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Director of Development, Fundraising, and Community Relations

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Job # 11517623
Date Posted: 10-23-2018
The Director of Development will accelerate the growth and funding resources available to LVTRise to increase community partnerships, social services, and general assistance within the Las Vegas Trail community. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position will plan and initiate fund-raising activities, direct the daily operations of the Community Engagement Department and help to develop and implement a comprehensive strategic plan.
The Director of Development will work closely with the Executive Director to identify community partners, cultivate and solicit gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations on a local, regional, and national level. This role will assist in the develop of a long-term resource development plan, annual marketing plan and implement the organization’s fund-raising appeal to improve the overall financial stability of LVTRise and quality of life for residents within in the Las Vegas Trail community.
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Plan, develop, and implement systems for generating resources and/or revenues to support organizational ability and sustainable growth.
  • Lead the development and implementation of a three-year resource development plan and funding strategy that underpins the organization’s strategic goals.
  • Develop framework and support systems to monitor annual giving and fundraising strategies in line with the achievement of the three-year plan.
  • Grow fundraising income to support the organization’s mission, vision, and strategic plan.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and leadership team to meet and exceed budgeted goals to accelerate growth in a sustainable manner, across a diverse range of income streams.
  • Develop strategies to engage individual donors, community partners, corporate entities and new supporters to increase the growth of community resources.
  • Establish a range of new income streams, with an emphasis on donor relations and grant funding sources. 
  • Coordinate and develop a portfolio of large, long term, broad based corporate partnerships that provide sustainable income, directly enhance the Las Vegas Trail community and improve the public’s understanding of the mission and vision of LVTRise.
  • Work closely with the Director of Programs to significantly increase the number of and value derived from volunteers to support cost effective growth in fundraising activities.
  • Establish key relationships with supporters, networks, and donors to perform appropriate propositions and the establishment of a calendar of major events and initiatives.
  • Grow income from events and manage key relationships with donors and community supporters.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and remainder of the LVTRise team to provide leadership to the organization as a whole.

Qualifications and Skills:
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • 8-10 years of Fundraising experience required.
  • At least 2 years of Capital Campaigning experience preferred but not required.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of successful Business Development and Community Engagement within Corporate sector or Non-Profit community.
  • Proven success with annual giving campaigns, major gift solicitation, fundraising strategies, and capital campaigns that have accelerated income growth and established a more diversified and sustainable income base.
  • Experience of successfully leading change and growing income across multiple revenue streams.
  • Demonstrable ability to understand how digital strategies can successfully support fundraising.
  • Excellent written, leadership, and communication skills. Assured public presence and comfort level with business, community leaders, and elected officials.
  • Ability to effectively make presentations to prospective donors and interest groups.
  • Ability to communicate the mission and vision of the organization effectively and interact with all levels of the organization and funders to benefit a diverse community.
  • Proven experience of establishing long term corporate partnerships that have provided the basis for income, the promotion of the organizations mission and enhancement of brand.
  • Experience of building and nurturing strong and productive relationships both internally and externally.
Personal Qualities:
  • Motivated to improve lives for the better
  • Positive and enthusiastic
  • A proven leader of innovation
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Highly practical and strategic
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