Donor Relations Coordinator


Christian Family Care - Phoenix, Arizona

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

About the Position   

As a key member of the Christian Family Care (CFC) team, the DRC is primarily responsible for engaging donors personally by facilitating positive donor stewardship, cultivation, and solicitation activities to increase gift acquisitions. This role will develop and implement stewardship strategies, that include coordination of fundraising efforts to meet and envision with existing and prospective donors. Through planned targeted communication for individual donors (phone, written, and in-person meetings), the DRC will develop personal rapport with donors to come into closer relationship with CFC’s mission.

The DRC will be a positive advocate for CFC’s vision and capable of inspiring others to supporting its mission. The DRC will work closely with and report directly to Gary Miller, Director of Marketing and Advancement. The DRC will be a member of a collaborative, flexible, and hardworking team and must be willing and able to travel in state up to 15% of the time.

This full-time position is based out of CFC’s office in central Phoenix and will initially be supported by American Philanthropic staff. Salary is commensurate with experience, starting at $40,000 with a full and competitive 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 https://cfcare.org.

Primary Responsibilities

The DRC’s primary responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following: 

  • Interfacing with donors on a regular basis.
  • Managing an active portfolio of approximately 5,000–6,000 existing donors.
  • Identifying and researching prospective donors.
  • 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 coordinate CFC fundraising events.
  • Assisting CFC’s solicitation program by completing applications and reporting materials.
  • Maintaining accurate and thorough records.
  • Working collaboratively and providing regular updates to the development team.
  • Supporting the Director of Marketing and Advancement and President, as asked.

Key Qualifications

The successful candidate will

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, public affairs, fund development or related field.
  • Have 3+ years relevant experience, preferably in nonprofit setting.
  • Demonstrate close personal alignment with and knowledge of Christian Family Care’s mission.
  • Possess the highest ethical standards and reflect a professional demeanor.
  • Possess outstanding interpersonal skills with diverse groups of people.
  • Have strong communication and messaging skills, both written and verbal.
  • Be competent at event planning.
  • Be able to learn and use a management database, Salsa.
  • Be eager to learn and develop skills in fundraising.
  • Stay organized, track progress, and meet goals.
  • Have an achievement-oriented personality.

 To Apply

Questions? Contact Nicole Rizkallah at nrizkallah@americanphilanthropic.com.

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