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The General Board of Discipleship

Director of Fund Development

The General Board of Discipleship
Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Date Posted: 09/26/2008
Categories: Church Planter
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Develops, implements, and directs a fully functioning comprehensive fund development program that identifies, cultivates, and solicits major gifts through individual donors, granting agencies and foundations, and planned gift prospects. Manages the development of direct mail solicitation. Upholds the mission and vision of the Board, the unit, and employees in all areas of accountability.

Demonstrated knowledge and application of management, including planning, organizing, training, team building, budget administration, and decision making; a high degree of persuasive skills in written and oral communication with groups and individuals; knowledge of the General Board of Discipleship structure, resources, policies, and procedures; knowledge of the United Methodist Church structure and polity; comfort when talking about money and asking for large gifts; cultural sensitivity; ability to use discernment, judgment and initiative. Must have a Master’s degree or equivalent. Two to four years experience in fund development and planning development strategy, or related experience.