The Director of Generosity is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to strengthen the financial support of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, with primary focus towards the operating budget and the St. Luke's United Methodist Church Foundation. The Director serves as strategist, organizer, and advocate for key leaders and key staff to keep generosity at the forefront of the life of St. Luke's, both in terms of giving as a component of discipleship and with St. Luke's as a primary recipient of those gifts.
Bachelor's Degree: preferably in Marketing, Public Relations or Communications
A minimum of seven years of progressive, related work experience in fundraising, marketing and event management.
Demonstrated track record of the ability to cultivate, build and maintain a network of major donors
Thorough knowledge of current best practices and trends in major gift fundraising
Exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to interact and motivate prospective/existing donors with demonstrated skills in gift solicitiation
Ability to write persuasively and accurately
Strong, articulate public speaking skills
Ability to build, motivate and manage teams
Must possess tact and diplomacy and be able to maintain confidentiality
Must present a poised and professional image that appropriately reflects upon the Church
Must possess strong organizational, analytical and planning skills combined with attention to detail
Strong MS Office skills are essential
CFRE accreditation preferred
Additional Salary Information: benefits includes PTO, insurance, holidays
About St. Luke's United Methodist Church
St. Luke's United Methodist Church is located in the heart of Houston, in the River Oaks area. We have three campuses and membership exceeds 8500. We have a growing counseling center, fine arts academy and a day school. St. Luke's is known to the wider community as a church that has a heart for outreach and mission.