Job Description

To serve as a member of the Development Team

To cultivate Major and Middle Donor relationships

To oversee our Planned Giving program

To plan and organize donor events

To represent our Mission, Vision and Values

To continue to grow as a follower of Jesus Christ and Spiritual Leader

The Donor Relations Officer serves on the Development Team helping to coordinate major donor activities and supervising our Planned Giving Program. This position is primarily responsible for consistent communication and strategic cultivation of a qualified case load of major donors and the oversight and development of our legacy/planned giving program.  The Donor Relations Officer will play a key role in building donor campaigns as well as planning strategic donor events to communicate and cultivate our major and legacy donors. This position serves on our Development Team alongside two other Donor Officers.

Skills / Requirements


To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Mission assumes that the incumbent will serve as an advocate for the Mission, will support and defend our Mission Statement, Statement of Faith and Mission Values, and has a genuine desire to serve the Lord in the ministry of “rescue.”

Education: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field from an accredited institution.

Experience:  Minimum 3- 5 years work experience in a fundraising or development position that demonstrates successful donor cultivation.  Must be familiar with the San Diego philanthropic community, No prior experience required in Planned Giving as training will be provided. Non-profit experience preferred.  

Skills and Abilities:  Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook); typing (min 35 wpm); coordinate and/or direct a variety of complex tasks and assignments simultaneously and successfully; exercise good judgment and make sensible decisions; attentive to detail; prioritize effectively; effective oral and written communication skills; eagerness to learn and be trained; work both independently and as part of a team; provide information to public by answering questions and requests; regular, timely attendance.


Important Notes

This position is full time, eligible for benefits,as well as employer paid life/ADD and disability plan, vacation, holidays and sick pay.  Also available is affordable dental, vision, voluntary benefits for life/ADD, disability, and a 403B savings plan.

No phone calls please.

All openings are subject to change without notice, due to the volume of applications/resumes received, we are unable to respond to status inquiries. Please be assured that your information is being properly handled and forwarded to the appropriate hiring staff. If your skills and qualifications meet the needs of the job, you will be contacted.