Campaigns & Donor Relations Manager

December 18, 2018 lifeline Blog

Birmingham, AL

Position Type: Full-Time

Description: To consistently engage donors through a variety of platforms and programs and to creatively steward them for their gifts in a timely manner.

Essential Duties:

    • To be a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ to co-workers, clients and ministry partners
    • Serve in leadership roles as assigned by the Development Director
    • Execute and manage campaigns including but not limited to:
      • Stand for Orphans – connect with a variety of partners and family units to encourage philanthropy of all ages to Lifeline
      • Giving Days – execute social media and email messaging
      • Year End – engage and solicit donors for end-of-year giving appeals
    • Assist in donor relation campaigns including but not limited to:
      • Annual Giving Program – create and manage program to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward new donors
      • Stewardship – send specialized thank you notes and gifts to donors within one week of gift being made – Utilize stewardship matrix and merchandise as a way to thank donors
    • Execute and manage effective fundraising communication:
      • Assisting Development Director in identifying, securing, and managing donor meetings. Including assisting with day-to-day activities of Development Director.
      • Create written content (example: email, social media and mailing) for donor and volunteer communications and engage and manage Lifeline stories for future donor relations purposes. All fundraising communication needs to follow a timeline secured at least three months in advance
      • Mid-year update letters should go to donors as a way to continue stewardship and communicate how the Lord continues to benefit our ministry.
    • Utilize the full capability of Virtuous to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors
    • Become fully knowledgeable and active in the ministry of Lifeline Children’s Services as one of the main advocates of the ministry.
    • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director or leadership staff.

Other Duties:

  • Assists with and attends organization events
  • Represents the agency in a professional manner in and away from the office
  • Maintains good working relationships with co-workers, including resolving all disputes in a Biblically prescribed fashion
  • Assists with and attends ministry special events, training, staff retreat, etc.
  • Agrees with and signs the Employee Statement and Statement of Faith
  • Upholds the mission, vision, values, and strategies of the ministry
  • Other duties as assigned by the Development Manager

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Public Relations or other related field
  • 2+ years of professional experience
  • Design and communication experience (Preferred)

Work Environment:

  • Work is performed in a professional office environment
  • Gospel-Centered
  • Fast Paced with great opportunities to grown and learn


Posted 1/12/21

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