Rss en-us Sat, 18 Apr 2015 04:35:05 GMT Sat, 18 Apr 2015 04:35:05 GMT Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Development Officer]]>

Job Description:

Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri is seeking candidates for a Development Officer.  The candidate will implement development efforts to raise money supporting the major gift, planned giving, and tax credit efforts for assigned prospects in the St. Louis area.

No phone calls, please.

Manage and implement identification and engagement strategies for assigned major gift donors and prospects. Manage and implement identification and engagement strategies for assigned tax credit donors and prospective tax credit donors. Manage and implement identification and engagement strategies for assigned planned giving donors and prospects. Understand and integrate individual development efforts with the Foundation Annual Plan, the Agency mission, and projects and prospects for specific programs.

Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, business or related field required. Plus, two (2) years of experience in fundraising and major gifts solicitation, or outside sales required (not retail sales).

Required Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of fundraising principles and ethical standards.  Knowledge of major gift solicitation.

Computer literacy in the use of Microsoft Office software programs, including, but limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  Experience with donor database software. Familiarity with modern gift techniques and tools for non-profits.

 Ability to build relationships with donors and volunteers. Ability to directly solicit funds from individual donors, work with volunteer committees, and motivate others to support LFCS. Ability to collaborate with Foundation and Agency staff. Skill in effectively managing multiple projects and activities with clearly defined deadlines. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to present eloquently to groups.

Personal Characteristics:
Ability to work well with others. Ability to work in partnership with team members. Ability to value individual characteristics and demonstrate sensitivity in meeting client needs and delivering services among diverse cultural backgrounds. Belief in the mission of LFCS.

 Physical demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; climb up to 5 feet; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift up to 34 pounds and carry up to 34 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to access, enter, modify, and retrieve data on a personal computer.  The employee is also required to read, write, and speak the English language.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.

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