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CRISTA Ministries

Major Gifts Officer - Media

CRISTA Ministries
Seattle, Washington, United States

Date Posted: 05/22/2017
Categories: Fundraising
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

CRISTA Ministries. "Where faith meets vocation."

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: (Responsibilities, Accountabilities, and Competencies; May not include all duties of this job) 

  • Develop a ‘Moves Management program for $2,000+ donors and high-level prospects, manage a portfolio of 120 to 200 donors.
    • Able to travel in western Washington and occasionally southern British Columbia, engaging donors.  Visits could range from announced or unannounced appointments at places of business, homes, and throughout the community.
    • Contact a targeted number of donors in a given week and month.  Keep track of all communication and live contacts made through Sales Force.
  • Engage major donors in referral relations.
  • Make contact with new and existing donors in person, via the phone and through written communication to walk them through a complete donor cycle (identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship).  Meet annual fundraising and performance goals.
  • Understand CRISTA Media platforms on a basic level as well as know the giving and fundraising opportunities.  Be able to communicate the stations’ work to our donors.
    • Grow donor segments proactively by being alert to new giving opportunities that are appropriate to donor’s individual interests and donation commitments.
    • Develop a specific and detailed knowledge of CRISTA Media platforms in the assigned geographic area.  Deeply engage donors of the radio station and related digital platforms.
  • Work closely with other team members in Donor Relations and Marketing to ensure all donor contacts are coordinated and remain donor-centered.
    • Update Sales Force for any changes to address, phone, e-mail or additional information learned about the donor.
    • Participate in the training and mentorship of CRISTA mid-level staff, encouraging them in their work, taking them on visits and providing insight.
    • If remote, regularly Skype and engage remotely in team activities.
    • Travel to Seattle Headquarters (or Bellingham) to collaborate with team members on a limited basis.
  • Work collaboratively with supervisor, coworkers and customers.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Any Equivalent Combination of Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education and Experience)

Christian Commitment:  A deep and abiding faith that is fully surrendered to the will of Jesus Christ, evidenced by a lifestyle that is consistent with biblical principles in word and deed.  Commitment to spiritual growth and development.  Demonstrates the values of CRISTA leader.  

Education: Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the United States Department of Education or equivalent. Relevant work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

Experience: Three years of successful experience in fundraising or sales. 

Software and Equipment Used:

  • Proficiency on a computer
  • Able to use a computer for a prolonged period (sometimes over six hours a day)

Other Considerations: 

  • Excellent customer service and sales skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Goal and task oriented.
  • Able to solve problems and work independently.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Able to keep files organized.
  • Excellent presentation skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (Any Equivalent Combination of Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education and Experience)

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the United States Department of Education or equivalent.   

Experience: Five years of sales or fundraising experience or one year as a chief or principal gifts fundraiser or equivalent. 

Software and Equipment Used: In depth knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or Sales Force.

Other Considerations: Experience with and network in diverse populations, specifically Asian communities. Existing relationships with a network of major donors in the greater Seattle area, lower mainland Canada, and/or northwestern Washington. Able to travel to Canada.


To be considered please submit an online application via our website: