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Development Officer

Shelters Ministries of Dallas Dallas ,TX
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

With the leadership, guidance, strategic direction and close working relationship with the Senior Director of Advancement, Austin Street Center seeks an experienced, highly-motivated, goal-oriented and energetic fundraiser with a proven track record of closing annual and major gifts. The Development Officer is responsible for the management of a well-coordinated, strategic plan to cultivate and secure support from private foundations, corporate foundations and individual prospects. This position will work as a member of the Advancement team, leading Austin Street Center’s effort to secure annual operating and capital funding from assigned portfolio, inclusive of individuals and foundation prospects through strategic research, cultivation, grant preparation and implementation, and stewardship activities targeted at these entities. In concert with division colleagues, the Development Officer creates, implements, and monitors strategic work plans in support of annual operating and capital funding priorities that maintain and grow revenue streams.

 

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Develop and maintain an annual strategic plan, including determining fundraising objectives, with an emphasis on discovery and research efforts to effectively build the prospect pipeline.
    • Create and manage annual fundraising plans in partnership with the Senior Director of Advancement.
    • Identify, research, and build strategic partnerships with assigned portfolio, inclusive of various foundations and other prospects in support of Austin Street Center’s mission, initiatives and program.
    • Work closely with proposal development and development and strategy of assigned prospects.
    • Review requests for proposals and submit grant applications and proposals to private sources.
    • Manage, facilitate and supervise contributed revenue activities of renewals, prospecting and compliance reporting.
    • Develop, manage, and evaluate a grants toolkit process that can be utilized by the development team.
    • Prepare reports (both internal and external) as required by funders, at the request of Austin Street Center’s leadership, or in alignment with Austin Street Center’s reporting systems and revenue goals.
    • Monitor grant awards including grant agreements, reporting, and compliance requirements.
    • Conduct stewardship and cultivation activities to build, maintain, and strengthen relationships with funders.
    • Maintain timely and necessary database records, files, reports, and resource materials pertinent to government and foundation activities within Raiser’s Edge.
    • Create and maintain systems that promote good working relationships with program staff to ensure clear and timely communication for grant proposal development and/or reporting requirements.

 

  • Position Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field.
    • Four to six years experience preferred.
    • Goal-oriented and committed to non-profit philosophy.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written.
    • Competitive fundraising experience with a demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals that utilize logic models and evaluation plans.
    • Demonstrate flexibility in working together as a team member for the common goals of Austin Street Center, including tasks outside of this job description.
    • Demonstrates adaptability to performing a variety of duties, occasionally changing from one task to another of a different nature with minimal loss of efficiency or composure.
    • Keen attention to detail and strong analytic and problem-solving skills.
    • Must be able to multitask and work under pressure within strict deadlines.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge.

 

  • Personal Attributes:
    • Desire to support those who are hurting and are among the vulnerable population.
    • Composed, professional, and pleasant demeanor toward others.
    • Has the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively, both orally and in writing.
    • Possesses and demonstrates excellent integrity.
    • Strong team player and self-starter.
    • Adheres to code of ethics of Association of Fundraising Professionals.
    • Donor centered mentality.
    • Demonstrates experience with and sensitivity to varying cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds, values, and attitudes.
Company Description
As one of the largest, low barrier homeless shelters in Dallas, Austin Street Center has focused on addressing the issues of homelessness since 1983. Austin Street serves highly vulnerable populations – men age 45 and older, women age 18 and older, many of whom suffer from addiction, victimization or the unexpected loss of resources, with nowhere to turn for help. Austin Street provides the basic needs of a safe place to sleep and shower, along with meals and clothing for 400 clients nightly. In addition to meeting these fundamental needs, life rebuilding skills are also provided through whole-person therapeutic programs, which are designed to help clients transition successfully out of homelessness.

Shelters Ministries of Dallas

Why Work Here?

Passionate CEO's, Working for a cause, Strong Benefits

As one of the largest, low barrier homeless shelters in Dallas, Austin Street Center has focused on addressing the issues of homelessness since 1983. Austin Street serves highly vulnerable populations – men age 45 and older, women age 18 and older, many of whom suffer from addiction, victimization or the unexpected loss of resources, with nowhere to turn for help. Austin Street provides the basic needs of a safe place to sleep and shower, along with meals and clothing for 400 clients nightly. In addition to meeting these fundamental needs, life rebuilding skills are also provided through whole-person therapeutic programs, which are designed to help clients transition successfully out of homelessness.

Address

2929 Hickory Street
Dallas, TX
USA