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The Director of Stewardship and Support oversees the day-to-day operations of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation office in the areas of development and office management. This position supervises the grant writers, database manager and office manager. The Director of Stewardship and Support reports to the Executive 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.
- Review, sign and return contracts at the request of the Executive Director and serve 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.
- Manage special events, including Texas Conservation Hall of Fame and Lone Star Land Steward Awards.
- Serve as the primary contact for planned giving inquiries.
- Collaborate with grant writers to identify, qualify and strategically prioritize grant funding opportunities.
- Coordinate end-of-year appeals for annual giving.
- 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.
- Oversee the annual submission of local, state and Federal EarthShare renewal applications in collaboration with TPWF Engagement Manager.
- 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.
- Oversee office management to include preparation for board meeting/materials, daily deposit.
- Oversee 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.
- Oversee operations of The Raiser's Edge constituent relationship management database.
- Oversee the execution of all mailings, including special event solicitations/invitations, bi-annual leadership newsletter, holiday card, year-end mailing, annual report, etc.
- 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.
Please send resume and cover letter to Susan Houston, Associate Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 $190 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.