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Samaritan's Purse

Regional Director of Development-The Greatest Journey

Samaritan's Purse
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Date Posted: 08/24/2012
Categories: Church Developer - Fundraising
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Southeast/Based in Atlanta Area or West Coast/Based in Southern California (1250)- Samaritan’s Purse is seeking an experienced major-gift fundraiser to help further its global mission of providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people, and serving the church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Regional Director will develop and implement fund raising activities for a portfolio of major and planned giving donors/prospects within a region of the United States. The primary focus will be raising support for The Greatest Journey, a follow-up discipleship program for children who receive a shoe box gift through Operation Christmas Child. A secondary focus will be promoting the other relief and development programs of Samaritan’s Purse, both international and domestic.

The Regional Director will effectively steward high capacity relationships and develop new, long-term relationships that align the donors’ desires and abilities with God’s mission through Samaritan’s Purse. The Regional Director will maintain an active schedule of personal visits and all other communication methods in a portfolio management strategy that engages donors with opportunities for significant and meaningful partnership.

As part of a national major gift strategy group, the Regional Director will work regionally; traveling regionally, nationwide, and internationally as needed. The position reports directly to the Director of Development for The Greatest Journey who is located in Boone, NC.

Required: A personal devotion to Jesus Christ and a passion for global evangelism and discipleship. Seasoned major gifts professional with at least 3 years experience in raising $1 million or more annually in current gift income. Bachelor's degree; at least 12 credit hours of college level biblical studies preferred. Experience with a wide variety of fundraising concepts. Ability to travel at least 85 nights per year.

Mission Statement:
Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Distinct Objectives:
The work of Samaritan’s Purse is marked by five distinct objectives, grounded in Scripture and biblical principles:
PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world
SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom
RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister
DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work
WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible-- “God Room”