Donor Relations Specialist and Brand Influencer


The Foundation for Evangelism (FFE) is looking for an energetic and motivated Donor Relations Specialist and Brand Influencer. We need a fresh voice at the table who knows the influencer world and is willing to help our team think in new creative ways to share our story, expand and energize our donor-base in order to fully realize our grant-making capabilities.

About The Foundation for Evangelism:

We make grants to organizations who share our devotion for creating disciples so changed by their relationship with Jesus Christ that they cannot stop themselves from serving as Christ served, or sharing "Why Jesus" in all aspects of their lives. The FFE is a catalyst to equip disciples to invite all people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.

The Donor Relations Specialist and Brand Influencer will:

  • Help to craft the message of the FFE in a compelling, excitable way that makes people want to be associated with the FFE
  • Expand the circle of FFE supporters (donors, advocates, partners) through locating, inviting, and developing relationships with influential people who can become advocates to impact donors, friends, and partners
  • Cultivate existing relationships with FFE supporters
  • Execute influencer outreach strategies and creative campaigns across a diverse range of channels

As a successful candidate, you will foster and manage ongoing relationships with current donors and partners as well as actively generate new ones, increasing awareness of the organization’s work, and coordinating with influencers to promote our ministry in their sphere of influence. The ideal candidate is an innovative, creative thinker who can take the current in-house program to next level, and be an active contributor to the success of a “catalytic” foundation which equips disciples to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in new and fresh ways. The position will involve relationship building and management with existing and prospective donors across the US through planning, organizing, and implementing various types of branded events and resources.


  • Engage in influencer marketing strategies to develop creative campaigns
  • Understand requirements and details of each event
  • Book venues and schedule speakers
  • Plan and organize events with attention to financial and time constraints
  • Identify and build relationships with prominent influencers and thought leaders
  • Develop content ideas and contribute to content development
  • Brainstorm new, creative approaches to incorporate “influencer” practices into workplace culture
  • Keep abreast of emerging trends, technologies, and influencers
  • Carefully oversee event happenings
  • Offer solutions to resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Serve on Implementation Team (I-TEAM) to coordinate branding and message across all relationships
  • Identify and manage influencer network and talent across multiple channels
  • Collaborate across functional teams and update team members on industry outcome

Qualifications and Skills

  • Stellar communication skills (online, in person, and on the phone)
  • Good time management
  • Skilled in project management
  • Attentive to detail
  • Travel to attend and plan for events, visit prospective and current donors
  • Client/Donor Relations experience: 1 year


  • Social Media Content Contributor experience 1 year
  • Event Planning experience: 1 Year
  • Familiarity with Wesleyan-tradition Christian practices – such as AME, AMEZ. Free Methodist, Nazarene, UMC

Work Environment

  • Seated desk work in cubical setting
  • Computer and phone work including typing, phone and web conference calls
  • Moderate office noise with conversations, printer, and light traffic
  • Some air and road travel within the U.S. throughout the year

Job Start Date: August 1, 2019 or sooner

Job Location: Lake Junaluska, NC

Position Status: Full time with benefits (after probationary period) including paid time off, retirement, health

Salary: $40,000 annually, based on experience

Submit Resume and References by July 19, 2019

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 /year


  • Event Planning: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Social Media Management: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Project Management: 1 year (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Contact: Barby Bowser

Church/Org/Business Name: The Foundation for Evangelism

Address: 125 N Lakeshore Dr Lake Junaluska NC 28745

Phone: 828-454-6800

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