Seed Company was launched by Wycliffe Bible Translators in 1993 with a mandate to accelerate Bible translation through a new model: connecting national translators abroad with funders at home around specific Bible translation projects. It started with pilot projects in 10 different languages and four years later, the model was working in 50 people groups and growing. Today, Seed Company works in over 100 countries around the world, with a 10-year plan to start translation in an additional 2,000 languages.
Seed Company is currently seeking a Vice President, Major Gifts (VPMG), a new role which will report directly to the Chief Advancement Officer. The VPMG will develop, facilitate and enhance any and all operations and systems that support the activities of Major Gift representatives, both across department lines, within Advancement, and with other facets of Seed Company as required. The new VPMG will be responsible for leading, inspiring and fully developing the skills and abilities of a team of 12 to 15 Executive Development Representatives (EDR’s) dispersed throughout the country, and will provide leadership for the development, planning and execution of the organization’s national Major Gifts strategies.
The ideal VPMG candidate will have 10 or more years of experience, including progressively responsible major gifts leadership roles, with a clear understanding of cultivation, presentation, negotiation, invitation and follow-up processes. He/she should also have a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, or a related discipline, with the ability to travel heavily as needed, and most importantly must have a strong faith in Jesus Christ and a passion for the Word of God. As Seed Company is headquartered in Arlington, Texas, the new VPMG must live in or be willing to relocate to Arlington.