Reporting to the President and CEO, the CDO will Advance a sustainable and innovative philanthropic development program. While serving as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, provides strategic leadership in philanthropy to advance Family Houston’s mission through annual giving, government and foundation grants, special events, and major gifts. Assists the CEO in developing an actively engaged philanthropic volunteer Board of Directors, as well as oversees the work of the Young Professionals Board. The CDO will champion all Family Houston values, in both strategic planning and performance.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Direct the fundraising activities of Family Houston including individual, corporate, major gifts, and foundation solicitation via donor cultivation, grants, special events, and special projects. In addition, direct the management and activities of gift records, donor management, and recognition efforts.
- Develop, plan, and direct a comprehensive annual fundraising plan, setting goals and objectives for the development department. Monitors the achievement of this plan, taking appropriate action to ensure the goals and objectives are met.
- Support and lead all development personnel within the agency, as well as oversee the Young Professional’s Board.
- Provide direction to assigned staff in the development department in the performance of their duties, establishing work priorities in achieving strategic and operating plan goals; prepares and manages associated budgets.
- When needed, is the face of Family Houston in outreach and media opportunities.
- All other related duties as assigned.
Requirements and Qualifications
- A Bachelor’s degree in a related field; Master’s degree preferred.
- Ten or more years of professional experience with fundraising including annual campaigns, major gifts, grant writing including government grants, marketing, communications and public relations.
- Preferred experience in a non-profit, must have management experience.
- Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) Professional preferred.
- Must have excellent communication skills both written and oral.
- Ability to develop and cultivate relationships with top community leaders.
- Ability to multi-task and problem–solve.
- Experience in leading and developing staff and volunteers.
- Knowledge of media and its use in gaining exposure for Family Houston events and programs.
Qualified candidates may send their resume to Human Resources.