Director of Development

DEPARTMENT: Development

 

POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Development serves the Voice of Prophecy in a development capacity through the creation, implementation, and management of donor-related programs and strategies, thus enabling the ministry to carry out its mission of sharing the gospel with the world through media and public evangelism.

 

AUTHORITY & ACCOUNTABILITY: Speaker/Director and Manager-Treasurer

 

ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:

• Designs and frequently updates the development department strategy.
• Plans donor events.
• Implements internet fundraising strategies.
• Creates donor acquisition campaigns.
• Manages the department budget.
• Runs regular reports to find new ways through which fundraising can become more effective.
• Fulfills other responsibilities and duties as assigned by VOP ministry management.

 

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS:

 

1. QUALIFICATIONS, SCOPE, & COMPLEXITY OF DUTIES:

  • Education: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of five years in a fundraising environment.
  • Competencies
    • Self-starter—able to work independently under pressure and meet deadlines.
    • Creative writing ability.
    • Fundraising computer application skills a plus.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written forms with a variety of constituencies, including donors and board members.
    • Willingness to receive training on a regular basis.
    • Ability to analyze project performance and determine the cause of action to increase future performance.
    • Flexibility to adapt to urgent projects or unusual situations.
    • Has a close relationship with Jesus Christ sets a good example for others.
    • Member in good standing of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

 

2. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

o Within the Organization
 Speaker/Director, Manager-Treasurer, management, and all staff.
o Outside the Organization
 Executive Committee and church leadership
 Ministry supporters
 Guest speakers, hotel staff, musicians
o Principal Contact: Manager-Treasurer

 

3. WORKING CONDITIONS:

o General working conditions of an office.
o Requires some travel.
o Requires some standing, walking, and work at a desk.
o Requires minimal reaching, climbing, and lifting (maximum of 30 lbs.)
o Specific requirements:
 38-50 regular hours per week.
 Occasional weekend work.
 Professional attire.
 No special safety gear needed.