Recently rebranded Interfaith Family Services, the organization was founded in 1985 as the Presbyterian Housing Coalition. As a faith-based nonprofit, Interfaith Family Services has a mission to empower families in crisis to break the cycle of poverty. Programs include housing for homeless families, counseling, financial coaching, career development, child care assistance and life skills training.
This is a terrific opportunity to join the leadership team at Interfaith Family Services during a time of exciting growth. The CDO will work closely with the CEO to develop and implement the fund development plan for the organization’s $2 million+ operating budget and special campaigns. Key responsibilities include oversight of department team and key functions including special events (Open House, Golf Tournament, and Luncheon), annual giving, corporate and foundation giving, major gifts from individuals, prospective donor research, donor stewardship, database management, marketing/PR to support these functions as well as non-financial resources including volunteer recruitment, management and recognition.
The CDO is also responsible for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospects from all revenue sources and for cultivating and soliciting individuals at all giving levels.
As a senior member of the executive team, this position is also responsible for helping shape the agency’s strategy as it relates to development and providing oversight related to other duties as assigned by the CEO.
• Plan and oversee all development and fundraising activities to achieve desired goals.
• Developing and implementing a written plan for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual, foundation and corporate potential donors to achieve the agency’s annual revenue goals.
• Supporting the CEO’s major gift work with top prospects.
• Personally, managing a portfolio of 150 to 250 prospective donors.
• Making a minimum of 10 - 15 calls, visits, or inquiries per month.
• Developing and implementing written strategies based on capacity and readiness to give.
• Determining how assigned prospects will be solicited for their annual fund gift.
• Developing an annual revenue stream from assigned prospects
• Provide leadership for development staff and establish clear roles and responsibilities with measurable, performance objectives.
• Cultivation and solicitation of all donors with an emphasis on increasing major gifts (foundation, corporate, and individual).
• Serve as key development liaison to the Board of Directors and the Development Committee and provide direction and support for board fundraising efforts.
• Ensure all necessary policies, procedures and systems are in place and ensure professional standards are maintained.
• Ensure that all development communications support the Interfaith Housing Coalition brand.
• Supervising prospect research, donor stewardship and information systems including prospect management and major gift initiative reports.
• Serving as a member of the management team by staying abreast of organization-wide issues and contributing to the overall management of the organization.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Commitment to the community served by Interfaith.
• Knowledge of the Dallas philanthropic community.
• Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred).
• At least 5 years of experience in fund development with demonstrated individual major gift success.
• Proven track record in growing fund development revenue from a variety of sources.
• Demonstrated supervisory and management skills with the ability to set specific goals and support staff in their achievement.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and manage budgets.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish effective relationships with volunteers, staff, donors and prospects.
• Ability to engage and motivate people from all backgrounds.
• Skills and willingness to work on a team for the advancement of the mission.
• Experience with RaisersEdge is a bonus.
• Experience working on capital campaigns is a bonus.
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and three professional references to recruiter, Tawnia Wise, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call with questions: 972-646-0527.