Hiring: Donor Relationship Specialist

“Summit Ministries exists to equip and support rising generations to embrace God’s truth and champion a biblical worldview.”

Every position with Summit is essential to the ministry and its fulfillment of our mission statement.  Therefore, every employee of Summit must be a Christ-follower who has accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  Every employee must be able and willing to share the Gospel and biblical worldview and to lead and/or participate in devotions, exhortation, and prayer.

Donor Relationship Specialist

REPORTS TO: Vice President of Advancement
PAY RANGE: $5,5000 – 6,5000 annually DOE

Summary of Position:

Under the direct supervision of the VP of Advancement, this individual will represent Summit in a manner that will encourage people to further support our causes in media and higher education. He/She will be responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with partners who support Summit fundraising campaigns and special projects.


  • Contact individuals by telephone, mail or e-mail to thank for gifts received, share the vision of Summit and case for support, build relationships, pray with, and to solicit funds.
  • Establish and maintain a ministry of personal relationships with individual donors.
  • Identify areas of interest and present project proposals to current donors, inviting them to participate financially with Summit.
  • Write letters and send periodic project updates to partners keeping them informed of the impact of their support
  • Work in partnership with the SLT, Programs team and other departments to notify them of donors with greater giving potential, share contact information, offer assistance as needed.
  • Maintain accurate records of contacts in the Customer Relations Database system (NetSuite).
  • Keep abreast of campaign progress and project funding needs.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Travel to select events and help populate partner events.KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

Skills and Qualifications

  • Mature Christian, grounded in the Word and Biblical worldview
  • The ability to meet deadlines and work within a team
  • Able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong sense of initiative and problem solving
  • Able to operate well under the pressure of deadlines

Please do not inquire by phone. To apply, use this form or send your cover letter and resume to: josh@summit.org