Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Major Gifts
4 Year Degree
Initiate, develop, and sustain relationships with high-level donors with the goal of fostering a greater partnership between Living Water and individuals, churches or corporations. Communicate Living Water's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.
These principles guide and identify us as colleagues and representatives of Living Water:
Be Good Stewards
KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Meet or exceed annual fund-raising goals through the cultivation of high-level donors;
Plan and implement account management and moves management strategies (discover, cultivate, connect, invite, acknowledge, fulfill, service) to ensure assigned donors are cultivated toward their full giving potential, identifying potential major donors to the organization;
Ensure strategic contact plans are in place and implemented for top tier donors each year;
Understand and articulate Living Water 's model of transformational development in order to increase donors' passion and involvement;
Research and write proposals for local or family foundations;
Leverage current donor's networks to locate new giving prospects capable of becoming major donors to Living Water.
MINIMUM EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Minimum of five years of successful fundraising experience (sales experience will be considered);
Knowledge of the WASH sector;
Motivated, focused, and organized self-starter;
Capacity to effectively represent Living Water to senior leaders in corporations, non-government organizations, churches, denominations, foundations and major individual donors;
Able to work successfully on a team;
Great interpersonal skills;
Able to influence and work across departments to achieve end results/goals;
Proficient in all Microsoft Office Products;
Able to handle multiple projects and work in a complex network environment.
Living Water International exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience "living water"—the gospel of Jesus Christ—which alone satisfies the deepest thirst.In 1990, we set out to help the church in North America be the hands and feet of Jesus by serving the poorest of the poor. More than a billion people in the world live on ...less than a dollar a day. At least 663 million people lack access to safe drinking water.For all practical purposes, these statistics refer to the same people; around the world, communities are trapped in debilitating poverty because they constantly suffer from water-related diseases and parasites, and/or because they spend long stretches of their time carrying water over long distances.In response to this need, we implement participatory, community-based water solutions in developing countries. Since we started, we’ve completed more than 18,000 water projects (and counting!).It all began in 1990, when a group from Houston, Texas, traveled to Kenya and saw the desperate need for clean drinking water. They returned to Houston and founded a 501(c)3 non-profit. The fledgling organization equipped and trained a team of Kenyan drillers, and LWI Kenya began operations the next year under the direction of a national board. That pattern continues today; we train, consult, and equip local people to implement solutions in their own communities in the countries where we work.Remembering the life-changing nature of that first trip in 1990, we also lead hundreds of volunteers on mission trips each year, working with local communities, under the leadership of nationals, to implement water projects. It's hard to know which lives are changed more—those "serving" or those "being served." Our training programs in shallow well drilling, pump repair, and hygiene education have equipped thousands of volunteers and professionals in the basics of integrated water solutions since 1997.