Director of Development

Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region
February 15, 2023
1341 W. Mockingbird Lane, Ste. 1000E, Dallas, TX
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Job Purpose

The Director of Development will assist in the implementation of the organization’s funds development plan. This role is primarily responsible for the solicitation of individual donors, both managing a current portfolio and building a pipeline of support to serve the organization’s program stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads the development and implementation of individual donation strategies through appeals, campaigns, matching gifts and support of major gift opportunities.
  • Creates materials for donation prospects, to include, but not restricted to, digital and print collateral, letters, e-newsletters, website, social media, and other print, online, and creative materials.
  • Manages donor events, including smaller group house parties and larger scale events, such as the CIS Dallas Golf Tournament.
  • Monitors funds development progress and provides updates to staff and board leadership.
  • Manages Peer to Peer, Online and Text to Give programming.
  • Builds and segments lists, cultivating prospects for fundraising success.
  • Supports systems for timely and appropriate acknowledgments of all donor gifts.
  • Supports prospect/donor correspondence (tax and thank you letters) and donor stewardship, in partnership with the organization’s Advancement Associate.
  • In addition to the execution of individual donor cultivation, management and stewardship, the Director of Development provides support to the larger department, to ensure success across all funding strategies.

Skills and Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree and five (5) years of previous fundraising experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A demonstrated understanding of funds development best practices and processes. Knowledge of the Greater Dallas community is highly desirable.
  • Superior oral/written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and strong presentation skills required.
  • Substantial experience with online marketing, direct mail, and cross-channel marketing in for-profit or nonprofit settings is highly desirable
  • Must be a proactive and creative problem-solver, able to work both independently and with a broad range of internal and external partners to develop relationships, facilitate collaboration and achieve results.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Workspace and donor/constituent management databases (Blackbaud/Raiser’s Edge is highly desirable).
  • Must demonstrate strong organizational and time-management skills, with outstanding attention to detail and ability to uphold deadlines.
  • Strong skills in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications for fundraising. The ability to convey complex ideas via presentations, emails, and face-to-face communications.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with a team for success of program stakeholders.

Application Instructions

If you are interested in working at Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region and meet the minimum qualifications of the positions please click the link to apply  Director of Development.

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