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Thrive Ministry

Development Officer

Thrive Ministry
Lakewood, Colorado, United States

Date Posted: 02/14/2017
Categories: Fundraising
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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Thrive* is seeking to hire a professional full-time Development Officer that loves our cause. This position includes benefits. Applicants must believe it is a privilege to ask God’s people for God’s resources to do God’s work.



  • Must embrace the mission of Thrive and agree with our Statement of Faith
  • Three years of experience in major gift solicitation with successful outcomes
  • Strong spiritual character and leadership abilities
  • Familiarity with the local philanthropic community
  • Responsive attitude and servant heart
  • Displays professionalism in relationships and appearance
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Fully thrives (pun intended) in a small team environment who like to have fun ;-)


Development Officer Responsibilities:

The Development Officer will be responsible for cultivating, nurturing and growing all Thrive donor portfolio relationships through:

  • Supporting the CEO and her donor relationships
  • Managing the Development Officer portfolio of the top dynamic 100+ relationships
  • Engaging new donors through Thrive’s development strategy
  • Introducing Planned and Non-Liquid Asset Giving opportunities to loyal partners
  • Analyzing the giving history of donors
  • Monitoring and reporting campaign(s) effectiveness (ROI)
  • Writing grant proposals
  • Fundraising events (Annual Ministry Event, Private Events, etc.)
  • Providing input into development communication efforts



Skilled communicator

  • Professional verbal, phone, and written communication
  • Compassionate listening skills
  • Ability to engage in meaningful conversation
  • Demonstrate care for others
  • Outstanding interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Motivates staff, board members and other volunteer engagement

Priority management & the ability to multi-task

  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Impeccable at documentation of donor interaction 
  • Self-starter and motivated by agreed-on timelines
  • Goal oriented

Business management

  • Professional level knowledge of CRM software
  • Comfortable with Cloud-based working environment


Organization Description:

Thrive* is a nonprofit Christian organization located in west Denver. Our mission is to encourage and empower Global Women to thrive and to be their advocate. We offer numerous resources including a retreat ministry (three international and one US based retreat each year), an online community hosting a variety of electronic publications designed to meet the specific needs of women serving overseas, and an advocacy focus that engages and educates individuals, churches, and agencies to be equipped and empowered to proactively meet the needs of Global Women.