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Job:04266-Strategic Partnerships Manager

Donor Ministries seeks an experienced individual to work within the Development team to proactively develop engagement with our mid-level donors. This position will work in direction and closely with the Director of Strategic Partnerships to manage a mid-level donor program. The Strategic Partnerships Manager will build a program for current and prospective mid-level donors and help them to engage with the work of the ministry. The manager will serve these donor relationships with excellence and actively work to increase donor retention and grow the yield from the mid-level donor segment's philanthropic capacity.

The Strategic Partnerships manager will proactively lead in developing, implementing, and evaluating personalized engagement and communication strategies through which Samaritan's Purse relationships with mid-level donor funders are won, kept strong, and lifted to mutually beneficial partnership. This includes long-range planning, continual monitoring, thoughtful analysis, and accurate reporting of mid-level donors' interaction with the ministry. The position will manage a dedicated team of Donor Field Representatives team and a Mid-Level Donor Coordinator who are focused on thanking, praying with, and reporting to this donor segment and encouraging them about the difference being made because of their gifts. This position will travel occasionally.

The ideal candidate has to have a deep commitment to Samaritan's Purse's core spiritual values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and ministry partners. A proven strong strategic thinker, understanding of Philanthropy and donors' motivations for giving, strong leadership skills, a marketing mind, and the ability to skillfully gauge and adapt to audiences is required. Needs to be skilled in relationship management, and have a desire to raise financial support for the ministry of Samaritan's Purse. The successful candidate will present well in person, in writing, or by phone with excellent communication and donor-service skills. Ability to convey goals and objectives clearly and in a compelling manner. Demonstrated ability to take initiative and follow through on projects, good organization skills, and the ability to manage a variety of tasks productively. Have creativity, problem-solving skills, and the ability to adjust direction and strategies. Applied experience in research and data analysis is an added bonus.

A proven track record of successful donor relationship management, 5 to 7 years' experience in customer service, sales and/or marketing is desired. Holds a Bachelor degree in business, communications, marketing, public relations, or similar area. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and ability to use advanced EXCEL spreadsheet functions to analyze donor trends and fundraising results. Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred. Must maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.

Please attach copy of personally prepared successful marketing or development planning document(s).

Mission Statement:

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Distinct Objectives:

The work of Samaritan's Purse is marked by five distinct objectives, grounded in Scripture and biblical principles:

Proclaim the Gospel - Exalt Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world

Serve with Excellence - Exceed the world's standard while serving the purposes of God's kingdom

Respond with Compassionate Action - Expedite our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister

Demonstrate Biblical Integrity - Exhibit character and integrity personally, at home and work

Walk in Bold Faith - Expect God to do the impossible-- “God Room”


Through the efforts of thousands of volunteers and over 800 staff we are able to provide the relief and assistance that our many ministries offer to hurting people in need throughout the world, all in the Name of Jesus Christ. Our staff, each with unique experiences, gifts, talents and backgrounds, are called to support our mission while working at our ministry headquarters or in one of many field offices throughout the US and around the world. This incredible team of dedicated servants has more than a job; as active participants in achieving the mission of Samaritan's Purse around the world, they each have a "Career with Impact."

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