Oct 31, 2019

Executive Manager of Office of Global Development

  • World Evangelical Alliance
  • Deerfield, IL, USA
Full time Fund Raising

Job Description

World Evangelical Alliance (WEA)

Development Department

Executive Manager of Office of Global Development

Reports to: Director of Development

Executive Manager of Office of Global Development

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) is in search of a person to administer its newly formed Office of Global Development. Working with the Director and senior WEA staff, this person will provide administrative oversight and support for the fundraising of the global affairs of the WEA. The office is located in Deerfield Illinois. This position offers a person with unusual vision and skill, an opportunity of building and managing the global office dedicated to the empowering of this world-wide community in its mission and calling.

First a word about WEA and Its Mission
The World Evangelical Alliance is a global network of some 130 National Alliances, seven Regional Alliances, and a dozen Task Forces and Commissions. National Alliances, raised up and led by indigenous leaders in their respective countries, serve the body of Christ by uniting Evangelicals in common purpose, and addressing needs related to their national issues.

  • When a government inflames religious nationalism, the Alliance becomes a representing voice before governments and courts.
  • In the face of an oppressive religious majority, it initiates an international response.
  • In times of competitive action among churches, it nurtures unity in prayer and common witness.
  • In times of crisis, it serves as facilitator of volunteers and funds.
  • In concern for the spiritual well-being of its civic society, an Alliance will lead in concerted prayer and public engagement towards national renewal.

 Executive Manager Responsibilities and Opportunities

The Executive Manager (EM) will give leadership in creating and administering the Office of Development. Further they will assist in creating an annual fundraising plan, administering fundraising projects, creating and managing donor lists, researching and reporting on potential donation sources, assisting the Director and senior staff in donor appointments, managing donor and prospect follow-up, overseeing social media, mail lists, event logistics, and appointments related to fundraising. The DM will coordinate their work with WEA’s communications and membership initiatives to insure a consistent WEA message throughout all of WEA’s public initiatives.

 More specifically:


  • Working with the Director, the Secretary General, its office and project leaders, the EM will assist in compiling an annual fundraising plan: these will include fundraising values and policies and strategies for foundations, major donors, events, social media, membership, direct mail and monthly giving.


  • The EM will work out of the Deerfield, IL office facilitating project meetings, goal tracking, the input of donor records and results and general communication of fundraising strategies and projects. 


  • The EM will work with the Director of Development in helping to oversee the creation of effective fundraising support materials, including case for support documents, grant requests and digital, printed, video materials to tell the WEA stories and express the WEA needs.

Research and Reporting:

  • The EM will initiate research on projects, identifying potential prospects for giving to WEA as well as responding to specific research requests by WEA leaders.
  • The EM will prepare regular reports on fundraising activities and results for the Director that can be also used for reporting to the WEA’s various boards, members and constituencies.

Donor and Prospect Follow up:

  • The EM will research and report on potential donor sources
  • coordinate appointments, follow-up correspondence, and reporting schedules for and other WEA leaders with donors and foundations.
  • The EM will assist the Director and other senior WEA staff in scheduling donor appointments
  • The EM will contribute to WEA’s annual Year-end report by providing both quantifiable and qualitative results from the WEA’s fundraising initiatives.


  • There are four aspects in working with foundations. They include
    • Research and identify possible foundations for support
    • Discover their priorities and connections to enable contact
    • Overseeing appropriate contract writing of proposal
    • Follow up in reporting


  • Accurately maintain and amend donor details, daily statistics and all data related to donations
  • Respond to internal and external inquiries and provide information when necessary
  • The EM will oversee social media technologies, mail lists, event logistics, and appointments related to fundraising so there is a consistent message throughout all WEA’s public initiatives


  • The EM will demonstrate alignment with WEA’s values and its statement of faith; exhibit strong Christian character especially related to the handling, discussion, and requests for money; have project-management experience and a track record of executive administration and support.

 Key Performance Indicators include,

  • Meeting fund raising annual goals
  • An increased donor pool
  • Records of donors and prospective donors up to date and accessible
  • Reports to foundations on time and complete
  • Donor appreciation in handling of our relationships

 Salary and Benefits:  To be discussed.

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