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Christian Aid Mission

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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Fundraising - Marketing/Public Relations
Job Type:
Christian Aid Mission
Job Description:


Christian Aid serves as a communications link between indigenous missionary ministries overseas and praying Christians here in the USA. Priority is given to helping evangelistic works of God in poorer countries and in closed lands where American missionaries are not allowed.

The person in this position will report to the Director of Development and manage a portfolio of 150 prospects capable of making five- and six-figure gifts in a fast-paced campaign environment.



  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors and prospects.
  • Develop and execute strategies to cultivate, solicit and steward donors for capital, endowment, and planned gifts.
  • Work with Major Gifts team to identify and qualify new prospects.
  • Meet or exceed agreed-upon goals for donor moves and activity.
  • Work collaboratively with development staff and leadership volunteers to promote a successful fundraising environment.


  • Proven track record of closing five and six figure gifts.
  • Goal-oriented, able to work both independently and collaboratively, possess a sense of humor and be adept at prioritizing work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience working effectively with leadership volunteers.
  • Experience working in a missions setting preferred.
  • Willingness and ability to travel for prospect meetings and events.
  • A minimum of three years of major gift experience and a bachelor’s degree are required.
  • Occasional nights and weekends, as needed.
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Christian Aid Mission

CHRISTIAN AID sends financial support to over 800 indigenous ministries that deploy at least 80,000 native missionaries who are taking the gospel of Christ to more than 3000 tribes and nations, especially in places where American missionaries are no longer allowed to go. These ministries work: •in lands of great poverty •where Christians are a persecuted minority •to plant churches among unreached people They operate Bible institutes and missionary training centers where thousands of Christian workers are being trained for missionary servic More...