Chief Stewardship Officer/Vice President
Design Outreach (DO) is a Christian humanitarian engineering nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that prioritizes the needs and aspirations of the world’s poor.
The Chief Stewardship Officer (CSO)/VP reports to the CEO/President and works closely with CEO/co-founders and Board of Directors. This person develops and executes strategies for advancing DO’s vision by fostering fundraising growth. This is accomplished by:
Assisting CEO/co-founders in developing a focus towards higher level fundraising growth and development.
Raising awareness and communication of DO’s past, present, and future scope and project plans.
Conducting major gifting programs, annual fund, planned giving, special events and, capital campaigns.
The CSO works closely with the CEO/co-founders and the Board of Directors in all communication, development and fundraising endeavors.
Understands and supports the mission of a Christ-centered organization dedicated to sharing the Gospel by word and deed.
Passion and agreement with Design Outreach’s vision and motivation, as outlined in the case for support and employee handbook.
Ability to network into new groups of donors.
Can work effectively with donors, volunteers and allied organizations, many of whom may be motivated by a deep commitment to serving Jesus Christ.
Must provide astute strategic fundraising development and growth planning.
Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising.
Strong interpersonal, relationship building, communications and writing skills.
Possess the skills to work with and motivate a team, board members/volunteers.
Have the ability and desire to reach out and build external relationships.
A ‘self-starter’ who is goal driven, initiating donor visits, fundraising calls, making “asks”, developing proposals, while being organized and exhibiting “follow through” on tasks and goals.
Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening skills.
A bachelor’s degree is desired.
5 years minimum experience in professional fundraising or equivalent field.
10 years minimum professional experience with management experience.
Manage fundraising budget.
Be accountable to fundraising goals and activities.
Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communication with them.
Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting.
Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies.
Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and fundraising drives.
Direct capital campaigns, major fundraising drives and special events.
Direct employee and volunteer fundraising drives.
Oversee prospect research.
Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about Design Outreach and its endeavors with the community.
Oversee fundraising database, giving platforms, and tracking systems.
Supervise and collaborate with other fundraising staff/volunteers.
Oversee creation of publications to support fundraising activities.
Maintain gift recognition programs.
Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.
Work from office in Columbus, Ohio with ability to travel domestically and internationally to meet with donors and supporters.
Perform other related duties as requested.
Competitive/commensurate with experience and other qualifications.
Position start date is negotiable, and interviews will be ongoing until position is filled.
Please send cover letter/resume to Greg Bixler at firstname.lastname@example.org