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Philanthropic Advisor/Development Officer: Make-A-Wish North Texas

We are currently seeking an experienced Development Officer to join our team in our El Paso, TX, location. 


Who We Are:

Make-A-Wish North Texas - Since 1980, Make-A-Wish® has been creating life-changing wish experiences for children with critical illnesses around the world. Wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that can give children with critical illnesses a higher chance of survival. When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope. Wishes even reunite families and enrich entire communities. Every eligible child needs a wish to count on!  To learn more about us, please visit us at


About the Role:

The Philanthropic Advisor (Major Gifts Officer) will serve as a front-line fundraiser, advancing relationships with individuals and foundations with the capacity to make a significant philanthropic investment in Make-A-Wish North Texas.


As a member of the Development team and reporting to the Chief Development Officer, this individual will be responsible for managing a portfolio of mid-level and major gift prospects; moving these prospective donors through the qualification and cultivation processes to successful solicitation; ensuring donors in the portfolio receive appropriate mission-guided stewardship; and collaborating with development colleagues and organization leadership. Additionally, this individual will be responsible for the successful execution of Make-A-Wish’s signature fundraising event in El Paso, Wish Night El Paso. This position is based out of our El Paso regional office.


What you’ll do:

Core duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately foundation, mid-level and major gift prospects and donors at various stages of their relationship with the organization.
  • Devise and execute individual strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of assigned portfolio with a heavy focus on face-to-face meetings.
  • Secure annual fund level gifts from prospects not yet ready for major gift solicitation.
  • Identify and develop a pipeline of prospects that have the capacity and the inclination to make major gifts. Help create strategies to enhance their relationship with our organization and continue along the move management cycle.
  • Responsible for securing and cultivating event sponsorships, ticket sales, and auction items for internal special events.  Ensures all necessary sponsorship tracking and in-kind paperwork is completed.
  • Manages, builds, and maintains regional fundraising councils in conjunction with council chair(s) in areas as assigned and ensure members are meeting fundraising goals.
  • Work with the CDO, CEO, and key volunteers to develop relationships in support of the Make-A-Wish mission.
  • Summarize face-to-face visits, outreach and communication, and proposal details via contact reports in donor record utilizing Raiser’s Edge.
  • Identify and communicate to Chapter leadership all potential opportunities and/or relationships that will increase our chapter’s ability to raise funds and grant wishes.
  • Represent the Chapter at fundraising events and in the community.


Our Perfect Candidate

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • CFRE is a plus
  • Raiser’s Edge (or other donor database software) experience preferred
  • 1 to 3 years experienced of development experience required


Required Abilities and Skills:

  • Demonstrated understanding of fundraising, communication, and marketing principals.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate positively to persons in a multi-cultural, pluralistic community.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to solicit funds through personal contacts with donors and prospects.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills necessary to work closely with all constituents including vendors, donors, staff, volunteers, wish families, and the public.
  • Strong organizational and financial management skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office and database management software such as Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge.
  • Experience with moves management process and tracking activity within Raiser’s Edge. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word


Company Offers:

  • Competitive salary will commensurate with experience and education
  • Comprehensive benefits package available: (healthcare, vision, dental and life insurances; 401k company match; paid time off and holidays)


To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter with salary requirements, and resume



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer!

Posted 11/20/2020

Executive Director: CASA of Bell and Coryell Counties

Please direct inquiries and resumes to Lee Ann Deal.


The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the agency and all aspects of the agency’s operations.  This includes the recruitment, training, supervision, and retention of staff and volunteers in a volunteer service program that provides CASA services to abused and neglected children.



  • Maintain appropriate relations with the Board and Board committees and keep them informed
  • Assist in the preparation of agenda and notices for meetings, workships, trainings, etc
  • Attend all Board meetings and present a monthly report on current status of the agency
  • Facilitate Board orientation and on-going training
  • Assist the Board in the formation and implementation of policies, procedures, and activities for the effective and economical operation of the agency
  • Present a clear picture of problems confronting the organization to the Board, including outlining possible solutions to stated problems
  • Act as the official staff representative for CASA; report to the president and confer with other officers or committee chairs as necessary
  • Ensure that legal obligations of the agency are met
  • Be responsible for public accountability of the agency, maintenance of the agency facilities, and regular reporting to the Board President and other officers or committee chair as necessary


  • Manage day-to-day fiscal operations
  • Identify funding sources including grants from government and foundations, gifts from corporations/ businesses and individuals, and fundraising opportunities (not OVAG related)
  • Develop and submit required paperwork for funding sources
  • Ensure donor lists are maintained and current. Ensure donor recognition and communication activities are planned and executed (not OVAG related)
  • Ensure accuracy and submission of monthly and quarterly financial reports to grantors (as required)
  • Ensure payment of bills and expenditures for reimbursement and accounting
  • Assist in developing agency annual budget
  • Provide oversight in all fundraising activities (not OVAG related)


