Institutional Advancement
work hours
Full Time (Standard)
position type

Title: Director of Annual & Leadership Giving

Accountability: The Director reports to the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement.

Job Classification: Full time, exempt, administrative faculty

General Description: The Director of Annual & Leadership Giving will develop and lead the Seminary’s “mass-market” fundraising appeals and maintain a portfolio of donors (individuals & churches) capable of giving in  the $1,000-$10,000 range. The Director will strategize and actively work to build relationships with a variety of constituents, enlisting financial support for the Seminary.

General Responsibilities

The Director will:

  • Reimagine the Seminary’s Leadership Giving Society for annual fund donors of $1,000 or more.
  • Plan and implement a comprehensive mass market fundraising program for all Seminary constituents (alumni, churches, friends, faculty, staff & students) to support the Seminary’s mission and build a pipeline of support to improve participation, dollars raised, and donors engaged among each population and the constituency as a whole.
  • Prepare and execute a detailed comprehensive operating plan and calendar each fiscal year utilizing a multi-channel marketing approach (direct mail, email, phone, social, and digital) to increase total donors and dollars annually with a primary focus on increasing donors to the Bethany Fund.
  • Research, qualify, cultivate and solicit alumni, churches and friends capable of making a leadership annual gift of between $1,000-$10,000. Average a minimum of 10- 12 face to face visits per month accounting for approximately 35-40 percent of the Directors time.
  • Envision, plan and execute strategies related to an annual Bethany Giving Day and/or Giving Tuesday.
  • Undertake other duties and responsibilities as assigned and appropriate, recognizing that Institutional Advancement is a dynamic office requiring occasional participation in assignments that are not specific to annual giving.
  • Maintain record of contacts in DonorPerfect.

These actions shall be consistent with the overall policies of the Seminary as established by the Board of Trustees.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree is required. Fundraising experience is preferred and location is negotiable.

The ability to work effectively with many diverse constituencies in an inclusive religious environment should be evident and knowledge of Church of the Brethren values and practice is beneficial.

Applications will be received until the position is filled.

To Apply:

Please send letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to:

Executive Director of Institutional Advancement

Bethany Theological Seminary

615 National Road West

Richmond, IN 47374

Bethany Theological Seminary’s policy prohibits discrimination in employment opportunities or practices with regard to race, gender, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or religion.