Director of Donor Relations

Christian Family Care - Phoenix, Arizona

Christian Family Care seeks a Director of Donor Relations (DDR) to lead the organization’s growing development team. The DDR will help Christian Family Care more effectively fulfill its mission of providing Christ-centered support through the foster and adoption process by developing and growing the organization’s donor base.

About the Position
As a key member of the Christian Family Care (CFC) leadership team, the DDR is primarily responsible for growing and sustaining a pool of major individual, foundation, and corporate donors. The DDR will execute a strategic major donor plan that includes implementation of a donor recognition structure for major gifts, development of stewardship strategies, and cultivation and solicitation practices. The DDR will personally meet and envision with existing and prospective donors. The DDR will also oversee the grants calendar, to take the lead on reporting to and renewing foundation donors.

The DDR will be a member of a collaborative and hardworking team and must be willing and able to travel in state up to a quarter of the time. Importantly, the DDR will be a positive advocate for CFC’s vision and capable of inspiring others to supporting its mission. The DDR will work closely in collaboration with the Director of Marketing and report directly to the President. This full-time position is based out of CFC’s office in central Phoenix. Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes a full and benefits package.

About the Organization
Christian Family Care is a member of the Christian Alliance for Orphans, a joint initiative that inspires and equips Christians to live out effectively the Bible’s call to care for orphans and vulnerable children. CFC is driven by its core values of compassion, integrity, and serving the community. Founded in 1982, CFC’s mission is to strengthen families and serve at-risk children in the name of Jesus Christ to provide loving families and lasting hope for Arizona’s most vulnerable children—a permanent, nurturing family is vital to every child’s success.

To make that mission a reality, CFC partners with families, churches, and caring neighbors to provide comprehensive adoption and foster care services, along with extensive counseling and support programs for children, families, and women struggling with unplanned pregnancies. CFC is a private nonprofit, licensed and accredited social services agency that supports any child or family in need regardless color, culture, disability, ethnic group, gender, race, religion, or socioeconomic status. To learn more about CFC, visit

Primary Responsibilities
The DDR's primary responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Managing a major donor portfolio.
  • Setting fundraising goals, metrics, and managing development staff.
  • Creating strategic stewardship strategies and systems of acknowledgement.
  • Overseeing foundation and corporate giving.
  • Managing fundraising calendar.
  • Developing and executing strategies for engaging, cultivating, soliciting, and retaining donors.
  • Traveling in state for face-to-face cultivation and solicitation meetings with existing donors and donor prospects.
  • Representing CFC at community events and coordinating CFC fundraising events.
  • Maintaining accurate and thorough records and use data to refine fundraising objectives and methodologies.
  • Working collaboratively and providing regular updates to senior staff.
  • Supporting the President, as asked.

Key Qualifications
The successful candidate will:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree and 5+ years experience in related nonprofit work.
  • Demonstrate close personal alignment with and knowledge of Christian Family Care’s mission.
  • Possess the highest ethical standards and reflect a professional demeanor.
  • Experience with development moves management.
  • Ability to build new systems of organization in which other employees thrive.
  • Possess outstanding interpersonal skills with diverse groups of people.
  • Have strong communication and messaging skills, both written and verbal.
  • Be able to learn and use a management database, Salsa.
  • Stay organized, track progress, and meet goals.
  • Have a personable and achievement-oriented personality.

To Apply

Email your resume, cover letter, and references to Nicole Rizkallah at


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