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Regional Director, Major Gifts

Location: Fullerton, CA, United States
Job ID: 12079
Date Posted: Mar 10, 2021

Job Description

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A day in the life of a Regional Director, Major Gifts

The Regional Director represents the ministry of Samaritan’s Purse in building long-term partnerships with current and prospective major donors within a region of the United States. Our focus is on sharing what God is doing through the ministry and intentionally developing relationships that invite people into deep and meaningful partnership that will facilitate the ongoing funding of Samaritan’s Purse programs. Travel locally, regionally and internationally as needed – estimated 50-80 nights per year.

**NOTE: This position is in Southern California, and the ideal candidate would be able to work out of the Ministry Center in Fullerton.**  

Job Duties:

  • Manage a portfolio of average of 150 priority relationships (primarily individuals).
  • Personally engage donors through a variety of means such as personal visits, special events, vision trips, conference calls, and personal correspondence (with a priority on face-to-face interaction).
  • Grow the donor base by discovering and developing new major donor partnerships through intentional networking and research.
  • Develop and execute an annual plan that includes an individualized engagement strategy for advancing each relationship.
  • Remain updated on global events and all aspects of ministry programs through personal study of SP website, department wiki, public communications, and news outlets.
  • Accurately document all donor contact and information into the ACRM system.
  • Report donor engagement activity and outcomes monthly to the Senior Regional Director.
  • Participate in weekly video meetings with Senior Regional Director and Regional Director team.
  • Facilitate current and planned giving to Samaritan’s Purse toward meeting established targets.

What we are looking for in a candidate:

  • Must have a deep and mature relationship with Jesus Christ, be willing to share that journey in building relationships with donors.
  • Proven self-starter with successful track record of developing relationships with high capacity individuals.
  • Required experience in raising $1M or more annually through major gifts.
  • Bachelors’ Degree required.
  • Minimum of four years’ experience with professional fundraising required. 
  • Proficient with Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Compelling conversationalist and intelligent listener
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills 
  • 12 hours of college- level biblical studies strongly preferred.

Job Location: Fullerton/Southern CA area

Type (Full-Time/Part-Time/Associate): Full-time

Travel Expectations: approximately 50-80 nights per year



  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Long term and short term disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and sick/personal time

Samaritan's Purse 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.

Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:

* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.  (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)

* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.   (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)

* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)

* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.   (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)

* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.  (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)

* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church.  (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)

* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ.   (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other.  God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.  For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.   (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.   (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.   (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)

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    Location: Fullerton, CA, United States
    Date Posted: Mar 10, 2021

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