Regional Representative


Application deadline: July 29, 2021

​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 and will be expected to meet annual fundraising goals. This is an entrepreneurial position. To succeed, the candidate must be a 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: Seattle, WA, United States
  • Level: Professional
  • Type: Full-time
  • Department: Development
  • Reports to: External Relations Manager


  • To cultivate and steward relationships with donors in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska
  • Hold at least 30 meetings* monthly and document in HOPE’s database. *Strong preference for face-to-face meetings, but some may be over Zoom or on the phone based on COVID safety regulations and geographic proximity
  • Retain 85%+ of major donors and 65% of other relational donors in region
  • Maintain and increase giving in the region, raising $250,000 annually within two years
  • Manage about 200 donor relationships in region
  • Develop and cultivate major donor relationships (each giving over $10,000 annually)
  • Invest in and develop key church partnerships
  • Lead and grow HOPE’s Seattle local advisory board, a group of strategic ambassadors for HOPE in the region
  • Plan and coordinate one major local event annually and strategic small events
  • Facilitate meetings and introductions of high-impact supporters with HOPE’s president and other members of the executive team
  • 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
  • Three to five years of fundraising, sales or other relevant professional experience strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated lifestyle of Christ-like humility, compassion and generosity with time, talents and treasure
  • Established track record of taking initiative
  • Exhibits relational warmth and conversational maturity
  • Energized by gathering people together, sharing about HOPE, and strengthening connections
  • Excellent networking ability
  • Willing to make occasional trips around the region to connect with donors
  • Excellent oral, written, and public communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, including effective time management
  • International experience and cross-cultural skills helpful

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