Major Gifts Director

Austin, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 03/06/2018
Categories: Fundraising
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Pioneers is seeking a discerning, spiritually mature individual to serve on its Advancement Team in the position of Major Gifts Director.


The Major Gifts Director applies Biblical stewardship principles in relational fundraising, cultivating genuine and mutually beneficial relationships between Pioneers and ministry partners. The goal of the MGD is to see these partners (individuals, churches, and businesses) support Pioneers-USA and Pioneers' global projects through major gifts, ongoing pledges, and the planning of future gifts by will, estate, or other financial vehicles. In this way, the MGD generates the relationships and funding needed to see more churches planted among people who were previously unreached by the gospel.


The qualified candidate will demonstrate: character exemplifying, qualities of honesty, trustworthiness, diligence, and dependability; possesses a Bachelor's degree, preferably in business, finance, nonprofit fundraising, or a relevant discipline; at least 5 years prior experience in nonprofit fundraising programs/firms, sales roles, or financial advising; a high level of interpersonal, verbal, listening, and written communication skills including public speaking and presentation; willingness and aptitude to use Social Media tools and to learn new software and implement new procedures; willingness to spend the majority of time on the phone, writing letters, and performing database work; ability to travel and spend 30% of the time (15 weeks) out of town, traveling internationally as much as 2x/year; and has a home office and is willing to work at home remotely, with proximity to the Austin and/or Dallas areas.


This is a full-time, paid position with benefits, requiring the ability to locate in Texas, with proximity to the Austin and/or Dallas areas. For more information about the role including physical demands, inquire for the job description at  

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