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Who We Are

KSBJ Educational Foundation is a Christ-centered, non-profit, listener-supported radio ministry.


Our Mission

“To be the Voice of Hope, Connecting People more deeply to God.”


Our Core Values

  • Passion for Christ
  • Prayer
  • Unity
  • Love
  • Excellence

KSBJ has been recognized as a Best Christian Workplace, by Best Christian Workplaces Institute.



Job Details
Development Officer- Mid-Level Donors (002721)
Job Number: 002721
Job Title: Development Officer- Mid-Level Donors
Number of Openings: 1
Job Type (Employment Type): Full Time
Country: United States
State/Province: Texas
City: Humble
Job Schedule: Full Time
Career Level: Intermediate (non-manager)
Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree
Years of Experience: 7
Position Description

Job Summary:
The Development Officer serves as a member of the Donor Engagement Team and reports directly to the Sr. Director, Donor Engagement. This position is responsible for the development and oversight of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual, foundation and corporate donors to KSBJ and supervises the team of Stewardship Specialists. The Development Officer is responsible for managing and building a portfolio of 250 to 300 mid-level donors, extending giving invitations to donors, care of those donors, keeping donors informed of their impact of their gifts and helping donors fulfill their passions and interest through the ministry of KSBJ.

Essential Functions
Mid-Level Donor Outreach
• Develop strategies that support achieving KSBJ’s and NGEN’s annual giving goals; for mid-level donor cultivation and solicitation.
• Manage portfolio of mid-level donors in support of all areas of KSBJ.
• Develop and implement fund raising plans for individual gift solicitation within the context of the overall fund-raising program.
• Invite each donor to start, renew or upgrade their annual commitment to the ministry based on a strategic calendar.
• Identify opportunities to move donors into major gift solicitation as donor interests and passions indicate.
• Steward and build relationships with current donors
• Identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors
• Work with Sr. Director and leadership team members to coordinate communications with mid-level donors
• As needed, attend area events such as breakfasts, galas, sports events, rodeo, pre-concert dinners to engage with donors and prospects (requires early mornings, some evenings and some weekends.)
• Occasionally give tours of KSBJ to donors
Campaign Development
• Assist Sr. Director and Donor Engagement team with donor appeals, newsletter and other supporting literature
• Assist Donor Engagement team with Sharathon, especially as related to mid-level donor solicitation
• Collaborate with marketing, programming, production, prayer and other departments to ensure consistent branding and communication.
• Assist with all campaigns, including Capital Campaigns, assuming leadership role when Sr. Director is not available or as assigned
• Assist with major donor events such as golf tournament, galas, etc.
• Lead and manage the Stewardship Specialist Staff to ensure team and individual goals are met
• Provide feedback and coaching in ongoing basis to ensure positive team dynamics and goal driven results
• Support Stewardship staff in ongoing professional development

Research, Recordkeeping & Reporting (Monitor & Report Progress)
• Research donor and prospect backgrounds using donor research software and web support.
• Maintain accurate records, utilizing CRM software, including all donors contacted and next steps
• Provide plans and activity reports to Sr. Director on a regular basis.
• Maintain budget and insure accuracy with expense records and accounts
• Proactively influence our culture by demonstrating a positive, energetic influence throughout the ministry.
• Consistently represent the ministry with integrity through actions, words, and behavior that supports and aligns with our Mission and Values
• Participate actively in Staff Meetings and Retreats
• Pursue ongoing Professional development in fundraising
• Keep abreast of current tax laws, statutes, and gift planning options
• Collaborate with grant writing and Foundation connections as needed
• Performs all other duties as assigned

Non-Essential Functions
• Assist Donor Engagement Team with other essential functions as needed.

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree

Minimum 7 years of experience in development/fundraising for non-profit organizations.
Demonstrated success in securing major gifts.
Experience in creating planned giving strategies and programs.
Experience with capital campaigns.
Knowledge of the Houston fundraising environment and major influencers, a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong interpersonal skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to engage, influence and build long-term relationships
Expertise with fundraising databases
Working knowledge of federal and state tax planning favorable to charitable giving (not required but a plus)
Must be proactive and innovative
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point


Supervisor Responsibilities:
Immediate supervisor of small group of employees.  Recommends candidates for hiring, termination; prepares and conducts performance appraisals and salary reviews, and applies company policies.

Working Conditions and Environment
In Houston Metropolitan area, regularly.
1 or 2 conferences out of town per year.

Requires early morning, some evenings and weekends.

Physical Requirements
Physical Activity may include Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound. Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers including pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand as in handling.


Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.


The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.


Application Instructions

If you are looking for a job that makes a positive impact on our community, please apply online at www.ksbj.org/careers. Please  be sure to attach a cover letter that explains why you feel you are a good fit for this opportunity.