NOW HIRING: The Mercy Ministries

August 20, 2019

The Mercy Ministries is now seeking a Director of Development and plans to fill the position immediately.  The job will remain open until the candidate has been chosen.



Email your resume and/or LinkedIn page address to carly@themercyministries with "Director of Development" in the subject line of your email.


If you or someone you know would LOVE to work in a Christian environment with a team that treats each other like family and is really making a difference in the lives of hundreds of people in and around Toombs County, Georgia, this may be the job for you!  TMM begins prayer and devotion each morning before the work day begins.  Most of the time the employees and volunteers of TMM each lunch together family style.  There's no back biting or gossip within TMM's walls, so you'll be happy to come to work each day.  Best of all, you get to see lives changed by God's love through the medical clinic, dental clinic, Mercy University classes and more.  


The Development Director is charged with developing relationships and connections with donors that understand the importance of capacity building.   The specific responsibilities include developing, cultivating and maturing relationships that lead to the funding of TMM’s operating budget. The core objective is to maintain current donor participation while growing a broader network of donors to establish long-term sustainability. In addition to office-based work, the Development Director will serve in an outreach/public affairs role to increase general public awareness of TMM and strengthen community relations.



This position is responsible for, but not limited to the following:

Development/Fundraising (60%)

  • Oversees the fundraising arm of the mercy ministries. Ensure that we are following the correct model and approach to our donors and lead the plan for how we maintain our donor relationships.

  • Serves as the Team Leader for the Benevon Team. The Team Leader’s responsibilities include:

    • Coordinating the organization’s implementation of the Benevon Model

    • Managing the team to meet deadlines and complete assigned tasks

    • Ensuring that all data is captured in the database tracking system

    • Personally taking on or delegating all tasks needed to fulfill each element of the Benevon implementation plan

    • Recruiting and grooming the next Team Leader, when the time comes

  • Develop and manage the implementation of the annual, year-end campaign


Marketing & Public Relations (20%)

  • Develop and secure marketing materials that will promote the mission and “tell the story” of how TMM is transforming our community

  • Maintain and develop all TMM social media accounts to increase public awareness of the organization and quickly distribute important/time-sensitive information and generate reports (as needed) to show the effectiveness of these outlets and any trends over time

  • Maintain and develop TMM’s website with up-to-date information regarding the organization’s services, upcoming events, forms, job openings, donation options, patient testimony videos, etc.

  • Build community relations and increase public awareness of TMM by participating in community networking events and social functions (i.e. Chamber events, United Way events, etc.)

  • Manage all paid advertisements and/or contracts related to the development of marketing materials (i.e. videography)


Management & Strategic Planning (10%)

  • Participate in the ongoing strategic planning of the organization for ministry advancement

  • Lead weekly fundraising meetings

  • Maintain an electronic donor database, oversee all data entry and cleanup of the database, and generate/create reports from the database as required to execute donor cultivation plans and measure Benevon outcomes

  • Provide monthly report for board meetings to update the Board on Benevon implementation/fundraising progress and provide training to the board for supporting the sustainable funding plan


Programs / Training (10%)

  • Participate in learning modules and efforts to increase knowledge of subjects related to this job position (i.e. Bloomerang webinars, Benevon webinars, Movie Monday videos, etc.)

  • Increase personal knowledge and awareness of non-profit best practices

  • Prepare presentations related to development/fundraising as needed for board and/or staff training


  • Keep your work area tidy and help clean patient areas as assigned

  • Participate in the meal rotation for staff meetings, providing a meal for the group at least once a year

  • Attend and engage in staff meetings and ministry area meetings

  • Constantly assess your position’s processes and procedures and think into how they can be improved



BA or BS from an accredited university - Required

Computer skills - Required

Customer Relations -Required

Organizational skills - Required

Excellent verbal and written communication skills - Required

Training in fundraising and event planning- Preferred

Experience in a ministry/non-profit work - Preferred

HIPPA- A knowledge and understanding of HIPPA is required and a statement of HIPPA regulation understanding will be signed and filed.



The hourly wage is approx. $18.00, depending upon experience, for 32 hours per week.



Work schedule expectations include a part-time 32 hours per week which may include special meetings, travel and attendance to work-related conferences, training, and events.  The Mercy Ministries expects that all employees arrive on time.  If an employee must be tardy or absent, notification to his/her Ministry Area Coordinator should be made prior to any missed time. This position reports to the Development Director.


The Mercy Ministries expects that all employees be dressed in business casual attire or a TMM shirt with khaki or black pants.  Clinical employees may wear scrubs.  This position will be the front line for all patrons entering our organization. Pleasant appearance, professionalism and a friendly personality will be expected at all times.


This position will be privileged to very important organizational information and will be expected to uphold the upmost confidentiality with any information obtained at all times.



Employees are required to follow organizational policy and departmental procedures at all times. You are charged with the responsibility to uphold the mission and core values and ethics of the mercy ministries. The job description is not intended to be all inclusive. Employees are responsible for performing all duties as assigned by management.

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