For 75 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has served as the compassionate response of the Episcopal Church to human suffering. Originally called the Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Relief, Episcopal Relief & Development was established by The Episcopal Church in 1940 to assist refugees fleeing Europe during World War II. Today, its mission is to provide relief in times of disaster and to promote sustainable development by identifying and addressing the root causes of human suffering.
Under the leadership of President Robert W. Radtke, Episcopal Relief & Development has marshaled widespread support for its mission and significantly expanded its scope of operations. In 2004, Episcopal Relief & Development had approximately 15 employees serving 20 countries and conducting programs on an $8M budget. Today, its 50 staff members work in 40 countries with a budget of about $23M. Building on this growth, the Board of Trustees has adopted a five-year strategic plan that identifies three key priorities for the organization: Early Childhood Development, Gender-based Violence, and Resilience and Climate Change.
Episcopal Relief & Development is seeking a Vice President, Advancement who will play a critical role in building support for this strategic direction. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Vice President of Advancement will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of a comprehensive individual giving program, including direct mail, online giving, and major and campaign gifts. Taking a lead role in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors, the Vice President will work closely with Episcopal Relief & Development’s President and will personally manage a major donor portfolio.
The ideal Vice President of Advancement will have:
- Minimum of 7 years of experience in a comprehensive individual giving program, including, direct mail, online giving, major and planned giving, and campaigns.
- Record of setting and meeting ambitious growth goals to expand an organization’s supporters and revenue.
- Familiarity with broad set of best practices of donor portfolio management, including identification, cultivation, and stewardship.
- Track record of personally securing 6- and 7-figure major gifts.
- Successful experience with segmented direct marketing campaigns, including message development, vendor management, and/or tracking and analysis.
- Comfort working in a faith-based environment; experience with the Episcopal Church is useful.
- Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
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