Gordon-Conwell is a multidenominational, protestant graduate school, unique with its broad array of over 1,300 students and 25 faculty and staff from 78 denominations and over 50 countries. We offer a residential model of education at South Hamilton, MA (our main campus); an urban context in Boston, MA; adult educational models in both our Charlotte, NC campus and our offerings in Jacksonville, FL; in addition to online and cohort models involving students from around the world.
Our mission is to prepare men and women for ministry at home and abroad. Rooted in the gospel and God’s Word, the seminary seeks to develop Christian leaders who are thoughtful, globally aware, spiritually mature, and ready for a broad array of ministries. While being historically orthodox and evangelical, we seek to address the issues of our times with both relevance to the culture and faithfulness to Christ and God’s truthful Word.
Reporting to the Assistant Director of the Partnership Program, the Partnership Program Fundraising Manager supports the Gordon-Conwell Partnership Program primarily by providing fundraising training and coaching for students. This will include occasional group trainings and regular, one-on-one training and support for students entering the program, as well as individual coaching for those who are currently in the program and struggling to reach their fundraising goals. The PP Fundraising Manager will also manage Partnership Program related inquiries from prospective participants. This position is part-time (15-18 hours per week) with a flexible schedule to meet the scheduling needs of the students he/she is meeting with either in person or remotely.
• Facilitate Training: Schedule and provide one-on-one fundraising training for all incoming Partnership Program participants as well as any current Program participants struggling to meet their cumulative goals. Coaching and encouragement should be specific to each participant’s situation.
• Participant Engagement: Regularly follow-up with all Program participants to ensure minimum fundraising goals are met in a timely manner.
• Curriculum Development: Assist in creating training materials around fundraising for the Program.
• Regularly communicate the Partnership Program’s expectations to incoming and first-year participants regarding fundraising goals, important deadlines, keeping up with financial reports and partner acknowledgements, educational requirements, and monthly updates.
• Follow up on Partnership Program related inquiries coming in through phone, email, or in person.
• Personal warmth, ease in developing relationships, effective interpersonal communication skills, positive “can-do” attitude, and evident grace and compassion in relationships with a diverse constituency of prospective and current students and Partnership Program donors.
• Commitment to collegiality, diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communication with others.
• Flexibility when it comes to arranging meetings with Program participants who have busy schedules and are sometimes in different time zones.
• Commitment to the mission of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; evident Christian faith and practice and active involvement in the life of a local congregation.
• Professionalism and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
• Successful direct experience with fundraising in a church or parachurch ministry or other non-profit setting.
• Past Partnership Program participation preferred.
• Knowledge of Gordon-Conwell and its various academic programs is helpful.
Please apply through Gordon-Conwell’s Career Center available here: https://www.gordonconwell.edu/employment/
Please include these documents in either Microsoft Word or PDF formats:
• A cover letter addressed to Beatrice Lyons, Assistant Director of the Partnership Program, explaining your interest in the position.
• A formal CV that includes the names of at least three references.
No hard copy materials, please. Opportunities to interview will be made available at the search committee’s initiative. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.