Director of Transformational Partnerships

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Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith. Please visit to view our Statement of Faith and Doctrinal Distinctives.

Director of Transformational Partnerships

Alliance Defending Freedom is looking for a highly motivated and personable Director of Transformational Partnerships to join us from a remote home office. As a Director of Transformational Partnerships (DTP), you are a vital part of the Development Team. In this role, you report to the Sr. Director of Transformational Partnerships. DTP is charged with cultivating relationships with major ministry friends, representing and promoting ADF, and increasing the revenue of contributing major ministry friends (MF’s).

Your Essential Responsibilities:

  • Increase year-over-year revenue from the assigned MD1s and MD2s consistent with the objectives which cascade from the Development team objectives (This will be accomplished in part by specific “ASKS” relating to the MFs passion areas of interest).
  • Increase aggregate number of MD1s (those giving in excess of $20K/yr.) year over year.
  • Establish a reliable pipeline of funding from assigned MD1s and MD2s with the goal of multi-year commitments.
  • Thorough follow-through with all prospects who have given to ADF and who we believe have the potential to be MD1s, as well as those who have not yet given to ADF but have high capacity and have been vetted to ensure they have a passion for the ministry of ADF.
  • Special attention given to all “connectors” on the assigned list who may be able to connect us to add new fruitful relationships.
  • Identify complex giving opportunities (Gift Planning) and utilize the proscribed referral process for documenting such opportunities.
  • Participate in fulfilling all annual ADF Matching gifts, record all MF contact in Reliance in a timely manner, make thank you calls to MFs in a timely manner, utilize all current information, forms, and reports, as requested attend all Development meetings on time and follow through with all assignments made in the meetings in a timely manner.
  • Manage expense reports on a monthly basis. Other administrative communication reports as assigned are completed on time. Calendar and Trip-it should be up to date and reflect scheduling projected three months in advance.

Other Responsibilities (Non-Essential):

You will be asked to perform related duties or special projects as assigned.

Skills you need to succeed:

  • The Director of Transformational Partnerships (DTP) must demonstrate the strengths needed to be a successful in this role and an ideal team player to the organization.
  • Responsibility: A proven self-starter, who requires little supervision, has the ability to lead others, can manage day-to-day activities aligned to annual results and takes ownership for their portfolio and understands that success is borne of executing the right activity.
  • Integrity: A proven track record of establishing personal trust and then communicating ministry trustworthiness.
  • Empathy: The ability to put oneself in the other’s shoes. This means that a DTP has life experience that allows for relationships to deepen across a broad array of topics.
  • Accountability: the genuine and regular display of three characteristics: humility, hunger, and smarts.
  • Passion for the mission of Alliance Defending Freedom: The DTP must exude a contagious passion for the work, people, and strategies while truly knowing that Victory is achievable and necessary for the furtherance of the Gospel.
  • Organizational Skills: A proven track record in time management, task and process management, multi-tasking, and the ability to communicate clearly and succinctly when relating to fellow team members. This includes a proven ability to follow through on all assignments, relationship commitments, and development cycle items, and do so within the ministry supplied software systems.
  • Team: Successful demonstration of understanding and contribution to the larger ministry wide objectives including a willingness to share ideas, skills, contacts, and information with peers to maximize ministry effectiveness.

Demonstrated proficiency in:

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and attention to detail skills.
  • Strong computer skills:  M.S. Office Word, Excel, Outlook, Salesforce.
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation.

Ability to:

  • Multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team setting or work; independently when needed.
  • Interact with people of substantial financial means.
  • Make presentations using PowerPoint or Keynote.
  • Refine written proposals and reports for specific AMF’s.
  • This Position will require up to 75 nights of travel a year.
  • Strive to maintain good physical health through chosen exercise or recreational sports.

Education and/or experience:

  • At least 1 year of fundraising experience
  • Past experience or demonstrate a willingness to maintain a Home Office environment.
  • Competent in Microsoft applications, Apple iPhone as well as basic router and home Wi-Fi technologies.
  • The position will require regular travel of up to 75 nights a year.


We have it! Alliance Defending Freedom offers team members a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes major medical insurance, dental care, medical and dependent care reimbursement, paid disability, long-term care insurance, and life insurance. We also offer a 401(k) plan with a generous company match. Work and life balance is important to the well-being of our team members. You will receive paid time off (PTO) that starts accruing from your hire date and 11 paid holidays per year.

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