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Development Officer

Isaiah Forty
Illinois, United States
$65,000.00 - $70,000.00
Closing date
Oct 20, 2023

Our goal at Isaiah Forty is to help people unearth and integrate the fullness of life in Jesus Christ. It's always been our desire to help those we serve to "run and not grow weary" and "walk and not grow faint" (Isaiah 40:31).

We want this sustainability for our organization as well.

Our conviction that Isaiah Forty's services should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial resources, means that Isaiah Forty relies on the gracious commitments of our donors.

We're now at the stage where we want to devote a staff-person specifically to cultivating these donor relationships and to grow new ones. We envision the Development Officer working closely with our Director of Operations, our President, and our Board to create, lead, and execute the overall fundraising (and constituent engagement strategies) to provide for the current and future needs of Isaiah Forty.

     - Time Category: Full-time
     - Location: Remote with up to 10% travel (including international travel to Canada/US)

What you'll do: 
     - Work in partnership with the Director of Operations to design a comprehensive fund-development strategy and infrastructure. This strategy would include the following core initiatives: Annual Fund, Major Gifts, Donor Stewardship, and Planned Gifts. This infrastructure would support the strategy, including a gift-processing and acknowledgement system, donor database and software, website enhancements, etc.
     - Lead all donor cultivation, solicitation, and recognition.
     - Assist with the creation of fundraising-related collateral, website updates and social media content
     - Assist in developing systems to train and encourage Board involvement in annual fund solicitation, personal giving, and donor recognition.
     - Coordinate visits and meetings between the Board/President and potential donors.

If you have some or all of the following, please apply:
     - Enthusiasm about the mission of Isaiah Forty
     - A bachelor's degree
     - Fundraising experience
     - Professionalism and sensitivity to confidential information
     - Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
     - Proficiency with technology, particularly donor software, Google Docs, social media, and email marketing platforms

     - Health insurance
     - One-month vacation-time each year
     - All of your country's federal holidays off
     - Organization-wide breaks from Good Friday to Easter and from Christmas to New Years
     - Access to Isaiah Forty's public services at no cost to you

The Board has approved a salary of $70,000 USD / year

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