Director of Major Gifts

Downers Grove, Illinois or Remote
$45,000-$65,000/year + benefits and performance bonus
Sep 18, 2020
Oct 18, 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
25 - 50%
Experience Level

Director of Major Gifts, TeachBeyond US/Canada

At TeachBeyond, we believe that education is an effective catalyst bringing hope to individuals and positive transformation to communities. We follow our Lord Jesus Christ by engaging with the needs of this world – physical, relational, and spiritual. Our teachers use their skills and contexts to bring Christ’s light and healing to all – children, adults, leaders, and mission workers alike. We are now seeking a Director of Major gifts to grow the work of the mission so we may impact more individuals and communities around the world.

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for raising major gifts to fuel the global ministry of TeachBeyond, the position will develop, communicate, and facilitate the execution of a TeachBeyond plan for obtaining, nurturing, and developing financial partners for mission

LOCATION: Remote, with preference to be based in the United States in a location with quality transportation links and likely sources of major donors 


Personal Skills:

  • Passion for Christ and the Gospel; active participant in a local church community
  • Motivated by TeachBeyond’s mission and vision of transformational education
  • Life philosophy that aligns with TeachBeyond policies, objectives, and doctrine
  • Mature Christian experience, sound judgment and professional skill
  • A passionate commitment to generosity and helping major givers understand the role their financial partnership can play in the Kingdom.
  • Self-starter who can conceptualize and take action with minimum supervision

Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in personal and/or organizational fundraising
  • Evidence of administrative competency seen in the successful management of teams and personnel
  • Experience with cross cultural communication

Technical Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills that permit one to deal effectively with educators, professional staff, and business contacts
  • Demonstrated competence in fundraising best practices and a robust theology of fundraising
  • Ability to analyze problems, plan for change, and implement strategies 
  • Growing ability to maximize the effective use of Office365 tools within TeachBeyond
  • Ability to creatively leverage digital fundraising technology and approaches


  • To develop, refine, and execute a comprehensive plan for increasing giving to the TeachBeyond Global Impact Fund to meet the following goals:
    • During the first full calendar year of appointment, the employee will increase the overall Global Impact Fund giving to a sustained level of $300,000 USD or more per year
    • By the third year of appointment, the employee will facilitate the increase of total Global Impact Fund to an annual level of $500,000 USD or greater
    • Within five years of appointment, the employee will facilitate the increase of total Global Impact Fund giving to an annual level of over $1,000,000 USD
  • Analyze current TeachBeyond Global Impact Fund donor base and ensure meaningful relationships between major donors and TeachBeyond leaders
  • Identify and qualify prospective donors, engaging them in personal meetings and financial partnership appeals
  • Through small group meetings or larger presentations, share updates and compelling calls to action with churches and key groups of potential partners
  • Sustain and expand major donor relationships through the development of personalized stewardship plans to engage donors in growing their relationship with TeachBeyond
  • Grow and lead a Major Gifts team of employees and volunteers committed to helping meet the increasing Global Impact Fund annual goals
  • Develop and continually refine scripts and presentation tools that can be used by the Major Gifts team to effectively share the TeachBeyond mission and vision with individuals, churches, and groups
  • Connect major donors with giving opportunities available through TeachBeyond school/project capital campaigns according to donor interest and campaign needs
  • Collaborate with the TeachBeyond Planned Giving Department to communicate legacy giving opportunities for major donors  

HOW TO APPLY: Prospective candidates are invited to begin the consideration process by applying on the TeachBeyond website: or by submitting a resume and cover letter to