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Associate Vice President of Development

National Benevolent Association (NBA) is the health and social services general ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). NBA collaborates with leaders and with health and social service organizations to strengthen and transform communities through compassion, healing, and justice. Since NBA’s founding over 130 years ago, outreach focus has been with older adults, people with disabilities, and at-risk children and youth. Today, NBA expands its reach to accompany all in all walks of life. NBA provides education, companionship, inspiration, and resources for organizational and leadership development for Disciples-affiliated health and social service organizations. All work with partners is grounded in the historic mission of justice and advocacy.  

The Associate Vice President of Development (AVP of Development) conceives and implements strategies designed to realize NBA’s philanthropic goals through an overall comprehensive development strategy that includes major gifts, annual fundraising, endowed and legacy gifts, and grants and foundations. In collaboration with development leadership, the AVP of Development provides guidance and oversight for designing and implementing recognition strategies, creates platforms that build and retain donor loyalty and commitment, and inspires continued philanthropic giving to the organization. This tenacious, mission-focused development leader will bring an understanding of, and commitment to, a faith-affiliated nonprofit that values equity and race-justice systemic approaches in addressing and collaborating around health and social service issues. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Development and Marketing, and as the development team grows, this position will supervise both independent contractors and new staff members. NBA’s main office is located in St. Louis, MO; however, this position is deployed, and the AVP of Development can reside in a city with a major airport.   

The ideal candidate must bring a commitment to the mission, values, and goals of NBA and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The AVP of Development will have at least eight years of proven success creating and managing a diverse fundraising portfolio, including five years of direct major gifts experience. The successful candidate will also be an articulate and persuasive communicator, a self-starter with a high degree of autonomy and accountability who is able to work and thrive in an organization with a decentralized and distributed workforce. This position will have flexibility in working from home, NBA’s St. Louis office, or while traveling on donor/prospect visits. 

Please download the full Position Guide by clicking here. To be considered for this opportunity, please send a letter of interest and resume by July 2nd to:

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