Founded in 1946 as the Dallas Committee on Alcoholism by 30 prominent city leaders and nearly 200 committed citizens, for seven decades, The Council on Drug & Alcohol Abuse has served as the foremost community-based organization in North Texas offering substance abuse prevention and intervention services. Since opening its doors in 1946, millions of North Texans have been reached, changed and/or saved from the #1 preventable health problem in the United States – substance abuse.
The Director of Development/Chief Development Officer (title and compensation offer will be based on experience) works closely with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors and other staff and volunteers to secure the funds needed to accomplish the agency’s mission and advance the agency’s programs and outreach. The Director of Development has principal responsibility for developing and implementing a strategically sound and comprehensive fundraising plan, as approved by the Board.
Responsibilities include research and development of leads, management of the annual luncheon, relationships with foundations, individuals, civic/religious groups, grant writing, grant reports, gift acknowledgement, speaking engagements, correspondence, writing, making appearances at special events. The DoD/CDO will also increase public awareness, name recognition, and maintain a positive image of The Council on Drug & Alcohol Abuse and its mission in the North Texas area.
Principal Responsibilities Include:
• Works closely with senior staff and Board to understand agency vision, goals, priorities and objectives.
• Works with the Fund Development and Marketing Committees, the ED, and other senior staff to draft a coordinated annual development plan to include: 1) income goals, 2) specific strategies for achieving these goals, 3) a monthly timeline to help assure consistent and stable funding sources, and 4) proposed contingency plans for funding shortfalls.
• Supports the ED and Board members in representing the Council effectively to prospects and donors. Helps maintain a high level of activity in identifying, cultivating, and stewarding donors/prospects.
• Creates and implements (with the help of the ED) a plan to engage Board members in donor cultivation and stewardship.
• Researches or coordinates research to identify and access new markets for potential corporate, foundation, and individual gifts.
• Maintains corporate, foundation and individual donor files that include contact information and contribution histories.
• Researches prospects and participates in development of grant applications for corporations, foundations, and other potential sources of significant financial support.
• Works with ED and other senior staff to develop timely, professional, and persuasive government grant proposals and renewals.
• Develops and maintains up-to-date supplemental materials to send with grant applications and other funding or marketing related information requests.
• Assists ED to plan and implement fundraising orientation and training for new Board, staff and other volunteers.
• Plans, organizes, implements and evaluates mail and email campaigns; working with the Board to develop prospect lists, suggesting donor benefits, and overseeing production of mailings and donor materials’
• Suggests specific strategies for stimulating growth in donor base.
• Oversees proper acknowledgment of contributions by drafting and generating thank you letters. Maintains donor contact to keep The Council as a donor priority.
• Working with agency volunteers, provides planning and coordinates logistical support for special events.
• Creates and Implements a moves management plan to ensure solicitation of major donors at the appropriate time.
• Oversees donor software/database to maintain accurate and up-to-date records that are reconciled with accounting.
• Stays current on fundraising trends and tools and pursues continuing education and contacts necessary to maintain knowledge base.
• Acts as principal staff liaison to Fund Development and Marketing Committees.
• College degree required.
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in fund development.
• Strong computer skills required including basic office programs (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook) database management and/or knowledge of fundraising software.
• Clearly demonstrated skills in written and oral communication
• Strong organizational skills.
• Ability to make oral and written presentations and represent the agency effectively to the community.
• Proven history of success with foundation, major gift and general fundraising.
• Special event fundraising experience preferred.
• Knowledge of government grant writing preferred.
• Demonstrated ability to manage many assignments simultaneously and meet short deadlines.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a Board of Directors.
• Ability to work independently and as part of senior management team.
• Ability to work a 40+ hour week during regular office hours and meet occasional needs for flextime scheduling (ex., donor contacts, special events).
• Personal motor vehicle with applicable Texas insurance required.
• Ability to lift 40 pounds.
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: 972-697-9422.