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Director of Advancement

Job Title: Director of Advancement
Area: Administrative
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Summer Interns, Media Specialists


  • Has received Jesus Christ as personal savior and has a heart for Biblically based mentoring relationships
  • Agrees with the TBC Statement of Faith
  • Agrees with the Staff Code of Conduct
  • Has three to six years of fundraising development and/or grant management experience with proven success in raising funds for nonprofit organizations
  • Familiarity with the complexity of Alaska state and federal grants strongly preferred
  • Possesses exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Possesses exceptional goal orientation and strategic thinking skills
  • Is confident in face-to-face interaction with potential individuals, corporate and church boards and congregational sized promotions
  • Is able to implement donor correspondence follow-up policies

General Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Executive Director and other staff members to create a fund development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization
  • Implement fund development plans
  • Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved

Development Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with the Board of Directors and Executive Director and other staff to identify annual goals and funding priorities for TBC.
  • Identifies potential contributors to special project funds and supporters of institution ongoing operations through examination of past records and knowledge of TBC Staff and Board of Directors
  • Cultivates relationships with individual, corporate and organizational supporters
  • Organizes any direct mailing campaigns for fund development
  • Plans and coordinates any fundraising events
  • Researches and pursues public and private grant agencies and foundations for funding
  • Manages donor database to analyze giving and effectiveness of campaigns
  • Manages development budget, in coordination with the Executive Director

Public Relations

  • Develops and implements a comprehensive communication and marketing plan to enhance the organization and promote fundraising
  • Develops and maintains organization media: web presence, blogs, promotional videos, social media, etc…
  • Designs and distributes communications materials for development efforts including branding efforts, newsletters, direct mailers
  • Acts as a representative of the organization for public speaking engagements and networking engagements to promote the ministry
  • Build and nurture strategic relationships for fund development

Student Development

  • Develop relationships with TLC students and TBC campers through program participation

Additional Requirements

  • Designated Fundraiser
    • Represent TBC by sharing the Vision and Mission with current and potential ministry partners.
    • Develop a personal support base of ministry partners who support through prayer and giving
  • Communicate regularly with personal ministry partners
  • Conduct Special Assignment (SPA) trips to report back to the people and churches that have been supporting the ministry
  • Other duties as assigned

Note: The nature of living in rural Alaska and working in a small camp setting is demanding at times and requires all staff to be willing work outside of their normal duties at times. While this should not infringe on the employee’s normal job duties to a great extent, there may be times when this is necessary.

  • Participating in local community events in furtherance of TBC’s mission
  • Assist other staff as needed

Tanalian Leadership Center Resident Mentor

Employment Dates:
Filled for the ’22-’23 season!
Inquire about next year, September 1, 2023 – May 30, 2024
Location: Port Alsworth, Alaska
Compensation: Donor supported
Direct Supervisor: Tanalian Leadership Center Director
Download PDF: TLC Resident Mentor Job Posting


Job Description

The Resident Mentor (RM) will live with and mentor up to four TLC students, ages 18-22, and assist the students with life skills, vocational interests and/or college prep as well as daily living schedules. The RM will work alongside TLC team members helping students grow in their knowledge of the Bible and in their relationship with Jesus Christ.


A one-year commitment is required with the ability to commit to two to three years.


Job Qualifications

  • Has received Jesus Christ as personal Savior and has a heart for discipleship.
  • Desires daily personal reading and study of the Bible.
  • Agree with the TBC/TLC Statement of Faith
  • Has knowledge of God’s Word and can effectively communicate spiritual truths.
  • Is a minimum of 22 years of age.
  • Ability to get along with others, be flexible, and work as a team.
  • Leadership ability to graciously enforce the student code of conduct, house rules, and encourage students’ responsibility.
  • A history of both giving and receiving Biblical discipleship and mentoring.
  • Ability to live independently and demonstrate responsibility in a group environment.
  • Basic first aid and CPR certification.


Job Requirements

The RM will be the primary spiritual leader in the household providing an example in speech, faith, conduct and love. Will be responsible for the following items:

  • Engages in raising a set amount for Tanalian Bible Camp, communicating regularly with donors.
  • Maintains a personal quiet time and Bible study for personal growth.
  • Engages the students in transformational relationship when possible or practical.
  • Responds to students’ spiritual and emotional needs whenever appropriate and practical and inform other TLC staff of said needs.
  • Provides spiritual protection and defense for the household and everyone in it through prayer.
  • Provide a written and verbally communicated set of house rules; protecting and promoting community and safety.
Provide and enforce an appropriate disciplinary structure with the help of other TLC staff to encourage students to grow.
  • Attend a minimum of two weekly meetings with other TLC staff members for prayer, communication of household spiritual status and other needs.
  • Hold weekly house meetings with students to encourage community and spiritual growth.
  • Participate in or help with TLC and TBC conferences and retreats.
  • Participate in “life stories” and help students communicate their testimonies.


Provide for the physical needs of the household

  • Order food and household supplies in a timely manner.
  • Keep track of the physical health of all students in the house, communicating their statuses to other staff, and providing care appropriate for the level of training received.
  • Assign, enforce, and participate in household chores. Mentor the students through new areas and teaching skills as appropriate.
  • Communicate major needs and household repair tasks to the appropriate TBC staff members.



  • A 2-hour block each day responsibility free, to be coordinated around TLC priority events.
  • Must be available to students 6 days per week with day off to be coordinated with TLC Director.
  • Will move into the house in early September for training with TLC staff.
  • Responsible to ensure the house is ready and supplied for the students’ arrival.
  • Christmas break is free of TLC RM responsibility in congruence with the students’ break time, but RM will need to return in time to make sure the house and supplies are ready for students. They may come and go from the TLC house as desired during the break.
  • Will have one weekend (Friday night through Sunday) per month to spend out of the house, to be coordinated with TLC Director.
  • The commitment is finalized at the end of the season after proper house cleaning and debrief meetings, date to be coordinated by TLC Director.

Summer Internship Opportunities

  • Media Coordinator
  • Program Staff
  • Work Crew Mentor
  • Assistant Cook

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