Development Officer- West Coast

Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  1. Donor Relations Management: Maintain a personal portfolio of (150-300) mid-major gift prospects (defined as those capable of giving gifts in the $1,000-$5,000 range), as well as donors and prospects that have the capacity to give at mid-major level. Serve as the relationship manager for this portfolio of prospects, developing and implementing written donor strategies/solicitation plans and record all donor interactions. Communicate with portfolio through personal cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities like written correspondence, phone calls, texts, and in-person meetings. Ensure that the group of donors and prospects have a clear strategy and timeline for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.Under direction of supervisor, engage leadership, both IOCC executives and board members in donor cultivation. Prepare leadership for donor meetings and, when appropriate, accompany leadership to donor meetings.

  2. Research: Conduct research about donor prospects, identifying prospects by using philanthropic and wealth data. Use the data to understand donor giving capabilities and determine the right ask amount for each prospect. Utilizing the research results to draft and then collaborate with Development colleagues in implementing solicitation plans.

  3. Storytelling: Be an effective communicator and storyteller to engage donors in IOCC’s mission in both verbal and written communication. Travel frequently to promote IOCC’s mission and to advance the fund development program through targeted events like Church annual conferences, parish visits, etc., playing a visible role at all events. Always communicate a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose to address IOCC audiences.

  4. Revenue acquisition: Responsible for increasing revenue in assigned region and portfolio. Meet yearly fund development goals and objectives, successfully moving donors to larger gifts annually. Work to increase planned giving commitments and gifts to the IOCC Foundation. When necessary, seek support and guidance for potential proposals to major donors via supervisor.

Minimally Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Representational Skills: Ability to interact with donors, volunteers, clergy, and internal and external stakeholders with a high level of emotional intelligence (curiosity, active listening, servant leadership)
  • Fundraising Principles: Knowledge of principles and techniques relevant to annual giving and planned gifts. Membership in a fundraising association, assuring ethics, tact, and donor confidentiality.
  • Communication Skills: Proven ability to write and speak using the English language (native fluency). Advanced oral and written communication skills using different forms of media. Ability to translate complex concepts to individuals at all levels. Knowledge of online and new media communication tools. Ability to influence using diplomacy with key stakeholders. Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Software Applications: Knowledge of software applications for web-based solutions, social media platforms, and apps. Knowledge of Microsoft products, including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook.
  • Analysis and Sound Judgment: Analytical and troubleshooting skills. Ability to make sound judgments. Ability to improve processes, promote excellence, and demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness. Ability to maintain confidentiality on sensitive work-related issues.
  • Organization and Multitasking: Ability to plan and manage cross-functional initiatives. Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and multitask with minimal supervision. Proven ability to coordinate activities.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented and consistently accurate, ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment, and ability to quickly learn new systems, processes, and procedures and adapt local practices to global standards.

Minimally Required Education, Experience, and Training

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience that yields the minimally required knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Three to five years of experience in fundraising or related field; familiarity or experience with Orthodox Christian communities/institutions preferred; experience in nonprofit principles and administration preferred
  • Fundraising, sales, or customer service training strongly preferred


IOCC headquarters in Towson, Maryland. Remote position. Open to US residents only.

Qualified applicants should email with the position title in the subject line. Please attach your current resume to the email. Thank you.

IOCC is an equal opportunity employer.

*Full job description is available

Posted by

International Orthodox Christian Charities

110 West Road, Suite 360 ,Baltimore, MD 21204

Phone: 410-243-9820

Posted on: October 20, 2023