Director of Development

Website HEARTFIRE Missions, Inc

Empowering a new generation of world-changers (Jer 20:9)

Director of Development

HEARTFIRE is seeking an exceptional Development leader with a love for global evangelical Christian missions. This individual will have experience & passion for advancement and fundraising and will be tasked with designing, building and launching HEARTFIRE’s new Development division.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead and oversee all activities relating to philanthropy and giving
    Direct the planning, implementation, administration, management, and evaluation of fund development strategies to meet the fundraising goals of the organization
  • Strategically implement a multi-year, coordinated marketing and development effort – including major gifts, donor cultivation, grant proposals, and fundraising events
  • Anticipate future trends and stay at the forefront of new ideas. Envision possibilities others may not
  • Encourage and promote creativity & innovation
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, funders, donors, and community partners
  • Identify new sources of support
  • Steward and retain existing donors
  • Cultivate long-term donor relationships
  • Identify grant opportunities, create letters of intent, write applications
  • Instill trust by consistently delivering on commitments, demonstrating both competence and credibility – internally and externally.
  • Create individual and group donor outreach opportunities
  • Track and analyze fundraising and donor-related metrics, including progress toward fundraising goals, donor retention, success, and ROI of various initiatives
  • Develop corporate sponsorship and planned giving programs
  • Lead and execute fundraising events
  • Develop donor communication strategy and materials
  • Attend Board meetings as required
  • Represent HEARTFIRE at community and professional events
  • Leverage and attend events for the purposes of donor identification, cultivation, and stewardship.
  • Demonstrate competency in the use of donor databases and online fundraising platforms


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, Communications, Public Relations, Philanthropy, Nonprofit Management, or a closely related field
  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) a plus
  • Minimum two (2) years of progressively responsible Development, Advancement or Fundraising experience
  • Experience with the following: individual giving, institutional giving, major gifts, annual fund/membership, stewardship, special events, development operations, and branding
  • Demonstrated success in donor cultivation, program development, fundraising event management and grant writing skills
  • Ability to understand the needs and interests of donors in order to develop and strengthen relationships.
  • Self-Management: Takes initiative and acts with available information without waiting for direction Accepts responsibility for gathering information, taking action, and results
  • Proficiency with CRM donor database software
  • Experience working as part of a collaborative team – including staff and board members
  • Outstanding communication skills – both oral and written
  • Knowledge of ethical fundraising principles and practices
  • A mature and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ
  • A deep and growing understanding of the Bible and ability to study and teach God’s Word
  • A passion for global and national Christian Missions and empowering Gen-Z
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to the vision, mission, and values of HEARTFIRE

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Option to travel internationally on HEARTFIRE mission trips

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, with occasional evenings and weekends as needed

Work Location (Hybrid): In-person (4 days/wk) + Remote (1 day/wk), with potential to become progressively more Remote after 6 months.

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