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Director of Development
Arab World Ministries
Suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 05/31/2005
Categories: Financial Services/Insurance
Job Type: Full-Time
Arab World Ministries is seeking an experienced fundraising professional to help us achieve our vision of reaching Arab World Muslims with the Christian Gospel. AWM is an international non-profit mission organization with its U.S. Headquarters in the suburban Philadelphia Area. The Director of Development will place an emphasis on maintaining and cultivating relationships between AWM-US and its donor related constituents. Enthusiasm and personal energy will make he or she invaluable in forming these relationships not only with donors and foundations but field and national office staff as well. Organized and creative, the Director of Development will be responsible for the development and implementation of a strategy for achieving annual and long-term funding goals. The successful candidate will be a dynamic individual who will plan and oversee a major gifts program, foundations and grants, fundraising events, planned giving, web-site content and a web-based giving program. He or she should have demonstrated familiarity with capital campaign planning and execution. Accountable to the U.S. Director and appropriate Associate U. S. Director, the Director of Development will supervise all personnel assigned to his/her department. He or she will consult and coordinate with the International Financial Development Officer and the Chair of the Development Committee of the Board as well as work closely with our Finance and Communications departments in the U.S. office.
Qualifications include bachelor degree with at least 3 years experience in the area of fundraising management (religious not-for-profit organization preferred) as well as excellent oral and written communications and public relations skills. Must have experience in writing and submitting proposals to the types of foundations that provide funding for projects similar to those undertaken by Arab World Ministries. We are looking for a candidate that has the ability to work collaboratively with other staff members as a team, and skill in personnel management, interaction and supervision techniques. The person filling this position must be a maturing believer in Christ, one who is actively seeking Gods will for his or her life in addition to fully supporting AWMs doctrinal position and enthusiastically supporting the ministry goals of the mission.