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Vanderbloemen Search Group

World Vision- Major Church Advisor (Chicago)

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Federal Way, Washington, United States

Date Posted: 03/19/2014
Categories: Counseling - 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 Major Church Advisor - IL will be to lead and coordinate World Vision U.S.’ relationship with churches who possess either an annual combined congregational giving of $75,000 or more, and/or a significant engagement in World Vision’s programs; the goal being to continually increase the amount of engagement with World Vision. The Major Church Advisor is responsible for promoting World Vision’s presence in the church place as well as managing relationships with assigned strategic partners and developing new partnerships. 


The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in an applicable field of study (e.g. Theology, Communications, International Development, Philanthropy Development, Advocacy, etc.) with five to eight years of work experience in account management, fundraising, and/or sales. A master’s degree in a relevant discipline is not required but would be a bonus. 


The background of the successful candidate would ideally include work experience in Christian denominations, networks, or large mega Christian churches. Other pertinent experience could include: business to business sales (3+ years), business to consumer sales (3+ years), fundraising and/or consulting with large churches (3+years), mission work with fundraising responsibilities, or major donor fundraising with a nonprofit organization.


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. This person must be a great 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.


This role will relate to the World Vision team in Seattle, WA, but will be located in the greater Chicago, IL area, which has a population of more than 9.8 million people. The Chicagoland area is dynamic and diverse—and readily celebrates the varied cultural backgrounds of the people. A great Chicagoland transit system makes it possible to hop on a train in the suburbs and travel to the heart of the city of Chicago any day of the week. The city is home to major league sports teams, museums, great restaurants, and beautiful Lake Michigan.


***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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