Job Description

Job Description
Donor Relationship Specialist
Reports to:
Director of Development
President’s Office / Advancement
Full time, Exempt
Commensurate with degree and experience
About Grace Bible College: Grace Bible College has been training young men and women to serve Christ in
church and society since 1939 and is located in Wyoming Michigan. We have a student body of about 325 in
our traditional on campus program and about 450 in our adult and online program. GBC is affiliated with
several organizations including Grace Gospel Fellowship, a fellowship of 100+ churches across the nation, and
Grace Ministries International, coordinating the work of about 20 missionaries around the world.
The Donor Relationship Specialist reports to the Director of Development. They will maintain and develop
relationships with current and perspective donors. They will also interact and work closely with other members
of the Advancement team to support and achieve the annual fundraising goals of the college.
Essential Duties:
Actively manage a portfolio of 150 donors and prospects utilizing the moves management strategy
Meet regularly with the Development Director to strategize and coordinate solicitations to accomplish
fundraising goals
Travel as appropriate to meet with donors and prospects
Occasional evening and weekend work is required as necessary
Must be able to learn and work in our current donor database.
Ability to work with diverse groups including churches, corporations, foundations and boards.
Be able to work with a team to achieve the annual stated goals
Perform normal clerical work and reporting as well as work on special projects at the direction of the
Development Director
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.
Education/Experience – Minimum associates degree bachelor’s degree preferred. Previous experience
and successful work in development is very beneficial.
Ability to strategize, implement, and motivate people to participate while having the skill to multi-task
and be able to set priorities, meet deadlines, and manage the required workload with integrity, diligence,
accuracy, and attention to detail.
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Computer Skills – Possess a working knowledge of computer applications. Must have the ability to
accurately and efficiently perform required computerized tasks, with the ability to learn new technology
Customer Service Skills – Effective written and verbal communication skills required. Frequent
interaction with students, parents, and agencies requires positive customer relations and ability to work
with diverse populations. A pleasant and helpful demeanor will assist in the favorable development and
maintaining of relationships.
Comprehensive Skills - Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional
journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to pay close attention to detail and
prioritization to meet fundraising goals along with strong writing, planning, and organizational skills
Decisiveness/Reasoning - Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid
conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or
diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Sound decision making, problem
solving, prioritization skills, and prompt follow up are key elements.
Self-Starting Team Player – Must display the ability to be a team player, yet have the self drive to work
independently, take initiative, and perform with minimal supervision.
Physical Demands – A minimal amount of travel is required as needed for updates and professional
development and various recruiting events. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to sit, stand, talk, and hear.
Acknowledge Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior and demonstrate personal maturity and
godliness, growing in conformity to the image of Christ.
A genuine interest in the ongoing success of Grace Bible College and the support of the mission
statement of “Graduating Godly Individuals Prepared to Serve Christ in Church and Society.”
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