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Vice President of Advancement, Marketing and Communications

The VP of Advancement, Marketing and Communications guides the strategic fundraising efforts for a portfolio of contributed revenue streams, including individual, foundation, government, corporate philanthropy, and special events. The VP stewards and nurtures relationships with existing funders, cultivates and solicits new funders, and delivers best practices in nonprofit philanthropy. Responsible to set and execute a plan for growing contributed revenue for Elim Christian Services, building both the operational and team structure to support and sustain that growth. As a vital member of the executive leadership team, the VP collaborates in setting annual and long-term organizational goals, enjoys representing the organization externally in the community and advocates for a thriving organizational culture.



We're looking for people who care and want to make a change.  As a Vice President of Advancement, Marketing and Communication at Elim, you’ll be required to:

  • Serve as chief architect and ambassador for all fundraising initiatives and sets Elim’s contributed revenue fundraising goals (including major gift, major donor acquisition, direct mail, special events, communication and marketing and planned giving efforts) and ensures they are met or exceeded.
  • Collaborates as a key member of the Executive Leadership Team and Leadership Team in providing ideas and best practices for decisions affecting Elim’s annual and long-term operating vision, including mission priorities, capital needs, and human and financial resources.  
  • Collaborates with Elim’s Executive Leadership and Leadership Team to ensure the effective delivery of Elim’s communication and marketing programs for both internal and external audiences
  • Maintain a major gift caseload and create annual plan for relationship cultivation and major gift solicitation. 
  • Collaborate with Advancement Team to outline and activate the framework and mechanisms for donor engagement and implementation of Elim’s sustainable funding program
  • Develops a strategic and operational plan for annual growth, to be reviewed with the President and the Board of Trustees – Advancement, Marketing, and Communications Committee.
  • Have a sincere commitment to people with disabilities and people who support them


Experience and Education:

  • 5-8 years of successful revenue-generating experience, with a broad and deep knowledge of philanthropy and a track record of securing major gifts.
  • 3-5 years of employee management and a thoughtful instinct towards mentorship, delegation and goal-oriented team accountability.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Masters preferred.
  • Professes faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and exhibits a sincere Christian walk as evidenced by an active involvement in a Christian church.
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate Elim’s vision, mission and core values within the context of a Reformed Christian worldview.


Wages and Benefits:

  • Competitive starting pay of $135,000 - $150,000/yr  
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Plan, Flex Spending, Life Insurance, Retirement plan

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