The U.S. Director of Development provides development expertise to ensure the financial security, sustainability and growth of Stephen’s Children (SC). Founded in 1989, Stephen's Children is an Egyptian Christian organization serving more than 32,000 impoverished children and families in that country.
The primary goal of this position is to ensure the organization is represented in the United States. The Representative will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with board members, individual donors, foundations and staff. This includes setting a target and works on fundraising to achieve it.
The role reports to SC – Egypt and the Board of Directors in the United States.
Prepare and implement the annual Development Plan
Develop and implement Special Project giving programs and Major Donor Program:
One on One
Direct and execute grant writing campaign:
Re-submit grants to foundations and churches that have given in the past
Identify new foundations, and churches
Current donor retention
Thank you cards and calls
Meetings with key donors
Identify and procure new donors
Develop P.R. materials
Work with part-time development assistants in Canada, UK, and Australia
Periodic travel to Cairo
Hosting major donors to visit the ministry
Oversee administrative duties and part-time assistant in U.S.
Assist in coordination of travel for representatives visiting U.S.
professional fundraising experience
excellent verbal and written communication skills
experience developing and maintaining productive working relationships with board members, donors, foundations, and staff.
grant writing experience
commitment to mission and vision of the organization
ability to work independently
Additional Salary Information: health benefits also offered