Annual Giving, Donor Relations, General Development
4 Year Degree
The Director of Mission Advancement (DMA) creates and manages a strategic fundraising plan that will provide long-term sustainability of the organization, thus enabling the fulfillment of its mission to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ worldwide through ACTS Retreats. The DMA is a passionate, imaginative, articulate, experienced, and motivated fundraising professional who is capable of conceptualizing, articulating, and communicating the mission of the organization and its funding needs to friends and benefactors.
Actively support the mission and core values of ACTS Missions and ACTS Retreats
Participate with Executive Director and Board of Directors in strategic planning and annual budgeting
Successfully raise revenue as outlined in the strategic plan and annual budget to support the mission
Develop and execute an assertive and comprehensive fundraising plan that includes, but is not limited to, the following: annual and planned giving programs, event and online fundraising, major gift and grant funding, marketing and communications plan, budget
Nurture and cultivate relationships with individual, foundation and corporate benefactors
Source new benefactors in established Chapters
Train and develop fundraising skills in Board of Directors, Chapter Volunteers, and ACTS Missions Staff to increase and sustain revenue streams
Identify and implement new streams of revenue, supported by effective and timely implementation that is supported and reliable year over year
Effectively manage staff that is responsible for the donor database and acknowledgement process for all donations, including donor records and recognition
Supervise resources who are responsible for identifying and managing grant opportunities and application processes
Supervise Department personnel to include setting goals, provide coaching and mentoring, and managing performance to include conducting annual performance reviews
All other duties and assignments the Executive Director may deem a necessary job responsibility, e.g. special projects that engage donors and increase funding for ACTS Missions
Required Minimum Qualifications
Leadership skills and experience in building strategies for fundraising, influencing and persuading donors to engage, and sustaining strong relationships with benefactors for a non-profit organization
Management skills, including fiscal and operational planning
Track record of success related to revenue generation and building of donor base
Demonstrated ability to work well with donors and volunteers in a supervisory role
Proven ability to initiate planning, organizing, and implementing
Demonstrated ability to deliver presentations that are engaging and effectively introduce ideas and concepts that support the goals and objectives of ACTS Missions
Effective and professional verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, problem solve quickly, and delegate tasks; commitment to excellence and attention to detail
Experience as an ACTS Retreatant and Team Member; additional experience serving as an ACTS Director, parish Core member, and/or a member of an ACTS Chapter preferred
Facility with technology including, but not limited to, desktop/laptop familiarity, Office 365, donor management systems, social media and virtual communication (phone, online video conferencing, email)
About ACTS Missions
ACTS Missions (ACTSM) spreads the Gospel of Jesus Christ among Catholic communities by promoting, consulting in, facilitating, and coordinating ACTS Retreats. The intent and purpose of the Retreat is three-fold: offer the opportunity for a personal encounter with Jesus Christ, foster intentional discipleship, and build parish community. We are a lay-led Catholic apostolate founded in 1997. We celebrated 30 years of ACTSR and 20 years of ACTSM in 2017.
To date, ACTSR are being offered in over 560 parishes; 94 are in the San Antonio area.
We're in 6 countries including the US, Mexico, Panama, Honduras, Canada, and South Africa. We have ACTSM Chapters in 21 locations across the US and Mexico. Chapters support parishes and Cores in their region, are staffed with regional volunteers, and focus on education and evangelization.