Just as the apostle Paul communicated with early Christian supporters, JAARS needs people to help communicate with our financial partners. Are you a great communicator? On the phone, in writing, and in person?
Do you view raising funds as an opportunity for others to participate in God's work? And are you able to communicate your passion for the foundational mission of Bible translation? If you answered YES, let’s explore the position of Partner Relations Representative.
This is a volunteer or missionary who raises their own support position.
The people in this role build relationships with partners who invest in the mission of JAARS and—through JAARS—in Bible translation work around the world. You will communicate our appreciation to JAARS donors, help them understand the impact of their commitment, and offer them new opportunities to financially support JAARS and our global partners in mission.
Build relationships with JAARS financial partners over the phone, in writing or through email, and through personal visits with donors in your assigned territory
Understand and be able to communicate with ease JAARS’ history and mission, our current mission support strategies and initiatives, stories and statistics that demonstrate the impact of Bible translation and the work of JAARS to support it, and current funding needs across the breadth of JAARS solution platforms.
Maintain individual biographical and other financial partner information in JAARS’ systems for recordkeeping and relationship building.
Be comfortable, through preparation and training, to discuss and present funding needs with current, lapsed and prospective financial partners.
Requirements and Experience
Demonstrable Christian faith and lifestyle
Experience with and understanding of core mission-driven audiences – Christian individuals and organizations seeking to live out obedience to Christ’s work and calling on earth
Bachelor's degree or related experience that is applicable to the areas of fundraising, development, or direct sales
Strong communications skills: speaking, writing and presentation
Strong interpersonal relationship skills … enjoy serving and working with people.
Goal/outcome-orientation … a bias for action and a drive for closure
Should be self-motivated, able to work independently and/or remotely, with a high degree of accuracy.
Proficiency with MS Office applications and/or Open Office.
Willingness to travel 15-25% of the time
Experience working in or for faith-based or nonprofit organizations