Title: Development Manager
Location: Dallas, TX
Job Status: Full-Time, Exempt, Hybrid
Reports to: Director of Development, All Stars Project of Dallas
Through the developmental power of performance we transform the lives of youth from poor and underserved communities in partnership with caring adults, giving everyone the opportunity to grow.
The Development Manager is a key member of the ASP of Dallas development team responsible for raising $1.25 million annually for our Dallas operation. They will build and manage a portfolio of supporters at the $500-$5,000 level, are responsible for grant writing and reporting at the $10,000+ level, will manage the Dallas annual campaign, Internship Campaign and Development Coaching outreach, and will solicit gifts for the Dallas spring and fall fundraising benefits.
The Development Manager supports other specific needs of the fundraising work and the Dallas operation including fundraising administration and producing key meetings, events and campaigns. They work closely with development colleagues in all five All Stars regions, and is a member of the national fundraising team, foundation team and annual campaign team. The position is classified as “hybrid” and will work partially in the office and partially from home.
• Manage a portfolio of individuals giving at the $500-$5,000 level, building a relationship with these supporters, reaching and engaging them throughout the year with a focus to grow the Dallas City Leader Circle, increasing the number of members and their levels of support.
• Produce Dallas fundraising related meetings and events including Board and Development School for Youth (DSY) Trustee meetings, key donor meetings, and other campaigns, gatherings or special events assigned by the director of development, and complete post-event administrative activities.
• Oversee the Dallas annual campaign, working closely with other members of the Dallas fundraising team, and the national annual campaign team, with a focus on strategy, coding, and analyzing campaign outcomes.
• Work with Dallas fundraising team members and the national foundation team to research and write grant LOIs, proposals, and reports, with a focus on renewing and increasing foundation and corporate support at the $10,000+ level and identifying new prospects and funding opportunities.
• Serve as the assistant sales director for Dallas spring and fall benefits and gatherings (virtual, hybrid, and in-person), managing event committee campaigns and working closely with the event producer and sales director on key fundraising elements including outreach lists, invitations and emails, tracking, registration, reports, and post-event activities. Sales direct the spring benefit in year two of the position.
• Produce the Dallas Internship Campaign, working closely with program leaders and Dallas’ vice president and the director of development to secure paid summer internships for DSY graduates, renewing company commitments and recruiting new corporate partners.
• Organize corporate partners and individual volunteers to participate in the Development Coaching program, working closely with program leaders and Dallas’s vice president and the director of development to secure coaches for youth participants.
• Manage Dallas pledge collections, keeping track of monetary commitments and following up with supporters.
• Manage the Dallas fundraising and benefits budget.
• Review supporter and gift information for accuracy and approve Dallas acknowledgment letters, working closely with the development associate, ASP. Inc.
• Support Dallas fundraising administration, which will include processing acknowledgments, managing database maintenance projects and entering meeting notes into Raiser’s Edge, working on newsletters and other communications, and maintaining fundraising supplies and virtual files.
• Three or more years of experience in fundraising, preferably in individual giving, annual fund, or donor relations
• Knowledge of Dallas philanthropic community preferred
• Outstanding verbal and written communications skills
• Proven capacity to write quality proposals and other fundraising communications
• Flexibility in schedule. Evenings and weekends sometimes required for fundraising events and activities
• Understanding of poverty-related issues and a commitment to creating opportunities for inner-city youth in outside of school contexts
• Proven administrative skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
• Experience in Raiser’s Edge, Research Point, NXT, AirTable, and MailChimp preferred
• Highly detail-oriented, organized, and motivated
• Ability to interact and communicate professionally with individuals at all levels of the organization
• Team player and flexibility in adjusting to new direction and new environments
• Discretion and sensitivity in handling and safeguarding confidential information
• Valid driver’s license
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
• Providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required
About All Stars Project
The All Stars Project is changing the national dialogue about how to meaningfully impact the lives of people growing up and living in poverty, and the role that “outside-of-school” plays in preparing inner-city youth for success in their lives. At All Stars, inner-city youth participate in hip-hop talent shows, leadership training in partnership with the business community, an internationally award-winning police-community relations program, and more. We have transformed our unique, community-based and grassroots programs, founded in NYC in 1981, into a growing movement reaching 20,000 inner-city youth and families each year in 6 cities, and raising $10 million annually in private funding. We have become one of the country’s leading Afterschool Development organizations, creating a new national model that uses performance as our approach to helping kids and their families grow on and off the stage, and bridge-building through volunteer and direct partnership initiatives between affluent supporters, their families, and the youth of All Stars.
Now in Dallas for nine years - and the fastest growing region of the All Stars - ASP of Dallas is an established leader in the community and in the field of Afterschool Development. With our fearless leader - a respected grassroots leader, organizer, and advocate for the poor - Vice President and City Leader, Antoine Joyce, we are organizing the city and its corporate community, industry leaders, and caring adults to join our mission to grow the lives of young people and everyone we touch. We invite young people from underserved communities such as West Dallas, South Oak Cliff, and South Dallas to perform in new ways, on stage and off, in building bridges to opportunity and corporate America.
How to Apply
Interested applicants may apply through our website at allstars.org/careers or by visiting our Career Center.
To access the Career Center, internal applicants click here and external applicants click here. If there is currently not a position open be sure and join our Talent Community to stay updated on other job opportunities. To learn more about All Stars Project, please visit our website at https://allstars.org/