  • Oversee and assist to recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate qualified professional paid and volunteer staff
  • Control and direct the personnel functions of the program including active participation in or approval of personnel actions
  • Ensure compliance with personnel policies
  • Facilitate staff meetings
  • Delegate duties to appropriate staff members
  • Develop written/verbal presentations to corporate sponsors when requested (not OVAG related)
  • Oversee maintenance of vendor and donor files (not OVAG related) 


  • Engage in public speaking opportunities to recruit volunteers, collect donations (not OVAG related), and promote community awareness
  • Serve as liaison with National CASA and Texas CASA and with private tax-supported agencies on state and local levels including current membership in TX and National CASA.
  • Ensure appropriate communication between CASA and court personnel, child welfare agencies, and the legal community
  • Supervise and promote interagency cooperation among those agencies that deal with abused and neglected children and their families
  • Work with board, staff and/or volunteers to produce a quarterly newsletter and/or other public awareness materials
  • Ensure maintenance of local CASA website and link to Texas CASA website
  • Approve all written public relations material printed by the agency


  • Evaluate the services the program provides in relation to specified goals and standards and recommend modifications where appropriate
  • Coordinate with Texas CASA in biennial program audit
  • Provide statistical information to the Board and funding sources
  • Keep abreast of which programs are being implemented or considered by other CASA programs or agencies
  • Administer programs of professional education and development through workshops and seminars for volunteers and staff
  • Administer OVAG activities 5 hours per week providing oversight on activities of staff, reports and training pertaining to CVC, SAVNS, and information and referrals to assist the volunteer to provide direct victims services including but not limited to, Crime Victims Compensation (CVC) referral forms, Victims Referrals and Information available resources and Texas Statewide Automated Victim Notifications Service (SAVNS) to provide victims of crime and concerned citizen information on offender custody status, court events and cases. Direct services can also include follow-up, advocacy, crisis intervention and transportation. Provide and assist the volunteers in filling out the documentation for these services if requested.  Advocate Supervisor is to continue providing and/or assisting throughout the process ensuring consistency and accuracy of directions given to the victim client.
  • Keep abreast of legislation affecting children
  • Ensure that the CASA program adheres to any requirement set forth through contractual agreements with granting agencies, such as Texas CASA, VOCA, and National CASA
  • Ensure Optima database and hard copy files of case information and volunteer information is accurate and current.
  • Provide narrative and statistical reports as needed for grant reporting, grant requests, agency publications and other similar needs
  • Ensure maintenance of volunteer files, including application paperwork, training records, insurance information, and other relevant data
  • Ensure maintenance of archived files
  • Ensure and coordinate with Lead Advocate Superviser regarding court advocacy casework of advocate supervisors.


  • Oversee and assist in coordination of volunteer recruitment, training, supervision, recognition and retention events to include planning, organizing, and implementing initial trainings for volunteer advocates at least three times annually
  • Oversee development of volunteer recruitment materials are accurate and current.
  • Oversee staff activities to ensure CASA representation at volunteer recruitment opportunities
  • Assure application and screening procedures are completed on each new volunteer and re-screenings are done on active volunteers when required
  • Conduct personal interviews with all volunteer applicants
  • Oversee planning and implementation of swearing-in ceremony to follow each initial training session
  • Oversee coordination, preparation and distribution of monthly advocate mailings
  • Oversee the review and assignment of new cases to appropriate volunteer supervisor and in assigning cases to volunteers
  • Provide guidance and direction to supervisors and volunteers
  • Ensure CASA representation at all CPS staffings, court hearings, and other case related meetings
  • Ensure effective and appropriate use of volunteers in the provision of services


  • Develop long and short-term plans in the areas of program, development, and fiscal management for the Board’s review
  • Review standards for CASA agencies and assure compliance with funding and regulatory entities
  • Submit policy changes or developments to the Board for review and approval


  • Participate in continuing education opportunities relevant to this position
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors
  • Attend 30 hours of Pre-Service Volunteer Training upon hire

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the Executive Director will also perform other reasonably related business duties as required and as assigned by the Board of Directors.  This organization reserves the right ot revise or change job duties as the need arises.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

CASA provides equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and unlawfull  discriminate on the basis of age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), color, race, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, family care status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal and state laws.

Philanthropy Officer - Planned Parenthood, Waco TX

Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas offers comprehensive reproductive healthcare services. We are here to educate and care for healthy communities.  We believe the needs of our community are greater than they’ve ever been. And that drives us to work harder, aim higher, and expect more from one another.  Here, you'll be empowered to make an immediate impact for our organization and clients.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package:
Excellent Medical and Dental Benefit Plans
Retirement plan and employer match
Generous Paid Time Off.   
Plus Additional Benefits.
Position Title: Philanthropy Officer
Location: Waco, TX
Reports To: Director of Philanthropy
Supervises: Volunteers
Employment Status: Exempt, Full-Time (scheduled to work 30 hours/week, position offers flexibility in office hours)
Grade: E-6
Link to Full Job Description

Posted 2/24/20

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