The Associate Director, Church Engagement is responsible for cultivating and engaging ($5000 - $9,999) Mid-Major level donors (churches, individuals, corporations and private foundations) in the philanthropic strategy of Living Water International with the goal of building sustained ministry partners. Working with the Mission Advancement team, our fundraising activity will directly result in increasing donor engagement with Living Water, retaining and transforming donors, increasing revenue through acquisition of new donors and increasing annual commitments from current donors.
These principles guide and identify us as colleagues and representatives of Living Water:
Be Good Stewards
KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Accountable to meet or exceed annual fund-raising goals with clear emphasis placed on future growth, authentic relationships, and sustained partnerships.
Steward, retain and grow an existing portfolio of donor relationships to ensure assigned donors are cultivated toward their full giving potential.
Work with current mid-level church supporters to deepen their relationship with and to increase financial support for LWI; as well as, network with them for new contacts.
Prospect new like-minded churches who are unaffiliated with LWI.
Audit currently unassigned churches to formulate a high priority list strategy in collaboration with the Sr. Director of Church Engagement and the VP of Mission Advancement.
Collaborate with and support the major gift fundraising team to identify and assign major gift prospects among mid- major level donors.
Increase awareness of Living Water’s organizational presence with a clear focus on building organizational loyalty and furthering the work of Living Water.
Represent the organization in person, over the phone, in writing, and through electronic communications by passionately articulating the work of Living Water, to create opportunities for purposeful engagement in the mission of Living Water.
Be available to represent LWI as an advocate for the thirsty at conferences, schools and churches.
Document and share activities, learning, and donor information through the appropriate client relationship management (CRM) database, and through personal reporting in internal meetings.
When appropriate, collaborate with the trips teams to participate in and support donor trips for qualified donors to Living Water project sites, educating them about specific projects and encouraging them to give.
Perform other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
A bachelors’ degree or relevant work experience
Three to five years of fundraising, sales, marketing or relevant customer service management
Proficient in all Microsoft Office Products
Experience in CRM systems
About Living Water International
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 equi...pped 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.