Congregational Stewardship Officer

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San Francisco, CA

GLIDE Church is a spiritual center of healing, faith, justice and community for everyone. Each week, over 1,000 people experience GLIDE’s legendary Sunday Celebrations. GLIDE Church offers everyone opportunities for social connection and acknowledgment of personal, social and spiritual transformation.

The Congregational Stewardship Officer works as a member of the Church’s leadership team, building the spiritual practice of transformational giving in a congregation motivated by service and love. Focusing on the Church community, the CSO plays a key role on a high-performing Fund Development team. The ideal candidate will possess an ability to connect a spiritually centered stewardship plan to our spiritual community locally, across the globe and across platforms, as well as the ability to teach GLIDE Church that to give is to celebrate spirituality, recovery, truth, beauty, imagination, and hope to inspire social change.

Reporting to the Director of Fund Development, this position is central to the achievement of GLIDE’s strategic plan as the organization prepares to launch a comprehensive campaign. This position will be responsible for campaign logistics, moves management, ambassador management, donor cultivation and stewardship. The work week for this position is generally Sunday through Thursday and requires flexibility to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties can be assigned, and the duties and responsibilities of the job are subject to change without notice.

• Create and execute a meaningful and rigorous donor development and moves management plan, including the church’s membership process, the annual pledge campaign, annual fundraising, stewardship, engagement and solicitation strategies for GLIDE Memorial Church in collaboration with the Director of Fund Development, Sr. Director of Mission and Spirituality, and Minister of Celebration;

• Guided and aided by activity metrics, manage a portfolio or approximately 100 donors and prospects prioritizing one-on-one meetings;

• Participates in church activities as part of building relationships of integrity and trust within the congregation. Develop non-giving members into giving members, across the spectrum of the community; And acts as a representative of the Church in internal meetings; be a thought partner with other departments to prioritize and integrate the needs of the Church in all arenas. 

• Coordinate, invigorate and involve Church leaders, members of the Church Lay Leadership, Congregational Leaders, and other congregation members in relationship-building and fundraising for GLIDE Memorial Church; Develop and shepherd the reemergence of GLIDE Church’s congregation and community-led Fund Development Team.

• Develop engagement and solicitation strategies for supporters of the Church, including weekly, monthly donors, major donors, unique, first-time, and one-time visitors. Model best practices and help build a culture of philanthropy where everyone is empowered to be a fundraiser.

• Identify funding trends and opportunities to engage new audiences and secure new streams of funding, including exploring institutional prospects. 

• Introduce new giving channels and opportunities for the congregation, particularly online. Rethink/Reimagine weekly offering opportunities to address the reality of today and the future.

• Other tasks and duties as assigned. 


• None


• Outstanding verbal and interpersonal communication skills; fluency or rapid acquisition of fluency in the languages of faith- and justice-centric giving

• Ability to engage donors in practices of giving rooted in spiritual transformation and justice

• Evidence of entrepreneurial engagement with giving audiences – creation of new engagement initiatives and/or innovations in community-based giving opportunities.

• Ability to synthesize complex qualitative material and ambiguities, translate them into readable and engaging prose and communicate it clearly and succinctly in proposals, reports, and other communications. 

• Highly organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, strategic, discreet, and professional, able to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines. 

• Experience with fundraising databases and research tools, Salesforce experience preferred. 


• BA degree and 5+ years of experience in non-profit fundraising, preferably in faith-based or membership-based organizations (e.g. museum, arts, theater), or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

• Outstanding stewardship and relationship-management skills with meticulous follow-through.

• Prior experience working or volunteering within faith communities strongly preferred

• Proven track record of maintaining effective relationships with stakeholders and supporters, preferably in a faith-based or membership-based organization.

• Knowledge of Bay Area philanthropic landscape and/or funders that emphasize giving preferences aligned with GLIDE’s faith and justice work preferred. 


• None


• Exceptional communication skills. Has the ability to reduce large amounts of information to concise points and effectively communicate the organization’s mission, goals and objectives to internal and external stakeholders;

• Excellent presentation and negotiation skills;

• Proven writing and editing skills marked by clear and compelling proposals, reports, and other communications.


• Ability to interpret and analyze statistical data and other data found in reports


• Strong proficiency in MS Office suite including Excel and Power Point; 

• Proficiency with donor management software and generating ongoing reports. Experience with Salesforce highly preferred.


The physical demands described here is representative of that which an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Ability to see details of objects at close range;

• Ability to hear within normal range, and communicate effectively in person or via telephone in a manner which can be understood by those with whom the person is speaking, including a diverse population;

• Ability to use standard office equipment, and access, input and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to use keyboard with manual and finger dexterity and wrist-finger speed sufficient to perform repetitive actions efficiently for extended periods of time;

• Requires physical ability to sit and keyboard for long periods of time (stationed at computer 75% of work time);

• This person must take frequent short breaks, integrate stretching into her/his daily duties to avoid musculoskeletal disorders;

• Activities that occur frequently are: standing, walking and handling. Activities that occur occasionally are: climbing staircases. Activities that occur infrequently are: bending, squatting, crouching, kneeling, twisting, reaching straight, above, and below shoulder level with both shoulders individually or at the same time, carrying and lifting up to 25 pounds;

• Ability to move about. Will come and go from the work area repeatedly throughout the day. Ability to move quickly to address emergency or potentially dangerous situations.


The work environment described here is representative of that which an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Fast paced, with frequent interruptions, demanding, social services office environment;

• Noise level is moderate to noisy and lighting is conducive to completion of work;

• The employee may be exposed to air borne pathogens;

• GLIDE’s buildings are located in the Tenderloin. Due to our surroundings, it is important to always be aware of what’s going on around you while walking around the neighborhood. GLIDE maintains an "open door" policy to the community and its clients, who frequently enter and leave the building.

GLIDE Church is a spiritual center of healing, faith, justice and community for everyone. Each week, over 1,000 people experience GLIDE’s legendary Sunday Celebrations. GLIDE Church offers everyone opportunities for social connection and…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional


330 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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GLIDE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

At GLIDE, all employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We are committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. People of color, differently-abled people and LGBT persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

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