Director of Development

Ambridge, PA
Type: Clergy, Lay
Posted Sep 3, 2019
Job Title
Director of Development
Name of church or organization
Trinity School for Ministry
Job Location
Ambridge, PA
Job Description
Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge PA, is seeking to hire a Director of Development.

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; work closely with the Dean/President in designing strategic plans and implementation of the seminary’s vision; oversee the Director of Planned Giving, Development Operations Manager, and Development Assistant.

Reports to: Board of Trustees and Dean/President.

Principal Duties include: Achieve 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; supervise/oversee the Development Department Staff; 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, goals, and program growth to Board of Trustees, Advancement Committee, and Deans; prepare and present reports to Board of Trustees detailing fundraising goals and performance.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities include: Strong Christian-based faith; high relational capital and comfort with significant asking; proven success with running a capital campaign; high-energy capacity; strategic thinking; persuasive writing and speaking; traveling by plane or car; working at a desk for extended periods of time; analyzing results; possessing a passion for Trinity’s mission; signing and adhering to Trinity’s Statement of Faith and Covenant.

Education and Experience: Successful direct experience in gift solicitation and team management.

Competitive wage and excellent benefit package offered.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and three(3) letters of recommendation to Elaine Lucci, HR Administrator, at

Type of commitment
Full time
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Application Process
Submit cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to
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