Jul 11, 2019

Stewardship Director

  • Bel Air Church
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Development Religious Organizations

Job Description

Are you an experienced development director who would like to apply your people skills working in a faith-based environment? Would you like to grow the ministry of a historical Presbyterian Church located midway between Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley?

Bel Air Church is creating this new role to help us position the church for the future. The Stewardship Director will be a key staff member of the Capital Campaign team, responsible for promoting grateful giving and joyful generosity and for developing and implementing systems to ensure wise stewardship.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with excellent communication skills, keen attention to detail and strong computer literacy. She or he will connect well with people and have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.


•We live the Bel Air Church mission, vision, and values.

•We focus our time, talents, and energy on advancing the strategic goals and priorities of Bel Air Church.

•We are highly collaborative, motivated, and team focused in a fast-paced environment.

•We emphasize team, multiply our impact within the community, and are self-starters.

•We strive to work well in a learning, dynamic, and constantly changing environment.

•We seek to identify and work toward solving issues directly.



•Service orientation

•Judgement and problem solving

•Attendance, reliability, productivity, and quality of work

•Ability to build effective teams and healthy working relationships

•Leadership and mentorship

•Interpersonal communication

•Stewardship of Bel Air Church vision and resources



•Relates closely with: Lead Team, Finance Team, Operations Committee, Communications Team

•Key team and meeting participation: Lead Team, Operations Team, Strategic Planning Team,All-Staff meetings, other meetings as assigned

•Evaluation: Performance evaluations will be conducted at least annually by the supervisor; as with all job descriptions, details may be adjusted as deemed necessary through the evaluation process


Essential Responsibilities and Duties

•Build and cultivate relationships with Bel Air Church members to encourage them to deepen their engagement, investment and gifts of time, talent and treasure towards fulfilling the mission of the church.

•Provide direction and ensure the faithful practice of responsible stewardship processes.

•Promote the concepts of grateful giving, joyful generosity and wise stewardship. Provide education, training and support to church staff and volunteer leadership to enhance their personal understanding of these concepts as relates to the ministry of Bel Air Church.

•Work with the pastoral team and ministry departments to create opportunities for aspirational giving at all levels.

•Assist the pastoral team and ministry departments in connecting with church members to identify and cultivate their unique spiritual gifts and abilities. Partner with the pastoral team and ministry departments to inspire church members to use their gifts and abilities to support fulfilling the mission of Bel Air Church.

•Develop stewardship strategies to connect with specific groups such as first time and lapsed donors.

•Coordinate efforts with the communications team to ensure donors are updated on how their contributions are supporting Bel Air Church ministry. Help develop method, message and design for year round donor touchpoints.

•Ensure continual alignment of capital campaign efforts with the vision of Bel Air Church.

•Work in collaboration with others to identify the ministry needs of Bel Air Church.

•Participate in the planning, organization and execution of selected capital campaign meetings and events.

•Make connections between information in the donor database and information in the relationship management database.

•Oversee the maintenance of the donor database and selected relationship management records for data/gift/donor stewardship including accurate, detailed records of donor outreach and donor giving history.

•Oversee the process for recording and acknowledging all pledges, pledge payments and outright gifts.

•Set development goals; track efforts; provide analysis including giving trends. Prepare and present reports on a regular basis to share results.



Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, attribute, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•Education and/or Experience: High School Diploma or GED required; Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred; three to five years of previous related experience; or the equivalent combination of education and experience. High relationship management skills.

•Computer Skills: Demonstrates strong computer literacy, with emphasis on Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook. Ability operate standard office equipment, including copiers, fax machines, and similar. Ability to learn new computer skills/software as necessary to the position., specifically relationship management software and donor database software.

•Certifications/Licenses/Registrations: None required for this position.

•Language Skills: Ability to read, write, and comprehend complex instructions and correspondence in English. Ability to effectively communicate complex concepts in a clear and fluid manner in one-on-one and group situations.

•Mathematical Skills: Ability to understand and calculate numbers to the extent required by the position.

•Reasoning Ability: Ability to understand and carry out detailed instructions. Ability to creatively and efficiently handle problems involving complex variables in varying situations, using sound judgement.


Other Qualifications

◊As a religious organization, all employees must affirm Bel Air Church’s Statement of Faith, based upon their sincerely held religious beliefs, and demonstrated by a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. This is an essential commitment to contribute toward BAC’s mission, goals, and purpose.

◊High ethical standards, integrity, honesty, reliability, discretion, full understanding of necessity for confidentiality in this role

◊Ability to handle sensitive information and situations professionally

◊Project management skills

◊Strong attention to detail

◊Strong problem-solving skills with ability to recognize and address issues

◊Strategic and analytical mindset

◊Excellent interpersonal skills - should enjoy being with people and making connections

◊Ability to foster productive working relationships at all levels of a complex organization including working with other staff, volunteers, church elders, ministers and church members.

◊Ability to follow through on all daily open items


◊Ability to multi-task and work under the pressure of changing priorities

◊Excellent written and verbal communication skills

◊Spirit of flexibility and willingness to accept and lead through change

Self-starter who can help define and refine the responsibilities of this new position

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use their hands to type on the keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk, bend, and lift and carry up to 25 lbs. This employee will routinely be required to use standard office equipment, such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, fax machines, scanners, and filling cabinets.

This job operates primarily in an office setting. The position will interact regularly with others in offices, classrooms, meeting spaces, and outdoor areas of the church campus, as well as at off-campussites, including while traveling to and from those sites.

Bel Air Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer with regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, and physical or mental disability. Employment is at-will, and therefore, can be terminated, with or without cause, at any time, at the option of the employee or Bel Air Church. Your signature does not modify this at-will employment relationship.

Salary Range

$90,000 - $120,000 depending on experience. Includes benefits package.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to yvette.herrera@belairpres.org. For additional information about Bel Air Church go to belairpres.org

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