Director of Global Mission Advancement

    • Job Tracking ID: 512954-725143
    • Job Location: Chicago, IL
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: October 30, 2020
    • Years of Experience: 7 - 10 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:


The Director of Global Mission Advancement provides oversight of the day-to-day management of church and individual relations and engagement for the purposes of advancing global efforts and initiatives. This director will collaborate with other leaders to create and execute a broad advancement strategy to increase giving and engagement across the ECC with primary focus on the coordination of fundraising for SG, while managing a personal portfolio of individual donors and churches.
This position will collaborate with Serve Globally (SG) staff, to raise awareness, engagement, and financial support for SG efforts and projects, including Global Personnel. Together, unique engagement and stewardship opportunities that demonstrate the value and impact of philanthropic investment, increases revenues and drives philanthropic results for the purpose of general giving and global initiatives will be produced.

Essential Functions
* Manages the development and implementation of global relations and engagement.
* Maintains a portfolio of churches and individual donors to cultivate, visit, and steward.
* Works collaboratively with the Director of Database Services to leverage data and
information from Raiser’s Edge for accurate and innovative report production.
* Collaborates with Executive Director in developing strategies for effective stewardship of churches, including proper reporting to churches, monitoring use of funds, ensuring appropriate recognition and engaging churches at special events.
* Work closely with SG’s Executive Minister, Director of Missional Congregations, and Regional Coordinators to fully grasp the vision and efforts within the five (5) SG regions.
* Collaboratively define and carry out SG’s advancement strategic objectives and metrics.
* Enthusiastically grow intercultural awareness and understanding.
* Actively participate in SG meetings and team-building events.
* Provide oversight of SG’s fundraising activity and practices while ensuring alignment of Mission Advancement protocols.
* Collaboration with SG Leadership Team to create a resource tool kit, coach and train team members.
* Develop team’s capacity to bridge stewardship opportunities to individual’s desire to exercise generosity.

* Affirm marketing and communication strategies correlate with advancement objectives.

* Increase annual directed giving for SG initiatives, as defined by annual workplans, objectives and goals.

* Preach, teach, and coach domestically and internationally advancing SG initiatives.
* Engages in analytics and strategy response to enhance stakeholder engagements.
* Contribute to the development and implementation of global communication and marketing strategies.
* Facilitate donor care and stewardship in accordance to ECC’s donor engagement and stewardship protocols:
* Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Advancement.

Experience and Skills:


Education and Experience
Required: A bachelor’s degree or comparable experience. Minimum five (5) year engagement in an advancement environment with heavy customer service emphasis, including donor visits resulting in gifts. Experience and knowledge of global ministries. Experience and knowledge with Raiser’s Edge and Moves Management system. Personal engagement with the ECC preferred (minimum of 5-8 years). Proficiency in Microsoft and Windows applications, databases development and management.
Preferred: Type a minimum of 55 words per minute.

* Knowledge, proven ability and comfortableness engaging with a wide variety of donors and churches
* Leadership capability to coordinate multiple fundraising efforts across organizational teams.
* Excellent management and people skills to embrace diversity of schedules, backgrounds, formats, contexts, etc.
* Uses critical thinking skills, applying logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to address challenges.
* Detail oriented, strong organization, prioritization and time-management skills are eminent.
* Works well under pressure and is able to accomplish multiple tasks, with conflicting priorities and timelines. Ability to track and report progress on a wide range of tasks, simultaneously.
* Ability to respond to and deal with a range of ad hoc queries/requests.
* Ability to operate with discretion and confidentiality at all times.
* Maintains flexibility in approach and adjusts actions when appropriate.
* Capable of utilizing various office machines and computer applications to expedite daily operations, procedures, or tasks.
* Mastery of Microsoft and Windows applications, databases development and managements.
* Self-starter, with the ability to work independently.