The President of the Dallas Seminary Foundation is responsible for the overall vision, leadership, direction, organizational structure, and administration of the Dallas Seminary Foundation in order to assist in the cultivation of both current and future gifts for Dallas Theological Seminary.
Serve as the “face” of Dallas Seminary Foundation, representing its mission, activities, and services for all presentations and organized DTS functions
Provide oversight, planning, goal identification, and organizational structure to ensure the effective development and implementation of comprehensive charitable estate and gift planning services
Meet with prospective clients to offer Foundation estate and gift planning services while maintaining viable relationships with current clients
Oversee the development and implementation of various marketing strategies related to planned giving in conjunction with the Advancement Office
Provide management oversight in the area of gift administration, investment planning, funds management, scholarships, accounting and reporting, and sales of real estate and closely held stock
Maintain effective working relationships with Foundation Board Members, Dallas Theological Seminary President, and Vice President for Advancement, serving as liaison with Seminary Advancement Staff
Ensure technical competence in the areas of tax and gift planning
Develop and monitor the annual budget in conjunction with the Foundation Board
Provide management oversight in the recruitment and selection of staff and assignment of staff responsibilities as well as prepare staff performance reviews and determine salary levels
Serve as a member of the Seminary Foundation Board of Directors
Attend regularly scheduled meetings of the DTS Investment Committee and Audit Committee
Present results of operations to the Foundation Board of Directors at regularly scheduled meetings as necessary
Prepare and deliver presentations about the Foundation and its services at a variety of gatherings, including DTS sponsored events as well as other ministries
The successful candidate will be comfortable understanding and explaining a variety of financial and tax consequences of charitable planned giving. Extensive experience with similar non-profit organizations, with primary focus on donor contact and communication about planned giving is required. Must have excellent oral and written communications skills and be comfortable speaking in public to both small and large gatherings. Must show proven leadership and understand the many nuances of planned giving and how to market planned giving concepts and ideas to others. An understanding of the basics of Charitable Remainder Trusts and Charitable Gift Annuities as well as scholarship endowments is desired. Experience with Raiser’s Edge, Gift Wrap, and PG Calc is preferred. The Seminary permits the employment of qualified relatives of employees, of the employee’s household, or immediate family as long as such employment does not, in the opinion of the Seminary, create actual conflicts of interest. More information about this policy is available upon request. Employment is contingent on the results of a criminal background and credit check at the point of hire.
The mission of Dallas Theological Seminary as a non-denominational, professional, graduate-level school is to glorify God by equipping godly servant-leaders for the proclamation of His Word and the building up of the body of Christ worldwide. In other words, we want to help men and women fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandment, or more simply: Teach Truth. Love Well.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience
Founded in 1987, Dallas Seminary Foundation supports the mission of Dallas Theological Seminary by offering charitable planned giving and other related services to friends of the Seminary. The Foundation team works closely with the DTS Advancement department, assisting donors with planned future gifts, donor advised funds, setting up scholarships, establishing and administering charitable gift annuities and managing charitable remainder trusts.