DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Reports to: Director of Advancement
Overview: Grace Community School is seeking a Director of Development to provide mission-centered vision and
leadership to the school family and community. A strong relationship with Jesus Christ is essential to fulfilling this
role. The Director of Development is responsible for identifying and cultivating donors who will support and enhance Grace Community School, as well as communicating current needs and giving opportunities to the school
About Grace Community School: Grace is a Christ-centered, coeducational, award-winning, National Blue Ribbon, PreK-12 school located in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas. It is well-recognized as one of the top
schools in its part of the state. The mission of Grace is to assist Christian parents in educating, equipping, and
encouraging their children to influence the world for Christ. Grace’s three core values are redemptive community,
educational sanctification, and life as worship.
Resumes may be sent via email or regular mail to the following:
Tim Connor – Director of Advancement, Grace Community School, 3025 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701;
Promote the mission of Grace through developing and maintaining current donor relationships, and
continually identifying and cultivating prospective donor relationships
Create, implement, and execute an annual development plan to fully fund the next school year’s financial aid
goal through coordinating major gifts, overseeing an annual event, maintaining a corporate partnership
program, and managing other annual fundraising initiatives
Manage a major gifts portfolio with a primary focus on financial aid; this portfolio will also include capital
projects, educational enhancements, endowment, and special initiatives
Develop and maintain a stewardship plan to emphasize gratitude and gift impact to donors
Work with the Director of Marketing and Communications to market the annual fund with the goal of increas-
ing outside involvement and support through publications and communication with the media
Identify and recruit annual event chairs
Collaborate with volunteer chairs and committee on planning and executing annual event
Act as liaison between volunteer staff and leadership team/school board
Continually create connection points to engage volunteers
Develop, manage, and adhere to the advancement department budget, including accurate forecasting of needs
Create agenda for and lead development team meetings
Attend school board, leadership team, advancement team, and development committee meetings
Attend conventions, meetings, and conferences as necessary to maintain knowledge of existing and new
development policies, practices, and procedures
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Advancement
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Candidates applying for this position should have high energy and drive, excellent
listening and communication skills, strong organizational skills, and an ability to plan strategically. The candidate
should know or be willing to learn the Grace faculty, curriculum, and current students; and they should be prepared
to speak knowledgeably about each to guests and the community. Discretion is paramount to this role.
In addition, the candidate should have:
The ability to take initiative and work independently
The ability to formulate and articulate policies, procedures, expectations, and practices
Strong analytical, problem solving, and time management skills
Ability to delegate and supervise tasks
Ability to establish immediate rapport
Comfort in speaking to small and large groups
The ability to work well with others and with volunteers
Excellent technology skills, including database and spreadsheets
Qualifications: The candidate must have an understanding of biblical generosity. They must have a personal yet
professional demeanor, especially on the phone and during in-person meetings. Ideally, the candidate would also
have a working knowledge of Christian education. Experience working in development with collaborative decision making processes is preferred.
Director of Development
Cancer Foundation for Life is a Tyler, Texas-based nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and survival for individuals living with cancer. Since 2001, the organization has provided FitSteps for Life clinical exercise programs – with related research – to cancer patients, with the goals of fostering hope, strength, value for life, and the sense of empowerment.
Cancer Foundation for Life is currently seeking a full-time, salaried Director of Development. This individual serves as the chief philanthropic officer of the organization, providing administrative and strategic leadership to its overall fund development plan. The Development Director tailors fundraising and community outreach programs, cultivates key relationships with donors/prospective donors, and manages meaningful stewardship programs. The individual continually works to secure charitable contributions and measures the results of fundraising efforts and their impact on the organization and those it serves. The position reports to the Executive Director.
The ideal candidate will have three or more years of fundraising experience with a not-for-profit organization. A background in healthcare philanthropy is preferred. Other requirements are a bachelor’s degree, experience in all realms of fund development, skills in marketing and volunteer management, and compliance with fundraising ethics. Some travel is required, with an emphasis on East Texas and the Dallas metroplex area.
Competitive compensation and benefits package. Salary based upon qualifications and experience.
To request the complete job description, email: email@example.com
To submit an application, please submit a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marketing and Communications Director
The East Texas Food Bank (ETFB) is looking to hire a Marketing and Communications Director.
This position is responsible for leading our marketing, communications and public relations activities. This includes media relations, social media, direct mail campaigns and public sector programs. Strong focus will be placed on the development and implementation of an annual marketing and communications plan and maximizing existing campaigns and events.
Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field. Minimum five years successful marketing/communications experience in non-profit setting. Solid track record with progressive management techniques. Excellent writing and composition skills. Strong interpersonal, organizational and client service skills. Must be technologically proficient. Specific knowledge of client databases and inventory software a plus. Self-starter, self-directed, with strong analytical, technical, and time management skills. .Ability to collaborate with diverse groups of people. Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines. Familiarity with the East Texas community. Spanish speaking strongly desireable.
A competitive benefit package is included.
Submit a cover letter and resume, including salary expectations to: Human Resources Director, email@example.com Fax: 903-964-5000
ETFB is and Equal Opportunity Employer.
