Divisional Resource Development Director

Posted in on February 2, 2018

The Salvation Army - Alabama, Mississippi & Louisiana Division

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Jackson, Mississippi


1450 Riverside Drive, Jackson, MS 39202

Description :

The Salvation Army is seeking an experienced Director of Major Gifts (Divisional Resource Development Director) in Jackson, Mississippi to lead, manage, cultivate, solicit and steward the major gifts program in the Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi Division.

The Salvation Army, the world’s largest charitable organization that is “doing the most good,” operates in communities across the United States. We are committed to meeting human needs wherever we can by providing food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, housing for homeless, children’s programs and many other programs.

This Director of fundraising development position will lead, train and mentor a team of professionals to raise funds to enable the mission of The Salvation Army in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.  The candidate will develop and nurture current and prospective donors including individuals, foundations and corporations in an assigned geographic region of the Division; respond to inquiries and communicate with donors, advisory organization members, Salvation Army employees and leaders. The position has direct oversight for a team of professionals and will be responsible for training, mentoring and accountability of its members.   There is required day and overnight travel within the three-state region and the position is based in Jackson, MS.

We are looking for candidates with a proven track record of success and the following skills and experience:

  • Five years successful major gift fundraising experience
  • Three years management experience leading a team of professionals
  • Proven history of establishing and maintaining strong long-term donor relationships
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Track record of achieving goals
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Prior experience with a donor management system

    OR any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

    Bona-fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ)

    This position requires a Christian faith in harmony with Salvation Army doctrine and practice.


    Valid State Driver’s License

    CFRE and/or CFRM desired


    The Salvation Army recognizes that peace of mind is important to employees and their families.  Because of this, we offer a competitive salary, company vehicle, gas card, cell phone, lap top computer, reimbursed travel expenses, full health coverage, retirement, professional development, and paid time off!

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Manual dexterity.  Ability to sit, walk, and stand on a frequent change basis in order to perform the duties of this position.  Ability to lift objects weighing between 25-50 lbs.  Must live in or be willing to relocate to the travel area required for the position.  Ability to travel throughout the Division, by automobile, on a regular basis to work with Regional Resource Development Directors, their donors/prospects, and professionals of their communities. Travel requirements are up to 60% of work time.  May include overnight travel commitments.

Work is performed in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.  Work is also performed from a home office, and, in a variety of office settings in multiple Corps or Area Command offices.

Additional Comments

All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.


How to apply :

To apply, please complete our on-line application at www.salvationarmycareers.org (Job ID 1875)

Application Submittal Period:  February 1, 2018 - March 1, 2018 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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