The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of Harvest Aviation’s fundraising including, the major gifts program, annual fund, special events, and capital campaigns. The Director will work with the Executive Director to implement a comprehensive development program and establish long-range fundraising goals that reflect the organization’s needs. This person is responsible for raising support at every level, which will further the impact of Harvest Aviation.
Functions of the Director of Development include:
In-person solicitation of individual, foundation, and corporate donors
Ongoing cultivation of individuals who currently support Harvest Aviation
Consistent cultivation of new church partnerships, developing both financial and human resources
Oversight of fundraising-related communications efforts, including part of the annual impact report
Mature Christian with a desire to make a Kingdom impact
Relational Fundraiser with proven success
Agree with and be willing to uphold the Statement of Faith, Core Values, and policies of Harvest Aviation
Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Able to work independently within a defined scope of work
Excellent leadership, organizational, and administrative skills
Strong proficiency, aptitude, and comfort with technology, software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Raiser’s Edge or similar donor software
Practical meeting one-on-one with donors or potential donors to nurture relationships
Understanding of best practices in development
Ability to conceptualize and communicate funding needs in a way that is compelling to all stakeholders
Demonstrated success in growing a donor base, including strong prospect research skills
CFRE preferred but not required
A bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience
Five years or more of direct or related development experience
Experience with setting fundraising goals, project management, and process improvement efforts
Proven track record of soliciting and securing large gifts
Diverse experience including annual giving, major giving, foundation, corporate and public sector giving$4
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: The DOD will the ability to gain a bonus if fundraising goals are met.
About Harvest Aviation
About Harvest Aviation
Harvest Aviation is a 501-c3 not-for-profit aviation ministry. We have a passion for the Word of God and for proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ to the nations. We have a sincere desire to see all people come to know the Lord and continue to grow in their understanding of the Gospel. We want to leverage our ministry to support missionaries who share our heart for the Gospel.
The Mission of Harvest Aviation
Harvest Aviation’s mission is to serve missionaries and churches unto the glory of God. Our core ministries do this through air support and missionary care to Belize and Honduras, which supply general and life-sustaining supplies to hard-to-reach locations. We also provide disaster relief aid, as well as disaster relief teams to the Caribbean countries.