Vice President of Donor Development/Major Gifts Officer

Messiah Lifeways

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Contact Information: Holly Zweiacher

Core Competencies:

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, personal integrity and the ability to present Messiah Lifeways in a positive, professional, and engaging manner
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the Messiah Lifeways mission, core values, and operating culture and an appreciation of the beliefs and practices of the Brethren in Christ Church
  • Ability to communicate orally and in written form with donors, board members, residents, clients, families, staff, external partners and the general public are essential
  • Good judgment and the ability to make decisions independently as well as to work with a team are necessary Intermediate electronic technology skills especially related to GSuite, fundraising databases (Results Plus, PG Calc) and spreadsheets are required
  • Intermediate skills in such areas as project management, performance improvement, operational initiatives, customer service and budget planning and monitoring are preferred

Additional Skills and Characteristics:

  • The VP of Donor Development is responsible for advancing the mission of Messiah Lifeways through fundraising, donor cultivation, and stewardship efforts. The VP of Donor Development is responsible to effectively operate in an organizational culture characterized by teamwork, openness, engagement, and deliverable results and must successfully collaborate across departments

Education/Professional Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience in fundraising, development, and/or financial services preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive leadership positions in leadership roles in senior housing, hospitality, health care or other related organization
  • Graduate of a post-secondary education program in business, theology, psychology, wellness, health care, administration or other relevant program
  • Experience driving financial results and experience managing operational issues
  • Demonstrated experience in a service-related business and a commitment to service excellence
  • Knowledge of fundraising ethics, development concepts and practices, financial services, and estate planning are essential
  • Working knowledge of (or willingness and ability to learn) retirement services fields such as Nursing Homes, Personal Care Homes, Community Services, and Continuing Care Communities is preferred

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.