New Donor Engagement Officer

Location: Elkhart
FTE: .50 (possible 1.0 available July 1, 2018)
Supervisor: Director of Development
Position will remain open until filled.


Engage in fundraising activities with primary focus on developing new major donors and donors from diverse constituencies for annual fund, endowment and student aid. Engage in additional development activities such as planned giving and capital campaign work.

Job Tasks/Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the director of development to identify, cultivate, and solicit new donors
    • Maintain a portfolio of 50-75 identified donor prospects
    • Build relationships with potential donors
    • Develop a strategy to use the president to engage potential donors
    • Prepare proposals and commitment forms for solicitations
  • Work with the director of development to identify new prospects, review overall strategic goals and manage data details
  • Support fundraising strategies and activities to ensure proper acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship of new donors
  • As an active participant in Development Council, assist in developing departmental goals, campaign materials, case statements, and brochures
  • Build cordial working relationships with peers, co-workers and students
  • Participate in professional development opportunities
  • Participate in special projects and other duties as assigned
  • Maintain database records in Raiser’s Edge


  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and solicit major gifts
  • Ability to think creatively about donor acquisition through a variety of channels
  • Commitment to Jesus Christ and support of the mission of AMBS
  • Passion for the role of theological education in the future of the church
  • Knowledge and understanding of the history of Mennonite Church USA and/or Mennonite Church Canada


  • Strong and healthy communication skills – interpersonal, written, and spoken
  • Strong knowledge of fundraising concepts
  • Strong organizational and computer skills
  • Ability to work both independently, with a partner, and as a team
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


  • Up to 50% of time will be spent out of the office meeting with donors
  • Regular team and supervisory check-ins

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 or disability. Commitment to AMBS's mission and support of its Anabaptist, evangelical and ecumenical vision are important.

To apply

Send a resume and cover letter to [email protected].