The Director for Strategic Giving drives cultivation and stewardship of donations for key seminary priorities, including Thriving in Ministry, major giving for strategic seminary-wide initiatives, and strategic campaigns. The Director is responsible for identifying new donors and funds that match with the seminary’s vision and mission. This position reports to the Vice President for Advancement.
Successful candidates for this position are donor-centric, mission-driven, collaborative, and have demonstrable results in fundraising and donor development.
About Columbia Theological Seminary
Columbia Theological Seminary was founded in 1828 and is an educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA). We are led by Rev. Dr. Victor Aloyo, and we are committed to educate, equip, and nurture students to become a new generation of pastoral leaders for the church and the world; to become a community that embodies welcome, hospitality, justice, and belonging; to build partnerships that bring vibrant spiritual, cultural, and academic exchanges; and to embrace boldness, enabling us to learn, teach, serve, and live joyfully.
Columbia has a tree-lined 57-acre campus with green-certified buildings, a conference center, and playing fields and gardens that are open to our community neighbors. The campus is just east of the Atlanta Beltline and six miles from downtown Atlanta in Decatur, GA and is across the street from Decatur’s largest park. The City of Decatur is home to more than 200 restaurants, shops, and local attractions, and its historic, vibrant downtown area is on the MARTA rail line.
About the qualifications
Minimum qualifications and preferences for this position include:
- College degree, BA/BS
- Minimum of five years of successful experience working in fundraising and/or grants development
- Experience in comprehensive capital campaigns preferred
- Advanced degree in relevant field preferred
- CFRE preferred
Columbia Seminary employees currently work in the office three days a week.
To apply, please submit a cover letter along with your resume, and three professional references, to hrjobs@ctsnet[dot]edu. Please include the job title in the subject line of your e-mail. You can also visit our website for more information.