Job Opportunities at United
United Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty and staff.
Please send a resume with salary requirements to United’s Human Resources department via postal mail or email:
Mail: United Theological Seminary Attn: Human Resources 4501 Denlinger Rd. Dayton, OH 45426
Minimum Skills for Employment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Strong interpersonal communication skills are essential.
Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing job duties, an employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. An employee may occasionally be required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. An employee may occasionally need to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities may include close vision and peripheral vision.
Ability to relate well to all persons without discrimination regarding race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, veteran status or economic status.
Basic proficiency in the following:
- Windows 7
- Google Apps: includes Gmail, Docs, Drive/File Stream, Calendar and Groups
- Microsoft® Office (2007 or higher): includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Posted: January 9, 2019
Job Title: Senior Director of Development
Reports to: Vice President for Development
FLSA Status: Salary Exempt
The Senior Director of Development is a dynamic, Spirit-led Christian with strong relational gifts to minister to current and prospective givers and advance God’s work at United through fundraising.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Works with a portfolio of current donors as assigned to deepen relationships and increase giving.
- Networks with alumni/ae, donors and friends to meet and qualify new potential donors and broaden United’s base of donors.
- Identifies donor prospects for annual, endowment, capital and legacy gifts.
- Travels to cultivate donor and church relationships regionally and around the country.
- An average of 50% of work hours to be spent in direct donor contact and solicitation.
- Records contacts and pertinent details in seminary’s database and reports major contacts to VP for Development.
- Solicits gifts for the Seminary as appropriate at all levels.
- Communicate by phone, mail, and electronic communications with donors, alumni/ae and prospects, who may not be engaged or have not had personal contact from the seminary for a length of time.
- Articulate God’s vision for United, the current needs and opportunities through excellent informal and formal communications.
- Keep current on programs and initiatives that meet the seminary’s strategic objectives.
- Participates in all general, planned giving and annual giving programs.
- Stays within the approved Development annual budget.
- Participates in all development events, and other United events as strategic.
- Maintains a friendly and professional working relationship within the department, with other Seminary departments and other partnering agencies.
- Participates in weekly development meetings when in town.
- Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual 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.
- Deep faith in God, prayer and the movement of the Holy Spirit.
- Outgoing personality; motivated toward success; not afraid to solicit gifts.
- Proven ability to self-motivate and work both independently and as part of a team
- View of fundraising as ministry.
- Teachable attitude and hunger to grow professionally and advance God’s Kingdom.
- Exceptional skill in interpersonal relations and communications (both speaking and writing ability)
- Positive and professional attitude
Education and/or Experience
- Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; and three to four years related experience and/or training.
- Previous fundraising or sales experience preferred.
- Previous experience with theological education preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
- CFRE Preferred