Associate Manager, Donor Engagement

Development Nashville


Purpose and Scope

The Associate Manager, Donor Engagement is responsible to assist the Manager, Donor Development in growing gifts given to support the ministry of The Gideons International by developing and implementing strategies and initiatives for the acquisition, activation, cultivation and stewarding of donors.

Assists in providing leadership for the GideonCard Bible Program which represents a major source of funding ($17 Million in FYE 2017) for the mission of The Gideons International, provides the ministry with the greatest source of new donors and creates awareness of the ministry among the Christian community at large.

The Associate Manager of Donor Engagement assists in coordinating direct mail appeals, email communications, social media and web site activity to members and non-members.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Training & Development


A testimony of personal faith in Jesus Christ and active membership in an Evangelical Protestant church is required.
Demonstrate successful leadership in developing product concepts, product development, packaging, marketing and publicity.
Possess the presence and communication skills necessary to represent The Gideons International well to donors and members at all levels.
Follow verbal and written instructions
Ability to use PC and widely-used software applications, especially Microsoft Office applications
Ability to learn new software applications as necessary
Ability to provide analytical skills and recognize significant trends in donor file performance.
Ability to communicate effectively with HQ staff, membership and donors.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, talk, and hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision.
Some travel by car and air as necessary

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
5-10 years of experience in consumer product sales and marketing or equivalent work experience
PC proficiency, especially in Microsoft Office applications
Successful completion of a drug and background screen

Preferred Qualifications
Experience as an active member of The Gideons International
Business unit experience with successful P/L accountability
Complex project management
Copywriting and creative design for direct response
Development or donor direct response experience is desirable

Employment Number #2017-182 Location/Department Development Type Full Time Role Associate Manager, Donor Engagement

Required Skills

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Proven track record of efficient and effective communication when dealing with donors
Core Competencies
Actively learns, demonstrates and fosters the organizations’ culture in all actions and words Takes personal initiative and is a positive example for others to emulate Ability to understand the fundamental business drivers and communicate the state of business and provide strategic recommendations to management Project management. Proven ability to keep a big picture perspective while dealing with very detailed information Knowledge of economics/ financial investment analysis/ industry best practices, and general accounting and controls Foster Open Communications and Approachability Positive and Constructive Attitude Business Acumen Process Management Decision Quality Problem Solving Dealing with Ambiguity Perspective Managerial Courage Ability to challenge the status quo
Excellent Interpersonal Skills Marketing Experience Donor Engagement
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Core Values
Innovation – Creative Thinking Mutual Accountability Open Communications Trust & Respect
Work Environment & Time Requirement
Climate-controlled office environment 8-hour workday Variations in work volume sometimes require extended working hours Travel required as necessary

Additional Requirements

What else it would be nice to have.

RelationalPersuasiveServant LeaderConfidentiality
7 Years Of experience

Department / Location

A Brief Overview of the Department / Location which posted this job opening


The Development Division is responsible for the International Headquarters’ philanthropic (i.e., fundraising) activities. We aspire to inspire more donors to share more generously to help fulfill our mission through the donors’ philanthropic objectives. With a Development program that is biblically based, donor-centered and strategically aligned, we seek to foster a “Culture of Generosity” throughout the ministry that is mutually beneficial to The Gideons International and its supporters, ultimately glorifying God and advancing His kingdom
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