Director of Development

Global Health Ministries
Minneapolis, MN

Located in the GHM’s Minneapolis office, the Director of Development is responsible for advancing the mission, vision, goals and objectives of Global Health Ministries by leading and managing a fund development program that secures a steadily increasing flow of revenues from a broad range of philanthropic sources.

1.       Report to executive director; collaborate with administrative team, staff and volunteers

2.       Develop, implement, and monitor an annual fundraising plan with specific, measurable goals

3.       Develop and articulate the ministry’s vision through a strong, clear case for financial support; serve as the public face of the ministry in tandem with executive director and others

4.       Direct at least 50% of ones time on major and planned gift prospects, managing a portfolio of approximately 100 top prospects, and implementing a moves management process that strategically leads donors through a cultivation, invitation, and stewardship process that results in transformational gifts

5.       Lead and equip the executive director in his/her role in development, and position him/her for strategic and successful donor cultivation and gift invitation engagements

6.      Develop a growing base of annual support through digital techniques, direct mail, phoning, events, social media, volunteer engagement and other techniques; plan, test and evaluate new ideas for growing the donor prospect pool

7.       Lead the Office Manager in the process of managing the Raisers Edge/NXT CRM

8.       Lead the strategic pursuit of gifts and grants from foundations and corporations


9.      Collaborate with staff in implementing IRS and other best-practice standards for receiving, processing, receipting, acknowledging, tracking and stewarding gifts

10.   Collaborate with Director of Communications to implement an integrated communications strategy across all prospect constituencies and technologies that supports the fundraising goals

11.    Collaborate with any committees, professional advisors, and others to deliver and administer a planned giving program that creates an increasing flow of bequest and other planned gift income

12.   Collaborate with the Executive Director, Board, consultants and volunteers to plan and deliver any campaigns

13.    Strategically engage board members, committee members, volunteers and staff members in development leadership and fundraising roles

14.   Demonstrate accountability for and confidence in the development operation’s performance by designing and providing accurate and timely progress reports

15.   Self-sufficient and timely use of Raisers Edge/NXT database and other technologies

16.   Plan and manage a budget for the development operation


This job description is meant to serve as an overall summary of the general duties of this position. 

It is not all inclusive and other responsibilities may be assigned.




·         Personal commitment to the values and vision of this faith-based global health organization

·         Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing a comprehensive, integrated fundraising program, including success in cultivating and inviting major and planned gifts

·         Motivated by measurable outcomes with strong sales-related, marketing and networking skills

·         Articulate communicator who can inspire others to engage in the mission of the organization

·         Competent listener who asks the right questions to start important conversations

·         Focused and efficient in managing time, communication, resources, and technology

·         Strong organizational skills and follow-up habits

·         Able to spend at least half of ones time visiting the primary constituency base in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area

·         Bachelors degree required, with knowledge of Raiser’s Edge/NXT also helpful