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Mount Hermon Association

Director of Advancement Outreach & Growth

Mount Hermon Association
Mount Hermon, California, United States

Date Posted: 11/14/2017
Categories: Fundraising
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Objective:


The Director of Advancement Outreach & Growth has broad responsibility for growing the number of MHA supporters, primarily via our summer youth camp constituency (Redwood Camp & Ponderosa Lodge) and non-summer youth conferences, as well as the Neighborhood Day-Camp Program, in a manner consistent with MHA’s mission, vision and values


Key Job Accountabilities:


  • Collaborate with the Vice President of Advancement and the entire Advancement Team in preparing a detailed action plan and works creatively to meet or exceed specific, agreed upon funding goals.

  • Collaborate with the Vice President of Advancement in establishing and executing short and long-range strategies for increasing MHA’s donor family from appx 2500 to 4000+.

  • Engage youth camper parents on check-in and checkout days at Redwood Camp and Ponderosa Lodge during the summer, as well as Fall Frenzies, Jr. Getaways, Parent/Child Retreats and the check-in and checkout days at Neighborhood Day Camps throughout the Bay Area.

  • Identify and connect with existing MHA Donors, Associates and Alum. to cultivate ministry partnerships and support.  Create individual written plans designed to move each relationship in measurably deeper ways.

  • Identify, cultivate and steward major gift prospects and donors, thus building a strong pipeline of future gifts while meeting short-term goals.

  • Identify constituents who would be willing to serve as regional volunteer leaders for future MHA events in their area.

  • Creatively respond to the ministry’s changing needs in the area of Advancement.

  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


Supervisory Responsibilities:


  • This position will direct the work of our office administrator in specific areas as well as volunteers in specific Advancement related projects.


General Qualifications: 


A mature follower of Jesus, still growing and developing in their faith.  Fully in accord with Mount Hermon Association, Inc.’s (“MHA”)  mission, vision, values and statement of beliefs. Committed to living these out personally, and instilling them in the organization.  Of strong moral character and integrity.  


  • Bachelor’s degree is required with an advanced degree considered a significant benefit.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of two years working in the field of Advancement/Development.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work on a very collaborative, fast-paced, and opportunistic ministry team.

  • Ability to be a “self-starter” with the high energy needed for discovery calls designed to grow our donor family.

  • Ability to gain the respect and support of various constituencies: existing and potential new donors, alum of all ages, Board members and staff.  

  • Excellent networking skills.

Physical Demands:

The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. Requires sitting, standing, and driving long distances. Requires the ability to see and hear.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a clean DMV record in the last three years.

  • Adherence to the basic principles as expressed in MHA’s Mission, Vision, Values and Commitment statements.

  • Adherence to company dress code and professional standards for personal grooming and appearance.

  • Satisfactory completion of background investigation, or valid work permit, as well as ability to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

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