Asst to the President - Family Advancement

Focus On The Family, Inc.

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$47-55.25 /h
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Colorado Springs, CO

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

The Assistant to the President, Family Advancement position exists to develop relationships with individual constituents, foundations, and corporations for the purpose of having them financially support the ministry; to communicate the vision, mission and initiatives of Focus on the Family, thank donors for their gifts, inform them of our on-going projects and how donors can be financially involved, enhance our friendship through authentic encouragement, serving as a resource for their ministry needs, and discovers and pursues opportunities for giving with potential donors.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Manages an assigned geographic territory and is required to travel to that territory a minimum of 88 days per year

Develops new "Friends" of the ministry through a variety of networking events and avenues

Speaks on behalf of the ministry at various events, to deepen donor connection and commitment to Focus on the Family

Develops and maintains positive relationships with supporters and shows sensitivity and genuine concern without becoming self-serving

Develops relationship and giving programs that align donor passions with ministry initiatives

Facilitates donor events

Meets and/or exceeds departmental “dashboard” measures on an annual basis

Relates and communicates with people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and socio-economic levels

Pursues utmost detail in the area of constituent relationship and maintenance

Stays current with social policy issues and maintains currency in terms of personal and professional development, through research and reading

Provides constituents with status and financial reports

Maintains a healthy, affirming relationship with family and spouse

Exhibits integrity in professional and personal life in accordance with Biblical standards; straightforward and not self-serving

Participates in monthly scheduled department meetings

Generates and maintains trip summaries, expense reports, constituent profile updates, and key people list monthly updates

Maintains daily contact with support personnel, providing leadership and instruction

Maintains awareness of social and economic issues relating to territory and constituents

Recruits for, and participates in "insider" events hosted by Family Advancement and other Focus departments

Other Duties/Responsibilities:

Performs other duties as assigned

Working Environment/Physical Requirements:

Office Environment



Exemplifies Ephesians 5:1-2, “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children and walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us...”

Pursues the Great Commission given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Focus; adheres to the Standard of Moral Conduct and Statement of Faith; upholds Focus on the Family's ministry in prayer

Prays personally for Focus on the Family’s staff and constituents and may occasionally lead in a public prayer

Engages in Christian ministry

Demonstrates behaviors aligned with FOF core values

This position is a “position of responsibility” as defined in the Focus on the Family Moral Policy and is subject to the parameters defined therein regarding divorce

This role is considered a Spokesperson for Focus on the Family and should represent Focus’ position and tone at all times

Personal Characteristics:

Awareness of own strengths and shortcomings

High level of energy and enthusiasm

Must be bright, positive, and friendly - conveying warmth and a genuine interest in people

Well-developed social skills

Emotionally resilient and capable of handling pressure and rejection without inappropriate disappointment of personal reproach

Creates favorable impression in terms of appropriate attire, appearance, bearing, and manner

Convincing, persuasive, and credible, able to impress favorably and win long-term confidence and trust


Bachelor's Degree; MBA preferred

7-10 years of broad experience including such professions as marketing/sales, business, or public relations

In-depth knowledge of Focus philosophy, mission, values, and objectives

Familiar with the needs of small businesses, entrepreneurs, and executives of large corporations

Skills, Abilities, and Special Talents/Gifts:

Excellent listening skills and exhibit the ability to understand what others are communicating

Highly polished verbal skills; clarity of expression, good organization of thoughts and effective articulation

Broad understanding of the business community with an ability to move with ease in the boardroom as well as the church environment.

Ability to maintain a sense of perspective with humor under pressure and when confronted with shifting priorities

Ability to effectively communicate across denominational and theological distinctions

Excellent organizational and time management skills

Ability to learn/present PowerPoint presentations at various Family Advancement events

Stewardship Requirements:

Salary Range: $97,760 to $114,920/yr.

Focus on the Family puts a high value on our team members and offers a unique benefit package.

Employees scheduled for 30 hours or more per week are eligible for:

Medical Plan
Dental Plan
Life Insurance
Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts

Employees scheduled for 20 hours or more per week are eligible for:

Legal Shield/ID Shield
Retirement Plan
Vacation Time
Sick Time
Service Awards

Note: This is a summary and should not be construed as future promises to continue to provide benefits as outlined above. For complete and definitive language, refer to the governing plan documents.

*Temporary employees are not eligible for benefits.