Regional Representative - Great Lakes

HOPE International

HOPE International

Chicago, IL, USA · Grand Rapids, MI, USA · Chicago, IL, USA · Grand Rapids, MI, USA · United States
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Role Description

Application deadline: July 28, 2024

The regional representative is responsible to serve as a regional extension and ambassador of HOPE International in his/her region in partnership with the Associate Director of Development. S/he will be responsible to increase, strengthen, and diversify HOPE’s funding sources there and will be expected to meet annual fundraising goals. This is an entrepreneurial position. To succeed, the candidate must be an internally-compelled self-starter who is willing and able to take initiative in establishing a long-term, vibrant and engaged constituency of HOPE supporters in his/her local region.

  • Location: Greater Chicago, IL, or Greater Grand Rapids, MI preferred, United States

  • Level: Professional

  • Salary range: $50,00-$60,000

  • Type: Full-time

  • Department: Development

  • Reports to: Associate Director of Development


  • Promote and contribute to the fulfillment of HOPE International’s mission and vision
  • Region of responsibility is Illinois and Michigan
  • Hold at least 30 face-to-face meetings or donor calls monthly and document in HOPE’s database
  • Retain 85% of major donors and 65% of other relationships in region
  • Grow giving by $250,000 within two years from new and inherited donors (this number may vary depending on region and number of inherited donors)
  • Manage up to 250 donor relationships in region
  • Develop and cultivate base of at least 5 major donor relationships within two years (each giving over $10,000 annually)
  • Partner with Associate Director of Development to lead a vibrant local HOPE board in primary city with 6+ members
  • Plan or coordinate local engagement events, including 1 event annually with at least 50 people in attendance
  • Facilitate meetings and introductions of high-impact supporters with HOPE’s senior leadership
  • Recruit staff, interns and volunteers to work with HOPE domestically and abroad
  • Invest in and help develop partnerships in conjunction with HOPE’s giving product owners
  • Mobilize and accompany donors to visit HOPE programs abroad
  • Attend weekly development team meetings, staff meetings and devotions via conference call
  • Attend two weeklong staff retreats annually


  • Personal confession of faith in Jesus Christ and commitment to the mission and vision of HOPE International
  • Passionate commitment to HOPE’s mission of Christ-centered economic development
  • Demonstrated lifestyle of Christ-like humility, compassion and generosity with time, talents and treasure
  • Passionate about sharing the mission of HOPE
  • Three plus years of fundraising, sales or other relevant professional experience strongly preferred
  • Established track record of taking initiative
  • Exhibits warmth and charm that immediately puts others at ease
  • Excellent ability to connect with people
  • Willing and able to travel; some overnight and international travel required
  • Excellent oral, written, and public communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, including effective time management and willingness to perform administrative tasks
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • International experience and cross-cultural skills helpful

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