Position Title: Director of Development
Position Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Reports To: Executive Director, LAMB US
Location: Charleston, SC


ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: 

The Director of Development (DOD) will oversee all fundraising efforts for LAMB US. The DOD will work with the Executive Director to implement a comprehensive development program and establish long-range fundraising goals that reflect the organization’s needs and our partner’s priorities. This person will raise support at every level, which will further the impact of both LAMB US and Honduras.

Functions overseen by the DOD include:

  • In-person solicitation of individual, foundation, and corporate donors
  • Ongoing cultivation of individuals who have visited Honduras with LAMB
  • Consistent cultivation of new church partnerships, developing both financial and human resources
  • Oversight of fundraising-related communications efforts, including part of the annual impact report
  • Grant writing

Major Responsibilities:

Fundraising-related functions:

  • Create and implement an ambitious, growth-oriented annual fundraising plan with the Executive Director to expand the LAMB donor base
  • Oversee all fundraising activities, including donor acquisition, solicitation, stewardship, events and communication
  • Develop strategies and implement plans to identify, renew, and upgrade annual donors and play a lead role in developing new fundraising programs
  • In partnership with the ED, cultivate and nurture relationships with Major Donors
  • Support the growth of LAMB’s Shepherd Staff and Child Sponsorship Programs (monthly giving)
  • Manage the analysis and growth of LAMB’s donor pool and prospect pipeline, conducting research on prospective donors, as necessary

Other job functions: 

  • Reply to all LAMB inquiries in a timely manner, determining how to best direct those who engage with LAMB through a variety of channels (email, social media, etc.)
  • Serve as a point of contact for LAMB church partners. This will include:
    - Supporting mission teams before they travel to Honduras;
    - Following up with mission team members once they return to the US;
    - Identifying future leaders within church communities that are invested in the mission of LAMB – whether for event engagement, donor stewardship, or ongoing volunteer engagement
  • Continually seek out new partnership opportunities with churches and other organizations across the Southeast that are invested in Honduras or would like to be more involved
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Qualifications

  • Mature Christian with a desire to make a Kingdom impact
  • Relational Fundraiser with proven success
  • 5 years or more of direct or related development experience
  • Strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a desire to serve Him through the mission and calling of LAMB
  • Agree with and be willing to uphold the Statement of Faith, Core Values, and policies of LAMB
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Able to work independently within a defined scope of work
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and administrative skills
  • Strong proficiency, aptitude, and comfort with technology, software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Raiser’s Edge or similar donor software
  • Effective meeting one-on-one with donors or potential donors in order to nurture relationships
  • Understanding of best practices in development
  • Ability to conceptualize and communicate funding needs in a way that is compelling to all stakeholders
  • Demonstrated success in growing a donor base, including strong prospect research skills
  • Global awareness and a passion for LAMB’s mission, which includes being an ambassador for the organization

 Experience:

  • 5 years or more of direct or related development experience
  • Experience with setting fundraising goals, project management, and process improvement efforts
  • Proven track record of soliciting and securing large gifts
  • Diverse experience including annual giving, major and planned giving, foundation, corporate and public sector giving


To apply for the position of Director of Development, please send your resume to [email protected].

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