Summary: Identify, cultivate and solicit support for the College. Maintain a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects. Participate in a donor stewardship plan.
Essential duties and responsibilities include but not limited to the following:
Build relationships and secure major gift support for the College through personal visits with a portfolio of current and prospective donors. This will include individuals, businesses/corporations, churches and foundations
Communicate the needs of the College and encourage current or planned gifts to the College annual fund, special funds (i.e. scholarship or project) and the operating endowment
Identify potential donors and effectively use available resources for prospect research and giving capacity assessment
Work with the Advancement office staff to help meet the established fund development goals and participate in department planning activities
Qualifications: The successful candidate must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required/desired.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Three to five years related experience
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Knowledge of current and planned giving rules and methods
Skills and Assets
Solicit financial donations from individuals and organizations
Negotiate gifts and transactions
Interpret Kuyper policies in situations requiring judgment and persuasion
Manage highly sensitive and/or confidential information
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite and the use of donor software programs
Ability to problem solve in ambiguous situations with limited standardization
Provide exemplary service to donors, alumni, employees and members of the community
This role will join a community that is marked by a commitment and calling to serve Christ and His church. Knowledge of, appreciation for and an ability to integrate a Christian world view in stewardship and fundraising programs at Kuyper College are essential for success in this position.
More information can be found at www.kyper.edu/employment
Applicants may send their resume and cover letter to Annie Fields, Director, Human Resources at:
Kuyper College is a leading Ministry-Focused Christian Leadership College, educating and training Christian leaders for service through the integration of high-quality academic curriculum and a biblical, Reformed worldview.
Founded in 1939, and accredited by various regional and national agencies, Kuyper College offers a variety of ministry and professional academic majors. This is the first of seven foundational elements that make Kuyper a very unique college. At Kuyper we call the sum of these elements… "TheKee" or The Kuyper Education Experience.
Other elements of TheKee include: a continuous and intentional program of Spiritual Formation to help our students become mature in their faith; comprehensive Internship and Field-Education programs with nationally recognized organizations, where students apply the knowledge and skills they've acquired in the classroom to every-day situations; an International-Education program where students have the opportunity to satisfy requirements in one of several locations throughout the world; a multi-cultural, ethnic and multi-denominational Diversity program that embraces and promotes an environment where diversity thrives; a committed ...Faculty known for their subject matter expertise with a ratio of 1 faculty member for each 15 students; and a very affordable cost for tuition and room and board-on average $6000 less per year than comparable Christian colleges-making Kuyper an Exceptional Value.
Kuyper College is located on a beautiful campus eight miles from downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan-one of the top 50 metropolitan areas in the United States.