Director of Advancement

Bryan's House Inc.
November 20, 2023
Dallas, Texas
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In this small but mighty fundraising shop, the person in this role needs to pivot often with sensitivity to our client families and donor needs. They must have very honed and specific skills to be able to broaden and diversify our funding streams—all designed to continue the agency legacy to be self-sustaining for the long term. This is the key. If you’ve worked with children with disabilities and special needs, that is a plus. You will have the freedom to design your own department from the ground up.

Special Skills

Someone who has been in a role as a Director of Fundraising in a nonprofit agency for 8-10 years, with a CFRE is preferred to someone with a singular corporate business development background. AFP members are encouraged to apply. The inner workings and nuances of a Fundraising Department are complex, and we need a go-getter who can really make a huge impact- but is not afraid to get out there, ask for funds ranging from $10K to $2 million (samples and examples will be needed), can utilize our CRM system to pull and gather data, grow programs and is willing to roll up their sleeves when needed to pitch in as a team member when warranted.

We have a family culture at Bryan’s House and our benefits package and matching program are awesome to reflect that.


Under the general direction of the Chief Executive Officer and the Development Committee of the Board,

you’d manage new donor data on Network for Good, acquire new revenue and diversify current funding streams. Your community peers and contacts will help us grow in new directions in our giving pipeline, to meet our annual budgeted revenue goals and long-term goals for the future. You must be able to secure necessary funds from individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations to meet departmental and agency goals.


Oversees all development activities; the annual fund campaign, annual luncheon, other campaigns, major gift solicitations, special events, third party events/activities, grant proposals (outsourced), underwriting, contributions, cause-related marketing, social media and planned giving.

Coordinates with CEO and program team leads on public relations, marketing, and the development of community support and awareness through social media platforms. Assists with the planning of long-term support for the agency.


A bachelor’s degree with at least 10 years of experience as a nonprofit leader in the same or similar role. CFRE a must.

At least eight years of broad-based experience in fund development for non-profit organizations with expertise in such fields as annual giving, major gifts, capital campaigns, grant writing, special events, planned giving, corporate solicitation, marketing, administration, and donor data-base management.


  • Ability to supervise a grant writer and part time coordinator and be flexible in all areas
  • Work well under pressure and with multiple and changing deadlines
  • Aptitude and ability for budget setting and maintaining, reporting and financial management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong community networking, needs analysis and research skills
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and ability to relate well to persons with various ethnic backgrounds and lifestyles
  • 6-10 years use of Word, Excel, Network for Good Platforms, Publisher, Canva, Google Suite, GoToMeeting

Application Instructions

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