Regional Representative

The regional representative is responsible to serve as a regional extension and ambassador of HOPE International in his/her region. S/he will be responsible to increase, strengthen, and diversify HOPE’s funding sources there and will be expected to meet annual fundraising goals. This is an entrepreneurial position. To succeed, the candidate must be an internally-compelled self-starter who is willing and able to take initiative in establishing a long-term, vibrant and engaged constituency of HOPE supporters in his/her local region.

Location: Indianapolis, IN, United States

Level: Professional

Type: Full-time

Department: Development

Reports to: Associate Director of Development

Promote and contribute to the fulfillment of HOPE International’s mission and vision
Hold at least 30 face-to-face meetings or donor calls monthly and document in HOPE’s database
Retain 85% of major donors and 65% of other relationships in region
Grow giving by $250,000 within two years from new and inherited donors (this number may vary depending on region and number of inherited donors)
Manage up to 250 donor relationships in the region
Develop and cultivate a base of at least 5 major donor relationships within two years (each giving over $10,000 annually)
Lead a vibrant local HOPE board in a primary city with 6+ members
Plan or coordinate local engagement events, including 1 event annually with at least 50 people in attendance
Facilitate meetings and introductions of high-impact supporters with HOPE’s senior leadership
Recruit staff, interns, and volunteers to work with HOPE domestically and abroad
Invest in and help develop partnerships in conjunction with HOPE’s giving product owners
Mobilize and accompany donors to visit HOPE programs abroad
Attend weekly development team meetings, staff meetings and devotions via conference call
Attend two weeklong staff retreats annually
Personal confession of faith in Jesus Christ and commitment to the mission and vision of HOPE International
Passionate commitment to HOPE’s mission of Christ-centered economic development
Demonstrated lifestyle of Christ-like humility, compassion and generosity with time, talents and treasure
Passionate about sharing the mission of HOPE
Three plus years of fundraising, sales or other relevant professional experience strongly preferred
Established track record of taking initiative
Exhibits warmth and charm that immediately puts others at ease
Excellent ability to connect with people
Willing and able to travel; some overnight and international travel required
Excellent oral, written, and public communication skills
Strong organizational skills, including effective time management and willingness to perform administrative tasks
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
International experience and cross-cultural skills helpful

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