Gift Officer

Dallas Children's Advocacy Center
March 8, 2023
5351 Samuell Blvd, Dallas, Texas
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The Dallas Children's Advocacy Center seeks an experienced Gift Officer for our development team.  In this role, the Gift Officer will manage and direct a portfolio of donors and donor prospects for solicitation of annual gifts, major gifts, sponsorships, and planned gifts, develop new and existing relationship through networking opportunities, advance existing relationships, steward existing donors and sponsors and attend both DCAC events as well as third-party events. 

ABOUT DCAC: 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 DCACs work shares a common set of core values:

  • The children come first in all that we do.
  • We operate as a seamless team.
  • Each of us acts with a servants heart.

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


Responsible for building significant immediate and long-term financial support for DCAC by identifying, cultivating and soliciting individuals, corporations and organization as assigned. Creates and implements specific fundraising strategies based on constituent interests and goals.

Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities:

  • Works both independently and as a team member to manage relationship building, cultivation and solicitation of gifts, sponsorships and planned gifts within an assigned portfolio.
  • Carry a donor portfolio of 50-100 donors with the potential of making a major gift.
  • Supports and participates in prospect identification, cultivation and solicitations including communication efforts, events and other creative strategies to generate support in the highest possible gift ranges.
  • Conducts face-to-face visits, solicitations, and other high-level interactions with donors and prospects on a weekly basis.
  • Develops new relationships and steward existing donors and sponsors.
  • Drafts proposals and presentations for individual and/or corporate donor prospects.
  • Documents and maintains accurate donor records in Raisers Edge.
  • In collaboration with members of the development team, identify, develop and cultivate a significant prospects pipeline as part of the organizations evolving fundraising strategy.
  • Ensure appropriate donor acknowledgment and stewardship.
  • Work with staff responsible for gift processing and finance to ensure proper recording, allocation, documentation, acknowledgement, stewardship, and analysis of major gifts and pledges; and
  • Provide timely reports to the Director of Development to keep updated on progress.

Other Duties:

  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Attends agency staff meetings and weekly supervision meetings with DOD.


Education and Experience: Bachelors Degree in fundraising, non-profit, business, marketing and a demonstrated 3-5 years successful fundraising experience with a donor database of $5,000-$25,000. Enthusiastic and skilled networker who enjoys getting out into the community, attending events and participating in civic groups and activities that position the organization for success.

Required License(s) or Certifications:

  • CFRE preferred, but not required.
  • Access to transportation for weekly donor meetings.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proven ability to interact and influence philanthropic leaders.
  • Ability to establish a team effort in fundraising to the benefit of the agency.
  • Ability to set goals strategically and oversee execution.
  • High level of discretion and ethical approach to fundraising.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with various internal and external constituents.
  • Proficiency in database management, Microsoft Office Suite, and other computer skills, as required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professionally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks and a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of employees, board members, partners, and community.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends for special events.

DCAC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we believe in an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


  • 100% Paid Employee Health Insurance
  • 100% Paid Employee Dental Insurance
  • 100% Paid Short Term Disability
  • 100% Paid Long Term Disability
  • 100% Paid Basic Term Life and AD&D Benefits (one times your annual earnings up to $50,000)
  • Vision Insurance through Superior Vision
  • Pet Insurance through Nationwide
  • Legal Services through Freshbenies
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Spending Account
  • Six (6) weeks' of paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Health Advocate
  • WellVia Teladoc Program
  • 403b Retirement and Contribution Plan
  • Supplemental Insurance: Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance
  • Bilingual Stipend (English/Spanish) of $2,400 annually
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • 2 Floating Holidays
  • 14 Wellness Days
  • Vacation Days 10 to 20 (depending on your tenure)
  • DCAC participates in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

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