Billy Lane, Executive Director Billy Lane
Executive Director
Fran Lobpries,  Donor Relations Manager – North Texas Conference United Methodist Church Fran Lobpries, CFRE
Donor Relations Manager – North Texas Conference United Methodist Church
Brandon Stovall, Community Engagement Manager
Brandon Stovall
Community Engagement Manager
Chavela Garrett, Executive Administrator Chavela Garrett
Executive Administrator
Dennis Sims,  Facility Manager
Dennis Sims
Facility 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.

Director of Development Job Description

Dallas Bethlehem Center ... where success readiness happens!

Dallas Bethlehem Center Staff

Grants Management

  • 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.

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