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Director of Advancement

POSITION TITLE: Director of Advancement
LOCATIONS: Center City, Philadelphia
REPORTS TO: President & CEO
With 144 years of experience, we are the second oldest homeless mission in the country
and the and oldest in Pennsylvania, housing some 240 men each night. We open our
doors everyday with a welcoming spirit of Christian compassion, walking alongside the
homeless, hungry and hurting of Philadelphia so that they may experience the love of
God by acts of mercy, dignity and respect. More than just a safe space, warm bed and
a hot meal, we empower everyone we serve through deep, intentional engagement
with compassionate programs and trauma-informed care activating their God-given
potential for life transformation. Our faith is the foundation of everything we do and
compels us to treat everyone as our guests, volunteers and donors with dignity and
compassion as a non-denominational, evangelical Christian program affiliated with the
City Gate Network. See for more information.
This position provides overall leadership, vision, management, direction, and guidance to
the advancement and fundraising program of SBRM in concert with the President/CEO
and Board of Directors. The Director of Advancement will lead donors toward a deeper
understanding of the homeless needs in our community, and challenge them to prayerfully
respond to those needs through the work of SBRM. This position requires ability and
experience in Christian leadership, fund development, and direct work in a nonprofit. The
main responsibilities include developing and implementing the annual development plan
for the Mission including but not limited to direct mail campaigns, Major Donor solicitation
and cultivation, grant management, annual giving, sponsorships, special events, online
giving and donor database management. This position also has responsibility for
developing and implementing the Mission marketing and communications plan which
utilizes multiple third-party vendors and partners.
Resource Development (80%):
Lead the CEO, Board of Directors, volunteers, and staff to identify, cultivate and
solicit donations from all sources within our community: individuals, community
groups, foundations, businesses, corporations and congregations;
Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission 302 N. 13th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 215.922.6400
Develop/enhance and implement a comprehensive annual development plan with
appropriate strategies for donors and prospects in each constituent group;
Develop and implement donor management strategy to ensure donors are given
the appropriate amount of attention and communication each year: creating and
managing stewardship activities and donor recognition programs
Develop/enhance monthly reporting to accurately measure progress toward
achievement of goals;
Work with the President/CEO and Major Gifts Officer in creating and implementing
strategies for major donor development and cultivation, leading to a more
sustainable and diverse funding base;
Ensure appropriate stewardship of existing and new donors at all levels of giving;
Oversee special events and create opportunities for special event attendees to
deepen their donor experience
Research foundation and corporate prospects; and create grant requests prepared
and submitted in a timely fashion as noted in the development plan;
Ensure the donor database is kept current and accurate and encourage addition
of new prospect names through board member contacts and other means;
Represent our organization in various community settings, including speaking
engagements directly related to resource development to spread the word
about our mission and ministry;
Supervise the volunteer program as a means of donor development and ensure
that volunteers are engaged in all aspects of the mission;
Assist in solicitation of building material donations and in-kind services for use by
the Mission's facilities and program;
Communications, Marketing, Public Relations (20%):
Create and/or supervise the development of an annual communications and
marketing plan which will include all Mission-related communication approaches;
Create and/or supervise the production of communication and marketing materials
- including, but are not limited to: brochures, billboards, invitations, programs, public
service announcements, press releases and email communications;
Oversee all website and social media updates and communications;
NOTE: Communications and Marketing work may require management of internal
resources and/or external contract resources.
Other duties may be assigned.
Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission 302 N. 13th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 215.922.6400
Proven track record of success in philanthropy, fundraising, and/or corporate
sales and marketing;
Knowledge of the best practices in marketing and communications;
Goal driven, results oriented and committed to the organization mission;
Expertise to plan, organize and implement multiple tasks simultaneously,
experience in public speaking, ability to work with minimal supervision, excellent
verbal skills, interpersonal skills, detail oriented;
Ability to function well as part of the management team;
Must demonstrate a friendly, professional demeanor and maintain composure
under pressure;
Must be a good listener and be able to engage in well-considered discussions;
Must possess ability to influence;
> Bachelor degree with 5-8 years of progressively responsible and successful
experience in fundraising or equivalent required;
> Must have an understanding of the mission, vision and values of Sunday
Breakfast Rescue Mission and be able to communicate this information to
diverse groups of potential donors and volunteers;
> Must have the ability to develop and implement strategies that will lead to
achievement of fundraising goals;
> Must have the ability to work with and secure gifts with major donors;
>Strong donor database management skills required experience with use of
Raiser's Edge is required (and/or its equivalent);
> Tech-savvy, computer skills: proficiency in Microsoft Office software required;
familiarity with use of Adobe Creative Suite preferred;
> Adherence to our Employee Policy Manual;
>A public Christian witness and a regular church attendance to maintain your
relationship with our Lord, Jesus Christ;
>Personal qualities of maturity, humility, strong work ethic, and a roll-up-my-sleeves
> Demonstrated experience with and sensitivity to varying cultural, ethnic, and
social backgrounds, values and attitudes;
> Strong writing, proofreading verbal, interpersonal and group communications
> Exceptional administrative, organizational and time management skills;
Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission 302 N. 13th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 215.922.6400
>Possess tact, diplomacy and flexibility both in person and on the phone;
> Good listening skills are required and the ability and desire to engage in well considered discussions;
As an employee of Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission you are an important member of a
Christian organization. All staff members are required from time to time to participate in
Christian activities, outreach ministries, or prayer time. Because of the nature of these
types of ministries it is an absolute necessity that you possess and maintain a Christian
lifestyle that is above reproach. What you do on your own time may seriously affect
your ability to perform these types of ministries, which are an important part of your job.
Adherence to Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission's Statement of Faith and Core Values is
This position is primarily performed indoors in the facilities of our Mission, yet requiring the
ability to navigate hallways and multiple floors. Outside meetings and presentations
may be frequently required. Some evening and weekend meetings may be required in
locations and times when public transportation is unavailable.
Competitive salary wages will commensurate with experience. Relocation assistance
may be available and negotiable. Health benefits with 100% coverage are available
upon request. A robust 401K retirement is offered after one year of employment. Other
benefits include: four weeks of vacation and ample personal/sick time. A successful
candidate must successfully pass criminal background check and sex offender
HOW TO APPLY: Visit our Indeed page. Or, submit resume and cover letter to
Please accept our thanks in advance for your interest, and our apologies for not being
able to respond personally to every application.

Time:  Full-Time
Salary:  Exempt
Category:  Development

8/5/2022 9:42:50 AM

Job Contact:
Mark Blevins
(215) 922-6400

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PO Box 297
Philadelphia, PA 19105-0297

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