To bring Hope to the extreme poor (those living on less than $2 a day).
Bright Hope envisions a world where churches transform their communities by bringing Hope for today,
tomorrow and eternity to the extreme, while becoming self-sustainable.
We have been engaging the local church in the fight against global poverty in slums and rural communities
for over 50 years. Each community we serve has its own unique needs. Yet, the one thing they all have in
common is an established group of Christ-followers. These churches provide an infrastructure that, when
engaged and carefully resourced, can transform the community with changed lives, hopeful people, and self-
sustainability. Through our years of experience, we have seen the church be courageous in loving those
considered unlovable, be generous in times of crisis, and willing to help all people regardless of religion,
poverty level, ethnicity, gender, or tribe.
The Director of Strategic Partnerships and Marketing is a full-time position (40 hours per
week) that oversees all aspects of our ally (donor/alliance) strategy and the overall marketing and
communications efforts of the organization. This position directs ally and alliance acquisition and cultivation
strategy, including all current and new ally touchpoints and experiences. The position leads marketing and
communications efforts to identify new and existing markets and communication tools to support fundraising
activities. The position directs the brand strategy to position Bright Hope as being different than other
organizations that serve the poor. The position reports to the President, is part of the senior leadership team
and works closely with an interdisciplinary team.
First, the ideal candidate demonstrates an active, growing relationship with Jesus; this being a critical
component to the mission and the integrity of the Bright Hope team. The candidate will have a strong
background in non-profit fundraising and development with experience in soliciting major gifts, and
management of annual giving and capital campaigns. The person in this role will also have excellent working
knowledge of non-profit marketing, branding, and communications including design and implementation of
strategies. Superior networking and relationship building skills are essential, including the ability to close
conversations with donors that result in positive outcomes. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of non-
profit fundraising experience (preferably with international fundraising knowledge) with a proven fundraising
record, is highly motivated, takes initiative, is self-motivated, and works well with a team.
The requirements of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Maintains an active, personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and incorporates faith into daily
work and interactions with staff and allies.
Partners with senior management to clarify and deliver the mission and vision of Bright Hope.
With the CEO, develops, implements, and monitors all fundraising activities with a focus on
major gifts strategy and annual fund development.
Leads the Marketing (five) and Relationship Management (three) Teams, with Vision, directives,
strategic planning and accountability.
Seeks to diversify funding sources through income of private and public grant opportunities.
Establishes and grows relationships with multiple resources including churches, businesses,
foundations, and civic organizations that would have an interest in the Bright Hope mission.
Creates and delivers individual ally cultivation and growth strategy with a focus on deepening
connections and building trust.
Oversee timely ally acknowledgement process through prepared reports, thank you letters, and
other written materials.
Oversees and tracks ally records in Sales Force, Bright Hope’s preferred development software.
Leads 1 to 3 donor international trips per year to experience and interact with field programs.
Co-creates Mutual Transformation experiences, with the International Partnerships team, for
donors to understand and engage with Bright Hope’s approach to poverty alleviation.
Designs, implements, evaluates, and directs marketing approaches to support ally growth,
including defining, targeting, and measuring current and new market segments.
Directs Bright Hope’s brand strategy to ensure a consistent message internally and externally.
Oversees communication approaches to support ally growth.
Plans and directs the Bright Hope’s annual marketing and communications calendar.
Analyzes, measures, and monitors effectiveness of marketing/communication approaches
(campaigns, products, appeals, etc.).
Oversees the development and delivery of diverse articles, press releases, direct mail, email
campaigns, monthly appeals, radio broadcasts, website content (including videos), internet
and/or other media to current and new allies to convey the mission and vision of Bright Hope.
Develops, manages, and ensures website content is up to date.
Recruits, manages, and develops full and part-time staff, contractors, and volunteer support as
Identifies industry and competitive trends related to fundraising and marketing.
Collaborates with International Partnerships team to ensure giving priorities align with field
Monitors income and expenditures against budgets and targets.
Provide concise and timing ally reports to the CEO and Bright Hope Board of Trustees as
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of fundraising strategies including ally acquisition, cultivation, and growth.
Knowledge of public and/or private grant writing.
Knowledge of non-profit, mission focused marketing communication and public relations with
emphasis on international visibility.
Knowledge of Sale Force or other donor management software.
Skilled in networking and cultivation of allies.
Demonstrated skill in asking for and closing major gifts.
Skilled in donor development including annual campaign management.
Ability to manage multiple priorities well and pivot when needed.
Ability to learn new software or other programs as needed to support the role.
Exhibit adaptability and strong problem-solving skills.
Ability to self-motivate.
Ability to work well with a mission-focused team.
Ability to work well with limited direction.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in related field, Masters degree preferred.
5+ years’ experience in fundraising, sales or marketing, and communications or related field.
Foundation and corporate experience preferred.
Proven experience in leading, managing, and developing others.
Proven record of raising $250,000+ annually through individual mid-level or major gifts.
Experience in internet marketing a plus.
Missions experience and/or experience in serving the abject poor a plus.
Special Position Requirements:
Affirms Bright Hope’s Belief Statement and models the Christian faith, as described here:
Passion for helping the extreme poor around the world.
Requires up to 10-15% local, national, and international travel.
This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. It is intended to be an
accurate reflection of the job's principal elements.
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