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Samaritan's Purse

Foundation Relations Specialist

Samaritan's Purse
Boone, North Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 04/08/2013
Categories: Fundraising
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Donor Ministries seeks an experienced Foundations Relations Specialist to work within the Donor Ministries team to proactively develop financial support from private foundations, public charities, and individual donors. This position represents Samaritan’s Purse to prospects and donors for funding consideration through personal presentations, formal and informal project proposals, requests, and maintain appropriate follow-up reporting.
The position works collaboratively among ministry departments to excellently serve a portfolio of prospect/donor relationships and has a primary responsibility for managing those relationships. This position will travel occasionally. The ideal candidate will be skilled in prospect research, grant proposal development, and relationship management, and have a desire to raise financial support for the ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. The successful candidate will present well in person, in writing, or by phone with excellent communication and donor-service skills.
A proven track record of successful donor relationship management, 3 to 5 years’ experience, and a background in customer service, sales and/or marketing is desired.
Holds a Bachelor degree in business, communications, marketing, public relations, or similar area; with two to four years related experience in donor/customer service, communications/writing, sales/marketing or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Research and writing skills, at the level normally demonstrated through college graduate proficiency, are required in order to compile and analyze data for reports, and to compose, produce, and edit documents and grant proposals. Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred. Must maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.


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Qualified candidates should include a sample of a at least one successfully funded grant proposal with application.


Mission Statement: Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Distinct Objectives: The work of Samaritan’s Purse is marked by five distinct objectives, grounded in Scripture and biblical principles: PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible-- “God Room”