The Donor Relations Associate works alongside the Vice President of Advancement and the Director of Donor Relations to achieve the Seminary’s fund-raising goals by qualifying prospects, building relationships, and soliciting and acquiring long-term financial gifts from donors, alumni, churches, corporations, foundations, and friends of the Seminary. This individual provides leadership for point-of-entry activities that seek to strengthen relationships with donors and expand the prospect pool for the Seminary.
Builds Denver Seminary’s financial support base through major gifts, while helping the Seminary reach annual gift income and campaign goals.
Develops relationships through regular contact with Seminary donors and potential donors to solicit and acquire financial contributions and achieve annual fund-raising goals.
Mobilizes staff and volunteers and attends to details for point-of-entry events such as luncheons, campus tours and donor retreats.
Provides leadership to the Ministry Residency program and/or alumni efforts (depends upon the strengths and contacts of the person)
Manages specific development programs and activities as requested by the Director of Donor Relations or the Vice President of Advancement.
Represents and accurately articulates the President’s vision for the Seminary effectively through writing, public speaking, and interpersonal communication.
Denver Seminary prepares men and women to engage the needs of the world with the redemptive power of the Gospel and the life-changing truth of Scripture. Through our educational programs and mentoring process, the Seminary challenges students to grow spiritually, intellectually, and professionally in order to lead God’s people in the accomplishment of His mission in the world. The position of Donor Relations Associate supports this mission through the following outcomes:
As part of the Advancement team, meets financial giving goals for Seminary operations.
Enhancement of the reputation and credibility of the institution through developing and maintaining positive relationships, effectively performing Advancement services and demonstrating excellent writing with Seminary constituents and new prospects.
Successfully drives point-of-entry events and development programs to be well organized and executed.
Models a continuous learning attitude which includes personal, professional, and spiritual growth to edify others.
Committed personal relationship with Jesus Christ required and a lifestyle consistent with the Seminary’s Community Values and Behavioral Commitments.
Agrees with Denver Seminary’s statement of faith.
Successful track record in fund-raising, development, and relationship management for non-profit organizations or academic institutions.
Innovative and strategic leader with an entrepreneurial mindset.
Approaches and handles all work with confidentiality and professionalism.
Self-motivated and works to find solutions.
Comfortable communicating with internal and external constituents.
Capable of completing multiple projects simultaneously to meet required deadlines.
Organized, energetic, flexible, detail-oriented, and technologically proficient.
Relational leader, comfortable working with teammates and volunteers.
Loyal to colleagues, vice presidents, and the president of the Seminary
Servant’s heart, customer focused, quick to absorb information and learn.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits: medical, dental, vision;
Retirement: 5% employer match;
23 days Paid Time Off; 13 Holidays
About Denver Seminary
Denver Seminary is a graduate-level school of theology, accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, the Higher Learning Commission, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), and the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. We offer MA, MDiv, ThM, and DMin degrees with numerous specialized concentrations and have campuses in Denver, and Washington DC, as well as a fully online campus.