Vice President of Advancement

Job Description

Citizens for Community Values’ Vice President of Advancement leads, directs, and manages the development of CCV’s donor network. They serve as the “creative energy” and “engine driver” to expand CCV donor network to provide resources necessary to implement CCV’s vision and grow CCV’s programs. They are responsible for the overall development process from inception through execution, to assessment and refinement—including a thorough knowledge of and aptitude for the fundraising process.

Reports to: President of Citizens for Community Values
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Full-time)
Compensation: Competitive Salary (Exempt)
Location: Columbus, Ohio; regular in-state travel required
Benefits: PTO (Paid Time Off), Worker’s Compensation, 10 Holidays; Health Insurance and Retirement Plan available


  • In partnership with the CCV team, implement and manage a comprehensive development strategy, including donor development, special events, direct mail, planned giving, and internet opportunities.
  • Pursue and maintain relationships with key “Major Donors.”
  • Create a 5-year development strategic plan, including budget, staffing, and resource needs.
  • Conduct “Major Donor trips,” leading small groups of supporters on trips in exciting locations.
  • Spearhead the annual CCV galas. 
  • Lead and manage the acquisition, growth, and maintenance of CCV supporters.
  • Develop creative ways for CCV donors to advance and grow the mission beyond financial contributions.
  • Formulate and implement strategies to meet growth objectives and needs.
  • Oversee the fundraising process including direct mail, ideation, fact checking, segmentation, data collection, reporting, etc.
  • Utilize retention and reactivation techniques including mail, telephone, and Internet.
  • Ensure that CCV development team is acquiring and growing personal relationships that lead to increased contributions, sharing the organization vision broadly and converting the response into financial support, as well as seeking out referrals or prospects through contributors and introducing prospects to the ministry.
  • Seek out and attend development training seminars as needed.
  • Provide periodic analysis and reports for management.


    Education, Skills, and Experience 

    • Undergraduate degree required.
    • 5+ years of development experience, preferably with a Christian nonprofit.
    • Public policy or education experience preferred.
    • Strong research and writing skills.
    • Able to communicate orally, both effectively and persuasively.
    • Attentive to detail and well organized.
    • Strong time management skills, punctual, able to operate on a schedule, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Able to remain flexible with ever-changing priorities.
    • Thrive in and enjoy working in a multi-tasking, fast-paced work environment; able to get things done, highly efficient.
    • Self-starter, independent, motivated daily by a passion to see CCV’s work advance.
    • Able to be proactive and strive to close gaps in skill and knowledge.
    • Strong computer skills including: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Able to master constituent relationship management database system.
      • Character and Spiritual

      • Mature Christian, currently attending or pursuing attendance in a local church.
      • Agreement with and adherence to CCV’s Statement of Faith and Code of Conduct.
      • Demonstrated commitment to and agreement with CCV’s Mission and Core Issues.
      • Able to work discreetly with confidential information.
      • Trustworthy and responsible.
      • Tactful and diplomatic, building consensus rather than emphasizing differences.
      • Maintain a high level of professionalism.
      • Exhibit strong leadership qualities.


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