At Guidelines, having a passion for Christ and a vision to bring glory to God has always been at the forefront of what we do. The organization recruits team members who are passionate about both, encouraging the team to pursue God in both their personal lives and work. Recognizing the spiritual nature of the work, the staff seeks to grow together in a variety of intentional ways, including formal and informal daily prayer. Almost family-like, Guidelines’ Christ-centered culture fosters collaboration, loyalty,
staff longevity, and deep job satisfaction.

Director of Development

The Position

The Director of Development will play a key leadership role in the ministry.  The role of the Director of Development is to lead the strategic design, execution, and management of a specific, comprehensive fundraising plan to grow donors and gifts at a rate necessary to achieve the organization´s annual and long-term goals. His/her effectiveness will have a major impact on Guidelines’ ability to meet its significant goals.  The position reports to Bonnie Sala, Guidelines’ President.

The Person 

Personal/ Spiritual

  • Be a spiritually mature Christian displaying Christ-centered servant leadership that integrates faith and work
  • Sense a call from God to mission; feel anointed to do the job and be a person of prayer
  • Be known as someone with impeccable character who is seen to be universally trustworthy, living the values of integrity and respect for others
  • Be very focused, willing to persevere, have a high energy level and a readiness to assume this challenging role. His/her family situation should enhance his ability to meet the demands of this position.
  • Value and enjoy being a part of a team and working collaboratively
  • Be flexible and think entrepreneurially


  • Be a direction setter – not only conceptually but also in execution.
  • Be wise and strategic – able to see the big picture and not get lost in the details
  • Be highly organized – able to establish and commit to short-term and long-term goals
  • Be a self-starter with efficient time management skills and have a strong work ethic; able to hold him/herself as well as others accountable
  • Have a strong tactical implementation inclination – with a focus on results and outcome


  • Develop and implement a strategy for increasing the donor base. This strategy should include, but not be limited to direct mail, major gifts, deferred giving, etc. Development and our Marketing team will work closely together.
  • Develop and implement a strategy to strengthen relationships by shepherding existing donors. This may include, but is not limited to, written communication, personal visits, events, donor-meetings with the President, etc.
  • Develop a comprehensive events strategy. These events may range from small in-home dinner parties or desserts to church events to possibly even a weekend event.
  • Understanding what motivates the philanthropic giving of the generations following the “Baby Boomers” and formulate development strategy accordingly.


  • Lead by example, carrying a personal portfolio of up to 300 donors (ongoing identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and shepherding)
  • Lead Development team (currently only a Development Coordinator) using creativity, analytical and management skills to assess current development activities, identifying desired outcomes and implementing best practices.
  • Inspire, encourage, and motivate individuals and/or groups through a compelling presentation style – coupled with a seasoned, professional presence.
  • Have a clear understanding of what motivates people and the ability to draw out of them their best results.

The Specifics

  • Bachelor’s degree, Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) designation or other training would be an asset.
  • Proven track record in growing development revenue, 3-5 years’ experience working with a faith-based organization, or a missions ministry.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Must have effective presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Software Proficiency: Familiarity with Bloomerang or similar CRM/Development databases to work strategically, with monthly data analysis/reporting.
  • Experience in effectively using social media so that you could interface with the Marketing team in fundraising and engaging donors.
  • Must be able to travel within the US
  • Full-time, salaried position, based on experience and qualifications
  • Position is based in Orange County, CA

Our Voice

We are a small ministry experiencing explosive growth, seeking someone to join us and contribute powerfully toward helping us go to the next level.  Guidelines is a ministry built on prayer, trust in God’s provision, and partnership.  As we have invited people to join in the Kingdom work that God is doing through Guidelines, He has provided all that we have needed for nearly 60 years.

Process of Candidacy

If, after reading this Opportunity Profile and conducting your due diligence from the Guidelines website and YouTube channel, you sense that the gifts and experience God has given you is a good match for this role, we invite you to begin the inquiry process.

