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Tarrant County Samaritan Housing, Inc. Published: January 8, 2018
Fort Worth
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Tarrant County Samaritan Housing (Samaritan House) is a nonprofit organization which for the past twenty five years has provided housing and medical resources to disabled individuals in the Tarrant County, Texas area. Samaritan House has positively impacted the lives of our residents and helped them to transition to lives of greater independence. The Director of Development, under the direction of the President/CEO will be responsible for all of the Samaritan House fundraising programs.  This individual will be responsible for managing and expanding Samaritan House programs including donor cultivation and identification, foundation and corporate grant proposals, direct mail appeals, online giving and special event planning.  Responsibilities include researching prospective donors and developing relations with donors to facilitate financial support. This individual will also be responsible for oversight of the monthly Samaritan House information sessions which introduce the community and partners to Samaritan House.  This individual will communicate often with the Samaritan House staff, our residents and the Samaritan House board to identify organizational needs and to develop strategies to raise funds to meet the defined needs.  Individuals supervised by this individual will have responsibility for grant writing, donor system management and special event planning.

Essential Functions:

  • Highly motivated and proven self-starter with the ability to manage multiple priorities and lead the organization to sustainable increased funding
  • Proven track record of successful fundraising experience (e.g. goal attainment)
  • Ability to develop and implement strategies to establish and significantly deepen the base of support from individual donors
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and build the donor pipeline by developing relationships with major donors, foundations and corporations
  • Experience managing, tracking and reporting on financial efforts
  • Highly developed capacity to accurately and objectively evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of programs and to make appropriate adjustments
  • Knowledge of major gifts and legacy gifts processes
  • Proven successful grant writing skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with the DFW fundraising environment
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, diplomacy and discretion
  • Ability to effectively communicate with Samaritan House stakeholders (residents, staff, board, donors, partners, volunteers and community)
  • Ability to manage all donor and prospect research by utilizing an identified suite of prospect/donor tools
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to HIV/AIDS and other disability issues, cultural/ethnic issues and diverse populations, gay and lesbian issues, chemical dependency issues, mental health and homelessness issues
  • BA degree Graduate degree preferred
  • CFRE designation preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, database management and CRM systems
  • Current Texas driver’s license
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check

The Samaritan House mission is to create a supportive community providing housing and resources for positive change in the lives of persons living with HIV/AIDS and other disabilities.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to Norbert White, nwhite@samaritanhouse.org.

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