More Than a Job

Here at Prison Fellowship International, we are looking for dedicated individuals with a passion for helping us break the cycle of crime, worldwide, through Jesus' love.

Join Our Mission

We're on a mission to transform the lives of prisoners, their families and victims of crime through our global network of ministry partners. Since 1979, we've seen millions of lives impacted by the Good News of Jesus Christ – but there is still more work to be done. Want to help? Explore our open positions below.

Employment Positions

Vice President, Development

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Vice President of Development will be a dynamic leader who is responsible for cultivating revenue streams, avenues for fundraising, and working proactively with Prison Fellowship International’s (PFI) Senior Management team to ensure the vitality and growth of PFI’s budget. Tactically, this individual will work closely with the CEO on executing donor engagement plans. This leader, with their team, will work to advance PFI’s mission while upholding the organization’s core values.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and lead all fundraising activities within PFI, including major, mid, mass, corporate/partnerships, foundation, legacy and planned giving, and government grants.
  • Lead efforts to expand PFI’s donor base sufficiently to support their growth to $50M within the next decade.
  • Cultivate and close complex deals with selected key donors. Develop a portfolio of 15 – 20 select major donors and engage existing high-capacity donors to continue their support.
  • Develop and achieve annual revenue goals based on state-of-the-art forecasting and management best practices.
  • Ensure optimal cradle-to-grave donor engagement; implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties to donors through rigorous process management of donor development activity.
  • Ensure seamless integration with other key departments within PFI, especially PFI’s Global Impact team.
  • Work closely with the CEO, COO, and other members of the Senior Management Team on all major fundraising initiatives.
  • Forge new relationships to build PFI’s visibility, impact, and financial resources.
  • Oversee the efforts of Marketing and Communications to increase PFI’s brand awareness and support its organizational strategy and fundraising efforts.
  • Optimize PFI’s fundraising activities. Establish and monitor performance metrics that exceed relevant industry operating ratios and ROI benchmarks.
  • Monitor all donor information, providing statistical analysis to the CEO and COO.
  • Develop the capacity of the development team including talent and policies. Identify, develop, and mentor the development team.
  • Prepare, in the next 3-5 years, to plan and lead a major comprehensive campaign.

Requirements

  • 15 years leadership experience in non-profit fundraising; helping an organization to grow to $50M in revenue.
  • Committed Christian with a desire to fundraise within a relational, faith-inspired environment.
  • Strong industry knowledge and revenue forecasting capabilities.
  • Some knowledge and experience with social impact investing.
  • Previous experience in leading a major gifts program, including the management of a successful capital campaign.
  • Demonstrated and successful experience building a donor file utilizing one or more cooperative, list exchange or list rental strategies.
  • Demonstrated and successful experience building a younger donor file through social media channel crowdfunding.
  • Previous experience developing and scaling a mass donor program, including knowledge of mass donor innovations and best practices.
  • Familiar with institutional foundation grants and able to lead proposal development.
  • A team-focused perspective that seeks to promote results through a synergistic combination of skills and effort.

Application

Applications will be accepted until the time a new Vice President of Development is appointed. Nominations, confidential inquiries, and questions concerning this search may be directed to:

Executive Assistant

A full-time Executive Assistant plays a crucial role at Prison Fellowship International (PFI), providing essential support to the CEO, COO and Board of Directors. The Executive Assistant’s responsibilities span executive operations and divisional special projects, making their contributions invaluable. This fast-paced and varied position requires a leadership mindset, project management skills, agility in a dynamic environment, and collaborative interpersonal ability. The ideal Executive Assistant is a self-starter who takes initiative and can lead various projects from concept through execution while managing executive operations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide operational and logistical support as requested by the CEO and COO, including but not limited to schedule management, communications drafting and management, travel planning, and expense reporting.
  • Maintain an accurate and up to date strategic partnership revenue pipeline.
  • Support CEO and COO by conducting research, analyzing information, and preparing briefings to facilitate decision-making.
  • Manage PFI’s policy development and training program.
  • Coordinate with the Board Chair to prepare and organize quarterly (2 virtual, 2 in-person) Board of Directors and committee meetings, including meeting agendas, materials, and logistics.
  • Coordinate with Board and Committee Chairs, Senior Management, and staff to ensure timely board and committee meeting materials.
  • Serve as Assistant Secretary to the Board of Directors, attending virtual and onsite meetings to record minutes and manage logistics.
  • Plan the agenda and coordinate logistics for key ministry-wide events, such as monthly All Staff meetings.
  • Lead planning, execution, and delivery of assigned special cross-divisional projects, ensuring performance to schedule, budget, and quality excellence.
  • Develop leadership and project management capabilities in preparation for increasing levels of responsibility and leadership.
  • Assist the Talent Manager in organizing and hosting company events and annual celebrations, contributing to office culture and morale.

Requirements

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to collaborate, drive performance, and navigate challenges with resilience and adaptability.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex information to diverse stakeholders at all levels of the organization and influence leadership action.
  • Proficiency in data analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making, with attention to detail and the ability to think strategically and exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities and adapting to changing circumstances with composure.
  • Strong relational skills with a team-oriented approach, able to build relationships, work effectively cross-organizationally, and maintain confidentiality.

Experience and Education

  • 1-3 years of experience in project management or related roles, demonstrating progressively increasing levels of responsibility and leadership.
  • Previous experience working in an administrative support role for senior leadership.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and Google applications, Smartsheet, Box, and an understanding of Salesforce.

Work Status

  • Full-time in-office position located at the PFI HQ in Ashburn, VA.
  • Must live in the DC metro area or be willing to relocate.

Travel

  • 15% travel

Application

  • Apply on LinkedIn here. Upload your resume and answer five additional questions using the “Easy Apply” feature.

Our Core Values

Authentic

We mean what we say and prove it through our actions.

Accountable

We take ownership of our work and strive for excellence.

Growing

We are lifelong learners who value humility and grow from mistakes.

Relational

We are team players who believe people are more important than projects.

Proactive

We see problems as opportunities and we turn our passion into action.

Our Culture and Beliefs

While staff spans the globe, bringing unique perspectives and skills to the table, the Prison Fellowship International team is united by love for Christ and a desire to bring His light into some of the darkest places in the world.

Who We Are
Taking Care of Our Team

Employee Benefits

- Medical/dental/vision insurance
- Retirement contribution
- Generous paid time off
- Daily staff prayer
- Work For Wellness program
- Flexible hours
- Paid holidays and winter break