Regional Director, West Coast

WHO WE ARE

We believe that every person should have the opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel of Jesus. At Partners, we accelerate the advancement of the gospel to the least reached by equipping indigenous leaders.

POSITION SUMMARY

We’ve experienced exciting growth and have a unique opportunity in the West Coast area, for a Regional Director to meaningfully engage and build relationships with individuals, churches and foundations, emphasizing the impact that their financial partnership will have in reaching the billions who have yet to hear of the love of Christ.

Are you a relationship builder and a connector? Do you have a passion for sharing the gospel around the world? The successful candidate will be an inspirational networker and story-teller with a strong desire to build our base of support along the West Coast.

This position is based in the West Coast area and reports to the Vice President of Development.

LOCATION

Fully remote. Applicants need to be in PST time zone and near a major airport. The San Jose, CA area would be ideal, but not required.

TYPE

Full-time

RESPONSIBILITIES

– Advocate on behalf of our International Ministries team, presenting opportunities for increased levels of funding from individuals, churches and foundations.

– Work in close partnership with our field staff in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, continuously learning how to better communicate needs as well as report on results.

– Act as a spokesperson for Partners on the West Coast, cultivating opportunities to speak on behalf of our work in a variety of settings.

– Serve as a liaison to the local church community, many of whom consist of bilingual English/Mandarin-speaking congregations in the Bay Area.

– Coordinate with the Vice President of Development to discern opportunities to engage/involve Partners’ CEO, board and international staff in fundraising activities.

EXPECTATIONS

– Cultivate a portfolio of 150+ current & potential major donors, averaging a minimum of 15 face-to-face contacts per month and 6 general contacts per donor per year.

– Directly solicit major gifts on behalf of Partners, engaging in a cycle of awareness building, asking, affirming, reporting and motivating.

– Coordinate local events and gatherings that both deepen and broaden the base of support in key areas.

– Regularly cultivate individual donors to major donor status by identifying and building relationships with local partners possessing greater capacity.

– Consistently reengage lapsed and engage new partners, determining goals and achievable outcomes based on area served.

REQUIREMENTS

– This position requires a minimum of 30% overnight travel in addition to regular localized visits.

– Ability and drive to capture all development activity in our “Virtuous” database, ensuring both accountability and excellent historical portfolio accuracy.

– Aptitude to work within diverse cultures and across a variety of demographics.

– Experience managing, tracking and reporting on the financial efforts and outcomes associated with an impact-focused organization.

– High degree of personal drive and desire to excel.

– Ability to communicate on behalf of a faith-based organization to those who share the same beliefs.

– Occasional international travel to areas served by Partners, may require the ability to lead a team of international travelers.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS & CRITICAL QUALITIES

– Love Jesus and a passion for the gospel.

– Familiarity with the basic teachings of the gospel.

– Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

– Self-motived individual with the ability to learn/thrive in a remote setting.

– Globally aware with a basic knowledge of and passion for the least reached.

– Goal oriented, comfortable with accountability.

– Creative problem solver with a high degree of relational discernment.

– Exceptional level of personal integrity, honesty and discipline.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Education: Bachelor’s degree required

Experience: Prior fundraising experience highly preferred, will consider candidates with a background in sales or other relationally driven vocations.

Technical Skills: Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and database management platforms.

Language: Ability to communicate in both English and Mandarin a significant advantage, but not a requirement.

BENEFITS

– Medical, dental, vision, HSA

– Long term & short term disability and life insurance

– 11 paid holidays and 22 PTO (vacation and sick time) days

 

Email your resume to jobs@wearepartners.org and put Regional West Coast Director in the subject line. Please review our statement of faith.

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