VP of ADVANCEMENT - All God's Children International (AGCI)

All God's Children International
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 13, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


All God’s Children International (AGCI) began with one family’s quest to adopt in 1991. What started as a mission to transform the life of one child has turned into a movement that God is leading to change the lives of hundreds of thousands of children across the globe. 

From the beginning, AGCI has prioritized empowering local leaders in order to create lasting and sustainable change for children living in institutions. That spirit lives on today in our work around the world. Over the past 30 years, 4,500 children from 25 countries have been united with their forever families through adoption and more than 10 million dollars in humanitarian aid has been delivered. 

AGCI is committed to breaking the orphan cycle. We aim to preserve families, elevate care in institutions, place children in families through adoption, and support children who have aged out of the welfare system. 

Purpose of the Role

A member of the Executive Management Team, the VP of Advancement will report directly to the Executive Vice President and will lead the Advancement Team in all fundraising activities. This person will assume the primary responsibility of executing the strategy needed to raise the funds to sustain the operations and fund the vision of AGCI.

The Vice President of Advancement will be responsible for overseeing all fundraising activities – including major gifts, mid and mass giving strategies, church partnerships, corporate and foundation giving, and planned giving. This position will provide leadership for a bold campaign to expand the vision of AGCI over the next 5 years. This is an ideal opportunity for a proven nonprofit fundraising professional with capital campaign and leadership experience. The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial, motivated by the mission, relational, strategic, and able to attend to details.



    Design and execute an annual advancement plan that addresses strategies for each prospective donor segment.  Work with the Marketing Team and Executive Management Team to develop a compelling and consistent case for support.  Advise and support the President in engaging with major donors, corporate leaders, and foundations.  Work closely with Contour Strategies LLC (external partner) in the development and execution of a strategic growth campaign that includes expansion the Advancement Team. 


    Engage a case load of major donors (individuals, foundations, corporations, churches).  Develop a peer-to-peer donor acquisition strategy that will generate new prospective major donor prospects.  Lead the development of systems and processes that nurture donor relationship through the engagement process from acquisition, engagement in mission, asking, thanking, and ongoing stewardship.  Partner with the President to engage board members regarding their giving.  Represent AGCI at external and internal events.  Provide leadership in the development and execution of event strategy.  Supervise the Advancement Team using Key Performance Indicators (KPI) that lead to successful outcomes for each donor segment.  Meet regularly with the Advancement Team to provide support and leadership that results in positive KPIs and departmental outcomes.  Travel domestically for donor meeting and events.  Travel internationally with major donors and partners to present the work on international vision trips. Lead and participate in offsite planning retreats with the Executive Management Team, Advancement Team, and Board. 


    Work closely with the VP of Finance on forecasting, reporting, and financial analysis.  Participate in visioning and strategic planning for the broader organization.  Develop and manage departmental budget.  Participate in executive meetings to provide overall organizational leadership. 


    Bachelor’s degree in business, nonprofit management or a related area from a four-year college or university. Five to ten years related experience in development and specifically with major donor engagement.  Ability to write error-free business correspondence, reports, and presentation materials.  Ability to effectively present information to public groups, conference attendees, and donors/sponsors during retreats, seminars, and webinars.  Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, report writing, project management, presentation creation/editing, database, use of internet, and communication by e-mail.  Ability to work with and protect extremely confidential files and information and have the appropriate discernment regarding handling issues of varying complexity and sensitivity. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions, and deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.  Must possess appropriate documentation/identification to travel authorities when traveling domestically and internationally.  



    Self-motivated  Energized by accomplishing significant goals  Creative and strategic thinker 


    Committed to the mission of AGCI  Life experience reflects AGCI values  Energized by the vision of AGCI 


    Humility and Self Reflection: Can handle criticism without denial, blame, excuse, or anxiety  Integrity and Attentiveness: A non-anxious listener and a truth teller  Thoughtfulness: Is empathetic and considerate of others 


    Develops systems and processes to overcome weakness  Can use data to develop strategy  Disciplined at managing details 



For best consideration, apply by June 4, 2021. Review will continue until the position is closed.