Compassion International

  • Donor Communications & Engagement Specialist

    Job ID
    2018-17710
    Location Name
    Colorado Springs - GMC
    Category
    Communications
  • Overview

    Instrumental in communicating the value of donor investments made toward Compassion’s efforts to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name around the world. Handles a high-volume portfolio of service requests, ensuring on-time and quality delivery of donor proposals and reports through a variety of mediums. Manages the creative efforts of internal staff and external contractors at various stages of the production process, while maintaining strategic messaging that brings results. As part of Compassion’s Stewardship Communications Team, this specialist is a part of bringing new life to children in poverty, enabling interventions such as safe water access, critical infrastructure, disaster relief and many others.

    Essential Job Functions

    Responsibilities

    • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
    • Acts as an advocate for children – raising the awareness of the needs, neglect, nurture, and potential of children in poverty and challenging and enabling those within one’s influence to greater involvement and effectiveness on behalf of children.
    • Develops multi-faceted conventional and unconventional funding proposals and packages in response to ongoing and critical needs (HIV/AIDS, disaster, major medical, water, infrastructure, etc.) as well as general funding needs. Uniquely tailors such packages for major donors, foundations, churches, and business segments. Understands the unique donor relationship types and utilizes varied approaches to fund raising to achieve the best opportunities for each donor, leading donors to deeper engagement.
    • Develops partnerships with cross-functional teams within Compassion to foster and strengthen vendor and client relationships through the delivery of high quality proposal materials, reports, and special-request deliverables. Facilitates the proposal process from request to completion and ensures timely delivery.
    • Creates stewardship reports ensuring that the report information correlates with the proposal, reconciling any differences between the report and the agreed-upon proposal. Also researches and provides supplemental information in response to questions concerning proposals and stewardship reports.
    • Monitors the disbursement of large gifts to ensure funds are appropriately applied and spent according to proposal and agreed-upon timeline. Further, ensures the facilitation of projects funded by multiple foundations or major donors.
    • Ensures that the department's proposal and reporting database is accurate (Salesforce).
    • May coach and provide expertise to other professionals and support staff in the various production processes related to the work of the department. 

    Qualifications

    Faith

    • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.



    Culture

    • Accountable for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion's core "Cultural Behaviors" in all internal and external communication and relationships.


    Education

    • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or related discipline.


    Work Experience

    • Seven years' professional experience working in communications, marketing, public relations, or similar field.


    Licenses and Certifications

    • None


    *** Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above ***



    Working Environment: Office – Standard Office Environment

    Physical Demands: Sitting, standing, and/or walking for up to 8 hours per day

    Travel Requirements: May be required to travel up to 10% of normal schedule



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