Mission Engagement Advisor (Midwest Region) (Mission Engagement and Support)
Kansas, MO, United States of America

Overview


With national offices in Louisville, Kentucky, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) focuses on the national and international mission work of the church. It serves and works with congregations, presbyteries, and synods as the central provider of resources that enable individuals, congregations, and governing bodies to carry forth the mission of Jesus Christ in the world. The work at the Presbyterian Center is carried out by approximately 400 staff members in several national entities: Office of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Investment and Loan, Presbyterian Mission Agency, Presbyterian Publishing Corporation and Presbyterian Women.

Position Purpose:
Lead the effort in mission engagement and support in a specific geographic area of the U.S. (Synods of the Rocky Mountains, Lakes and Prairies, and Mid-America). Directly solicit support for the ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. This includes World Mission, Compassion, Peace and Justice ministries, Racial Equity and Women Intercultural Ministries, and Theology, Formation and Evangelism and any other ministries or programs as assigned.
1. Promote and interpret Matthew 25 as they relate to the directional goals of the Presbyterian Mission Agency.
2. Increase knowledge and engagement in the mission of the Presbyterian Church. U.S.A.
3. Increase confidence in the Presbyterian Mission Agency.
4. Solicit gifts in support of the Presbyterian Mission Agency from congregations and individuals. (There may be occasions when there will be an opportunity to solicit funds from mid-councils and private foundations.)

Candidates should reside in the Midwest Region or be willing to relocate. (Midwest Region: Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wyoming, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri).

Job Skills / Requirements

1. Interpret and promote the mission of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. in support of the ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. Maintain the highest ethical standards of fundraising.
2. Cultivate, solicit and steward congregations and presbyteries in order to build and maintain relationships which sustain and increase financial support. Serve as a knowledgeable and articulate spokesperson for the Presbyterian Mission Agency. Each MEA may have a ministry area that they have particular expertise. In certain instances, they may be called upon to work in another region in order to best present to a congregation or a donor.
3. Set up appointments with individual donors for themselves or with a program staff person. Provide background, a briefing and plan for the call.
4. Work collaboratively with Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA) program staff.
5. Participate in program planning; provide an “ask” at events as appropriate.
6. Adhere to the expectations of reporting contacts and activities and submit weekly reports to the Development Operations office.

Essential Position Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; Bachelor of Arts in Communication or Education is helpful. A Master of Divinity degree is a plus.
- Minimum of three years experience in fundraising with non-profits or church organizations
- Knowledge of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). A member of an active congregation of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. is especially helpful in this work.
- Solid understanding of the research and analysis required for successful fund raising.
- Proven success record with building a successful fundraising program.
- Willing and able to travel, make own arrangements and maintain personal records.
- Excellent writing and speaking skills are required.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
- Membership with an active congregation of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. is especially helpful in this work.
- Fluency in one or more languages other than English preferred.
- It is a plus to be fluent in either Spanish or Korean.

Additional Information / Benefits

We believe a balanced life, with time for work, leisure, and spiritual nurture, makes us healthier and more productive colleagues at the Presbyterian Center.

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) offers a competitive benefits package including:

Medical, Dental, Pension Plan, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending accounts, 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan

Vacation Days, Sick Days, Paid Holidays

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Candidates from Presbyterian communities in the global south and other historic Presbyterian Communities of Color, preferably with theological training and fluency in languages other than English, are encouraged to apply.

Individuals living with disability encouraged to apply.


This job reports to the Manager

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Number of Openings for this position: 1