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Chief Development Officer

Company: Life.Church
Location: Edmond
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

The Chief Development Officer is primarily responsible for building, leading, and executing the resource and donor development strategy and vision for YouVersion.YouVersion was created by the local church in 2007 and remains a ministry of Life.Church today. At Life.Church, our mission is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Our team is committed to reaching people worldwide through innovative technology. And YouVersion is one of the ways we get to do that. Life.Church is a multi-site Christian church meeting in the United States and globally at Life.Church Online.We wholeheartedly believe a daily rhythm of seeking intimacy with God has the power to transform lives. That's why YouVersion creates biblically-based experiences that encourage and challenge people to seek God. We hope everyone in our community is on an active journey to become who God made them to be, abiding in Him, and drawing closer every day.This role oversees the financial stability, fundraising, and growth of YouVersion's resources and relationships.What You'll Do

  • Build, lead, and execute the resource development strategy and vision.
  • Plan and execute generosity development programs and activities.
  • Create short and long-term financial and generosity goals for the organization.
  • Ensure effective operations of the Development team.
  • Lead the Development team members to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually.
  • Collaborate with the YouVersion executive leadership team to understand current and future resourcing needs.
  • Partner with Life.Church Innovation, Generosity, and Product teams to develop innovative giving solutions.
  • Support and partner with YouVersion senior leadership on strategic donor relationships.
  • Manage, develop, and grow key donor and partner relationships.
  • Consistently discover new and relevant ways to inspire and engage donors.
  • Build awareness of the organization and its vision through outreach efforts and regular events in the global community.
  • Represent YouVersion at key donor meetings and events.Skills Needed to Succeed
    • Leadership experience in building and leading high-performance teams.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and drive change.
    • Ability to strategize, build processes, and execute objectives.
    • Willing to travel internationally.
    • Strong presentation and communication skills, with experience working with large organizations and executives.
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to clearly explain complicated processes and foster partnerships.
    • Five years experience in donor development, resource development, or a related field.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or any other related field.Benefits We Offer
      • Paid parental leave, including maternity, paternity, and adoption leave.
      • Generous employer-paid leave for the use of vacation, sick time, and other qualifying reasons.
      • Innovative and comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance that provides team members with useful resources and savings to navigate their holistic health.
      • Life insurance policy provided for all staff members at 2x annual salary at no cost. Additional life insurance coverage is available to purchase.
      • Short-Term and Long-Term disability covered at 100% for full-time qualified staff members.
      • Comprehensive wellness and mental health benefits allow staff to proactively invest in their physical and emotional health.
      • Generous 401(k) retirement plan allowing a team member to have up to 12.5% (including employee contribution, employer match, and employer discretionary contribution) contributed into their account in their first year. It doesn't stop there-the more years on staff, the greater the investment!
      • $160 annually in development dollars for team members to invest in their professional growth.
      • Casual dress and work environment.
      • Flexible work schedule.
      • Our Beliefs, Culture, and Commitment to DiversityAt Life.Church, every staff member, and intern is a minister and is expected to engage in the church's ministry fully. We consider ministry readiness and an individual's capacity to represent Life.Church's beliefs as a minister during the selection process for all staff and intern positions. An essential function within every position held by a staff member or intern at Life.Church is to uphold and represent the beliefs of Life.Church. .While we unite around our mission, we know unity doesn't mean uniformity. Our calling is too great, and our mission is too important not to be intentional about strengthening our team through diversity. We know that diverse perspectives in race, ethnicity, background, age, and gender are essential to reaching the world for Christ. To learn more about how we strengthen our team through diversity, .All data collected in our application process, from resume collection to application questions, is used for recruitment purposes only.

Keywords: Life.Church, Edmond , Chief Development Officer, Executive , Edmond, Oklahoma

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