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Development Officer

San Jose, California, United States

Date Posted: 06/17/2014
Categories: Fundraising
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Development Officer shall be responsible for introducing new donors to Cityteam and to secure major donor gifts to support operations for all ministry areas, with a primary focus on San Jose based Ministries. 





  1. Secure major gifts from donors in cash and pledges through a program of personal direct solicitation, developing and maintaining relationships with a sufficient number of major donors to meet yearly fundraising goals as set by supervisor.
  2. Participate in major donor events as needed.
  3. Work with supervisor and program staff to develop the most effective donor development strategies for each major donor.
  4. Mentor/Coach program staff to develop donor strategy that maximizes their donor’s giving potential.
  5. Work with the Planned Giving staff to identify giving prospects and ensure appropriate information and materials are made available to donors.
  6. Submit reports of development activities as required.
  7. Regularly represent Cityteam  as a speaker in churches, service clubs, etc. as requested by supervisor.
  8. Be involved in a personal, hands-on ministry within Cityteam.



  1. Participate in staff performance evaluations process in a timely manner as requested by the Human Resources Department.



  1. Must have a personal and consistent relationship with Jesus Christ and active in a local Christian body of believers.
  2. Must have compatible theology on major issues of Cityteam International Statement of Faith.
  3. Must be committed to serving God and the Body of Christ.
  4. Must have a teachable spirit and be committed to team participation.
  5. Minimum two years experience in major donor development required.
  6. Must be goal oriented and able to successfully achieve established goals.
  7. Needs to be people oriented, a good listener and sensitive to donors needs.
  8. Must be committed to personal stewardship.
  9. Must have a strong commitment to teaching donors stewardship.
  10. BA or equivalent required, preferably with training in the sales field.
  11. Willing to pursue education and training in fields relating to the position.