About Corus: Corus International leads an ensemble of social impact organizations working together in the world’s most fragile settings to deliver the holistic, lasting solutions needed to overcome the interconnected challenges of poverty, health care access and climate change. Corus is a new model in the international space, creating a consortium of specialized non-profit and for-profit entities for greater impact. Additional growth is expected.
Corus combines over 150 years of experience of our non-profit and for-profit subsidiary organizations – Lutheran World Relief, IMA World Health, CGA Technologies, Ground Up Investing, and LWR Farmers Market. Together, the organizations take a systematic approach to grow rural economies, eliminate extreme poverty, ensure access to quality healthcare, and respond to urgent humanitarian needs in fragile settings.
Further details about the organization can be found at: https://corusinternational.org
About The Job: The Associate Director of Philanthropic Initiatives leads strategies for robust, fast-growing philanthropic projects (both short and long term) for the Lutheran World Relief brand of Corus International. The Associate Director oversees design, implementation and evaluation connected to revenue accountabilities that include the multi-channel direct marketing program, monthly giving program, donor acquisition, third-party and workplace giving programs. From leading the acquisition strategy to building the pipeline to monthly giving and gifts in wills, this role is central to the overall fundraising goals of the organization. The Associate Director leads and manages fundraising programs targeted to individuals using mass marketing techniques including direct mail, e-mail, digital outreach and telemarketing with market insight and data-based creativity, providing performance analysis to leadership that will inform future investment decisions. This position works closely with and oversees the work of several vendors related to critical functions of this program. This role is at the front, center, and heart of the broader fundraising framework for Lutheran World Relief, and sets the foundation and tactics on which all donor communications are based, leading the way to success for an ambitious strategy that seeks to double revenue every five years.
About The Ideal Candidate:
If you are driven toward dramatic growth and thrive in a space that balances precision and detail management with strategy and teamwork, this job is for you! You have deep experience with multi-channel fundraising and communications and a track record of leaving your revenue goals in the dust. You are highly organized, creative, and exceptionally skilled at understanding what motivates the people around you – from donors to colleagues to vendors. You understand the unique forces that link faith to fundraising and making a difference in the world. You believe in the core values of Corus International and Lutheran World Relief, and would thrive working side-by-side with others who share these values. You are passionate about loving your neighbor and inspiring others to share their generosity with a world in need. If we just described you, we’d love to meet you!
This role requires a minimum of a four-year college degree, preferably in a related field such as marketing or communications. At least seven years of experience in developing and managing successful multi-channel fundraising and direct marketing programs for non-profit, cause-related or for-profit fundraising is essential. Vendor management experience is required.
This position could sit in one of our offices in Baltimore, MD, Washington, D.C., or St. Paul, MN.
Why You Should Apply: Corus offers competitive salaries, discretionary bonuses, 100% employer paid Vision insurance, lots of paid leave, generous retirement program, flexible work schedules and so much more!
Call to action: Are you interested in being an important part of our team? Apply before March 25, 2022 for immediate consideration. We look forward to hearing from you.
Corus International prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by U.S. or International law.