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Content Writer – Fundraising

Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Full-time

The Content Writer - Fundraising position exists to create communication resources for Focus on the Family’s fundraising areas (Major Donor Reps, Mid-range Donor Reps, Planned Giving, and Foundations), as well as provide strategic business direction, analysis and oversight of our communication strategy. The position also serves as representative for Family Advancement leadership, as well as the department as a whole, through inter-ministry departments, strategic development, budget oversight, and in executive level meetings.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities: 

Writes and creates relevant and timely communication tools to aid in donor and foundation development including:

Program “one-sheets” that cast vision for projects in need of funding

Donation follow-up reports

Grant and donor proposals

Executive summaries

Status updates

Donation follow-up reports

Annual state impact updates

Quarterly special projects and assigned activities update

Personal and professional letters

Marketing materials

Email and web content

Media presentations

Develops integrated strategy between all communication channels including, voice, voice mail, email, notecard, face to face visits and event content scripts and talking points (FAQ’s)

Serves as key liaison between Family Advancement and other departments within Focus, collecting and then communicating vision and financial needs for ministry programs in need of funding

Supports Vice President and Executive Director of Family Advancement by planning and implementing strategy to develop and deepen relationships with donors

Creates and manages the department communication calendar and ensures a fully integrated communication strategy throughout our own segments and integration with the overall ministry

Provides direction and makes executive decisions in executive level meetings, and other ministry-wide meetings, in the absence of FA leadership serving as an interface/point of contact for the Family Advancement department

Is responsible for making strategic business recommendations to Executive Director, Family Advancement, based on analytical data and past trends

Provides strategic insight during the rolling budget process and is responsible for implementing course change if needed

Gathers, analyzes, and reports on department communications and strategies, provides recommendations for improvement

Builds relationships with Focus on the Family project owners to obtain crucial information related to fundraising efforts 

Assists in the creation of strategic plans and business plans and helps establish priorities for department

Serves as a primary liaison between FA and Focus on the Family project owners to research and evaluate funding needs  

Provides appropriate information and direction to diverse project-related inquiries

Is responsible for the alignment with and execution of Focus on the Family’s written and verbal brand for the Family Advancement team

Is responsible for the oversight of executive level media presentations using PowerPoint and Keynote

Supervises the Project Administrator/Designer, Family Advancement who is the primary resource for Family Advancement project management and the creative design of department communications

Ensures projects and fundraising campaigns maintain strategic fit with larger Focus strategy

Is primary liaison between the FA/ DR/Foundation and Planned Giving teams to the Office of the President and CRM Communications departments

Is responsible for the strategy, creation and execution of all major fundraising communication collateral for the Family Advancement department

Other Duties/Responsibilities:

Composes reports and updates as needed, including charts, statistics, and graphs

Attends or facilitates meetings as requested

Performs other duties as assigned

Managerial Breadth/Scope of Job:

Supervisor to Project Administrator/Designer, Family Advancement

Working Environment/Physical Requirements:

Office Environment

JOB QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
Character/Spiritual:


Exemplifies Ephesians 5:1-2, “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children and walk in love, as Christ
also has loved us and given Himself for us...”

Pursues the Great Commission given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make
disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Focus; adheres to the Standard of Moral Conduct and Statement of Faith; upholds Focus on the Family's ministry in prayer

Prays personally for Focus on the Family’s staff and constituents and may occasionally lead in a public prayer

Engages in Christian ministry

Demonstrates behaviors aligned with FOF core values

Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications, Marketing, Business or other related field
5-7 years of experience in non-profit fundraising or related field
Grant writing and/or technical writing experience preferred
Project management experience preferred
Thorough understanding of Focus mission, philosophy, values and objectives
Skills/Experience: 

Skills, Abilities and Special Talents/Gifts:


Excels in writing and editing


Strong grammar, proofreading, and writing skills


Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully at all levels


Analytical skills to extract and verify data


Ingenuity and judgment to solve problems and execute project assignments


Strong interpersonal skills


Excellent organizational and researching skills


Computer literacy and proficiency (Word, Windows, Excel, PowerPoint, Keynote)


Discrete in handling confidential information


Versatile and flexible


Works well under pressure


Ability to prioritize

Compensation/Benefits: 

Medical - Blue Cross Blue Shield

Flexible Spending Account Program

Discount at our On-Campus Bookstore

403(b) Retirement Plans

Short and Long-Term Disability

Prescription Drug Coverage

Pre-Paid Legal Services

Dental - Delta

Group Term Life Insurance

Pay Type: Salaried

Additional Information: 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
Character/Spiritual:

Exemplifies Ephesians 5:1-2, “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children and walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us...”

Pursues the Great Commission given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make
disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Focus; adheres to the Standard of Moral Conduct and Statement of Faith; upholds Focus on the Family's ministry in prayer

Prays personally for Focus on the Family’s staff and constituents and may occasionally lead in a public prayer

Engages in Christian ministry

Demonstrates behaviors aligned with FOF core values 

Personal Characteristics:


Creative Problem Solver; Demonstrated Leadership skills; Detail-oriented; Self-motivated


Articulate; Relational / Personable; Team-oriented; Dependable; Accountable

 

Organization Info

Focus on The Family

Overview
Headquarters: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Annual Budget : 
$50-100M
Size: 
501-1000 employees
Founded: 
1977
About Us
Areas of Focus: 
Mission: 

To cooperate with the Holy Spirit in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible by nurturing and defending the God-ordained institution of the family and promoting biblical truths worldwide.

Programs: 

Adoption and Orphan Care

Adventures in Odyssey

Adventures in Odyssey Club

Be a Voice

The Boundless Show

Church Outreach

Clubhouse & Clubhouse Jr.

DalyFocus

Day of Dialogue

Enfoque a la Familia

Focus on the Family Magazine

Focus on the Family Radio Theatre

Hope Restored: A Marriage Intensive Experience

Family Show Podcasts

That the World May Know

The Truth Project

True Tolerance

True U

Why Work For Us?: 

Have you thought about the role you might play in this? Have you asked yourself what God wants you to accomplish with the gifts, talents, and interests that make you unique? Maybe you’ve had dreams of doing something big for the kingdom of God, but dismissed them because, after all, you’ve got to make a living. But what if it’s possible to do both—to develop your career while answering the higher calling God has placed on your heart?

At Focus on the Family, we’re looking for individuals from every stage of their career—recent college graduates, experienced professionals, corporate leaders, and technical and skilled workers—to join our diverse team. Together, we are engaged in the holy calling of service: service to our ministry’s mission; service to hurting families; and, ultimately, service to God Himself. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord…” (Colossians 3:23 NIV).

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Nov 21 2019
Active Until: 
Dec 21 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Focus on The Family
industry: 
Nonprofit