Director of Development and Generosity (Part-time) - Indiana-Kentucky Conference of the United Church of Christ
- 25-Sep-2021 to 29-Oct-2021
- - Indiana-Kentucky Conference of the United Church of Christ
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Part Time
The Indiana-Kentucky Conference of the United Church of Christ supports the affiliated associations and congregations within the geographical borders of Indiana and Kentucky in bringing justice and love to all. The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church. We believe God is still speaking, that faith must join with action, and that unity and diversity are equally essential values throughout the body of Christ.
The Director of Development and Generosity is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the Conference's fundraising efforts including: execute a special campaign for the 2023 General Synod of the UCC, OCWM growth, Annual Support Fund, design major gifts program, cultivating individual legacy giving, and future capital campaigns. This position works collaboratively with the Conference Minister, the Board of Directors, the Financial Vitality Committee, and other fundraising volunteers.
- Must embrace the mission and vision of the Indiana-Kentucky Conference (IKC) and the Core Values of the Conference Staff.
- Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
- Excellent public speaking skills that utilize story-telling, for example, in sharing the case of the Indiana-Kentucky Conference with Conference churches, pastors, and lay people.
- Have experience and knowledge in fundraising literature and techniques, particularly major gift fundraising.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members, and other volunteers in support of financial vitality.
- Be a "self-starter" and goal-driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
- Be organized and exhibit "follow through" on tasks and goals.
- Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
- Experience in professional fundraising.
- Develop and execute a special campaign for the IKC hosting of General Synod 2023.
- Develop and implement strategies alongside the Conference Minister and Finance and Budget Committee for increasing OCWM giving.
- In collaboration with the Conference Minister, meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them and therefore developing a donor centered culture to fundraising.
- Direct the Annual Support Fund program, including letters, mailings, and annual fundraising drives.
- Design a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors in the Conference.
- Build an individual legacy giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies. Additionally, offer guidance to our Associate Conference Minister and IKC Transitions Team on their work with legacy churches.
- Work closely with the Conference Minister, the Board of Directors, and the Financial Vitality Committee to arrange speaking engagements among the churches of the IKC and to play a role at the Annual Gathering by offering an annual report of the fundraising efforts of the Conference.
- Serve as primary staff resource for the Financial Vitality Committee.
- Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems, including working with the Conference Administrator to secure an effective fundraising software.
- Work closely with the Communications Director to ensure donor-centered communications from the Conference that tells our story, particularly within the Conference newsletter and social mediaplatforms.
- Network with the wider church UCC Development staff, both National and Conference.
- Maintain gift recognition programs.
- Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.
- Perform other related duties as requested.
Conference Mission Statement
The mission of the Indiana-Kentucky Conference is to live in covenant, connecting and equipping local ministries to love and serve like Jesus.
IKC Staff Core Values
As the Indiana-Kentucky Conference staff, we commit to living these core values:
Communicate Effectively. We will build trusting community by using effective, kind, honest and direct communication through a wide variety of tools including email, video conference, social media, website and in-person gatherings.
Embody Healthy Leadership. We model healthy leadership by setting boundaries such as delegating and training others to take on tasks, managing financial resources carefully, embodying a non-anxious presence in stressful and conflictual situations and making our own Sabbath and spiritual formation a priority.
Form Faith. All our interactions are aimed at forming each other's faith and empowering leaders to live in the way of Jesus.
Foster Experimentation and Creativity. We coach vital leaders and congregations by offering new ideas, curating the best resources and offering them coaching for implementing new ideas in their local setting.
Build Relationships and Networks. We support leaders by being in relationship ' knowing "how it is with their soul" and by being responsive to their needs. We also foster creativity and vitality by providing opportunities for connection with and between local church, partner and community leaders. Build Teams. We build effective teams by modeling a collaborative approach to ministry as a staff team and by equipping leaders to discern and offer their gifts in service of church and community.
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