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Job Title:            Senior Director of Development

Organization:     neverthirst

Location:            Birmingham, Nashville, Atlanta, or Dallas

Reports to:         Chief Development Officer

About neverthirst

neverthirst exists to bring clean water to the unreached.  We work in remote, hard to reach places, to bring clean and living water to the marginalized in Asia and Africa.

Senior Director of Development

This key role will report directly to the Chief Development Officer and will serve as an integral member of the Development team.  As the Senior Director of Development at neverthirst, our expectations are that you embody the core values of neverthirst as the initial/primary contact of the organization for most new and potential Major Donors, and that you carry out your responsibilities with an attitude that is becoming of Christ our LORD. 

Role Description (Major Gifts)


The Senior Director of Development at neverthirst functionally operates as a Major Gift Officer for the organization.  This role will initiate relationships and follow up with existing and potential financial partners.  The primary goal of this position is to pursue and grow major gifts out of neverthirst’s existing data base but is not limited to utilizing the existing data base to initiate and grow potential major donors and strategic corporate partnerships. 


This person must love following up with donors who already have given to the organization in ‘some’ amount, but that the CDO has targeted to follow up with.  This person will be making phone calls, sending emails, texts and setting up meetings (in person and via zoom) to develop real relationships with donors and to invite them into a clear vision and opportunity to impact the most unreached places on earth with the express goal of increasing their generosity to the organization.   

Role Requirements

  • Confidence

  • Endurance

  • A ferocious desire to win

  • Commitment and deep belief that the work we are doing matters in the world

  • A LOVE for casting vision and inviting neverthirst donors to grow their generosity to meet very clear needs

  • Ability to make broad connections and think creatively about how to connect individuals and groups to funding opportunities

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work within a system and keep records

  • Ability to connect with and build trust and rapport with high net-worth individuals, business leaders and church leaders

  • Self-starting, self-directing, able to connect with potential partners across a broad geography and follow up

  • Willingness and desire to travel regionally/ nationally/internationally

  • Able to speak on behalf of neverthirst at various events

  • A high capacity for managing a high volume of relationships across a broad geography…this person must be a “people person” and have the ability to be winsome and operate with a high level of emotional intelligence. 

  • Skilled in both verbal and written communication



  • A competitive salary is offered based on experience and geographical location.

  • Performance based bonus opportunities

  • Employer contributions:

  • Family Medical coverage reimbursement provided by neverthirst

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (the expectation is to work hard as unto the LORD you can do that whenever & however you would like.  We operate on a R.O.W.E. (results only work environment)  

  • Guaranteed 3% Employer Safe Harbor Contribution to 401k Plan

  • Free IronTribe membership (or equivalent to $125/mo. Health benefit)

  • One MacBook Laptop and One iPhone (version 12 or higher) provided by neverthirst

In the role of Senior Director of Development, you will be expected to carry out the duties and responsibilities described in, but not limited to, the enclosed job description.  In the acceptance of this offer, you are aligning yourself with the vision and mission of neverthirst as well as our organizational statement of faith.

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