Director of Development

January 14, 2022
6550 Camp Bowie Blvd Ste 111, Fort Worth, TX
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 Organizational Overview

Pathfinders is a Guide Star Platinum non-profit agency and recognized leader in the community with the mission to empower individuals and families to find their path from poverty to self-sufficiency. Our programs support people who are striving to become independent and financially stable. Our team is looking for a dynamic development professional with a passion for serving and a commitment to excellence.

Perks of the Job

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefit package
  • 401K/Matching Retirement Plan
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • Nine paid Holidays
  • Additional one paid week off between Christmas and New Years
  • Monthly cell phone stipend
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Involvement in professional memberships with fundraising organizations

Position Overview

Reporting to and in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Development will spearhead development efforts as Pathfinders continues to grow. As a key leader in the organization, the Director of Development will implement the annual development plan, manage donor relationships, manage grant calendars, and oversee agency marketing and communications.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create and implement an annual development plan
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations
  • Grow, sustain and diversify revenue streams for the organization
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major and prospective donors through relationship management practices
  • Execute a strategy for a sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Manage and grow the Trailblazers Society (Monthly Giving Program)
  • Manage and grow government and nongovernment grant revenue including research and writing grant applications
  • Coordinate special events and fundraising appeals
  • Oversee prospect research
  • Assume responsibility for marketing the agency through all current and emerging communication platforms


  • BA (required)
  • 5-plus years experience in professional fundraising
  • Demonstrated success in writing and managing complex grants
  • Demonstrated success in managing and growing a development program
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated success in relationship management
  • Competence in Microsoft Office and Canva
  • Competence in current and emerging social media trends and best practices
  • Must have reliable transportation with valid auto insurance and Driver’s License
  • Background check required


Application Instructions

If you are looking for an opportunity to make an impact in our community by breaking the cycle of poverty, please submit a cover letter/letter of intent, résumé, and salary expectations to:

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