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Company / Organization: Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation
Position Title: Associate Philanthropy Director
Job Location: Dallas, TX
Application Deadline: Not Specified
Contact Information and
Application Instructions:

Please email resumes attention to Susan Houston


Minimum Qualifications:

Position Summary

The Associate Philanthropy Director leads a team of four and oversees the development activities in the office related to donor stewardship, special events, proposal development, communications and database operations. The Associate Philanthropy Director reports to the Philanthropy Director.

Primary Responsibilities:

=Working with Philanthropy Director, design and support the implementation of a comprehensive development plan to engage new donors and steward current donors for the long-term success of the Foundation and in support of priority projects, a comprehensive campaign and planned giving.

=Oversee daily operations of the Foundation, including signing and returning contracts at the request of the Executive Director and serving as the main point of contact for callers with questions about fundraising or mission.

=Review all acknowledgement and tribute letters and, in the absence of the Executive Director, sign the letters.

=Serve as the primary contact for planned giving inquiries.

=Identify, qualify and strategically prioritize grant funding opportunities.

=Develop grant proposals and overviews as needed.

=Coordinate end-of-year appeals for annual giving focusing on new donors, donor retention, and increasing annual gift amounts of individual donors.

=Ensure quality assurance and brand compliance across all development communication channels, including acknowledgement letters and tax receipts, email campaigns, print collateral and other donor communications.

=Manage EarthShare Program to include coordinating staff participation at tabling events, tracking Foundation hours, and submitting the annual local, state and Federal EarthShare renewal applications.

=Assist Philanthropy Director in preparing fundraising reports.

=Provide skilled editorial assistance, editing and proofreading as needed.

=Ensure compliance with established policies and procedures for the raising, processing and acknowledging of gifts.

=Maintain constituent confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential.

=Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.


Supervisory Responsibilities

=Supervise the development and tracking of grants, gift proposals and stewardship reports, including a comprehensive proposal calendar.

=Oversee donor/prospect research for individuals, foundations and corporations.

=Supervise operations of The Raiser’s Edge (RE) constituent relationship management database. 

=Oversee the execution of all mailings, including Hall of Fame solicitations/invitations, bi-annual leadership newsletter, holiday card, year-end mailing, annual report, etc.

=Oversee special events and donor trips, including Texas Conservation Hall of Fame.

=Oversee graphic design projects (digital and printed) from start to finish, ensuring that a high-quality, accurate, on-brand product is delivered in the desired time frame (annual reports, newsletters, invitations and solicitations).

Preferred Background and Skills

=Five years’ development experience with demonstrated success in raising funds and managing staff. 

=Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

=Advanced skills in proofreading, editing and grammar

=Advanced skills in Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Word and Excel.

=Ability to handle an extensive and diverse workload while maintaining a positive perspective.

=A strong work ethic, sense of urgency, attention to detail, and ability to think independently.

=Ability to interface with individuals at every level of an organization, both internally and externally.

=Ability to adapt quickly to, plan for, and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced setting.

=Strong initiative, self-motivation, integrity and sense of humor. 


Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation's mission is to provide private support to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to ensure that all Texans, today and in the future, can enjoy the wild things and wild places of Texas. Founded in 1991, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has raised private funds to advance Texas' proud outdoor traditions and conserve our state's wildlife, habitat and natural resources. Our vision is for all Texans to have access to the wild things and wild places in our state, both now and for generations to come. The Foundation is governed by a 21-member Board of Trustees.

The Foundation unites communities, individuals, foundations, and corporations with TPWD through diverse priority projects designed to conserve Texas' incredible wildlife, land, water and cultural resources. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $170 million for TPWD, conserving Texas treasures like the Powderhorn Ranch and the Devils River and creating facilities like the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center and the Texas Game Warden Training Center.

Date Posted: 10/12/2018