Donor Relations and Development Associate
Date Posted: August 6, 2014
Department: Donor Relations and Development Associate
Position Type: Full-time, permanent
Location: Lake Forest, CA
As a key member of the Donor Relations and Development team, you will be responsible to coordinate, implement, and manage Blue Letter Bible’s* gift acknowledgment and tracking system. This position will also implement various external communications strategies leading to increased engagement with donors, users, and advertisers.
Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
Donor Relations and Development (75%)
Perform gift acknowledgment receipting, reporting, and tracking through Neon CRM donor software
Respond to general donor inquiries and needs
Perform timely copy writing, editing, and formatting according to the needs of the development department
Support general strategies of the development department
Manage Neon CRM software front and back end delivery strategies
Update and develop donor and communications-related web pages
Provide support for other resource development areas
Coordinate, implement, and manage ministry email newsletters
Provide support for advertising needs, i.e. media kits and packages, DFP and other software management
Develop, edit, and prepare Bible study content for the Blue Letter Bible website and resources
Required Skills and Personal Qualifications
Profession of Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior; commitment to growing relationship with Him
Extremely detailed, accurate, and organized; ability to multitask
Servant’s heart and a team player
Excellent written and verbal skills – ability to provide edited, grammatically accurate deliverables
Able to effectively correspond with donors – whether by phone, email, or in-person
Working knowledge of MS Office with ability to easily learn new software
Willingness to learn and grow, professionally and personally
Familiarity and use of Blue Letter Bible
Passion and calling to use gifts and abilities for Kingdom purposes through Sowing Circle
Working knowledge of Neon CRM (or other) donor software, Adobe Photoshop, and InDesign
Prior development experience and/or experience serving in ministry / non-profit organizations
Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and training
Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
401k retirement plan with company match offered after one year of service
A comprehensive description of benefits will be provided during the interview process.
Work is primarily performed at a desk with occasional lifting of less than 25 lbs. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM. Sowing Circle is committed to the spiritual health of staff members, and provides weekly devotionals, daily staff prayer, and theological training throughout the year.
About Sowing Circle
Sowing Circle was established in 1997 as a 501(c)3 non-profit ministry for the purpose of sowing the Gospel of Jesus Christ; offering hope, encouragement and strength to as many people as possible. To present the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible, God’s inerrant Word, as the only true source and means of forgiveness of sin, freedom from guilt, and eternal life.
This purpose is primarily accomplished by developing and maintaining the Blue Letter Bible online resources as well as by co-laboring with other Christian ministries, missions boards, and Christian organizations that fulfill Sowing Circle’s purpose.
The Blue Letter Bible is an on-line Bible study resource linked to a wealth of reference and study materials offered by pastors and teachers who hold to the conservative, historical Christian faith. Resources include advanced Bible search and study resources including commentaries, dictionaries, and multiple Bible versions; complete Hebrew and Greek lexicon; audio downloads; daily devotionals; theological papers; Spanish language text and audio resources; advanced mobile phone Bible study applications; an online Bible institute with college level courses; and much more—all at no cost to the user. In 2013, Blue Letter Bible reached over 8.5 million unique visitors and delivered close to 300 million pages of content.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, please contact:
Accounting and HR Manager