Executive Director, McKinney Education Foundation

May 10, 2023
McKinney, TX
Job Type


Executive Director


Working closely with the McKinney Education Foundation (MEF) Board of Trustees and MEF staff, the Executive Director provides strategic direction and leadership of the Foundation with emphasis on management of fundraising initiatives, personal cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and planned giving prospects.


  • The Executive Director Officer reports to the MEF Board of Trustees
  • The Executive Director is responsible for MEF Staff


  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major and planned gifts through personal visits, mail, telephone and written proposals.
  • Prepare stewardship reports, grant submission schedules, other internal / external management reports and develop yearly action planned objectives to accomplish fundraising goals.
  • Report activities to Executive Committee monthly.
  • Monthly email to MEF Board of Trustees updating them on development projects, new donations, prospects in pipeline and accomplishments of MEF staff.
  • ED will have the ability to designate staff members to provide leadership in various operational, marketing, and special project roles.
  • Participate in establishing and facilitating annual giving activities, fundraising events, cultivation and stewardship opportunities for prospects and donors
  • Provide leadership in developing strategic, organizational, and financial plans with the Board of Trustees, and carry out plans and policies as authorized by the Board.
  • Represent MEF at numerous public functions, community and MISD events
  • Participate in development and implementation of a communications plan and supervise Marketing team to achieve goals
  • Incorporate MEF Policies and Procedures, Mission, Vision into all development plans
  • Supervise Strategic Plan
  • Maintain fiscal responsibility of the Annual Budget
  • Ensure confidentiality of donor and prospect information


  • Knowledge of cultivation, solicitations, stewardship strategies and techniques
  • Self-motivation and discipline to regularly set and achieve work goals
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and networking skills with large groups as well as with individuals
  • Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism
  • Ability to initiate and build relationships with prospective individual, corporate, and foundation donors
  • Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision


  • This position requires the incumbent to travel and to entertain corporate and foundation donors and potential donors through the state, region; a healthy lifestyle and physical mobility are necessary
  • Work venues vary from office, to social events, to presentations, to large and small meetings and interactions with individuals, involving a variety of environments
  • Evening and weekend work is often required
  • While limited physical exertion is involved, considerable mental and emotional pressures exist
  • The ability to coordinate a variety of tasks simultaneously and handle tension and stress in a positive manner

Application Instructions

Email cover letter and resume to Sharon Cox. shcox@mckinneyisd.net

Position posted until filled.

Please do not call the office.

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