Director of Development

Parker County Center of Hope
February 16, 2024
Weatherford, Texas
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The Director of Development is the driving force behind fundraising efforts for Center of Hope. The position develops, implements and monitors a comprehensive fundraising plan to expand philanthropic support of the organization including identifying and strengthening relationships with community stakeholders, fostering strong donor and sponsor stewardship, and seeking, applying for and managing grant funding. This position oversees a 4-member development team.


  • Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan, including major gifts, foundation giving, planned giving, and special events
  • Manage and lead development team providing guidance, training, and support as needed; This includes setting goals and expectations for each team member, monitoring performance, and providing feedback to ensure goals are met and exceeded
  • Drive donor-centric partnerships to support financial and in-kind goals with donors and community partners
  • Identify and recommend new funding opportunities available to Center of Hope
  • Oversee donor relations coordinator in developing and executing stewardship activities, ensuring a high-touch response to donors and partners
  • Manage grant schedule; Research, prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals and reports that support organization goals and meet funder guidelines and criteria
  • Oversee marketing manager in developing and executing marketing and communications strategies
  • Oversee and strengthen development systems and processes including recordkeeping and reporting, gift entry and acknowledgment, and donor data management.
  • Manage and execute the biannual fundraising event, as well as other special events
  • Represent Parker County Center of Hope at community events
  • Attends and participate in departmental and Center of Hope meetings and professional development activities as directed
  • Serve as a member of Center of Hope’s leadership team
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the CEO


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Five years of experience in nonprofit fundraising; CFRE credentials preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively
  • Experience with fundraising software and donor databases
  • Strategic thinking and problem solving skills
  • US citizenship or permanent residency
  • Self-starter who can initiate and complete projects
  • Proficient in computer literacy and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Actively involved in a Christian church

Work week expectation:

  • This is a full-time position of approximately 35 hours per week
  • The work week is Monday-Thursday; although primary working hours are during the day, on occasion, some evening and/or weekend work may be required to complete tasks

Application Instructions

Please email your resume and cover letter to Staci Markwardt, CEO, at  No phone calls please.

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