Position Description 

STEWARDSHIP DIRECTOR
Contract Position, 60-80 hours per month

Introduction

OMNIA equips religious leaders and people of faith to counter religious extremism and injustice in all its forms. Since its launch in 2017, this non-profit organization has trained religious and community leaders in Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the United States to dismantle top-down traditions of exclusivity and superiority, and to build up pluralistic ways of expressing faith and practice.

Through OMNIA’s leadership team and key partners, trainees learn to build Interfaith Peacemaker Teams (IPTs) that include both their neighbors and key leaders in their communities. OMNIA’s solution to countering religion-based oppression, dominance and violence is contextual (i.e., learning from a bottom-up orientation and with people at the margins). Whereas many government agencies and NGOs do not know how or are reluctant to engage and work with religious communities, OMNIA is on the ground with a “winning hearts and minds” strategy encouraging collaborative and interfaith efforts for pluralistic solutions in today’s diverse and changing world.     

Position Summary

The Stewardship Director is a key part of OMNIA’s resource development team which is focused on building fundraising capacity, systems, and a culture of philanthropy to support the organization’s success. The Stewardship Director is a leader and integral partner in OMNIA’s organizational planning and strategy.  This position will be filled by a candidate who has a strong fundraising background and has demonstrated experience in building relationships and networks which will contribute to OMNIA’S fundraising success. 

This position, reporting to the President of OMNIA, is a 6 month contract position (working approximately 60-80 hours per month). At the conclusion of the contracted period, a 360-evaluation will be conducted and an assessment of advancement from contractor to employee status will be determined.  

Key Skills Required

  • Well trained in the best practices of major gift cultivation and solicitation

  • Familiar with the basics of how to use a donor management system

  • Possesses the acumen and the time to be the spokesperson for a growing nonprofit

  • Assertive and bold in their solicitations

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Acumen in donor prospecting

  • Personal, relational, cooperative, well-trusted, creative and polity

  • Passionate about the cause

  • Personal beliefs are well-aligned with the organization’s mission

  • Outstanding follow-up skills

  • Impressive, proven record of solicitation

  • Responsive work ethic

  • Can define and support an internal culture of philanthropy

  • Compelling grant writer

  • Basic skills with email, word processing and video conferencing

Educational Background

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s preferred

Application Process