Advancement Associate for Canada

Time: 50%
Rank: Biennial review
Start Date: June 1, 2019
Application Deadline: Review of letters and resumes will begin February 2, 2019.
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Hiring Policy

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary does not discriminate against employees or candidates for employment on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability or any legally protected status. Commitment to AMBS's mission and support of its Anabaptist and ecumenical vision are important.

AMBS is committed to anti-racism as one of the ways we practice God’s reconciling mission in the world. Candidates for employment will have a strong motivation to join our efforts to work for racial equity and make AMBS an increasingly diverse learning community.


Deepen relationships with current and new donors in order to increase financial support in Canada. Building relationships with all levels of donors, congregations, and regional churches with focus on Annual Fund giving.  Engage in additional advancement activities such as event planning, planned giving, endowment funds, and scholarships. This half-time staff member will not need to relocate, and will only periodically need to travel to Elkhart.

Job Tasks/Responsibilities

This advancement associate will be expected to:

  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit support by developing and maintaining relationships within assigned constituency portfolio
  • Represent AMBS at regional church delegate meetings and visit constituency congregations to build strong church-seminary relationships
  • Support fundraising strategies and activities to ensure proper acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship of donors
  • As an active participant on the Advancement Team, assist in developing departmental goals, case statements, and media
  • Build cordial working relationships with peers, co-workers, and students
  • Participate in professional development and improvement opportunities
  • Participate in special projects and other duties as assigned
  • Maintain database records and engage moves management standards in Raiser’s Edge database


  • Commitment to Jesus Christ and affinity for Anabaptism
  • Support of the AMBS mission
  • Passion for the role of theological education in Christian leadership
  • Familiarity with Mennonite Church Canada
  • Bachelor’s degree required – some graduate theological/Biblical education preferred
  • Previous fundraising experience strongly desired
  • Canadian citizenship and residence preferred
  • AMBS alumnus/alumna preferred
  • Up to 50% travel within assigned geographic territory


  • Intercultural competency and demonstrated commitment to undoing racism
  • Strong and healthy communication skills – interpersonal, written, and spoken
  • Basic knowledge of fundraising concepts an asset
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of data base programs
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

To apply

Send resume, a letter indicating interest and ways in which you meet the qualifications listed above, and the names and locations of three references to:

Paula Killough, Interim Director of Advancement
[email protected] OR
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
3003 Benham Avenue
Elkhart, IN  46517