Director of Development, Major Gifts and Planned Giving

Myers Park Presbyterian Church
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At Myers Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC), our mission is “Claimed by the Love of God in Jesus Christ, we are called into this community of faith; living out our love for God in worship, study and service; loving and supporting one another as we join God’s transforming work in our city and in the world.”  By participating in the life and ministry of the church, by sharing our financial resources to fund this work, we join God’s work in the world. In the process, we discover our life’s highest meaning and purpose.

We are currently seeking a Director of Development, Major Gifts & Planned Giving to lead the cultivation of a congregational culture of faith and generosity through the cultivation of major gifts, planned giving, and development of funds in capital campaigns.  MPPC is looking for an experienced and creative candidate who will participate in the formation of strategic fundraising initiatives and goals, prepare disciples for fundraising visits, provide ongoing management and coaching, and coordinate and support lay leadership in planning and executing annual giving campaigns.  This position is responsible for ongoing development of relationships with highest capacity donors and prospects. During the last Annual Campaign, we raised over $5.6 million, with another $1.5 million in ministry support from designated and endowment gifts in a typical year.

This integral member of our organization should be service-oriented and driven to create the best possible experiences for our donors, prospects, volunteers, and staff.  This position will work closely with the Sr. Pastor, other clergy, and Administrator in conjunction with the Stewardship Council to prepare stewardship goals and plans for development of funding resources consistent with church vision, mission, and strategies.

Qualified candidates will have at least a Bachelor’s Degree with a proven track record in developing planned and major gifts.  He/She should have familiarity with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and be comfortable with its theological/ethical commitments.  In addition, he/she should be an active participant in a Christian church, practicing ministry and mission of Christ, and be familiar with teachings of scripture on stewardship and discipleship. 
MPPC offers competitive compensation and a full benefits package.

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Senior Management
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How to Apply: 

Qualified applicants should submit the following to Kimberly Hardy, Interim Human Resources Director, via email at :

• Resume
• Letter of Interest
• Three Professional References
• Compensation Requirements