Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 28-Mar-2021 to 13-Apr-2021
  • - Second Presbyterian Church
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time
  • Full Benefits

Second Presbyterian Church is looking for a full-time Director of Stewardship and Endowment who will work closely with our Senior Pastor, ministry staff, lay leaders, and our Commitment Committee to strengthen the ministry and mission of Second Presbyterian Church by cultivating a culture of dynamic and transformative generosity throughout the congregation.  We seek candidates with experience in fundraising, excellent communication skills, strong work ethic, energetic spirit, and a heart for making an impact through the ministry of the church.

Second Presbyterian's 3,500-member congregation is committed to dynamic ministries that offer spiritual nourishment, cultivate a sense of belonging , serve the wider community, and provide a place of deep engagement.

Essential Functions: 

Lead, organize, and implement a comprehensive program of stewardship at Second, including integrated short- range and long-term funds development plans for the church. 

Promote generosity and commitment at Second in innovative ways that increase impact within and beyond the congregation. 

Create an effective year-round stewardship program in cooperation with the Senior Pastor and lay leaders. Develop and deepen individual member relationships through regular connections and intentional outreach. 

Effectively lead the Session Commitment Committee and its ministry teams. This specifically includes the annual Fall Giving Goal/Pledge Campaign as well as the Planned Giving Program. 

Develop awareness and support for Second's Endowment. 

Provide strategic leadership and vision to the Endowment Board in cooperation with the Senior Pastor. 

Plan, organize, and implement major Capital campaigns, as appropriate. 

Coordinate with the Financial Services Office regarding contributions, pledges, endowment investments, endowment meeting agendas, General Fund annual budget, etc. 

Create and maintain the annual fundraiser calendar by consulting with Second Presbyterian Church Boards, ministry teams and outside community organizations. 

Research giving patterns/trends within the congregation as well as in the broader not-for-profit community. Supervise the Ministry Assistant for Stewardship. 

Other Responsibilities: 

Prepare for, and participate in, appropriate board, staff, ministry team and task force meetings and retreats (e.g. Session, Restoration and Replacement Ministry Team, full-staff, executive staff and program staff). 

Network with fundraising peers and participate in appropriate professional organizations. 

Fulfill other responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Pastor. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Certificate in Fundraising Management (or its equivalent) 
  • Church experience in a large-membership congregation 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and proven leadership ability 
  • Deep faith in Jesus Christ, Christian values, strong interpersonal skills, and personal integrity 

Physical Qualifications: 

  • Able to move freely in and out of different settings (homes, church, businesses) 
  • Able to speak in a public forum 

Core Competencies: 


  1. Integrity and Trust: Is seen as trustworthy by others; practices direct, honest and transparent communication; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; does not operate with hidden agendas; responds to situations with constancy and reliability. 
  2. Interpersonal Skills: Establishes good working relationships with all others who are relevant to the completion of work; works well with people at all levels of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; considers the impact of his/her actions on others; uses diplomacy and tact; is approachable; avoids communication triangles. 
  3. Mission Ownership: Demonstrates understanding and full support of the mission, vision, values and beliefs of the congregation; can demonstrate those values to others; consistently behaves in a manner congruent with the mission, vision, values and beliefs. 
  4. Technical Expertise: Acquires and demonstrates the technical skills required to execute the essential functions of the job proficiently; understands which skills are lacking and seeks to develop those skills; continually works toward the mastery of technical proficiency. 
  5. Written and Verbal Communication: Is able to write and speak clearly and succinctly; employs correct grammar, punctuation and patterns of speech in a tone appropriate to the context. Is able to communicate effectively in a variety of settings. 

6. Organizational Knowledge: Knowledgeable about how congregational communication, decision making and leadership works; knows how to get things done through formal and informal decision making channels; can maneuver through charged political situations effectively and quietly; anticipates organizational barriers and plans his/her approach accordingly. 

7. Supervising Work: Is good at establishing clear expectations and direction; sets stretching objectives; distributes the workload appropriately; provides regular and ongoing feedback about performance; proactively deals with substandard performance; engages disciplinary processes in a timely manner. 


  1. Stewardship and Fundraising: Promotes stewardship as a principle that guides both individual and congregational life; encourages generosity in the sharing of financial resources; develops a comprehensive stewardship program; thinks innovatively about new sources for funding; is willing and able to ask others to contribute financially; coordinates major fundraising efforts in accordance with congregational policy. 
  2. Process Management: Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow; knows what to measure and how to measure it; can see opportunities for synergy and integration; can simplify complex processes and create policy for repetitive processes. 

10. Hospitality/Accessibility: Generates a sense of hospitality and or accessibility by his or her very presence; communicates a sense of availability, warmth, openness and approachability; fosters natural connections between members of the congregation and with visitors; supports a culture of welcoming and connection in the life of the congregation. 

11. Spiritual Maturity: Shows strong personal depth and spiritual grounding; demonstrates integrity by walking the talk, and by responding with constancy of purpose; is seen by others as trustworthy and authentic; nurtures a rich spiritual life; seeks the wisdom and guidance of appropriate mentors; is able to articulate a clear and consistent theology. 

Click the APPLY button to submit a cover letter and resume by April 13, 2021

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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