Senior Director of Development with Dallas Immigration Services Nonprofit

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas
October 19, 2023
2801 Swiss Ave., Dallas, TX 75204, Dallas, Texas
Job Type


Senior Director of Development

Salary is $85,000 - $95,000, commensurate with experience

Dallas, TX (Currently Remote/Hybrid)

Must be in the office at least 2-3 days per week.

Position Summary

The Human Rights Initiative of North Texas ("HRI") is seeking a dedicated and passionate Senior Director of Development ("Development Director") to join our team. This position works in close partnership with the Executive Director and is part of the leadership team at HRI. The Development Director is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors, corporations, corporate foundations, and private foundations. The position will be responsible for a portfolio of $1M+.  This position will also be responsible for overseeing the planning and execution of at least one major fundraising event per year. Additionally, the Development Director will be responsible for identifying new opportunities for growth and developing and executing multi-year planning goals to increase corporate and foundation revenue. Lastly, the Development Director will be responsible for managing the Director of Volunteer Management & Donor Engagement Coordinator (“Volunteer Director), which supports Pro Bono legal attorneys, development back-office administration, and digital communication channels.

The Senior Development Director will display competency and sensitivity in representing low socioeconomic and limited-English-proficient clients and in providing trauma-informed services.

The Senior Development Director will report to the Executive Director.

About HRI

For the past 22 years, HRI has provided legal and critical social services for courageous and resilient immigrant survivors of human rights abuses from all over the world. HRI is funded primarily through private sector giving.

HRI follows CDC guidelines relating to COVID-19.

Physical Demands

  • Able to work on a computer, including sitting at a desk, for extended periods of time.
  • Able to read a computer screen. Manual dexterity to operate a keyboard.
  • Able to speak clearly on the phone and in person.
  • Able to occasionally lift objects weighing up to 10 pounds.


  • Lead and strategize grant application processes, while managing external grant-writing consultants to ensure timely and successful submissions.
  • Cultivate and steward long-term relationships with major donors, corporate sponsors, and foundation representatives to secure and grow funding streams.
  • Formulate and execute a multi-year fundraising roadmap, including annual targets and milestones, to drive sustained revenue growth.
  • Design, implement, and oversee specialized fundraising initiatives and campaigns that align with organizational goals and priorities.
  • Coordinate and helm signature fundraising events, while also leveraging other event opportunities throughout the year.
  • Provide effective leadership and management to a specialized development team, fostering a culture of accountability and alignment with HRI's mission and objectives.


  • Bachelor’s degree+.
  • Experience leading development or being responsible for growing an organization’s fundraising campaign efforts.
  • Demonstrated experience in grant writing and management. Candidates with significant writing experience outside of grant writing will be considered.
  • High-level proficiency using Microsoft suite products and cloud-based CRM/digital engagement software.
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and time-management skills. Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Interpersonal and emotional intelligence, warmth, resilience.
  • Provide support and contribute to a working environment in which all individuals are respected regardless of their individual differences.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and willingness to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Salary and Benefits

The position is a full-time exempt position. The salary range is $85,000 - $95,000, commensurate with experience, in addition to full health, vision and dental benefits. Other benefits are negotiable.

The Human Rights Initiative of North Texas is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status.  Candidates from immigrant, global majority, and diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We are a fair chance employer. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to finalizing an offer of employment.

Application Instructions

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three (3) professional references to Jonathan Lin Davis at

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