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L W Foote Company

Senior Vice President - Advancement

L W Foote Company
Arlington, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 08/09/2011
Categories: Fundraising - Sales
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
A premier international Christian scripture translation ministry organization, located in Arlington, Texas, has recently retained our executive search firm to assist in locating a Senior Vice President of Advancement.

The organization is seeking a leader for its marketing and development team. This organization reaches into 56 countries and is currently engaged with 440 language groups and has touched the lives of more than 840 million people. Started in 1993, it now has 175 domestic employees and works through more than 1,000 local nationals in translation. Over the past two years there has been a 40% increase in growth of the work. It is a dynamic, high-energy environment moving to a long-range plan with exciting, immediate impact among new and existing believers in Christ.

Reporting to the CEO, the Senior Vice President will lead a team of 40, including all marketing, communications, development, a vibrant direct response sponsorship program, and other support partner venues. The successful candidate will guide branding and the value proposition statements as they focus their work of development on generating $15+ million for operational funds. Building the direct mail program and the use of online and social media outreach with transformational engagement are high priorities.

We seek an individual with at least 10 years of fundraising experience, at least five of those years in a key leadership role. The individual will have performed in structuring the strategic market position and been responsible for solicitation of all gifts from individuals, trusts, foundations, corporations and public sources. Consideration will be given to others from industry with a preference of work in intangible sales/marketing in a B2C setting. Background work must including budget management, leadership of a team, and accountability for significant income generation from multiple channels in a national organization. Previous work at the international level is desired. The selected executive will be a strong spiritual leader with a passion for sharing the Word of God.

Executive compensation is comparable to other ministry nonprofits and includes a solid benefits package. This is an outstanding career ministry opportunity with an established Christian organization.

If you are aware of anyone with whom you feel we should be in contact regarding this opportunity, please communicate with me directly (