The Gideons International in Australia (TGIA) is seeking a Donor Engagement Lead who will lead the donor relations strategy by assisting member and non-member donors to understand what God is doing through the ministry and to financially support the mission of TGIA. They will build meaningful relationships and discover alignment between the individual’s values and the financial needs of TGIA. The Donor Engagement Lead is responsible for a portfolio of potential and actual donors, supporting ministry leaders and representing TGIA at events. They will also oversee training of qualified church speakers to ensure they are equipped to assist with effective donor registration.  We are looking for someone with proven people and administration experience; a person with a ‘can do’ attitude and a high level of maturity, confidentiality, and professionalism.  There may be requirements to work outside of normal office hours, but these would be negotiated by mutual agreement.


TGIA is an Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through associating together for service, sharing personal testimony, and by providing Bibles and New Testaments. While we are often recognised for our work with hotels, we also place and distribute Scriptures in strategic locations so they are available to those who want them, as well as to those who may not know they need them. We aspire to be an extension of the mission of the local church.



  • Creating and overseeing all general and regular non-member communications pitched towards donors and/or supporters, including churches and Friends of Gideons (FoG) namely, Gideon News, regular prayer and encouragement emails, social media, website).

Member training in strategic areas to ensure members are equipped to assist with effective donor registration.

  • Torchbearers (Estate planning)
  • Special public events (‘Faith Fund’ Dinners)
  • Signing up to ‘Friends of Gideons’
  • Church presentations


  • Collating relevant testimonies for use across the TGIA ministry.

National Convention

  • Attend the annual national convention in September and assist with registration, booths, and events.

Donor Portfolio Management

  • Update and maintain a portfolio of potential member and non-member donors by collaborating with the National Executive Director (NED) and National President (NP).
  • Plan actions for all portfolio members and record those planned actions in the database.
  • Fulfill relationship activities through phone calls, electronic communications and in-person visits.
  • Record details of all meaningful interactions with portfolio members and other stewardship activities in the database.

Identification Activities

  • Contact donors who made recent gifts and determine if an interest in future giving is indicated which would warrant further actions.
  • Maintain contact with TGIA leadership and provide relevant resources and follow up with individuals who express interest in giving opportunities.
  • Develop stewardship presentations, in collaboration with TGIA staff, which can give insight into giving opportunities that align with donors’ passions, interests, values and ministry needs.

Discovery Activities

  • Complete relationship building activities to determine if portfolio members would like assistance in exploring giving options.

Cultivation Activities

  • Deepen relationships through activities with portfolio members who want to actively explore how they can invest in the ministry and would like assistance in determining what they want to support, how much they want to give, when they want to give, and/or how they want to give.

Solicitation Activities

  • Present specific giving opportunities to portfolio members once a giving option is determined that aligns with their interests, values, and circumstances.
  • Follow up with solicited portfolio members as they are considering presented giving opportunities.

Stewardship Activities

  • Expressing gratitude to portfolio members who have made a gift or giving commitment.
  • Reporting to portfolio members the impact of their gifts or giving commitments while determining if there are interests in future giving.
  • Maintaining relationships between donors and the ministry if ongoing contact would be helpful either due to nature of relationships or if revocable commitments have been made and ongoing communications would be helpful.


  • Actively involved in the life of an evangelical church
  • Solid relationship-building skills and integrity and a record of ability to develop and maintain relationships with individuals of diverse backgrounds and cultures; includes ability to professionally interact with executives and high-net-worth individuals and to understand the needs and interests of major donors to develop relationships between them and the ministry.
  • Proven critical thinking ability and discernment skills of the donor’s needs and alignment with stewardship opportunities.
  • Solid understanding of business giving opportunities.
  • Broad knowledge of the portfolio management process (identification, discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship).
  • Proven drive and ability to present partnership opportunities to donors.
  • Professional behaviour and ability to effectively represent TGIA with integrity and poise, interpersonal and presentation skills, discernment, and professional appearance.
  • Proven ability to plan, prioritise and perform multiple projects of complex work in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Working knowledge of gift planning as an integral part of charitable giving and giving options.
  • Spiritual maturity and understanding of Biblical stewardship to assist donors in discerning their giving priorities.
  • A heart for praying with and for donors.
  • Proven, focused, and self-motivated starter; able to work independently.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent administrative, reporting, analysis, and time management skills.
  • Strong PC skills including proficiency in widely used software applications, especially Microsoft Office applications and customer relationship management (CRM) software.



  • Actively learns, demonstrates, and fosters the TGIA culture in all actions and words. Takes personal initiative and is a positive example for others to emulate.
  • Ability to understand the fundamental business drivers, communicate the state of business, and provide strategic recommendations to management.
  • Proven ability to keep a big picture perspective while dealing with detailed information.
  • Solid knowledge of economics, financial investment analysis, industry best practices, and general accounting and controls.
  • Foster Open Communications and Approachability.
  • Positive and Constructive Attitude and Problem Solving.
  • Business Acumen and how it relates to giving.
  • Continued training on advanced giving concepts.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity.
  • Ability to challenge the status quo.
  • Ability and commitment to working in a team-based environment as part of a team.
  • High integrity and a commitment to TGIA mission and statement of commitments.
  • Heart for people and the work and mission of TGIA.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Successful experience in fundraising or comparable business activities.
  • Experience as a member of The Gideons International or equivalent nonprofit/Christian ministry.



  • Experience in a professional fundraising environment that demonstrates “best practices”.
  • Advanced knowledge of legal or personal financial planning.
  • Demonstrated leadership in The Gideons International or equivalent nonprofit/Christian ministry.


An understanding of Christian NFP environment and voluntary ministry would be an advantage. Where specific skills, qualifications or experience are lacking, an expression of willingness and desire to grow in those areas will be essential. Salary will be commensurate with your experience. The successful applicant can begin work immediately.

We will consider applications as they are submitted. Please include two (2) character referees and two (2) professional referees in your application.

For more information, please contact Please enclose a copy of your resume and a short covering letter.