Hiring: Associate Rector & Director of Giving
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, Indiana seeks an Associate Rector and Director of Giving who will work with the Rector and parish leadership to create a culture of generosity at St. Paul’s. An active parish community of 1,000 members, St. Paul’s mission is to invite all people into a renewed, reconciled and loving relationship with Jesus Christ so that together we can reveal God’s joy and love to the world.
To help us live more fully into our mission the Director of Giving will oversee all operations, functions and activities which raise money and people for mission, including providing strategic direction and implementing a high quality vision. She or he will also participate with other parish clergy in preaching, teaching, liturgical leadership and pastoral care.
The Director of Giving will be
- Creative: participating with the Rector and parish leadership to develop, implement, and evaluate our efforts to raise funds for ministry
- Curious: exploring new forms of fundraising so that our culture of generosity will align with the shifting practices of charitable giving in our society
- Relational: interacting with a wide variety of people liturgically, sacramentally and pastorally to build Christ-centered relationships that deepen our understanding of community and generosity
- Theological: teaching a theology of generosity that forms people as disciples and apostles of Jesus Christ, matching their deepest desires with their giving
- Organized: fulfilling duties such as records maintenance, donor correspondence, results reporting and program coordination with other ministry areas and outside vendors
The Director of Giving, a full-time clergy position, reports to the Rector.
Education and Experience:
- Master of Divinity degree
- Experience in fundraising in a not-for-profit or religious organization OR professional training and education directly related to fundraising is ideal but not required
The successful candidate will have a pastoral heart and an entrepreneurial spirit; embrace the raising of money as a critical ministry of the church; adhere to the highest ethical standards; show an ability to manage multiple projects; express opinions with confidence while working as a part of a team; communicate effectively in writing, from the pulpit and in educational forums; interact comfortably with a diverse population of people; reflect an optimistic and positive attitude; convey sensitivity to needs of the donors; and use multiple forms of media with confidence
- Create programs that will enliven and strengthen participation in annual and planned giving, major gift development and giving for on-going capital needs
- Manage and create relationships with prospective donors, identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding these very important leaders and givers in our parish
- Recruit, train and manage lay leaders to assist in creating and managing all programs
- Work closely with church staff to integrate giving programs with those of the entire parish
- Work in collaboration with the Rector to develop comprehensive programming that offers a pathway for members and non-members to deepen their spiritual development through faithful giving
- Evaluate the goals and effectiveness of existing programs, developing enhancements as appropriate and creating new programs where deficiencies exist
- Pursue continuing education opportunities to enhance skills and programs
- Share in the liturgical, sacramental and pastoral ministry of the clergy
Compensation and Benefits: Salary and benefits are based on diocesan standards for clergy
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and OTM profile to the Rector, the Rev. John Denson, at email@example.com no later than March 1, 2017.