Director of Development

Website Hope Rescue mission

Helping People. Restoring Hope. Transforming Lives.

Director of Development Job Description 

Who We Are

At Hope Rescue Mission we believe in the power of Jesus Christ that restores people, through the helping hands of those around them. Many of us talk about it, but few actually do the work. At Hope Rescue Mission we do that work. And we get to see the result of this transformational work in people’s lives every day. If this sounds like something you are interested in being a part of, keep reading.

The Role You Will Have

As a Director of Development (DOD) at Hope Rescue Mission (HRM), your role will mainly be externally facing. You will be the primary person connecting with and caring for our donors, and that’s a big deal. But you’ll also have an opportunity to manage internal resources (people) to help increase that donor base.

A Snapshot of Your Duties

Maintain an annual Donor Development Plan with an accompanying calendar including social media, special events, and direct mail pieces.

Thoughtfully engage with and care for our donors to inform, stabilize, and increase our donor base.

Build relationships with our community by reaching out to churches, businesses, community groups, local government, and other stakeholders, with the goal of increasing support for HRM’s work.

Plan fundraising activities and execute with support from the team. Oversee our marketing resources to increase our donor base and raise funds for special initiatives.

Oversee the pursuit and maintenance of grants, to include the maintaining of relationships with foundations and foundation leaders.

Research market conditions in local, regional, and national areas, gathering information to determine potential promotion of all HRM’s services.

Generally, raise awareness of HRM’s work, goals, and financial needs.

Skills and Attributes for Success

  • Ability to work independently with broad direction, ability to work effectively with a wide range of personalities.
  • Professional yet approachable demeanor, to present HRM well in all aspects of communication with others. Must be a people-person.
  • Solid planning, administrative and organizational skills, time management skills.
  • Experience with managing an annual budget – preferred.
  • Experience with grants and grant processed – preferred
  • Alignment with HRM statement of faith and vision and values
  • Desire to learn and grow. You will be stretched.

Education and Experience

  • A relevant college degree and/or equivalent years of experience in ministry, marketing and administrative work.
  • 1-3 years management experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with computer software including Google Suites, website programs, social media.
  • Experience with financial tracking, and creative software such as Canva-preferred
  • Must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a desire to serve the Lord in rescue ministry.

At Hope Rescue Mission, we value calling above all else. If you find that you aren’t a perfect fit for this position, don’t hesitate to reach out. If you feel the call of God to serve HRM in some capacity, let’s talk about it and see where you fit.

Interested applicants need to submit a completed application and an updated resume to Jeanne Parker at

To apply for this job please visit

Drop-in Hours:

9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 306
Missoula, MT 59806


2811 Latimer Street, Suite 223
Missoula, Montana 59808

Office: (406) 542-5240

Thrift Boutique:  (406) 728-5538

The Women’s Center:  (406) 552-5016

We wish everyone a safe and fun 4th of July! The Offices and Drop In Center are closed July 4-5. The Hope Thrift Boutique will be closed July 4-8.