Child Evangelism Fellowship Assistant State Director of Development Indiana
This is an exciting opportunity to join Child Evangelism Fellowship of Indiana who presents the Gospel of Jesus Christ to children throughout the state of Indiana. Statistics show that 84% of all those who accept Jesus Christ do so between the ages of 4 and 14, pointing to the urgency of reaching children in this age group. CEF of Indiana is committed to expanding and enhancing their reach across the state. To support this growth, they are seeking an individual with a heart for children and who recognizes the need for Jesus Christ in their lives. The Assistant State Director-Development (ASD-Development) will provide strategic and operational leadership in all aspects of development and fundraising, working with a diverse range of donors and partners providing support and engagement with CEF’s mission. A unique opportunity awaits the right individual who will inspire and motivate through proven fundraising leadership, sound strategic vision, and passion for their Christian faith.
CEF of Indiana is part of CEF International, founded in 1937. Through 3500 employees and thousands of volunteers around the globe, CEF International reached 23 million children in 2018. CEF of Indiana, with 10 established area chapters and two others soon to be operational, is equally as committed to reach the children of the state. With a staff of 27 employees, they have a presence in 110 of the state’s 1100+ public schools through after school clubs, i.e., Good News Clubs. In 2018, they trained over 750 individuals to serve in a variety of ministry and leadership roles.
While working closely with the Indiana State Director and reporting to the Board of Directors, the ASD-Development will oversee all development and fundraising activities through developing and executing strategies for donor programs, marketing and promotional materials and other programs and efforts related to fundraising efforts. In doing so, he/she will focus on incorporating diversified strategies to ensure revenues are available to meet the financial needs of CEF of Indiana now and in the future.
The strategic focus for the Assistant State Director-Development will be on strengthening and expanding the major gift program ($5,000+) while creating and building lower tier giving programs to expand a broader range of giving opportunities for current and potential donors.
In short, the new ASD-Development will possess a deep personal relationship with Jesus Christ and have a passion for presenting the Gospel message to children and youth. The successful candidate will have demonstrated his/her ability to lead and manage a development/fundraising function with an emphasis on a sustainable major donor program. The ASD-Development will have the leadership skills to work with diverse groups and individuals ensuring funding for CEF of Indiana is available to fulfill its purpose and mission. He/She will embrace the work and recognize the uniqueness and importance of its impact on the children of Indiana
CEF of Indiana is located in Westfield, Indiana, an Indianapolis suburb, and it is preferred that the ASD-Development reside in the greater Indianapolis area. However, qualified candidates in other locations within the State of Indiana will be given equal consideration.