Advancement and Stewardship Director – Midland, Michigan

Posted June 19, 2017

The The Advancement and Stewardship Director – Midland, Michigan  will make an impact for Christ in Michigan and the world. Discover donors’ capacity and affinity and give them opportunity to partner with our ministry.The person in this position is enthusiastic to network, enlarge potential prospect pool, secure funds and is responsible for the portfolio management of approximately 100+ qualified donors, assuring that as many as possible are retained as continuing donors and are upgraded in their giving and involvement.  Requires travel within the region and ability to work some evenings and weekends.

The benefit of this position will be the reward of helping donors fulfill their passion to further the Kingdom through their gifts, and giving them an opportunity to be excellent stewards.

This full-time position serves, and can telecommute from the Mid to Southern Michigan area. 


  • Represents the ministry well with integrity and develops professional relationships
  • Develops networks of individuals, corporate leaders & foundations, conducting interviews, meetings, and presentations
  • Writes project proposals and ministry updates
  • Will execute identification, research, analysis and development of strategy for cultivating relationships with vetted ministry donors that result in raising funds to accomplish ministry campaigns
  • Assesses capacity, propensity, and peer-to-peer ministry linkages, updating corporate records
  • Manages and executes recognition and appreciation system
  • Provides timely reports of all gift stewardship meetings and call outcomes, as well as assessing and executing the next stewardship advancement action


  • Manages special gift recognition opportunities
  • Helps facilitate some events


  • Bachelor’s in Ministry, Fundraising, Communications or other related fields or equivalent education and experience
  • Five (5) years of fundraising, donor relations experience
  • Proven experience in major individual gift fundraising and knowledge of development “best practices”


  • Solid relationship-building and maintaining skills
  • Proven critical thinking ability and discernment skills of donors’ needs
  • Broad knowledge of the stewardship cycle
  • Proven drive & ability to perform the “Ask”
  • Professional comportment and ability to effectively represent FLC with integrity, maturity, poise, social skills, and professional appearance
  • Proven ability to plan, prioritize & perform multiple projects of complex work in a fast paced work environment
  • Demonstrated high-level organizational and event facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of benefits of planned giving as an integral part of charitable giving
  • Proven, focused, & self-motivated starter
  • Excellent communication & passionate presentation, writing & research skills
  • Excellent administration, reporting, research, analytical, and time management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook
  • Ability to compose accurate notes during donor survey interviews


  • Passionate about the ministry’s strategic plan, mission, vision and values
  • A team player
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record

Our cutting-edge team provides a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If you would like to use your gifts and talents to serve Christ, please complete the application below and send with cover letter and resume to:



Family Life Communications Incorporated
Attn: Human Resources Department
PO Box 35300
Tucson, AZ 85740

Fax Number: 520-469-7314

*No submissions will be considered without a completed/signed employment application.

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