Nov 16, 2022

Fundraising Associate

$50,000 - $80,000 yearly
  • Favorintl.org
  • Tampa, FL, USA
Full time Finance Fund Raising Marketing Ministry

Job Description

Fundraiser/Marketing Associate Job Description

 

Favor International is seeking an experienced US-based fundraiser to grow a culture of giving among US partners to support our indigenous missionary movement overseas. This Fundraising Associate will advance Favor’s mission through implementing a hands-on, ground-up, and relationship-focused fundraising cultivation strategy. As part of a US-based, foreign-focused virtual team, the fundraiser will report to the US Executive Director and Favor’s founder and International Director Carole Ward, who lives in the field we serve among war-affected communities of Uganda and South Sudan.

 

The Fundraising Associate leads partners in discovering their unique link to the vision and ways they can contribute. This role requires regular thanking, reporting, and asking among existing and new partners. Experience in both capital campaigns and personal relationship development are required. Developing both short-term and long-term advancement strategies will be expected. Opportunities to develop branding and lead a small development team will become available to advance an exciting mission. Favor currently has stable funding and is poised for immediate growth.

 

The Marketing Director will work 75% of time in direct fundraising activities, including travel (thanking, reporting, asking), and 25% in fundraising administrative support (all other work that supports relationship cultivation).

 

 

About Favor International:

 

Favor was birthed by prayer in 2002 by Ugandans and founder Carole Ward in the midst of civil war with Joseph Kony and the LRA to see God’s transformation of leaders and the region. Through God’s miraculous proliferation of the Gospel, discipleship, and mobilized public prayer movements, the previously-unconquerable child soldier armies of the LRA self-evacuated and led to an uneasy peace by 2006. The LRA’s highest general, who converted to Christianity and attended Favor’s Bible school, credited one of Favor’s specific prayer gatherings for ending the war.

 

In the midst of post-war development in northern Uganda and 50+ years of civil in South Sudan, Favor facilitates sustainable national transformation in both countries in five main ways:

  1. Discipling individuals and communities through radio, education, and leadership training.
  2. Bringing portable theological training and aid to rural areas.
  3. Facilitating physical church construction projects that reflect the “building up” of healthy congregations centered on the Word and prayer.
  4. Caring for orphans, widows, and prisoners, who God is using to raise future generations on Kingdom values.
  5. Setting up houses of prayer, prayer altars, and regional prayer events.

 

Responsibilities include:

 

Responsibilities of the Fundraising Associate include, but are not limited to:

 

Fundraising

●       Understand and articulate the value the ministry provides in exchange for financial                  partnership.

●       Identify specific relationship lists for specific relationship-building actions within specific timeframes.

●       Direct and continuously update the articulation of Favor’s “development message,” a key internal document that articulates the fundamental talking points, plans, budgets, and value of supporting the ministry.

●       Compose shareable plans for overseas projects and budgets.

●       Schedule appointments with current and potential partners to discuss their input and participation with Favor to accomplish shared goals.

●       Follow up with new leads. Walk people through the steps of becoming long-term partners.

●       Speak at business events, to foundations, Rotary meetings, small groups, churches, or one-on-one meetings.

●       Focus actionable time on face-to-face or small group meetings, not massive online or direct mail fundraising campaigns.

●       Plan relationship cultivation strategy and implement its details, from determining the use of collateral materials to communication calendars to email templates and use of websites.

●       Lead the writing of needed marketing materials.

●       Writing, submitting, and following up with grant opportunities in the United States.

●       Assist designing and executing a volunteer program for “vision runners” who carry the vision of Favor in their daily lives and spheres of influence.

●       Set and meet development goals quarterly.

●       Travel periodically throughout the domestic U.S. to meet key relationships face-to-face in accordance with plans to have at least one scheduled, meaningful, and individual meeting with key partners at least annually in person or over the phone.

Fundraising Support

●       Advise the organization on legal compliance related to fundraising matters.

●       Ensure appropriate methods of reporting are being consistently executed by the administrative team.

●       Input content development on websites and other online marketing platforms.

●       Advise the building and maintenance of systems for others to run in receiving donations, accounting, content creation, building relationships, online lead generation, and communication.

●       Liaison with overseas staff and International Director regarding needs in the field, project budgets, and facts and statistics needed for grant proposals.

●       Develop and record processes for completing the above responsibilities.

This position meets the daily functioning needs of a small-staff, large-visioned ministry, so the role necessarily includes off-hours emergency requests for information or action and balancing a large number of different tasks and situations with a variety of skills.

 

 

Success in this role looks like:

 

●       Fundraising targets are met or exceeded

●       Key partners are honored and engaged: they receive timely standout thanking, reports at the level of detail desired, and personalized opportunities to grow their support of this vision.

●       People enjoy giving their time, talent, and treasure to Favor because the reported fruit matches what they are passionate about.

●       Donor retention increases

●       New contacts and donors

 

Qualifications:

 

●       A good, strong, motivated work ethic. Be reliable and consistent.

●       Four or more years’ fundraising experience.

●       Certification with a fundraising association desired.

●       Ability to travel 75% of the time

●       A personal philosophy of fundraising favoring one-on-one and small group methods preeminent over mass media approaches.

●       Superb written and verbal interpersonal communication skills.

●       Ability to build relationships with foundations, business owners, and church leaders.

●       Vigorous, passionate work ethic that completes projects and inspires others to do the same.

●       A quality network of potential volunteers, staff members, board members, vendors ready to be recommended as potential candidates for positions assisting Favor’s vision.

●       Flexibility to take up sudden responsibilities and complete them well at short notice.

●       A spiritual calling and design to run in this particular role with this ministry at this time.

●       Fruit of the Holy Spirit and characteristics of a mature follower of Christ.

Real Expectations:

 

Favor expects the successful applicant for this position to become the a direct communicator with our partners regarding their giving and participation in Favor’s vision. This person should have an aptitude and calling for fundraising in the Christian international missions space.

 

While the Fundraising Associate will not have to fundraise for his/her own salary, Favor expects to see a reasonable set of fundraising results at the 4-month and 8-month performance reviews. To aid in this success at Favor, Favor will provide onboarding training, access to existing systems and CRM data, and the enthusiastic support of our US Executive Director and the International Director and Founder. During the first four months of working with Favor, the Fundraising Associate will utilize only existing partnerships, branding, and collateral. New messaging, communication templates, and marketing collateral will not be developed until after vision trip to the field.

 

This position requires both national and international travel. That will include taking a vision trip to see Favor’s work firsthand in Uganda and South Sudan.

 

 

Compensation:

 

Compensation will be fairly based on experience. Compensation may increase as the organization grows. Missions trip travel expenses will be treated as any other missions trip where you raise your own support.

 

 

More About Favor:

 

Our passion is to mobilize indigenous leaders in front-line battlegrounds to align their communities with the purposes of God in every aspect of life. We fulfill this vision by serving and training indigenous leaders with our lives, in shared dependence on the favor of God.

 

If your life laid down to Christ has gifted you with authority and faith refined by trials, and this position matches the current season God has prepared for you, please send a cover email with attached resume to admin@favorintl.org. We will reply with a thank you or to schedule an initial conference call interview with you, the US Executive Director and others at our discretion. Final interviews will be with the International Director.

 

You may email the address above or call 941-444-9940 with any questions about this position.


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