Status: Full-time, exempt
Reports to: Vice President of Development
Location: Remote; travel 4-10 days per month within western states; including at least 15 days per year in Southern California and 6 days per year in South Florida; travel to Central America, the Caribbean, and/or Africa 1-3 times per year
The International Development Officer (IDO) – Western Region, will steward and grow a portfolio of 150 major donors. Major donors give at least $5,000 annually.
The primary goals of this position are to:
The IDO’s portfolio will be comprised of donors who live in the western United States and come from all walks of life; nearly all are Christian, and the majority are older than 50. The ability to cultivate the interest of busy people with a wide range of perspectives will be critical for success.
The key objectives are to maximize the giving of all and develop strong relationships between donors and CI. Donors will be engaged by mail, email, phone, and personal visits, to build relationships and foster support for the financial needs of CI. As part of relationship development is inquiring about personal needs, praying with and for donors is an important part of this role. It is important that the IDO is comfortable praying with colleagues and donors. Some donor communication materials, such as greeting cards and project reports, will be supplied and the IDO will also produce materials to share. All communication with donors should be in as personal a format as possible.
For the success of the Advancement Department, it will be important for the IDO to note all donor communications in our CRM/database. Working with a database is typically the least engaging part of a fund-raiser’s work, but it is critically important for success.
While prioritizing the maximization of the current portfolio, the IDO is expected to also prospect and cultivate new donors. It will be important for the IDO to encourage donors to host small-scale special events to build the profile among philanthropic Christians in the region. The IDO will be responsible for leading the execution of the events, with support from CI leadership.
As a part of the tight-knit Advancement Work Group, the IDO will bring a team-first approach to the position, including an enthusiastic willingness to share input for planning and contribute to the success of special events and other projects.
Cross International, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. We prohibit discrimination or harassment of any type with regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Please submit your resume by email to HR@CrossInternational.org and include the title of the position in the subject line. Please be sure to include a cover letter detailing your spiritual background.
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