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Regional Representative – Seattle
HOPE International

Contact Person: Kara Dahlenburg
Contact Email:
Application deadline: August 22, 2021

​The regional representative is responsible to serve as a regional extension and ambassador of HOPE International in his/her region. S/he will be responsible to increase, strengthen, and diversify HOPE’s funding sources and will be expected to meet annual fundraising goals. This is an entrepreneurial position. To succeed, the candidate must be a 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.

To cultivate and steward relationships with donors in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska
Hold at least 30 meetings* monthly and document in HOPE’s database. *Strong preference for face-to-face meetings, but some may be over Zoom or on the phone based on COVID safety regulations and geographic proximity
Retain 85%+ of major donors and 65% of other relational donors in region
Maintain and increase giving in the region, raising $250,000 annually within two years
Manage about 200 donor relationships in region
Develop and cultivate major donor relationships (each giving over $10,000 annually)
Invest in and develop key church partnerships
Lead and grow HOPE’s Seattle local advisory board, a group of strategic ambassadors for HOPE in the region
Plan and coordinate one major local event annually and strategic small events
Facilitate meetings and introductions of high-impact supporters with HOPE’s president and other members of the executive team
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
Three to five years of fundraising, sales or other relevant professional experience strongly preferred
Demonstrated lifestyle of Christ-like humility, compassion and generosity with time, talents and treasure
Established track record of taking initiative
Exhibits relational warmth and conversational maturity
Energized by gathering people together, sharing about HOPE, and strengthening connections
Excellent networking ability
Willing to make occasional trips around the region to connect with donors
Excellent oral, written, and public communication skills
Strong organizational skills, including effective time management
International experience and cross-cultural skills helpful