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Director of Development

Company: Child Advocates of Fort Bend

Location: Richmond, TX

Posted: October 11, 2019

About Child Advocates of Fort Bend
Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to provide a voice, heal the hurt and break the cycle of abuse and neglect for all children in Fort Bend County. CAFB has served over 15,000 children since opening its doors and every year that number grows.

Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) provides direct services to children and also collaborate with 40 partner agencies in a team approach. This Multi-Disciplinary Team model is considered the “best practice” in the field of investigation, advocacy and treatment of child abuse and neglect.

Position Description
The Director of Development reports to the Chief Executive Officer. The Director of Development is the senior administrative officer who is responsible for all aspects of fundraising and donor relations including: annual fundraising, major gifts, endowment and supervision of the development staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

        • Plan, implement and manage major gift, special events, sustainable gifts, annual, planned giving and endowment fundraising programs
        • Work with executive and board leadership to determine institutional priorities for which philanthropic support is sought and to provide coordination of approaches to individuals, organizations and foundations
        • Work with executive leadership, board members and development staff to determine relationships and networks of influence within the community.
        • Identify, cultivate, solicit and maintain ongoing relationships with a portfolio of prospects
        • Manage the development staff
        • Direct management process as it relates to major gifts, grants and annual giving, including the identification of prospects, primary cultivators, cultivation sequence and timing, proposal concept presentation, proposal writing and submission, site visit coordination, proposal tracking, grant acknowledgment, grant reporting, donor recognition and stewardship
        • Oversee the gift accounting and reporting functions to ensure that all donors and solicitors receive personal acknowledgment of gifts and periodic information regarding the progress of CAFB fundraising programs
        • Oversee the current database and records of all donors and prospective donors
        • Establish effective relationships with external foundations, granting agencies, community organizations and the broader Fort Bend community
        • Articulate the fundraising priorities for CAFB and be well-versed about all aspects of the programs, services, events and opportunities for members to participate
        • Performs other duties, as required


        • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, preferred
        • 7+ years of progressive fundraising responsibility primarily in the area of personal major gift solicitation and staff management
        • Experience in developing donor specific cultivation, solicitation and closure strategies, and the management of a personal portfolio of major gift prospects
        • Full knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Raiser’s Edge
        • Demonstrated ability to foster and maintain effective, collaborative relationships with individuals, staff members, volunteer constituencies, individual donors, as well as foundations

To Apply
Please send send a cover letter and resume to Irene at