Position: Development Director TORI

Job ID: TORI Dev Dir

Date Listed: April 22, 2021


Job Duties

Texas Offenders Reentry Initiative (T.O.R.I.)

Position:         Development Director                                                                         Classification:    Exempt

Reports to:   Executive Director                                                                                 Program:            Administration

Position Purpose:

Development Director serves to carry the responsibility to achieve income goals in the following areas: foundation grants, federal/state grants, corporate grants/relationships, individual giving, organization support, faith community support, and special events. He/She will be responsible for prospective donor research and maintenance, donor acknowledgment, and stewardship. This position reports to T.O.R.I.’s Executive Director and serves as part of the senior management team. He/She will lead and manage T.O.R.I.’s overall development

efforts to raise an annual budget of $2 million, including unrestricted funds. This position works with the Executive Director and Grants Manager to assist in the development and coordination of long-range fund development strategies, as well as an annual development plan.

Major Responsibilities:

Support the mission, vision and, values of T.O.R.I.

Develop and organize all aspects of the company’s fundraising programs, i.e., cause-related marketing, planned giving programs, and other innovative fundraising strategies

Develop and manage prospect and donor database Draft solicitation materials, letters, brochures, etc.

Serve as the lead fundraiser to acquire sponsorships and underwriting for events

Design and implement an annual development plan. Create and manage a Development Plan reflective of organizational priorities and needs, to include revenue goals, major benchmarks and, timelines

Research and identify potential donors and sponsors and implement strategies to foster positive relationships and engage key individuals, community partners, corporations, etc.

Engage corporate donors through financial support, event sponsorship and, in-kind giving

Cultivate and steward individual, corporate and, foundations. Maintain relationships with each donor Develop and oversee budget monitoring and income forecasting for all events

Partner with Executive Director to educate and involve Board members in fund development

Experience and Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree preferred. Minimum of five years demonstrated success in fundraising with a strong focus on major donor acquisition and management required. Training in fundraising; preferable membership in Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Special Event, Public Relations, Marketing and, Community Management experience. Team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide others. Proven success in the development of plans and strategies that met/exceed fundraising goals. Writing, editing and, proofreading experience. Superior organizational skills and ability to multi-task. Experience working in a non-profit sector.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing and in-person. Exceptional attention to detail.Self-starter with the capacity to work along with associates, board members, prospects. Flexible to work whenever necessary to meet goals and deadlines. Superior customer service skills. Excellent interpersonal, communication and, organizational skills. Experience with digital, direct mail and, virtual fundraising strategies a plus. Proficiency in MS Office including, Word, Excel, Outlook and, PowerPoint. A commitment to advancing a more just and humane society.

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