The General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) of The United Methodist Church (UMC) is responsible for providing resources that support the development of culturally competent leadership, ensure institutional equity and foster vital conversations at every level of the church and beyond, resulting in an increased ability to reach more people, more young people and more diverse people. GCORR provides an opportunity to work with talented people in support of a mission. We are a dynamic, evolving organization that values strong work ethic, strategic thinking, teamwork, and mutual respect.
Reporting directly to the General Secretary, the agency’s top official, the Director of Development will connect with constituents, churches, foundations and potential partners of the Commission. The Director of Development will educate and encourage financial support of the Commission by highlighting the resources, stories, ideas, and accomplishments of GCORR over the years.
This position will help interpret the work of GCORR for fundraising, developing new relationships for support, and endowments.
The incumbent will coordinate efforts with several internal partners:
The Communications Team related to public relations and storytelling
The Program Team related to the resourcing of constituents and partners
Other Development Officers and Fundraising partners within and outside of The United Methodist Church
Develop and execute annual fundraising plan
Secure financial support from individuals, churches, foundations
Responsible for the data entry and gift processing of all gifts
Develop ongoing relationships with individual donors
Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and grant reporting requirements
Find ways to highlight the work of CORR Action Fund grantees
Staff agency development activities
Educate constituency groups and partners such as Annual Conference Commissions on Religion and Race or equivalent structures on the work, programs, and resources of GCORR
Excellent relationship building skills
Bachelor’s degree required
Ability to work independently
Three years plus experience in development
Demonstrate excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
Strong interpersonal and writing skills
Self-starter and goal drive to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Retirement benefits, paid vacation/sick leave, comprehensive medical, dental and life insurance; other benefits as outlined in the Employee Personnel Manual. This is a full-time exempt position with at least 30% travel expected.
Send a cover letter, resume, and an essay outlining your understanding of the vision and mission of GCORR (www.gcorr.org).
About The General Commission on Religion and Race
“The United Methodist Church in the United States has a future only to the extent that it can find ways to reach more people, younger people, and more diverse people.”
–Dr. Lovett Weems
The General Commission on Religion and Race must continue to work toward the goal of eliminating racism while enabling the Church to become contextually relevant and equitable in ever changing global communities.