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Director of Development

Posted on 6/21/2024

World Relief

World Relief

1,001-5,000 employees

Provides sustainable solutions for poverty and displacement

Social Impact

Senior, Expert

Fort Worth, TX, USA

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  • Mature and personal Christian faith
  • Committed to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief
  • Desire to serve and empower the Church to impact vulnerable communities
  • Able to affirm and/or acknowledge World Relief's Core Beliefs, Statement of Faith, Christian Identity, and National Evangelicals For the Health of The Nation document
  • Seasoned fundraising professional with at least 5 years of progressive management experience
  • Experience working with high-net-worth donors with the potential to give five and six-figure gifts
  • Solid experience with Microsoft programs including Excel; ability and eagerness to learn additional computer applications
  • Proven track record of soliciting and closing gifts, managing successful campaigns, and securing sponsorships & grants is required
  • Up to 25% domestic travel required
  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of related experience, Masters degree preferred
  • Valid Driver's License and good driving record
  • Develop and implement comprehensive fundraising strategies aligned with organizational goals and financial needs
  • Establish measurable objectives to track progress and evaluate the success of fundraising initiatives
  • Cultivate and steward relationships with individual donors, churches, businesses, corporate partners, and foundations
  • Provide oversight for the research, identification, and pursuit of grant opportunities to enhance funding diversification
  • Manage an active portfolio of donors and prospects with the capacity of making gifts of $10K or above
  • Lead major gifts efforts, building relationships with high-level donors
  • Oversee and execute successful fundraising campaigns, ensuring alignment with organizational priorities
  • Supervise the organization and execution of fundraising events, overseeing the tracking of event metrics and evaluating their impact
  • Work collaboratively with the finance team to develop and manage the development budget
  • Build and lead a high-performing development team, overseeing all aspects of team management
  • Establish and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess the success of development initiatives
  • Provide regular reports to the executive team and board on fundraising progress

At World Relief, employees have the unique opportunity to contribute to a global mission that profoundly impacts lives by addressing extreme poverty, violence, and oppression, while also aiding refugees and displaced individuals. This organization prioritizes sustainable, community-driven solutions, working alongside local churches and communities in over 100 countries. With over 75 years of dedicated service, this organization provides a culturally rich environment where one can grow both personally and professionally in service of a compassionate, impactful cause.

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Baltimore, Maryland



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6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth