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North American Baptist Conference

President of NAB Foundation and VP of Ministry Advancement

North American Baptist Conference
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 08/18/2009
Categories: Church/Ministry
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
North American Baptist Conference International

The North American Baptist Conference is a family of over 400 churches with more than 74,000 worship service attenders in the United States and Canada. North American Baptists are a diverse group of believers representing many cultures and languages. You’ll find us worshipping in small rural churches, large auditoriums, schools, storefronts, and homes.

Each of our local churches chose to be part of the North American Baptist Conference because they wanted to be part of a larger church family focused on making disciples. That voluntary decision to cooperate with others is a very important witness to our unity in Christ.

Much of that cooperation can be seen locally through 13 NAB Regions. Regions are an important ministry of our Conference, allowing many of our churches to network, maximize resources, and partner on important initiatives.

The mission of North American Baptist Conference churches is to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ at home and internationally.

The purpose for our conference of churches is to combine the strength of all member churches into a team (Team NAB) to more effectively and more broadly accomplish our mission.

The vision of our conference is to transform communities through healthy, Christ-centered churches that reach the lost for Jesus, develop godly leaders and multiply ministries around the world.
In addition, church plants are a highly effective means of reaching unchurched people on our international fields and here at home.

The purpose of Ministry Outreach is to glorify God by making disciple-makers of Jesus Christ internationally on behalf of and with the churches of the NAB Conference. NAB presently has 65 missionaries serving in nine nations around the globe. These missionaries serve in Brazil, Cameroon, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, United States, Canada, and other areas around the world. We also partner with nationals in ministry in the Philippines and Russia.

The North American Baptist Conference (NAB) began and grew out of a strong desire to see lives changed through Christ's love. Our family of churches focus on doing God's work through:
* Making new disciples
* Praying
* Training new leaders
* Working together
* Caring
* Giving

Currently the North American Baptist Conference Office in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois is looking to fill the position of President of NAB Foundation and VP of Ministry Advancement

Reports to: Jointly to the Executive Director and Foundation Board of Directors.

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Position Summary:
Exercise control of the NAB Foundation’s affairs and business, as well as general supervision of its officers, agents and employees. Determine that all orders and resolutions of the NAB Foundation Bd. of Directors are carried into effect. The President shall model proper relations with ministry partners (donor and churches). He will have oversight of gift planning (legacies by way of wills/bequests, insurance, trusts, annuities and remaining interests), major gifts, campaigns, annual giving, stewardship training services, marketing and communications, church relations, donor relations, trust operations, investment strategies, and corporate administration.
The President will maintain close working relationships with the NAB Conference Executive Director, the Executive Team a the NAB International Office, Regional Ministers, churches and all affiliate organizations.

Key Responsibilities:
• Develop a long-range strategy and the forward momentum to fulfill this strategy.
• Design, administer, and evaluate a comprehensive program that will achieve shared goals and objectives.
• Develop and recommend an annual budget and manage programs within it.
• Serve as the chief spokesperson for the NAB Foundation and thereby assure its mission is properly presented.
• Promote church giving to the NAB Conference. Increase awareness and participation in the funding of NAB ministries. Work as leader of the Ministry Advancement department to develop integrated communications, marketing and funding initiatives. Coordinate funding efforts with Ministry Outreach and other Ministry Partnerships within the NAB Conference.
• Promote donor giving by explaining benefits through establishing donor/client communiqués. Make personal appearances representing the NAB Foundation.
• Contact, develop and maintain effective relationships for the building up of the donor base. Recommend changes in programs/services by studying/evaluating the changing needs of the donor base and anticipating service trends.
• Provide a level of services through establishing a functional structure, delegating authority, and empowering employees through development of their giftedness and decision-making skills. Communicate and enforce Board decisions by creating a sense of ownership and loyalty to the goals and mission of the organization.
• Ensure that employees are effectively oriented and trained.
• Provide strategic direction and oversight of the communication and marketing efforts of the NAB Conference.
• Oversee a dynamic stewardship program that fosters the holistic development of the individual as a Christ follower.
• Maintain the optimal balance of strategic administrative leadership with an active portfolio of leadership giving and personal communication with constituents.
• Stay attuned to cultural, sociological, regulatory and theological variables that must be respected in all forms of fundraising and communication practices.
• Be an unwavering advocate for the NAB Conference and willing to defer to the executive director as the final authority for the conference.

• Education and Experience – minimum of undergraduate degree that complements development disciplines and 7+ years of successful fundraising activity. Preference of a CFRE designation.
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from all levels of interaction with ministry partners, conference staff and constituency.
• Possess an understanding of web usage, online giving, presentation tools, the analytics of fundraising, etc.
• Knowledge of charitable policy and practices in the USA and Canada.
• Knowledge of major gifts, campaigns and gift planning.
• Ability to travel at least 40% of time; ability to market a non-profit entity; knowledge of how a denominational organization functions.
• Able to support in belief and practice the NAB Conference Statement of Beliefs

Interested parties should submit a resume and cover letter to the attention of Ron Norman, COO via EMAIL