San Diego Rescue Mission
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Donor Relations Officer - Development
at San Diego Rescue Mission
The Donor Relations Officer position is built for someone who thrives on relationships and genuinely enjoys making connections with others. This position involves cultivating relationships with key partners of the Rescue Mission, developing strategies to best serve these individuals, and being a key representative of our organization throughout the community. Caring people throughout our city are eager to make a difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness and you will be their connection.
About the Development Team
The Development Team at the San Diego Rescue Mission is a high energy, sales minded team of fundraising individuals who are excited to serve those experiencing homelessness. The Development team is responsible for implementing the funding plan and raising the support needed to maintain and grow the San Diego Rescue Mission. It works closely with our Program staff to identify and assist in meeting organizational needs. Individuals who apply for this position should enjoy a team atmosphere and have strong communication skills but also be able to successfully manage their own workload with ease. Potential applicants should feel a strong calling to serve their community. At the San Diego Rescue Mission, we believe this is more than a job – rather it’s a calling to love our neighbors and those in need the way that Jesus would.
The Donor Relations Offers serves on the Development Team by helping to set the agenda for development strategies, coordinating major donor activities and serving the other Team members. This position is primarily responsible for consistent communication and strategic cultivation of a qualified case load of major donors. The Donor Relations Officer will play a key role in building a major donor campaign as well as planning strategic donor events to communicate and cultivate our major donors.
- To serve as a member of the Development Team
- To cultivate Major Donor relationships
- To provide support for our Corporate giving campaign
- To plan and organize donor events
- To represent our Mission, Vision and Values
- To continue to grow as a follower of Jesus Christ and Spiritual Leader
Skill / Requirements
This position will be asked to develop a caseload of donors consistent with our model so will be provided a specialized onboarding and training.
Education: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field from an accredited institution.
Experience: Minimum 3 years full-time work experience in a fundraising, development or sales position that demonstrates successful donor and/or client cultivation. Should be familiar with the San Diego philanthropic community, Non-profit experience preferred. Understanding of drug and alcohol treatment programs preferred.
This position is full time, eligible for benefits, employer pays 85% of medical, also included employer paid life/ADD and disability plan, vacation, holidays and sick pay. Affordable dental, vision, voluntary benefits for life/ADD and a 403B savings plan, employee responsible for premiums.
No phone calls please.
All openings are subject to change without notice, due to the volume of applications/resumes received, we are unable to respond to status inquiries. Please be assured that your information is being properly handled and forwarded to the appropriate hiring staff. If your skills and qualifications meet the needs of the job, you will be contacted.