Coptic Orphans
  • 13-Sep-2019 to 28-Oct-2019 (EST)
  • Fairfax, VA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

In addition to a base salary, employee benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage; life insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; short & long-term disability insurance; and a Health Savings Option.

Donor Relations Regional Manager - Fairfax, VA


Purpose of the Job

The Donor Relations Regional Manager is one of the first and most important points of contact for Coptic Orphans' stakeholders. S/he will focus on implementing and delegating the initiatives of the Donor Relations Director. By managing various major events at home, as well as other fundraising initiatives, he/she will cultivate long-term relationships with donors and responsible for managing donor relations associates. S/he will network with donors to advance the work of Coptic Orphans and promote the success of special projects.  S/he will communicate the passion for the work of Coptic Orphans to stakeholders at speaking engagements, outreach events, and in other public settings.  

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Set, monitor, and ensure achievement of annual fundraising goals and long-range development targets for the region.
  • Cultivate and network with existing and potential donors.
  • Work closely with clergy and the Church hierarchy to cultivate relationships.
  • Manage and promote the sponsorship program so that relevant goals are achieved.
  • Effectively manage donor relations associates in the region.
  • Develop new and creative ideas for taking Coptic Orphans' customer service to a new level.
  • Promote Coptic Orphans programs, such as the Serve to Learn volunteer initiative, through presentations and among donors by answering potential volunteers' questions and engaging returning volunteers.
  • Attend workshops and related events to promote the organization's work.
  • Perform other tasks as necessary.

 Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provide training, support, and oversight to Donor Relations Associates as directed by Director of Donor Relations.

 Knowledge and Skills

  • BA with a total of 8 years of work experience or MS with 5 years of experience, including supervisory experience.
  • Excellent spoken/written English and Arabic.
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills.
  • Detail-oriented and able to strategically implement processes.
  • Some fundraising or marketing experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, along with demonstrated ability to follow up on assignments and coordinate multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Experience with database or contact management software such as Salesforce.
  • Persuasive, polished, and articulate communicator.
  • Must be comfortable talking on the phone with stakeholders.
  • Must be available for travel at times within the US and Canada

 Fiscal Responsibilities (budgeting responsibilities, approval privileges on purchase orders and check requests, reporting and auditing functions)

  • Develop, manage, monitor, and report on the regional budget.

 Extent of Public Contact (within and outside the organization)

  • The Donor Relations Manager is often the first and primary point of contact for donors. S/he speaks on behalf of Coptic Orphans with partners, stakeholders, and interested parties, including schools, churches, and non-governmental organizations. Thus, s/he must fully understand the organization's work.
  • S/he must understand the cultures of all the different areas where Coptic Orphans works, and be able to connect with people from many different walks of life.

 Physical Demands (walking, lifting, carrying, etc)

  • Limited to walking and occasional lifting of boxes and luggage.

 Working Conditions and Environment (i.e., necessary travel, unusual work hours, etc.)

  • S/he must be available for travel throughout the U.S. and at times internationally.


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