Development Director

NonProfit Executive Search
January 3, 2024
Dallas, TX
Job Type


Organization Overview: In 2003, Transition Resource Action Center (TRAC) emerged as a direct response to the thousands of youth aging out of foster care who were unprepared and had significant difficulties transitioning into independent adult living.  TRAC is a 501(c)3 committed to supporting and empowering foster youth during their transition into adulthood. TRAC’s mission is to connect young people, aged 14-24, who are transitioning from foster care toward self-sufficiency, with individualized support, housing, education and workforce development, crisis intervention, concrete resources and access to community services. TRAC provides a “one-stop” support center in Dallas and Ft. Worth for transitional living services for homeless youth exiting foster and their homeless peers in North Texas. TRAC is the only transition center serving the 19 county North Texas Region 3 of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services that comprehensively addresses this population's needs. TRAC provides wrap-around, and transitional support services necessary for these youth to develop into self-sufficient young adults.  For more information, please visit:

Position: The Development Director reports to the Executive Director. The Development Director is responsible for leading and managing TRAC’s development efforts to raise approximately $1.5-2 million of the $4.5 million-dollar operating budget.

Fundraising and Donor Management Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a multi-faceted development strategy including major gifts, individual gifts, corporate and foundation grants.
  • Develop strategies for donor acquisition, cultivation and retention to develop a robust pipeline of prospects and current donors.
  • Continuously research and identify new funding sources.
  • Create compelling ways to tell TRAC’s story through innovative marketing strategies.
  • Manage Social Media content describing TRAC’s mission and accomplishments and raise awareness and engagement
  • Identify other opportunities to enhance the visibility and profile of TRAC in the community.
  • Write all fundraising communications including donor solicitations, regular correspondence and newsletters.
  • Write all proposals and funding reports as well as donor-related information needed for TRAC’s publications and website.
  • Write grants by working closely with program staff to develop cases for support.
  • Ensure compliance and timely, accurate management of all grants and contracts; Manage grant deliverables and deadlines.
  • Manage CRM and other grant software/database management to ensure accurate donor records and regular donor contact.
  • Plan and execute the North Texas Giving Day and End of Year campaign strategy.
  • Plan and implement an annual fundraising event.
  • Participate in meetings, conferences, and other events for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.

Key Competencies:  Excellent writing skills, communication skills, decision making skills, critical and analytical thinking skills, relationship building skills. Taking initiative and being a self-starter is a must!

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of demonstrated fund development experience with proven fundraising accomplishment. Familiarity with the foster care systems is a plus. A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience is required.

Application Instructions

Please send resume to the following email:

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