Job Summary: Kids Alive International is seeking an individual to join our team of development staff, dedicated to rescuing children in need around the world. As a part of the Strategic Partnerships team at Kids Alive International,
our Regional Representatives are responsible for advancing the mission of Kids Alive by building and maintaining donor relationships with a goal of increased funding and engagement.
As a Representative, you will be responsible for the overall partnership strategy for 125 individuals, churches and businesses within Northern Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. This includes face to face visits as well as a developing personal communication
strategies, tailored to each donor’s relationship with Kids Alive.
- The Regional Representative will be expected to spend 50% of his/her time maintaining and growing current donor relationships on behalf of Kids Alive through phone calls, letters, e-mail, and personal visits, developing customized proposals
and report-backs as needed.
- The Regional Representative will spend approximately 25% of his/her time representing the ministries of Kids Alive in a local church setting. Applicants should be comfortable presenting opportunities such as child sponsorship or service
teams to large groups.
- The Regional Representative will spend 25% of his/her time developing and tracking moves management activities in collaboration with other development staff and key field staff. The Representative will seek to actively build their personal
portfolio of donors within a given territory through strong research methods as well as close coordination with our Rising Partners team.
- The ideal candidate will be located in the Chicagoland area and be willing to travel extensively with occasional overnight and international travel.
CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
May include any and/or all of the following:
- Successfully manage a caseload of 125 Strategic Partner contacts:
Build personal relationships on behalf of Kids Alive while meeting specific, measurable performance goals.
- Acknowledgement / Report Back: Compose, prepare, mail or present personalized gift-acknowledgement letters, note cards and reports.
- Activities Management: Promptly track and enter all engagement activities into our Donor Direct CRM database. Respond to automated tasks related to donor activity.
- Moves Management: Develop individual donor strategies based on interests and engagement levels with an eye toward increased involvement.
- Customized Appeals & Special Project Proposals: Develop customized appeals & proposals per the moves management strategy.
- In-Person Visits and Presentations: Visit individuals, churches and businesses for the purpose of furthering relationships on behalf of Kids Alive. Represent the organization at special events, mission conferences and small group gatherings.
- Identify Future Strategic Partner Prospects: Identify and respond to donors demonstrating a propensity and capacity for greater financial partnership.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
- Demonstrate a passion for connecting with supporters of Kids Alive through a variety of methods
- Excellent writing and organizational skills
- Outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work collaboratively with in-office and overseas staff
- Knowledge of MS Database Software, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint and Excel
- Ability to work independently and manage time effectively
- Must demonstrate the ability to make good decisions independently
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
The ideal Regional Representative will possess:
- Full understanding, agreement with and commitment to the long-standing Biblically-based beliefs, mission, vision and values of Kids Alive International USA as stated on our website at:
- Motivation to see vulnerable children from around the world rescued from lives of hopelessness and poverty and nurtured physically, emotionally, educationally, spiritually and socially to become productive citizens in their home nations
- Possess a bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years of related work experience in a non-profit fundraising environment
- Previous experience as a major gifts officer or in an individual relationship driven role is strongly preferred
- Must possess an entrepreneurial spirit, demonstrating the ability to achieve goals with minimal supervision
- Person of integrity who can present strong character and employment references and pass a criminal background search and a credit report
Please submit a current resume, summarizing employment and salary history as well as three professional references.