June 3, 2022
Fundraising & Development
Location / Chapter
YFC USA National Service Center
The Lead Mission Investment Officer exists to direct, manage, and assess major giving through the efforts of the Mission Investment team. The position will also spend a majority of their time (over 75%) personally cultivating a portfolio of key relationships/major donors & prospects.
The successful candidate is a seasoned development professional with demonstrated success in securing major gifts and leading a development/sales team in the nonprofit, agency, and/or corporate sectors. S/he should be deeply motivated by YFC's mission to reach young people for Christ and be motivated to grow the Church by reaching young people who are far from the Church.
Essential Job Functions:
Reports to the Director of Development, Marketing, and Communications
Works in partnership with Office of the President and VP of Strategic Alignment.
Always through the leading and empowerment of the Holy Spirit, s/he is responsible for growing and sustaining the NSC’s giving partner base/operating funds.
With 75% or more of time, personally develops and maintains a portfolio of major giving partner relationships valued at $1MM.
Plans and participates in each stage of the fundraising cycle to initiate contact with potential and existing major donors; contributes to the development of suitable cultivation strategies; moves prospects and donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward invitation; make invitations; and maintain stewardship and appreciation tactics
Maintains all faithful development activities defined by YFC USA’s Development model (as advised and aligned across the movement by the National Development Strategist)
Meets or exceeds measurable targets to acquire new partners and ensure all existing partners are faithfully cultivated.
Leads both direct reports and matrixed teams to implement faithful activities in the areas of:
Provides supervision, coaching, and performance evaluation to the Mission Investment team. Fills team vacancies as needed in partnership with HR.
Works directly with VP of Strategic Alignment and Director of Development, Marketing, and Communications in establishing benchmarked goals, regularly assessing and reporting the team’s progress towards agreed-upon goals to executive leadership.
Directs systems to provide support to the Mission Investment team, in Salesforce -- YFC’s Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) software for all operations (appointment logging, giving partner information and insights, research, pledge tracking, gift designations).
Assists the Gift Processing team in clarifying giving partner intent/designation where necessary, or by refining established policies from time-to-time in coordination with the Finance Department.
Completes and assesses prospect research
Actively manages and grows their portfolio of donors
Speaks knowledgeably about Youth For Christ, and serves as an ambassador in the community.
Participates in projects as assigned.
All YFC employees are expected to regularly and actively participate in faithful activities that advance the stewardship functions of YFC/USA. These activities will include—but are not limited to— extending invitations to fund raising events, recruiting personal circle of influence/YFC donor contacts, sending letters, handwritten notes, personal calls, and personally ministering to donor contacts.
The Lead Mission Investment Officer is responsible for growing and sustaining YFC USA's giving partner base/operating funds, which currently provides over $5MM annually for operations.
Our comprehensive benefits package includes:
Paid Time Off Program
Paid sick days
10 paid holidays
Paid week off between Christmas and New Years
Health & Welfare Benefits
Medical, Vision, Dental
Long Term Disability
403(b) Retirement Savings Program & Matching Contribution
YFC is classified as an Association of Churches and as such our hiring practices reflect that designation. As a religious nonprofit organization, Youth For Christ incorporates within each leader role, the requirement to model, teach, share and live the faith. The relationship between YFC’s mission and each of its leaders is its lifeblood and as such does at all times and in all instances reserve the right to make employment decisions based upon a person’s religious beliefs, personal character and lifestyle consistent with our understanding of the Bible or with our overall goals and requirements for Christian ministry.
We seek to create a workplace that is intentional about Kingdom Inspired Diversity. Our commitment to our employees extends to their opportunities for growth, development, promotion, training and compensation.
We will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization.