Director of Advancement for the Midwest

Job Title: Director of Advancement for the Midwest

Department: Donor Development

Location: Remote from region

Job Type: Full-time/Salary/Exempt

Supervisor: Vice President of Strategic Partnerships/Chief Development Officer

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Mission/Vision: Fulfilling the Great Commission by multiplying leaders, churches, and mission movements among every people.

Job Summary/Primary Role: The Regional Donor Partnership Strategist will represent ABWE, Inc., in building long-term partnerships with churches and donors in the Mid-West region. By focusing on what God is doing through the ministries of ABWE, Inc., this individual will cultivate relationships with existing major gift donors as well as identify and encourage new donor prospects.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Identifying, qualifying and cultivating stewardship of major gift prospects and donors.
  • Conducting in-person contact with ABWE donors in the region to maintain or re-establish their relationships with ABWE.
  • Establishing new donors for the Global Gospel Fund as well as other large projects for ABWE ministries around the globe.
  • Producing well written solicitation proposals for individuals.
  • Participating in acknowledgement process of donors.
  • Providing briefings, donor reports, activity reports, solicitation plans and other requested communication for the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships including current projects and future actions planned.
  • Travelling overseas with donors one to two times a year to visit key ministry and building projects.
  • Travelling to the International Headquarters in New Cumberland, PA several times a year for meetings as needed
  • Making all personal appointments, travel arrangements and completing of expense reports.
  • Consistently using CRM software to document donor contacts
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • One to three years prior experience with demonstrated success in fundraising, campaign marketing, sales or financial services is required.
  • Ability to travel within the assigned region of the United States (at least 50% of the time) and overseas as needed.

Necessary Attributes:

  • Joy-filled faith rooted in Jesus Christ and a heart to serve.
  • Strong relational, negotiation and mediation skills.
  • Strong communication skills (listening, verbal, written, telephone, email, presentation).
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite: comfortable with and open to new technology.
  • Detail oriented and organized. Exhibits great time management. Able to multi-task. Deadline oriented.
  • Self-disciplined and exhibits sound judgement
  • Able to maintain information and documents that are highly confidential in nature.

Christian Life:
ABWE is a Christian organization, and it is necessary that employees possess and maintain a lifestyle that is above reproach. Employees are encouraged to participate in staff events including corporate and departmental prayer times and staff meetings and lunches.

All ABWE employees must:

  1. Be a current and active member and/or regular attendee of a like-minded local church that aligns doctrinally with ABWE.
  2. Be able to fully support ABWE's mission, vision, core values, doctrinal statement, and ministry philosophy.
  3. Be able to follow all guidelines set for in the ABWE Employee Handbook.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations, including long periods of time sitting at a desk or in a car/airplane. The work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a moderate to high noise level. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.