Advancement Officer for Mid-Level Donors

Dallas Theological Seminary
May 21, 2020
3909 Swiss Avenue Dallas, TX, Texas
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The Advancement Officer for Mid-Level Donors is responsible for the management of all aspects of mid-range donor relationships including the direction of the Impact Partner program. The Advancement Officer will follow a “Relational Development Model” of development and fundraising to grow relationships with mid-level donors, soliciting support and elevating gift levels. This position reports to the Executive Director of Advancement and will be assisted by the Advancement Administrator and the Special Events Coordinator


The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of fundraising experience. The candidate must have experience in event management, be proficient in written communication, and have the ability to build and maintain donor relationships. It is also desired that this candidate would be spiritually mature and have an awareness of the Dallas Seminary mission.

The Seminary permits the employment of qualified relatives of employees, of the employee’s household, or immediate family as long as such employment does not, in the opinion of the Seminary, create actual conflicts of interest. More information about this policy is available upon request. Employment is contingent on the results of a criminal background check at the point of hire. The DTS Crime Report can be viewed at A written copy is available upon request by emailing We regret that we are unable to extend an invitation for an interview to every applicant. Only those applicants whose qualifications and experience appear to best match the needs of this position will be contacted. All applicants will be notified by email after the position has been filled. Please direct any questions or inquiries to Human Resources at or 214-887-5220.

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Advancement Officer to Mid-level Donors

  • Develop relationships with approximately 100 mid-level donors ($1,000-$9,999 gift range) with the greatest gift capacity (based on current giving and giving capacity) and grow their affinity to DTS using established donor protocols (i.e., meetings, phone calls, emails, notes, etc.)
  • Solicit gifts from qualified prospects and current donors for various other DTS funding initiatives.

Impact Partner Program Management

  • Identify and cultivate donors who will commit to a multi-year plan of support identified as Impact Partners.
  • Inform and inspire Impact Partners to continue and increase their support through a series of point of entry, cultivation, and fundraising events as well as personal relationship building.
  • Communicate with Impact Partners by sending Seminary updates, gift reminders, cards, invitations to Seminary events, and regular phone/email communication.
  • Research using Wealth Engine the giving capacity of Impact Partners and develop a strategy to fully develop donor.
  • Track Impact Partner giving and regularly report on gift commitments.
  • Direct Impact Partner events and recruitment of table hosts for the fundraising luncheon.
  • Serve as producer for impact videos to be used for donor emails and fundraising events.

Key Measurable Components of Advancement Officer for Mid-level Donor’s Role:

  • Maintenance of viable relationships with new and existing mid-level donors.
  • Increase in mid-level donors and gift income.
  • Increase in Impact Partners and Impact Partner commitments.
  • Direction of successful events and protocol for mid-level donors.
  • Elevation of mid-level donors to major donor capacity.

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