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Five Talents International

Development Director

Five Talents International
Vienna, Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 06/19/2007
Categories: Financial Services/Insurance
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Five Talents International, a Christian non-profit, helping the working poor through microcredit partnerships, seeks to hire a bright and motivated individual to be its Development Director. This individual will work closely with the Executive Director, Staff, Board members and volunteers to solicit major gifts from a variety of sources.

Five Talents International, founded in 1998, is a Christian organization, fighting poverty, creating jobs and transforming lives by empowering the poor in developing countries using innovative savings and microcredit programs, small business training and spiritual development for the poor. We do this in partnership with the Anglican/Episcopal church worldwide.


Develop and direct the short and long range development plan for Major Donor cultivation.
Contact current and potential major donors via phone, written and personal contact to build and expand personal relationships to maximize their giving. Lead and manage system for face to face donor solicitations.
Educate and engage board members and key donors in the donor cultivation process.
Coordinate major donor mailing programs including project campaigns
Coordinate staff participation to develop grant proposals
Collaborate with staff to create mailings and marketing materials needed to solicit gifts.
Oversee donor acknowledgement process and use of Raisers Edge database
Represent Five Talents at appropriate functions
Maintain involvement with external organizations and professional groups

At least 5-7 years of major gift cultivation experience and/or direct sales experience required. Experience with microenterprise development/overseas development work are preferred. Familiarity with churches is desirable. Willingness to work with a small staff. Knowledge of Raisers Edge a plus. Demonstrated success in face-to-face fundraising is a must.

This is a full-time position. Salary range is commensurate with experience. Benefits package.