Director of Development

Achieve (fka Citizens Development Center)
March 12, 2019
Dallas, Texas
Job Type


Achieve's Director of Development is responsible for the agency’s fund development with an emphasis on sponsorship acquisition and special events. Additional areas of responsibility include general fundraising and marketing/public relations. This position may also assist with grant writing and business development.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, secure and steward corporate sponsorships.
  • Develop a sponsorship budget, increase sponsorship sales and manage all sponsorship-related activities.
  • Manage all aspects of agency special events.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, secure and steward major individual, foundation and corporate donors.
  • Design, implement and manage all fundraising activities including annual giving, endowment and capital campaigns, and special projects.
  • Create and execute a long-range funding plan.
  • Maintain donor database.
  • Design flyers newsletters and brochures using Indesign, Photoshop, Publisher, or Illustrator and/or work cooperatively with the agency’s marketing firm to design collateral.
  • Maintain agency’s website and social media including Facebook, Twitter and Linked-in and/or work cooperatively with the agency’s marketing firm on social media outreach.
  • Represent the agency at various speaking engagements.
  • Submit grant requests, primary corporate, as identified.
  • Assist the Executive Director in expanding current businesses and creating new business opportunities/social enterprises.
  • Provide direction and leadership to the Board of Trustees, Advisory Council and other volunteers and staff in attracting funding for the agency.
  • Supervise and direct department staff, interns, and volunteers.


Must have well‑developed written and oral communications skills as well as strong organizational skills, initiative, creativity and flexibility. Must be able to work in a fast paced, demanding environment. Must be able to self-manage and work as a member of a team. Must be able to effectively manage multiple priorities. A history of stellar integrity and the highest ethical standards required. Several years of experience utilizing Microsoft Office including Access and Publisher (or equivalent) strongly preferred. Experience with development software (E-Tapestry) and desktop publishing software (PageMaker) and PhotoShop or equivalent is a plus.


Three or more years of progressive experience in revenue development, fundraising events and/or marketing in a non‑profit environment preferred. At least two years working at a senior or supervisory level strongly preferred. Knowledge of Dallas donor community preferred.


Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, Marketing, Communications or a related field from an accredited college.   An equivalent combination of experience and training may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree. Prefer CFRE designation from Association of Fundraising Professionals.

To Apply:

Email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to  EOE.


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