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Director of Development
Infinity NY Church
Bronx, New York, United States
Date Posted: 09/20/2011
Job Type: Full-Time
INFINITY NY CHURCH is a non-denominational church in the Bronx, NY. Established in 2003, we are led by Pastor Dimas Salaberrios and a dynamic leadership team. Our mission is to celebrate God and fulfill the Great Commission by developing focused faith communities locally and around the world. We minister in the Bronx River Housing Projects to some of the poorest families in the country. In Bronx River almost 70% of the youth do not graduate high school; it has the highest percentage of teen pregnancies in NYC and the most highest percentage of young men in jail. Our Vision is to reach the unchurched youth in the Bronx and equip them with the knowledge and power they need to live for Jesus impacting their families, schools and communities. Infinity desires to ignite a church-planting movement seeing gospel-centered churches planted in every district of the Bronx. We believe that these churches will produce life change in this poverty stricken and crime-ridden borough.
-The Director of Development (DD) reports to the Pastor of Infinity NY Church (Infinity).
-The DD serves as an advisor to the Governing Board which makes strategic financial decisions affecting Infinity NY Church.
-In partnership with the Governing Board, this person is responsible for all fundraising and development activities. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build Infinity’s visibility and impact with donors, thus helping to develop financial resources. The DD will also design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and corporate philanthropic support.
-The DD will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to raise $3 million in two years ($2 million for a building fund and $500,000 for 2 years annual budgets) through the solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, special events, corporate and foundation support.
-S/he will expand and diversify Infinity’s donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives. In addition, the DD will work closely with the Governing Board and support board members as they take on a more active fundraising role. This might include arranging meetings between donors and the pastor and/or other Infinity
leaders, following up with current and potential donors, arranging for fundraising events, and creating his or her own methods of expanding the financial base for the church.
-It is expected that the amount raised by Infinity will increase in future years as the DD systematically strengthens the organization's overall fundraising capacity.
-Support and partner with the Pastor and board members on all major fundraising initiatives.
-Collaborate with the Treasurer and Financial Committee to develop and implement Infinity’s financial strategy.
-Actively work with the senior staff to develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include corporate, foundation, government and other grants.
-Have primary responsibility for development and execution of all proposals; write and archive all proposals with a long-term relationship-management approach.
-Oversee research funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position Infinity ahead of major funding changes or trends.
-Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to board and senior leaders. Provide follow up and thank you letters, phone calls, e-mails to donors.
-Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors.
-Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program.
-Identify, develop, and mentor the development team.
-Professional experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources).
-Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time.
-Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships.
-Strong organizational skills and entrepreneurial sensibilities.
-Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives.
-Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also as a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside Infinity.
-High energy and passion for Infinity’s mission is essential.
-Ability to construct, articulate, and implement annual strategic development plan.
-Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
-A professional and resourceful style; to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and
projects at one time.
-Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred