Chief Development Officer

The Senior Source
March 9, 2023
3910 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX, TX
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We are hiring curious, caring, and conscientious individuals. The Senior Source is a diverse workplace where you are a part of making older better. We bring our individual voices and talents to enhance the quality of life of older adults. Our work culture is welcoming, friendly, and a safe space for employees and clients of all lifestyles.  Hit the apply button because you just found the best job of your career.

The Senior Source warmly welcomes a variety of diverse individuals with unique skills and experience. Those with Spanish fluency and nonprofit backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


The Chief Development Officer leads The Senior Source’s contributed revenue efforts. The position reports to and works intimately with the President & Chief Executive Officer and will assume the Agency leadership role in fundraising with a staff of three direct reports.  The ideal candidate is growth and success-oriented with a proven track record in event, major gifts and annual fundraising campaigns.  The candidate demonstrates the ability to organize a dynamic constituency toward a common goal. Succeeding in this environment will require strategic and visionary thinking while at the same time, taking a hands-on approach to connecting with a broad array of supporters using traditional and non-traditional development methods.


  • Develop strong relationships with, and secure the trust and confidence of the CEO, key funders, board members, staff, community members, and others critical to the agency’s development efforts.
  • Play a hands-on, creative leadership role in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of major individual and institutional gifts; personally cultivate and solicit a portfolio of donors and prospects.
  • Develop and execute on The Senior Source’s Strategic plan, specifically taking ownership and accountability for the development goals and activities within the plan.
  • Set annual plans and goals for the agency’s fundraising strategies. Establish budgets and track and report on progress.
  • Provide staff leadership and partnership for the development committees of the Board of Directors.
  • Manage the team of three; assess and evaluate the success of the individual team members and the department as a whole; of; ensures that the department is well-structured and able to support annual goals.
  • Works closely with the Director of Marketing & Communications to create fundraising collateral, event branding and donor relations communications.
  • Represents the organization externally with prospects and donors
  • Other activities as requested by the President & CEO.



  • Strong track record of developing and executing against annual plans and goals while managing budgets and performance
  • Proven ability to develop excellent rapport and work effectively and confidentially with donors, board members and key community leaders and to interact with them on a professional and social basis with ease and comfort
  • History of cultivating and securing large annual and multi-year gifts
  • Experience in relationship management and database software is required, ideally Raiser’s Edge.


  • A bachelor’s degree is required and ideally 10 years’ experience in nonprofit leadership
  • History of making decisions in a changing environment and anticipating future needs.
  • Ability to remain focused and organized under multiple and tight deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, along with customer service and team skills, are required.
  • People management experience required with a strong emphasis on building teams.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and time management capabilities.


  • Generous PTO policy
  • 403B contribution plan with employer matching
  • Hybrid work environment
  • A collaborative culture with team building and staff events throughout the year

The Senior Source is the #1 resource in the Dallas area for empowering and equipping individuals and families to navigate aging. Since 1961, we have provided financial and emotional services for older adults to age with dignity and purpose. Whether older adults are navigating financial matters, caregiving issues, or senior living options, The Senior Source guides them towards a successful solution.

Diversity and inclusion are essential to The Senior Source’s mission of enhancing the quality of life of older adults in Dallas. We continually foster and support the principles and values of our agency by promoting an environment that is welcoming and inclusive of all values, opinions, experiences, and cultures to best address the needs of our employees, clients, and volunteers.

The Senior Source is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals and in which personnel processes are merit-based and applied without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or other protected characteristic.

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