Director of Generosity, Northwestern Ohio Synod

Please fill out all the required fields and attach your resume and cover letter below. While this position may remain posted longer, please apply by March 6, 2023, for best consideration.

Please address the following in your cover letter:

  • What attracts you to the Director of Generosity position at the NWOS.
  • Share a brief story of a success you’ve had in fundraising that illustrates your capabilities and experiences.
  • Briefly articulate your understanding of how this position supports the ministry, mission, and values of NWOS.

About the Northwestern Ohio Synod: The NWOS is a synod (or collection of churches in a geographic area) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. NWOS has roughly 158 congregations in northwestern Ohio. Lead by Bishop Daniel, the synod staff consists of 9 staff members who support the work of our congregations through leadership of the call process, candidacy and theological discernment, leadership development and training, providing space for ministry innovation, providing resources, and providing vision and leadership.

We seek to live out our Mission: Sent by the crucified and risen Jesus, we are called to grow disciples, equip leaders, strengthen parishes, and nurture new communities for the renewal of northwest Ohio and the world. To support this mission, our staff is driven by our core values of expansive curiosity, bold hope, radical love, and authentic community.

About the Directory of Generosity: The Director for Generosity serves God by sharing in the mission of the NWOS, and providing leadership in personal, congregational, and synodical charitable giving. Reporting to the Bishop and working collaboratively with the Bishop, synod staff, and Synod Council, the Director for Generosity will provide direction and oversight of all NWOS fundraising endeavors, including the Annual Fund, major gifts, planned giving, and special events. The Director for Generosity is called to build personal relationships that create compelling opportunities to inspire individuals to grow in their generosity. The Director for Generosity will teach congregational leaders to strengthen and expand their fundraising capacity.