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Chief Development Officer

Endowment Fund for Theological Education in the Central Conferences of The United Methodist Church (Endow F-TECC)

The Endowment Fund for Theological Education in the Central Conferences (Africa, Europe, and the Philippines) of The United Methodist Church (UMC) is seeking a Chief Development Officer (CDO) to lead its fund-raising initiatives.

The Endowment Fund for Theological Education in the Central Conferences of The United Methodist Church (Endow F-TECC) is authorized by the UMC Council of Bishops to build assets that ensure sustainable long-term funding for theological education in locations beyond the United States.

The Endow F-TECC is registered in the State of Tennessee as a 501 C-3 Non-Profit Organization and governed by an international Board of Directors representing United Methodists in the Central Conferences and the United States.

The Chief Development Officer is responsible for planning and implementing an integrated campaign to increase the assets of Endow F-TECC. The vast majority of these fundraising activities seek U.S. donors. The CDO is the staff executive accountable for acquiring gifts that result in ongoing distribution of funds for the endowment’s strategic priorities:

· Scholarships

· Resource Materials

· New Avenues in Theological Education

· Professors in Methodism

The Chief Development Officer reports to the Board’s Executive Committee and works under the guidance of the Co-chairs of the Fund-Raising Committee. The CDO assures achievement of specific revenue objectives and cultivates robust stakeholder engagement. Duties include building relationships with UMC leaders across the United States, Africa, Europe, and the Philippines. The CDO cultivates and drives achievement of fundraising objectives with Endow F-TECC Giving Circles and high-level individual and organizational givers.


  • Proven success in building productive, long-term relationships with influential leaders resulting in the identification and recruitment of active donors for Giving Circles and major gift individuals. Candidates must have a proven record of successful fund raising that demonstrates their potential for achieving gifts and pledges averaging $5 million annually.

  • Demonstrated competency in campaign plan design and planning, and excellent  performance in communications/marketing.

  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience and success in working with leaders at all levels of The United Methodist Church including Bishops, members of governing boards, staff of general agencies, and annual conference leaders; understanding the interrelationships required to initiate major donor opportunities and propel them forward to secure major gifts and pledges.

The successful candidate will be eligible for competitive compensation. Persons interested in learning more about the Endow F-TECC Chief Development Officer position may visit: (to access the CDO job description, simply click the Resources tab above and you will see a PDF of the job description).

Applications are welcome and may be submitted with a letter of introduction and detailed educational and work history resume to:

Ms. Amy Campbell Smith, Administrative Coordinator

Please copy the Fund-Raising Committee Co-Chair at:

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