General Information

Job Title:

Director of Giving and Stewardship

Job Description:

To Apply:

Please email resume of CV along with cover letter with the following information:

  • your Christian testimony (250 words or less)
  • explanation of how your skills and experience (directly or indirectly related to fundraising) would serve you in the role of Director of Giving and Stewardship

Goals of Director of Giving and Stewardship

  • Create a spirit of generosity among members of FPC and individuals affiliated with FPC, FPDS, and Twin Lakes
  • Assist members of FPC to be better stewards of their financial resources
  • Communicate an inspiring vision and tangible needs in an organized and thoughtful way to Church members, Day School families, and Twin Lakes supporters
  • Eliminate silos and increase communication among ministry staff and officers at FPC, FPDS, and Twin Lakes
  • Ensure that FPDS and Twin Lakes can be financially strong to both flourish and excel and yet remain affordable for children and families from all backgrounds
  • Oversee the creation of an Annual Report for FPC (and perhaps subsequently for FPDS and Twin Lakes) reflecting the effective use of ministry funds

Principal Accountabilities

  • Responsible for planning, implementing, directing, and evaluating the overall Stewardship programs for FPC and its ministries – FPDS and Twin Lakes
  • Work with the Giving and Stewardship Committee to support and coordinate all direct solicitation, grants, capital campaigns, and annual fundraising drives while clearly communicating needs to the congregation, FPDS families, and friends, and supporters of the ministries of Twin Lakes
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with donors and prospective donors

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop and implement creative ways to engage the congregation, FPDS families, and Twin Lakes supporters in supporting the mission of FPC
  • Implement and strengthen a system for effective communication and cooperation among these ministries
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large, sustained base of individual donors
  • Establish short and long-range goals for donor-designated funds as well as unrestricted funding sources
  • Be responsible for the development/revision of all donor-focused material copy and for working in collaboration with the Church’s graphic designer or an outside third party as appropriate
  • Oversee the implementation of third-source funding programs including grants, bequests, endowments, and planned giving.
  • Oversee and maintain the donor database and the staff responsible for the data entry and gift processing.
  • Oversee, plan, and execute and special events related to fundraising.
  • Cultivate donors by producing specialized correspondences, preparing letters of acknowledgment, and scheduling in-person visits
  • Work with the Church’s Director of Accounting on all financial reporting.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Three years of management, non-profit, or fundraising experience preferred
  • Excellent research, organizational, and communications skills with demonstrated ability to write clearly, concisely, and persuasively
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills
  • Experience and comfort working with a management team and a board of directors
  • Problem-solving skills, creativity, and a desire to contribute meaningfully to the missions of the FPC, FPDS, and Twin Lakes
  • Being a member of FPC strongly preferred
  • Have a heart for giving and stewardship

Application Deadline

Job Type:

Full Time

Salary Range:

TBD

General Information

Church/Organization Name

First Presbyterian Church of Jackson

Contact Name & Contact Info

(601) 973-9100
barbarae@fpcjackson.org

Industry

Business Development

Denomination

Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)

City, State

Jackson, MS

Description of Organization

First Presbyterian Church of Jackson exists to glorify God by making disciples in our neighborhood, our communities, and the world. Our primary purpose and deepest joy is the worship and exaltation of the Triune God of the Bible. In a narcissistic age, we exist to make much of God, seeking in all things to be, and to gather, true worshippers. We purpose to reach, win, grow, equip, and deploy God’s people for the propagation of the gospel throughout the world.

Our sister organizations, First Presbyterian Day School and Twin Lakes Camp and Conference Center, are central parts of our ministry. First Presbyterian Day School exists to plant seeds of Christlikeness in the hearts of children, pursue excellence in academics, and prepare students for future service in God's kingdom in their homes, churches, and professions. Twin Lakes camp and conference center was established to provide a center for spiritual nourishment and physical relaxation. Twin Lakes shares the gospel with hundreds of children each summer through summer camp and serves as a refuge for pastors and church organizations throughout the year.

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