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Associate VP of Development Services

Date Posted: May 3, 2021
Hours Per Week: 40
Christian Union
Princeton, NJ, USA
Job Type: Non-Profit/Parachurch/Missions
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 Job Description 

Associate Vice President of Development Services

Organizational Background

Christian Union seeks a spiritually vibrant nation, marked by Christian values permeating every corner of society. Our means of achieving this end is by identifying, developing and networking transformative Christian leaders. 

Christian Union’s Development Team supports Christian Union by securing the financial resources necessary to advance the mission of Christian Union.  The Associate Vice President of Development reports to the Vice President of Development and manages the programs, technologies, tools, data, and key processes that the Development Team needs to grow Christian Union’s revenue. The position is critical to the success of the ministry. 

As part of a religious organization, the AVP of Development Services has responsibility to participate in daily prayer meetings, to participate in two annual five-day prayer movements, and give leadership periodically in Bible study and prayer meetings.  The AVP of Development has the responsibility to maintain a vibrant, growing devotion to Jesus Christ.

Position Summary 

Christian Union’s Development Team supports Christian Union by securing the financial resources necessary to advance the mission of Christian Union.  The Associate Vice President of Development reports to the Vice President of Development and manages the programs, technologies, tools, data, and key processes that the Development Team needs to grow Christian Union’s revenue. The position is critical to the success of the ministry. 

The following attributes are required for success in this role:

  • Advanced technical and analytical acumen 

  • Passionate and knowledgeable about support systems necessary for Development success 

  • Strong Devotion to Jesus Christ, holiness and a passion to see great spiritual renewal in America

  • Agreement of Christian Union’s Statement of Faith and Ethics

In addition, the following attributes are strongly preferred

  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge (required), Raiser’s Edge NXT, Omatic software (highly preferred) and Luminate Online

  • Strong  or high-level Google Sheets experience.

  • Proven track record of leading a team to success.

Key Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate

  • Spiritually Mature – This person will have a solid, visible relationship with Christ which is evidenced by a heart for God and genuine, deep love for others.  Employees who would fit best with Christian Union are those who are full of the Holy Spirit, and believe He is active today filling and empowering believers, healing people, speaking to people, and guiding Christians in God’s truth.  Christian Union does not require that all employees believe in gifts of prophecy, healing, and tongues. However, the ministry does expect everyone to be able to minister in an environment where these gifts may be practiced by other staff. 

  • Experienced in Fundraising – The successful candidate ideally should have  a minimum of 5 years of experience in fundraising, particularly in management of direct mail donor acquisition and of the annual fund. Knowledge of development best practices and Raiser’s Edge technology is preferred.

  • Strong Analytical Skills – The right person will have significant development data and financial analytical ability. The AVP should have proven experience with financial RoI and project results tracking.

  • Proven Program Building Skill – Because of the number and complexity of the programs involved, it is critical that the candidate have significant abilities to strategize, create buy-in, plan, execute and refine each of the programs.  The candidate needs to be successful at 360 degree management, including cross functional management. The candidate will be to be comfortable understanding how to analyze and use data to improve the program.  

  • Intellectually Sophisticated and Savvy – Since Christian Union ministers to an intellectually curious and engaged audience, it is important that the ministry’s employees have a similar posture toward life. This person will possess sophisticated verbal and written communication skills.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage and oversee the Development Technical Services Team of three associates.

  • Oversee Development Administration that supports increased revenue for the ministry and acquisition of new Partners.

  • Work collaboratively with the VP of Alumni Engagement to support the new CU Cornerstone Partners Program with data, training, and reporting.

  • Support the VP of Development by providing Development Team Management deliverables related to the Development Annual Budget, Board Reports, Quarterly and Annual Reports.

  • Analyze Development costs and processes for efficiency and improvement. 

Job Requirements

  • Education – Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Experience- Minimum of 5-8 years of job-related experience, including team management. 

  • Geography – This role works remotely, but someone located in the corridor between DC and Boston is preferred.

  • Travel of 10-20 days annually is expected:

    – CU Staff and Faculty Conference (August)

          -Development Team meetings quarterly

          -1-2 training events per year

Compensation 

Competitive compensation and benefits offered. This is a full-time position for which you are applying for and is supported by securing Cornerstone partnerships by each local ministry.  Team members may be asked to support this effort by connecting with personal networks and alumni.