Dean of Advancement

Ambridge, PA
Type: Clergy, Lay
Posted Apr 4, 2019
Job Title
Dean of Advancement
Name of church or organization
Trinity School for Ministry
Job Location
Ambridge, PA
Job Description
Dean of Advancement – Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge PA, is seeking to hire a Dean of Advancement. Purpose: To serve as chief fundraising officer with responsibilities to collaboratively set and achieve specific fundraising goals to support operational and project gift income needs; to work closely with the Dean/President in designing strategic plans and implementation of the seminary’s vision. Reports to: Board of Trustees and Dean/President. Principal Duties include: Work alongside Dean/President to reach defined annual gift income and capital projects; review and evaluate Advancement metrics with Dean/President; design two-year modules of fundraising to include mailings, social media, visitations, and innovative ways to express Trinity’s mission; build donor relationships; develop new donor base; plan discovery visits to secure major gifts; prepare department reports; attend Dean’s Cabinet meetings; oversee the Director of Planned Giving, Development Staff, and Director of Communications; develop a personal portfolio of key giver/potential giver relationships; solicit gifts through visits and phone calls; create a comprehensive list of potential prospects; prepare timely proposals and grants; provide fund support for North American Lutheran Seminary; communicate fundraising progress and program growth with Board of Trustees, Advancement Committee, and Deans; prepare and present reports to Board of Trustees detailing fundraising goals and performance; attend Morning Prayer daily (when not travelling). Knowledge, skills, and abilities include: strong Christian-based faith; high relational capital and comfort with significant asking; knowledge of Development work; high energy capacity; ability to think strategically; ability to write and speak persuasively; ability to travel by plane and car; ability to work at a desk for extended periods of time; ability to analyze results; possess a passion for Trinity’s mission; ability to sign and adhere to Trinity’s Statement of Faith and Covenant. Education and Experience: Successful direct or related experience in gift solicitation and team management. Competitive wages and excellent benefit package. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and list of three references or letters of recommendation to Elaine Lucci, HR Administrator, at by May 17, 2019.
Type of commitment
  • Full time
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Application Process
Submit cover letter, resume, and list of references to Elaine lucci, HR Administrator, at by May 17, 2019.
Application Deadline