|Fran Lobpries, CFRE
Donor Relations Manager – North Texas Conference United Methodist Church
Community Engagement Manager
Dallas Bethlehem Center Seeks New Director of Development
This position is full-time (exempt) and reports to the Executive Director of Dallas Bethlehem Center. Click here for the full job description.
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- Maintain a grants management tracking and donor tracking system regularly updated with accurate data.
- Develop grants management tracking and donor tracking system regularly updated with accurate data.
- Work closely with program staff to prepare interim and final reports to grantors.
- Work with program staff to develop high quality outcomes based-funding proposals.
- Take the lead on developing funding proposals, as appropriate.
General Management Duties
- Recruit, hire, train and supervise development-related staff.
- Meet regularly with the development team to plan and review team goals.
- Maintain ongoing communication with the Executive Director on status of resource development initiatives and provide timely reports on management issues and concerns.
- Work with DBC Leadership Team to ensure efficient collaboration with all departments in the development of resources in support of quality service delivery.
- Other tasks as assigned.
- Provide direct supervision to Donor Relations Manager as well as interns and corporate volunteers.
- Internally collaborate with Executive Director.
- Coordinate with the Zip Code Connection (ZCC) fundraising staff, as appropriate, when connecting with major donor prospects across zip code 75215.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to cultivate strong donor relations with high net worth individuals, corporations and foundations.
- University degree (BA) required; graduate degree preferred.
- Ability to work non-traditional hours including weeknights and weekends as necessary.
- Minimum of five (5) years of professional work experience with progressive levels of responsibility, including supervisory and program management experience preferred.
- Five (5) years prior experience with fundraising, public relations, proposal writing, volunteer coordination and other advocacy/development duties in the non-profit sector preferred.
- Proven record of foundation and donor relations and the successful development of grant proposals.
- Successful history of soliciting individual major donors for financial support and securing corporate gifts.
- Ability to conduct research through various sources to target and locate potential sources of funding.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with grantors, major donors, community leaders, partner agencies, government officials, multi-cultural clients and colleagues on all levels.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (especially Word, Excel, Outlook) and internet research.
- Outstanding organizational, leadership and team-building skills.
- Ability to promote productivity and efficiency.
- Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment is highly desirable.
- Experience in creating development plans and systems that organize resource opportunities, track donor giving, and prioritize routine and emergent strategies.
Commensurate with experience.