United Methodist Women Job Vacancy: Director of Development - New York, USA

The Director of Development holds a major fundraising position in UMW, responsible for developing and implementing plans for securing major gifts and deferred gifts from donors through estate planning and other types of gifts/donations as well as providing leadership for the current Legacy campaign. This position implements plans for securing major gifts and deferred gifts from donors through estate planning and other vehicles.

The Director of Philanthropy?s duties may be combined with other fundraising responsibilities not limited to meeting with donors and financial planners and answering inquiries.

This position involves a full range of donor cultivation duties, including working with other development staff to develop planned giving as a critical component of a strategic fundraising plan and responsibility for the current campaign.

This position requires working as part of a team to diversify funding resources and engaging in long-term financial planning, including the creation and/or maintaining current endowments and other permanent financial resources.

About Us:  
  • United Methodist Women - National Organization is the policy-making body that manages and oversees the programs and projects of United Methodist Women (UMW). We accomplish this by equipping women and girls around the world to be leaders in communities, agencies, workplaces, governments and churches and to advocate for the oppressed and dispossessed with special attention to the needs of women and children.
  • UMW builds supportive communities among women; engages in activities that foster growth in the Christian faith, mission education, and Christian social involvement, while working for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems while providing educational experiences that lead to personal change in order to transform the world.  
  • About the Office of the General Secretary The Office of the General Secretary brings together the General Secretary/CEO, along with staff members in the areas of Events Management, Director of Philanthropy, Organizational Development and Board Recording Secretary.  
  • The Office communicates around the organizational vision and direction, develops and maintains connection to members and the larger church, maintains contact database and archives of historical data, and program and production management for Assembly and smaller conference events and helps to improve the information flow between members and the national office.  
  • Minimum of a Bachelor?s degree in Business, Marketing or related field with 10(+) years of related experience. An advanced degree is preferred. Individual must possess a minimum of 10 years combined leadership and major gift fund-raising management experience including five to eight years in a senior management capacity with a complex not-for-profit organization involving a significant number of people and organizations with diverse and varied interests and backgrounds. Extensive experience working with volunteers. Proven fund-raising, leadership and consensus building skills. Proven Fundraising track record. Proven negotiation and mediation skills.
  • Able to lead and motivate groups and individuals. Able to think creatively and strategically to successfully mediate and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. Able to overcome obstacles to cooperation and to foster harmonious relations. Specialized knowledge related to planned giving and major gifts fund-raising. Able to work effectively with donors and professional advisors. Able to balance competing priorities, complex situations and tight deadlines.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills. Ability to listen is essential. Able to ask leading questions which encourage prospects and donors to talk about themselves and their activities. High energy, positive, can-do attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative.  
  • Experience with donor databases Raiser?s Edge, Donor Perfect and/or Crescendo preferred. Certification as a professional fundraiser and a sense of humor is a plus. Position Complemented with Health, Dental, Life, LTD, FSA, EAP, Employer Contribution to the 401K, 4 weeks vacation and other generous time-off benefits.  
To apply:
Send cover letter/resume to APPLY ONLINE HERE (choose jobs at United Methodist Women for listing of available jobs) No phone calls, please.

Closing Date: 28 August 2016