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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis City
  • Salary: $90,000 - $120,000
  • Organization Type: Other

The SoulFisher Ministries

Chief Development Officer

The SoulFisher Ministries – St. Louis, MO, USA

The SoulFisher Ministries (TSM) is looking for a dynamic Chief Development Officer (CDO) to lead its development efforts. TSM is expanding its services to continue meeting the needs of youth with formerly incarcerated parents and creating a new role to build and shape a dedicated development team. This opportunity allows the incumbent candidate to make a significant impact by spearheading the creation and implementation of a state-of-the-art prospect and donor database and increasing revenue through various streams. The CDO will play a pivotal role in contributing to the organization’s mission and being part of a team dedicated to making a real difference!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive fundraising strategy aligned with the organization’s mission and goals.
  • Achieve and exceed annual fundraising targets, with a focus on securing major gifts, grants, and corporate sponsorships.
  • Oversee donor relations, ensuring timely and meaningful communication with supporters.​
  • Build, grow and manage the major gifts and planned giving program and qualify potential donors.
  • Recruit, build, lead, and inspire a high-performing development team.​
  • Provide mentorship, guidance, and professional development to team members.
  • Collaborate with other departments to integrate fundraising goals and initiatives into the overall organizational strategy.
  • Build and nurture a culture of giving within the organization, ensuring that philanthropy is integrated into the fabric of daily operations.

Experience includes but is not limited to:

  • 10+ years of comprehensive nonprofit development experience, with a deep understanding of fundraising strategies, including grants, major gifts, and sponsorships.​
  • A proven track record of securing $2M+ annually, through a combination of grants, major gifts, and sponsorships. Ability to maintain and grow portfolio of donors and supporters.
  • Skilled at planning and executing fundraising events.​
  • Extensive experience engaging donors and other supporters through volunteer programs and tracking of volunteer hours.​
  • Commitment to The SoulFisher Ministries’ (TSM) mission, vision, and goals. A desire to elevate the organization’s impact, and the passion to provide meaningful change to the parents and families of the formerly incarcerated.
  • Experience using and building fundraising data tracking systems and ensuring efficient and organized management of fundraising data.​

DRiWaterstone Human Capital is proud to lead this search on behalf of The SoulFisher Ministries. For more information on how to apply, please visit: https://driwaterstonehc.com/position/chief-development-officer-the-soulfisher-ministries/ .