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Vanderbloemen Search Group

World Vision- Church Partnership Officer (Washington)

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Federal Way, Washington, United States

Date Posted: 03/19/2014
Categories: Consulting Services - Fundraising - Sales
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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“Let my heart be broken for the things that break the heart of God” – Robert Pierce, Founder of World Vision International


World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. They work in nearly 100 countries, serving all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. They provide emergency assistance to children and families affected by natural disasters and civil conflict, work with communities to develop long-term solutions to alleviate poverty, and advocate for justice on behalf of the poor. Motivated by their faith in Jesus Christ, they serve alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people.


With 44,000 staff members worldwide, World Vision brings sponsors and donors alongside children and communities in nearly 100 countries. They strive to integrate lasting solutions to the root causes of poverty and sharing God’s hope for a brighter future with each community they serve. Their scope of oversight includes, but is not limited to: health, clean water, education, food and agriculture, child protection, economic development, work here in the United States, and disaster relief. 


The focus of the Church Partnership Officer role is to effectively collaborate within the Church Relations department in order to identify and position World Vision, U.S. for strategic growth opportunities with national Christian leaders, denominations, para-church organizations, and/or “mega” US churches who possess a combined annual congregational giving of $150K or more. This position will develop and manage relationships with pastors and/or key Christian leaders that call people to a life-changing commitment to serve the poor in the name of Christ. The Church Partnership Officer will help carry out World Vision’s Christian organization mission, vision, and strategies. The successful candidate will personify the ministry of World Vision by witnessing to Christ and ministering to others through life, deed, word, and sign. 


The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study (e.g. Theology, Communications, International Development, Philanthropy/Development, Advocacy,etc.). A Master’s or Advanced Degree a relevant field of study is preferred as well as ongoing professional development in an applicable discipline. 

The background of the successful candidate would include work experience in Christian denominations, networks, or large mega Christian churches. Other pertinent experience would include: business to business sales (5+ years), business to consumer sales (5+ years), fundraising, sales, or consulting in which large churches were the targeted client (5+years), mission work with fundraising responsibilities (5+ years), or major donor fundraising with a nonprofit organization. Executive level staff experience with a mega-church would be a plus. Also desirable would be social justice advocacy or management consulting.


The ideal candidate will have a high degree of commitment to serve World Vision by properly stewarding the day to day operations required to maintain excellent relationships with current and future partnership churches. The Church Partnership Officer will be able to effectively manage high level accounts and complex partnerships. This person must be a master communicator, orally and written, who can effectively interact with people from other cultures, religions, geographies, and organizations. They must have a proven track record of achieving goals and exceeding expectations, a high-degree of decision-making skills and initiative, and an entrepreneurial spirit that’s always seeking to improve. They will demonstrate a knowledge of church history, the Bible and theology, and understand the difference between major Christian denominations.


The Church Partnership Officer will reside in Seattle, WA where the headquarters of World Vision are located. The city of Seattle is located on the southeastern side of the Puget Sound, which is east of the Pacific Ocean. This major city is the most northern large city in the United States, disregarding Alaskan territory. The combination of slight rolling hills, lakes, forests, and open fields are beautiful and give the landscape a unique feel. Outdoor sports and recreational activities are enjoyed year round. Great food and shopping are easily found around town. For activities and entertainment, Seattle is home to many professional sports teams. The Seahawks, the Mariners (baseball), the Sounders FC (soccer), the Thunderbirds and the Totems (both Ice Hockey) are all teams that proudly represent Seattle. There are also many interesting or must-see icons such as the Space Needle, Bill Gates’ home, the Seattle Aquarium, the Seattle Art Museum, the Seattle Waterfall Garden and the original Starbucks. Several museums and art galleries offer family fun as well. 


***Do not apply through churchstaffing (i.e. Don't click the button below). It does not provide us with all we need to process your application.

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