Director of Stewardship

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
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General Purpose: Support the mission and ministries of the church through the professional administration of the church’s development, stewardship and communications ministries.

General Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the design of an overall stewardship strategy in accordance with St. Paul’s fundraising goals.
  • Execute the annual Stewardship plan with staff, Vestry and volunteers, including donor identification, cultivation, solicitation and recognition • Create a donor culture by taking the lead to engage all staff and vestry members as well as focusing members and volunteers on fundraising goals and activities. • Participate in department budgeting and monitor progress against goals to include producing monthly reports and analyses of statistics for purposes of tracking and monitoring results, and improving performance.
  • Direct and expand St. Paul’s Planned Giving initiative including coordination prospective planned gift donors, volunteer committee members, and activities related to cultivation and solicitation.
  • Partner with Director of Communications to develop annual and ongoing stewardship communications by mail, email, social media, and newsletters, including donor stories whenever possible in messaging for these communications and on the website.
  • Recruit and manage annual stewardship chairs in conjunction with the Rector.
  • Enlist and manage annual stewardship volunteer committee.
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of stewardship events.
  • Manage and oversee donor database.
  • Track and supervise all special giving at St. Paul’s. This includes, but is not limited to, memorial gifts and bequests.
  • Perform other job activities as directed by the Rector.

The qualified candidate will be a metrics-driven and donor-centered fundraiser who thrives in a highly cross-functional and relational culture. Essential experience includes working with volunteer leaders and high-level prospects, a Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of proven fundraising experience. 

Crucial knowledge for this role includes strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills; flexibility as a team player who believes in excellent customer service; the abilities to manage multiple projects, to work independently and to take initiative on new projects; a high degree of organization and attention to detail; and discretion in handling confidential information. Strong project management skills are essential.

Candidate must demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Word, MS Excel, spelling and grammar. Donor database experience preferred with familiarity in ACS being highly desirable.

Candidate must have the ability to learn new applications quickly.

This full-time position is designed in job description, compensation, and benefits for a professional who intends to remain with St. Paul’s for a reasonable tenure.

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If interested, please send your resume and a letter of interest to the Rector.

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The Rev’d. D. Dixon Kinser
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

520 Summit St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101