Are you a change-maker? Do you thrive in collaborative environments that give you room to think strategically, develop systems, and build a network? We are looking for a development officer with a passion for justice and a knack for telling stories and connecting with people. If you want to dig into data, devise strategy, and help the Minnesota Council of Churches as it seeks to weave social justice into the fabric of faith communities in Minnesota, then this may be the position for you.
The Minnesota Council of Churches (MCC) is a member-driven Christian organization, comprised of 25 Christian judicatories (denominations) in Minnesota, including the Historic Black Church, Mainline Protestant Church, Traditional Peace Churches, and the Greek Orthodox Church, and representing over one million Christians in Minnesota. We are committed to building Christian and interfaith unity through the work of justice, serving as advocates and activists for reconciliation. Our largest and oldest program is MCC Refugee Services, a refugee resettlement agency established in 1985. We offer a flexible and collaborative work environment, with about 35 employees between our offices in Minneapolis and Mankato.
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MCC seeks an experienced development director. This is an exempt, full-time position, salary commensurate with experience. MCC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. People of color are encouraged to apply.
About the Position: The development director is responsible for building and overseeing an effective fund development program for MCC. This individual will design and implement solicitation initiatives and expand systems for receiving, recording, and acknowledging gifts. Working with the MCC Board of Directors and executive staff, the development director will articulate MCC’s case for support, connecting with and motivating current and potential donors to build a strong, vibrant culture of philanthropy, one that aligns with MCC’s values and vision.
Position Responsibilities and Duties: The development director is a member of the MCC staff and reports to the CEO. The position includes seven key areas of responsibility:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in experience; CFRE certification desirable but not mandatory
Minimum of 3 years of proven success in not-for-profit fundraising program management
Demonstrated ability to interact comfortably and competently with people from diverse racial,
social, economic, educational, and religious backgrounds
Commitment to the faith-based work of MCC and to the vision of unity built on justice
Ability to work flexible hours as necessary, including some evenings and/or weekends
Statewide travel may be required; valid driver’s license required
Please submit cover letter and resume to Tim Torgerson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Tim Torgerson
Address: 122 W. Franklin Ave. Ste. 100 Minneapolis MN 55404
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church