Chief Development Officer
Meals on Wheels Ministry serves a daily meal to nearly 3,000 frail, home-bound senior citizens
and disabled persons; covering six counties in East Texas. These meals are prepared fresh at their
central kitchen in Tyler TX. Meals are then delivered by compassionate volunteers to eligible
persons who cannot provide meals for themselves. Often this is the only meal a client will have
Meals on Wheels Ministry Goals:
• To supply homebound seniors and disabled citizens nutritious meals.
• To abate the loneliness and isolation of elderly and disabled persons by providing daily
contact with members of their community.
• To promote the health, safety, and welfare of all elderly and disabled persons in East
The Chief Development Officer (CDO) will lead, grow, and expand a regional fundraising
program through a combination of major gifts, annual fund, direct response, corporate giving,
foundation giving, planned giving, grants, and events. The CDO will direct, guide, and inspire a
small fundraising team; while serving as a key connection to a range of internal and external
stakeholders. The successful candidate will be an exceptional team-builder with a vision for
The new CDO must bring energy and insight to their work as the organization begins its next
chapter. The successful candidate must be ready to roll up their sleeves and lead a team
dedicated to growth.
The Chief Development Officer will report to the Chief Executive Officer.
• Advises the CEO, board members, and staff of current resources, trends, obstacles, and
developments in revenue generation and donor relations;
• Establishes and implements short and long-range resource development strategies, goals,
objectives, and strategic planning in conjunction with the CEO and Board of Directors;
• Develops, in tandem with the fund development team, finance committee and CEO, the
organization’s resource budget, monitors team performance on a monthly basis and
maintains an on-going forecast for year-end projections;
• Develop and execute a five-year development/fundraising plan;
• Oversee volunteer and staff fundraising activities to support the resource development
goals of the organization.
o Activities include individual giving, events, corporate, foundation and
government grants, planned giving, and more.
o Current special events including: March for Meals, Annual Banquet, Santa’s for
• Oversees staff support to Board of Directors, stakeholder groups, and CEO for highest
level donor cultivation and solicitation activities;
• Defines metrics and measurements that quantify performance against goals and
institutionalizes a system for obtaining and reporting those metrics and measurements for
• Proactively ensures that the organization develops strong long-term relationships with
large scale individual, foundation, and corporate donors. Personally, builds and maintains
key relationships to ensure fund development strategy is achieved;
• Ensures establishment of a diverse donor base of individual, corporate, foundation, and
• Ensures meaningful and effective partnerships with key public and private sector entities
to reinforce the Meals on Wheels brand and its impact in the community;
• Develops innovative recognition opportunities, materials, and events for continuity and
• Oversees grant writer. Responsible for grant strategy and review of all submissions
including local, state, and federal grants;
• Responsible for the development of all donor appeal, stewardship, and cultivation
• Assists and supports the fund development team, including the CEO, in donor cultivation
and solicitation meetings;
• Manages marketing, public relations and social media activities for organization to ensure
consistent brand usage and messaging;
• Implements organization-wide planned giving program that includes identification,
evaluation, cultivation, initial solicitation, recognition and stewardship of planned giving
prospects and donors;
• Prepare and publish Annual Report in collaboration with finance committee,
development team, and CEO;
• Performs other related duties as assigned by CEO
The successful candidate for the position of Chief Development Officer should have:
• Bachelor’s degree in business or related field;
• Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) preferred;
• Must have 7-10 years direct fundraising experience;
• A minimum of five (5) years of management experience (preferably in a non-profit
environment) with at least three (3) years in a senior management capacity;
• Fundraising achievements in major gift cultivation and solicitation (100k+ preferred);
• Extensive knowledge of fundraising techniques and sources of funding for nonprofit
• Analytical ability and the ability to assess how more money can be raised smarter;
• Ability to analyze fundraising activities and benchmark with peer organizations to ensure
the organization is on track;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, Board
members, volunteers, community groups, and other key stakeholders;
• Knowledge of accessing and managing donor database systems (experience with
Network for Good is a plus);
• Experience with and interest in improving processes to add efficiency;
• Ability to perform at a high level in a fast-paced team environment, and manage multiple
projects to meet timelines and deadlines;
• Proven success at creating resource development strategy, increasing financial results,
and growing donor relationships and giving;
• Experience building a corporate engagement strategy, especially in a mission-driven
• Proven fundraising, leadership and consensus building skills;
• Goal-orientated and close attention to detail;
• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills;
• Ability to work some evenings and weekends
SALARY & BENEFITS
Meals on Wheels Ministry offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
This position is located in Tyler, TX and up to 50% of travel time regionally is to be expected.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
The Chief Development Officer must have the capacity to listen to the full breadth of the
community as it grows and evolves, cultivating a diverse pool of supporters who will have access
to different kinds of ideas.
All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Before submitting your
materials, please read them over for accuracy. Review of applications will begin immediately
and continue until the successful candidate has been selected. Please put your LAST NAME &
Chief Development Officer in the subject line of your email. Send all materials to the attention
of Ms. Sunny Byrd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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