Director of Development

Dallas Children's Advocacy Center
August 4, 2022
Dallas, TX
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Reporting to the Chief Development Officer the Director of Development (DoD) plays an integral role in leading the DCAC Development Team to its goal of $5,000,000 annually. The DoD ensures execution of strategic revenue vision through annual giving, foundation partnerships and fundraising, team operations and community outreach. Working closely with the Director of Marketing and Events, the DoD helps shape strategy and shares in donor stewardship to ensure cross departmental success.

Success for the team is meeting revenue goals as we continue to meet the demand for services from our clients. As a team we are responsible for driving deeper, individual relationships working collaboratively to make sure donors are engaged in ways that suit their interests through agency events and initiatives.

Personal success is derived from meeting clearly stated revenue goals. The goals are high, the pace is fast and there should be a deep sense of responsibility in doing the job well. A top performer is on fire for our mission, exceeds revenue and action goals, establishes significant relationships with new community members, works collaboratively with the team to ensure success, operates by DCAC core values, continues to seek out knowledge about DCAC to improve the story for the community.


  • Lead strategy, direction and revenue generation for three revenue streams: Annual Giving, Corporate Giving and Foundation Giving. Strategy should include metrics for success around donor retention/acquisition and revenue
  • Collaborate with Chief Development Officer and Director of Marketing and Events to create an annual plan to meet the revenue needs of DCAC and its Oversee successful execution of annual strategies.
  • Provide leadership and supervision to team of four professionals; mentor direct reports in achieving both professional and personal growth Ensure annual performance plans are in place; routinely provide feedback and guidance to encourage individual and team performance; rapidly correct behavioral or other personnel issues that would negatively impact the team or organization.
  • Lead effective analysis of givers in DCAC database--reengaging lapsed donors or encouraging current donors to give larger gifts through relationship management and intentional stewardship
  • Identify and qualify prospective donors to introduce to DCAC and grow Annual and Corporate Giving donor base by focusing on solicitation of $1,000-$10,000
  • Work collaboratively with CDO, CEO and Director of Marketing and Events to grow major gift program through identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors and Circle of Hope
  • Oversee preparation of grant proposals and monitor grant
  • Manage relationships with all foundations and grant-giving entities through facilitating site visits and stewardship
  • Oversee strategy to continue to build a dynamic volunteer and community program.
  • Collaborate and guide the vision for in-kind solicitation throughout the year, focused primarily on holiday giving and Family Advocacy
  • Support cross-agency strategies to ensure all volunteer needs for agency initiatives/events are
  • Oversee administrative functions for the Development/Marketing
  • Build and sustain strong, effective relationships with peers, partners, donors, and


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or equivalent experience required.
  • Minimum of six years related experience such as fundraising, sales, marketing, agency or related field
  • Minimum of three years supervision/leadership
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong digital experience
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress or other Content Management Software
  • Knowledge of The Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, including MS Windows, Word, Excel, and
  • Must possess strong organizational skills, ability to work independently, and be able to simultaneously manage multiple projects and tasks at
  • Candidates should ensure accuracy and maintain strictest confidentiality in all work, especially when handling sensitive
  • Individuals should be creative, resourceful, detail-oriented, and flexible, possessing a positive attitude, tact, good judgment, and cultural sensitivity.
  • Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships and work well as a team member with staff, community professionals, and
  • Must exemplify our organization’s core values: the children come first in all that we do, operate as a seamless team, and work with a servant’s heart.


  • Competitive compensation with robust benefits
  • Employee medical insurance premium covered at 100% for all regular, full-time
  • Additional benefit options and incentives include Bilingual Stipend, Dental, Vision, Life AD&D, Short- and Long- term Disability, Flex Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, 403b Retirement Plan, Legal Services, Paid Time Off and Tenure



  • The Director of Development applicant/team member shall be:
    • In agreement with this position
    • In agreement with the policies and guidelines of Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
    • Accountable to the Chief Development
    • And perform other projects and tasks as may be assigned

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
  • Duties are usually performed seated with occasional periods of standing, stooping or walking; the person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery,
  • Limited physical effort may be required associated with lifting and carrying objects (up to 50 pounds).
  • This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions of this The incumbents may be requested to perform other job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description based on business needs.

Work Environment

  •  Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
  • Individuals in the position will generally work indoors and will have a workspace designated solely for their
  • Necessary office furnishings, equipment and supplies will be provided by Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may periodically be required to work outdoors and would be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the
  • The employee may periodically be required to work in an offsite environment or at special events, and from time- to-time may be asked to travel on DCAC business at the affiliate’s
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


  1. FLSA Classification: This position is exempt according to guidelines of the Fair Labor Standards Act and, as such, an individual in this position is not eligible to receive overtime pay.
  2. Full- or Part-Time: This position is full-time in An individual in this position will regularly work a schedule consisting of 40 hours per week.
  3. Work Location: This position’s primary work site is the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center in Dallas, The nature and responsibilities of this position are such that the position is not eligible for alternative worksite arrangements, such as working from home or telecommuting, on a consistent or recurring basis. *
  4. Regular Schedule: Usual business days are Monday through Friday, holidays excepted, and usual business hours are from 9:00 M. to 5:00 P.M. Central Standard Time. There will be some evening and weekend hours required. The nature and responsibilities of this position are such that the position is not eligible for flexible work scheduling, such as a 4-day workweek or alternate start/end times, on a consistent or recurring basis. *

* With reference to Job Status, numbers 3 and 4: If eligible, any alternative worksite arrangements and/or flexible work scheduling must be documented, effective-dated, and approved in writing by supervisor and HR, and may be discontinued by management at any time, for any reason. Documentation mush be retained in the personnel file for team member to whom it applies, together with this job description.



Protecting the health and safety of our communities — including our clients, teams and those considering a career at DCAC — is our highest priority. We adhere to CDC, State and local orders and continue to closely monitor the evolving situation.


The mission of Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center is to improve the lives of abused children in Dallas County and to provide national leadership on child abuse issues.

DCAC is a non-profit organization and the only agency of its kind in Dallas County, working in agreement with public and private agencies to investigate, prosecute, and provide healing services for child abuse cases in Dallas County.

We reduce the victimization of the child, remove barriers to investigation and treatment, and enhance criminal prosecution with our distinctive multidisciplinary and united approach to these complex and severe cases, all at no cost to our clients. Each year, DCAC serves over 8,000 children and their non-offending family members.

We are a national and international leader in the Children’s Advocacy Center movement, recognized for our expertise in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of child abuse cases; cutting-edge clinical services and programs for the victims and their non-offending family members; and our community and professional training programs.

Everyone involved in DCAC’s work shares a common set of core values:

  • The children come first in all that we
  • We operate as a seamless
  • Each of us acts with a servant’s hea

In 2018, DCAC was named a “Best Place to Work” by Dallas Business Journal.

The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at DCAC.

Application Instructions

Qualified and interested individuals should apply at Dallas Children's Advocacy Center @


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