Financial Stewardship Coordinator

St. Mark's Lutheran Church

Job Description


Title: Financial Stewardship Coordinator                          FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: Administrative                                    Reports To: Executive Director 

Revision Date: 06/14/2021                                        Direct Reports: None                                            




The Financial Stewardship Coordinator will be responsible for running a capital appeal project for
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, working with St. Mark’s Foundation in their legacy appeals, and strengthening the overall financial stewardship of the church. This position is estimated to be a two-year commitment.



The following are fundamental duties that an individual who holds the position must perform. This is not an exhaustive list. Other duties, in addition to these essential job functions, will be assigned at the discretion of and in conjunction with the Executive Director.


  Develop and implement a strategic plan for a capital appeal project; goal is to
raise $4 million over three to five years.

  Cultivate and develop relationships with large donors. 

  Recruit, train, and equip a team of lay leaders in the congregation to serve in
a capital appeal. 

  Create a more frequent donor acknowledgement system. 

  Determine what it means to be a “joyful giver” and living generously as a part of

  Work with the St. Mark’s Foundation on long-term and/or estate giving.

  Work with Finance Manager to maintain giving database.  

  Effectively and efficiently with staff and congregation, particularly with Senior
Pastor and Executive Director.

  Work independently on an assigned task or project and see it to completion.

  Perform other duties as assigned.



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, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  Embraces St. Mark’s theological understanding and core values.

  Possess aptitude in the areas of verbal and written communication; planning,
organizing and coordinating; time management and managing multiple tasks.

  Proficiency in the use of a variety of computer software applications (i.e. Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs).

  Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability, and statistical

  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid


  Exhibit goal-setting ability, initiative, attention to detail, and desire for

  Must be team-oriented.

  Willing to work independently, be flexible, and patient in a fast-paced team

  Excellent time management, able to balance many projects at once.

  Ability to use discretion in issues of confidentiality.

  Ability to prioritize work and meet project deadlines.

  Adhere to financial guidelines and approved budget.



  Minimum Bachelor’s Degree and one-three years of experience and knowledge
with non-profit fundraising.




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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Moderate walking, standing, climbing, pushing and pulling, carrying, stooping, bending, kneeling, and reaching. Ability to occasionally lift equipment 10 pounds or more. Work outside (occasionally) and inside.

Speaking and Active Listening. 


I have carefully read and understand the contents of this job description. I understand the responsibilities, requirements and duties expected of me. I understand that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed as directed by St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. I understand that I may be required to work overtime, different shifts or hours outside the normally defined workday or workweek. I also understand that this job description does not constitute a contract of employment nor alter my status as an at-will employee. I have the right to terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church has a similar right.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or applicable state regulations, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.


 St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 8300 C Avenue in Marion, IA 52302 | | 319-447-0100

Job Benefits:



401K contribution

Paid Time Off


Life Insurance

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Financial Stewardship Coordinator

St. Mark's Lutheran Church

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