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Church Name: Arms of Hope

Position: Director of Fundraising
Type of Ministry: Other
Type of Job: Full-time

Job Description: Development Officer – Houston We have the unique opportunity to serve youth and single mothers who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and benefit from educational, emotional and spiritual support. This mission opportunity offers a competitive salary in addition to health insurance, retirement plan and generous vacation and leave time. Development Director positions are available for the Houston region which direct and represent one or more geographic regions of Texas and other areas as assigned. Each individual develops and executes long and short-term strategies to secure philanthropic support in concert with the chief development officer and development team. This individual is responsible for coordinating and managing the relationship of the organization with individuals, corporations, foundations and churches from whom funds are sought for program support. •Development Officer’s role? Directs and represents the organization’s development program in one or more geographic regions of Texas and other areas as assigned. The individual develops and executes long and short-term strategies to secure philanthropic support in concert with the Chief Development Officer and development team. Responsible for coordinating and managing the relationship of the organization with churches, corporations, foundations and individuals from who funds are sought for program support. •Specific Accountabilities ? Maintain oversight on the quality and quantity of gift activity in the assigned region and take action to increase both as appropriate and aggressively identify, and formally qualify, new gift, major gift and planned giving prospects. ? Maintain oversight on the quality and quantity of gift activity in the assigned region and take action to increase both as appropriate and aggressively identify, and formally qualify, new gift, major gift and planned giving prospects. ? Develop and sustain a strong volunteer/supporter network structure in the region to multiply efforts in identification, engagement and successful solicitation as well as provide expanded opportunities for key prospects to engage with key organization leaders and one another. ? Personally develop and manage a portfolio of major gift prospects. ? Lead the major and planned gift solicitation process in the region by focusing on prospects under personal management and by supporting and facilitating solicitations directed by other staff and leadership. Ensure that prospects capable of major gifts are cultivated and solicited in an appropriate, deliberate manner. ? Participates in performance improvement for the department and the organization. Demonstrates an ability to work collaboratively with the entire development team to achieve departmental and organizational goals. ? Completes other duties as requested. Accepts additional assignments willingly with a demonstrated ability to perform a variety of duties while maintaining flexibility as needs change. Demonstrates an ability to respond to changing workloads and crisis and emergency situations

Application Instructions: To apply, please email your resume as a WORD or PDF file to sandy@solomonswann.com. Must meet these qualifications: Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree. • Previous fundraising experience with a proven track record of raising money. • Must be a Christian who is willing to promote our cause in front of all denominations, community and Bible churches. • Must be local to Houston. • Experience with planned giving tools is a plus. • Must be willing to travel. This position will involve some travel as this territory extends as far south as Corpus, as far North as Nacogdoches, as far east as the border, and as far west as Lagrange. However, the majority of all work will be done in Houston proper. If planned giving experience is present, there may be spotty travel to other locations throughout Texas. • Must be a team player who is driven and not timid about working very hard. • May be male or female; willing and able to report to a female boss. • Person must present well in front of influential Houstonians and philanthropic representatives from businesses and corporations. • Highly prefer that this candidate comes from another Houston non-profit organization. • Ideal candidate will have connections with influential individuals, businesses of corporations.

Street Address: Nonprofit Organization
City: Medina
State: TX
Zip Code: 78055
Phone Number: 281-343-7851
Contact Name: Sandy Swann
Phone: 281-343-7851
Email: sandy@solomonswann.com

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