We handle all candidate information and conversations confidentially.  You may contact Bonnie Sala at any stage of the process to get more information and to ask questions.  Candidates will be considered until the position is filled.

  • Please submit your résumé in Word (.doc or .docx) format. For each position held, include primary responsibilities, the aspects of the position which brought you the most satisfaction and the reason for leaving.
  • Describe your faith in Christ. Tell us about your faith journey and how that has affected your career.
  • It isn’t necessary at the beginning of the process, but should we establish a mutual interest, we will need to see documentation of your success as a development professional, and we will want to talk with people who have worked with and for you.

To Apply 

Please visit the link – Director of Development – Guidelines International Ministries – Dickerson Bakker – Career Page (applytojob.com)

Marketing Assistant

Position Summary:

The Marketing Assistant delivers excellent marketing messaging that communicates and promotes the mission of Guidelines International Ministries. As a self-starter with strong attention to detail, their primary responsibility will be to communicate the great work being done at Guidelines through its social media channels, helping to drive online donor engagement as well as donor acquisition. Ideally, they will have a passion for the mission of Guidelines, an understanding of fundraising, and a good sense of digital design.


  • Minimum 2 years experience in marketing or communications, preferably within a non-profit.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Ability to conceive and communicate creative ideas and strategies.
  • Experience with graphic design and creating engaging social media posts.
  • Ability to engage social media audiences and track analytics.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills to effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud products and WordPress.
  • Knowledge of basic computer hardware and ability to diagnose specific problems related to such hardware.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a diverse group of individuals at all organizational levels.

Preferred Qualifications: Skilled photographer a plus

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Create engaging social media posts and expand the social media audience across all Guidelines channels.
  • Utilize social media to drive the acquisition of donors and subscribers.
  • Track and measure the impact of the social media channels.
  • Collaborate on annual campaigns and other major fundraising events.
  • Assist with the creation of newsletters and monthly emails.
  • Contribute to the creation of print media and website assets.
  • Assist with other aspects of marketing, communications, and events as needed.

Hours: 32 hours a week, Monday-Thursday, onsite

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $24.00 – $26.00 per hour

Benefits: Health insurance, Paid time off, 403(b) Retirement plan, 10 Paid holidays

Education: Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Experience: Marketing for 2 years (Required)

Work Location: In person

Statement of Faith

The statements of faith describe what we believe. They are the doctrinal principles that guide our ministry.

  • The entire Bible was given to man by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and it is God’s authoritative guide for life and living.
  • Humankind came into existence as an act of God. Every person is created by God in His image and is important to God.
  • Jesus was born of a virgin, the unique fusion of both God and man.
  • Jesus died for all of our sins, was buried and came back to life three days later.
  • Through faith in Christ alone we find forgiveness from our sins, are transformed into new people and receive the promise of eternal life.
  • The Holy Spirit lives in God’s people, giving them new life, enabling us to find purpose and meaning in life.
  • Every believer is to share the hope of the gospel. This is done through the power of the Holy Spirit. This is the mandate of Scripture and the mission of Guidelines.

About Guidelines

Guidelines creates biblical, short, practical radio messages of hope that sound natural to the listener. Broadcast via a variety of media including terrestrial radio, shortwave and the internet, the devotionals encourage, equip, and bring hope in Jesus to the unreached, new believers and those living under persecution.

A passion for Christ and the vision to bring glory to God from all nations has always been front and center at Guidelines. The organization recruits team members who are passionate about both, encouraging the team to pursue God in both their personal lives and work. Recognizing the spiritual nature of the work – and the battle – the staff seeks to grow together in a variety of intentional ways including formal and informal daily prayer. Almost family-like, Guidelines Christ-centered culture fosters collaboration, loyalty, staff longevity, and deep job satisfaction.

To Apply

Send an email to [email protected] and attach a copy of your résumé and a cover letter. Please write the position title in the subject line. Please forward electronic submissions only. No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will receive a response.

Please forward electronic submissions only to [email protected]. No phone calls, please. 

Only qualified candidates will receive a response.