Development Director

Organization

Time of Grace is for people who want more growth and less struggle in their spiritual walk. We share the truth of God’s Word simply and clearly through television, print, and digital media that people view millions of times each month. We connect people to God’s grace so they know they are loved and forgiven and can start experiencing a joy-filled life no matter what challenges life brings.

Television:

The Time of Grace television program first aired on a single broadcast channel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in November 2001. Each week Pastor Mike Novotny presents a 30-minute Bible study message that digs into God’s Word and offers personal applications to everyday life. Today, Time of Grace is broadcast on over 50 local broadcast channels across the United States, American Forces Network (AFN), FreeForm, The Cowboy Channel, and Daystar Television Network. Weekly television viewership averages between 400,000 and 500,000 people.

Print:

We offer a wide array of printed resources: quarterly devotionals; 30-day devotionals on various topics such as marriage, family life, finances, prayer (many of these are also translated into other languages); and books that offer encouragement from God’s Word for a variety of everyday and spiritual issues.

Digital:

Grace Talks is a digital resource that features a short video devotional or teaching message every weekday from a variety of speakers delivered via Facebook, YouTube, and email.

In addition, Time of Grace also shares the news of God’s amazing grace on a variety of other digital platforms:

  • Daily Grace Moments devotions via email each morning (in English and Spanish).
  • On-demand video of television program via timeofgrace.org, the Time of Grace app, YouTube, Roku, and AppleTV.
  • Devotional reading plans in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, and Brazilian Portuguese on the YouVersion Bible App™.
  • Social media connection (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest).

Time of Grace currently is blessed to have more than 43 million engagements of ministry content each year from people living around the globe.

 

Brand

Statement of Faith:

  • We believe that God has acted purely out of grace to rescue sinful mankind by taking upon himself our humanity in the person of Jesus Christ.
  • We confess that Jesus lived a perfect life, died an innocent death, and bodily rose to life again in order to atone for our sin and redeem us to again live with him in heaven fully restored as God originally intended at the time of creation.
  • We believe in the triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit being one holy, eternal, and indivisible Divinity yet consisting of three distinct persons in this one Godhead.
  • We believe that God has revealed himself to us through his Word, the Holy Bible, and that the Bible is divinely inspired and without error.
  • We believe that all human beings are terminally sinful and that only through the perfect life and innocent death of Jesus Christ can anyone be saved.
  • We believe we are here on this earth to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible.
  • We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in his image. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life.
  • We also believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male and female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. We therefore believe that marriage is between one biological man and one biological woman.

Mission: Connect people to God’s grace

Vision: Transform lives now and forever

Brand Strategy:

  • Brand Proposition—It all starts now
  • Brand Essence—Empowering authentic joy
  • Brand Positioning—Time of Grace = Connections
  • Brand Personality—Compelling, relational, real, a trusted empowering brand that leads to joy

Values:

  • Biblical: committed to teaching the Bible as the inspired, inerrant Word of God
  • Evangelistic: boldly driven by the Great Commission to share God’s grace with all people
  • Trustworthy: authentic, someone to spend time with
  • Innovative: an early adopter of technology and media methods
  • Empirical: utilizing data, best practices, and metrics
  • Collaborative: engaging all stakeholders as ministry partners, equipping people and organizations with practical tools and resources
  • Independent: organized as an autonomous, lay-led movement

 

Position Description                                       Development Director

Objective: 

To develop revenue through expansion of the number of donors and increase of the size of gifts for the ministry by building person-to-person relationships.

Responsibilities:

  1. Build personal relationships with all donors and prospective donors including communication through mail, phone calls, email, personal notes, face-to-face meetings, etc.
  2. Establish process and take actions by which new and existing donors are encouraged to increase the size of their gifts to a level commensurate with their ability, including thoughtful relationship engagement prior to a direct ask and after donation.
  3. Manage the entire donor solicitation process for assigned donors.
    1. Learn and remain current on best practices for expansion of donor base using television, print, internet, and social media.
    2. Set goals for engaging donors and establish giving forecasts for each individual donor, tracking results via internal reporting.
    3. Use available tools to identify major gift prospects (those with the ability to make annual gifts over $ 5,000), working with other development officers as appropriate.
  4. ASK for FINANCIAL SUPPORT of the ministry. This is essential to successful development work.
  5. Understand that 40% of workweek will be telephoning donors and recording work in donor database (CRM).
  6. Plan occasional donor events and see through from conception to completion.
  7. Plan conference exhibitor events and see through from sign-up to completion.

Duties:

  1. Represent Time of Grace in a positive and evangelical manner.
  2. Exhibit high integrity and moral character (personally and professionally).
  3. Participate in spiritual growth both individually and together with the rest of the development staff.
  4. Obtain regular education and training needed to be proficient in the area of donor development.
  5. Maintain adequate computer skills in Microsoft Office and database fund-raising software.
  6. Participate in regular meetings of staff, department, and volunteers as directed by Chief Development Officer.
  7. Understand the Lutheran landscape (various synods and the relationships between them). A member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, the Evangelical Lutheran Synod, or the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod strongly preferred.
  8. Complete other duties as directed and needed.

Travel:

  • Key locations: Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison, Appleton, La Crosse, Southern Minnesota, Chicago.
  • At least 50% of work time will require travel outside the office.
  • Two to four nights overnight travel per month.
  • Occasional weekend conference events (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).

Qualifications:

  • Two to five years of outside sales/marketing experience or nonprofit development experience preferred.
  • Agreement with Time of Grace’s Statement of Faith, Mission, Vision, and Values.

Relationships:

  • Full-time position accountable to the Chief Development Officer.
  • Collaborative working relationship with office manager, office staff, organizational CEO, and Pastor Mike Novotny.

To apply, please contact Matt Trotter, Chief Development Officer at mtrotter@timeofgrace.org or via phone at 262-355-5817.