Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star Mission:
Job Title: Development Officer Salary: $40,000
Location: Houston, TX Posted on:
Contact: Human Resources Email:
Description: Would you like to go home every day knowing you made a difference in the life of a child? If so, join the Big Brothers Big Sisters team and be an impact player making a difference in one of the most prominent agencies in the country. Position Summary: Build capacity and secure immediate and future funding for serving more children in the Greater Houston region, with focus on individuals and corporations. Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Activities • Corporate Giving: - Identify, develop and steward corporate relationships within the region, including cultivation calls and personal visits to existing and new accounts - Prospect, cultivate, and manage new mentor rich organizations, including corporate, service, and faith-based for recruitment and donors - Secure viable sponsorships for special events and program activities and events - Help coordinate with the grants team the submission of proposals and grants, reports and other correspondence with corporate partners and donors, ensure appropriate donor acknowledgement and event recognition - Help develop best funding solicitation strategies for corporate partners - Meet established goals for funding - Maintain presence and visibility of agency within communities • Individual Giving: - Identify, develop and steward individuals, including cultivation calls and personal visits to existing donors and new prospects - Prospect, cultivate, and manage a portfolio of individual donors, including supporting outreach to wealthy segments, including the Houston faith-based community - Help develop best funding solicitation strategies for individuals • Volunteer development/management: - Coordinate board and resource development committee members towards fundraising goals and priorities - Attend and participate in resource development committee meetings and activities, as needed - Manage the volunteer supported Thank-a-Thons for donor stewardship - Coordinate and manage other committees as assig
Skills: • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Non-profit management, or Business preferred • Two years of successful fund development, sales, and/or marketing experience • Thorough knowledge of non-profit development setting, project planning, prospect research, and general management skills • Effective, experienced and confident public speaker • Demonstrated facilitation skills to lead meetings with varying size audiences • Intermediate level proficiency in MSWord, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint, including keyboard skills of 45 words per minute, error free • Flexibility and availability to accommodate weekday early/evening work hours and occasional weekend and overnight hours, as well as regular travel to varying venues within the Lone Star network. • Willingness to work within culturally diverse environments.
Education: Bachelors
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