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Development Officer

Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA

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Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary solicitor for up to 75 donors and prospects.
  • Lead strategy for digital donor engagement

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Lead strategy for increased congregational support
  • Donor events
  • Staff and faculty giving campaign

Supporting Activities:

  • Work closely with the Lead Development Officer and the Vice President for Development in setting goals and strategies for cultivation of assigned donors.
  • Develop a work plan for cultivation strategies of assigned donor portfolio of major donors.
  • Develop and lead engagement strategy for major donor and student support congregations.
  • Develop and lead strategy for online and social media fundraising including management of technology related resources needed for effectiveness.
  • Work closely with Director of Development and vendors to coordinate e-appeal appeals and messaging.
  • Provide written contact reports including summary of visits and next steps for follow-up.
  • Staff Wartburg donor gatherings to share Wartburg Theological Seminary’s story with a wider audience and build new potential donor relationships. Partner with volunteer alumni and/or current donors to invite new potential donors to gatherings.
  • Represent Wartburg Theological Seminary at synodical assemblies and other church gatherings.
  • Assist other institutional staff, as needed, with activities, programs, and events conducted under the auspices of the Development Office.
  • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of the organization’s mission, programs, activities, and fundraising priorities and be able to articulate needs to prospects persuasively
  • Complete monthly, quarterly, and annual reports of activities and outcomes.
  • Engage cooperatively and proactively with other team members.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • BA degree required.
  • 3-5 years related experience, prefer background in higher education institution

 Skills Required:

  • Understands and supports the mission of Wartburg Theological Seminary.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and appropriate boundaries.
  • Advanced relationship skills for individual personal donor engagement.
  • Proficiency in social media marketing and digital platforms
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and database management background required.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Self-starter with ability to think and work with little direct supervision.
  • Well organized with ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Ability to work well with others as a team player.

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Req Num 0
ID 486474
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
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Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 2-5 Years
Education Bachelors

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