Donor Relations Officer - Christian Ministry

Dallas, TX

Position Title: Donor Relations Officer

Department: Advancement

Reports to: Director of Development

 Direct Reports: None

This position is: Full Time / Exempt

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: We request that you submit both a Cover Letter AND Resume that demonstrates your interest and qualifications for working in both a Ministry Position AND Donor Relations Officer role. Your application will not be considered without both.

Please complete application form in its entirety as as we are unable to extend an offer of employment for incomplete applications. 

Some volunteering with the ministry as part of the assessment and qualification process may be requested. 

The Ministry: OurCalling is a discipleship ministry specifically focused on the homeless community and we operate an outreach center for the homeless community near downtown Dallas. We are passionate about loving and helping the unsheltered homeless transition to better lives. We are a faith-based, discipleship ministry where every job is a ministry position. Each staff member should be able to clearly share the Gospel and communicate their own testimony. While everyone on the team wears multiple hats, our primary function is evangelism and discipleship. We want everything that we do to point to Jesus.

Position Summary: Partners with department and organizational leadership to develop major giving and donor engagement strategy for OurCalling that advances the mission, brand, and generosity toward the ministry. Retain and grow a portfolio of individual donors to support the organization’s mission and goals annually. Work in collaboration with and under the direction of the Director of Development, and closely with the CEO. Support a culture of generosity within OurCalling and provide support for all organizational fund development and communications activities.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 100 major and prospective individual donors to OurCalling, that make annual gifts or have the ability to make annual gifts of $10,000 or more.
  • Cultivate relationships with current major donors to OurCalling in order to understand their mission interests and needs, as well as capacity to grow their giving.
  • Understand and communicate the mission, programs, and impact of OurCalling with both current and prospective donors.
  • Identify and engage prospective donors through networking with existing donors and community/civic groups.
  • Develop stewardship plan for each donor in portfolio to ensure they receive the appreciation and communication that makes giving a fulfilling experience.
  • Solicit 5-figure, 6-figure, and 7-figure gifts to meet the needs of OurCalling’s programs and operations.
  • Support the Director of Development with corporate partnership and sponsorship solicitations.
  • Partner closely with the Director of Development, CEO, and Development team on donor strategy and communications to ensure alignment.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Ideal candidate will have five or more years of relationship-based fundraising experience, ideally in a faith-based nonprofit or ministry
  • Successful track record of soliciting 6-figure and 7-figure gifts
  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience
  • Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Must have good observational skills.
  • Ability to inspire trust, and engage and motivate people from all backgrounds.
  • Able to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Displays core values of humility, respect for others, compassion and excellence
  • Upholding a close and growing relationship as a disciple of Jesus Christ.