This is an exciting opportunity to serve as a member of the senior leadership team for MB Foundation, who for 120 years has provided leadership and financial solutions for Biblical stewardship to the Mennonite Brethren community. Built on Biblical values of stewardship, service and integrity, the Foundation continues to be a highly valued partner in meeting capital needs and charitable objectives through broad array of services to include planned giving programs, fund management-with over $200 million currently under management, investment certificates, the MB Loan Fund, and championing a stewardship lifestyle.
The Foundation’s commitment to providing these services continues to be strong and success has been found in their passion for furthering the Kingdom of Christ through meeting the needs of the community it serves. This commitment includes strengthening its leadership team and continuing to provide a growing, sustainable revenue base to meet current and future opportunities. In doing so, the Foundation is seeking an individual who will serve as the Chief Development Officer with responsibility for developing and implementing a comprehensive marketing and business development program to support the Foundation’s mission.
Reporting to the President/CEO of the Foundation, the Chief Development Officer will serve as a member of the senior leadership team and provide oversight, direction, and execution of all efforts associated with supporting existing and developing new strategic partnerships for the Foundation’s offerings. This individual will lead and direct the development and implementation of comprehensive, branded marketing plans and programs to promote new business partnership opportunities, client support and management, and supporting development of new products and services. In doing so, he/she will insure strategies and programs reflect the mission of the Foundation, supporting its goals and objectives while providing a means to positively impact MB and other faith-based communities and organizations. He/She will direct a team of 6 field staff, some of which will be in Hillsboro, Kansas and some in Fresno, California.
The ideal candidate will be a growing disciple of Jesus Christ, embrace the Mennonite Brethren community, and be an active participant in his/her home Christian church. The Chief Development Officer will have a discernable track record of success in developing and implementing a wide range of business development programs and initiatives to include marketing, branding, communications and client relations. The successful candidate will have shown the ability to be successful in identifying and cultivating networks and relationships resulting in business opportunities with existing and new clients for the full range of programs and services the Foundation provides. In addition, this individual will seek out and build partnerships, collaborating with a wide range of individuals and organizations to further identify and develop new ministry opportunities. To further support these efforts, the Chief Development Officer will ensure Planned Giving Advisors and other staff have the direction, tools and support needed to acquire new business opportunities and provide a high level of client service with excellence and integrity to all clients and constituencies.