund-raising and/or donor relations is required
  3. Demonstrated ability in the area of major donor development is a definite asset

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • 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 maybe made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This position may require up to seven days of travel per month within the specified region, including quarterly visits to donors in Washington State, as well as to attend occasional meetings in other parts of the United States and Canada to carry out position responsibilities.
  • Occasional international travel may occur to destinations with rough terrain, unreliable access to water and electricity, and increased exposure to illness.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • This position will be based a regionally based position.
  • 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.