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Donor Relations Director

Job Description:

Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries Donor Relations Director will focus on building relationships with specific segments of financial partnership. Working with churches and businesses, this position will intentionally connect major donors with KGM and cultivate continued financial partnerships. This individual will have goals for the specific areas of focus.

Job Type:

Full Time

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute strategies to identify, research, cultivate, and solicit qualified prospects for planned gifts in collaboration with the Vice President of Advancement.
  • Contribute to the leadership of the stewardship process, including prospect research, communication, assignments, and any other activities required.
  • Accurately maintain records in the donor management database to successfully cultivate and satisfy partners’ desires for advancing the ministry.  It is essential that all conversations, mailings, visits, etc., be recorded to maintain adequate documentation of the “chain of relationship.”
  • Work with the Advancement Team to plan and execute various events.
  • Achieve overall stability and increase assigned funding relationships.

Qualifications / Must Be Able To

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a ministry leadership role
  • Prefer a bachelor’s degree in a related field or 5-10 years of experience with growing responsibilities in fundraising, marketing, or a related field
  • Marketing and Sales experience a plus
  • Because this position is highly relational and collaborative, demonstrated experience with community collaboration efforts and relationship building is required.

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The Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries is a privately funded 501(c)3 non-profit, evangelical Christian ministry.   Our designated purpose is religious, and we are a Christ-centered ministry which is dedicated to sharing the Gospel and helping the homeless and impoverished.  We consider every position to be essential in the fulfillment of our ministry and Statement of Purpose.  As such, each employee must have a relationship with Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord.  All employees must:

• Be able and willing to share the Gospel and participate in all of the ministry activities of the Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries;
• Subscribe to the Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries Statement of Faith and Qualifications for Employment upon hire and continuously while employed;
• Adhere to the Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries Employee Handbook

1 Peter 3:15 NIV But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.