State Bar of Texas

Development Director

5 days ago
Closing Date
Open Until Filled

General Description

Reports directly to the Executive Director.  Responsibilities to include cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual and corporate sponsorship support for the Texas Bar Foundation.  Performs the duties of planning, organizing, directing and coordinating special development efforts.    


Primary Functions

  1. Works closely with the Fellows Chair and seventeen district area chairs to solicit and secure funds and acquire new donors. Responsible for training and recruiting materials.
  2. Trains, manages, and stewards volunteer solicitors. Assists in acquiring 200+ volunteers in the 17 districts.
  3. Manages achievement award program: supports the selection committees, conducts oral history interviews, produces plaques and mementos, and writes the printed program and presentation scripts.
  4. Performs duties of planning, organizing and implementing fundraising events and the annual dinner.
  5. Maintains accurate and detailed data regarding solicitation activities and creates tracking reports.
  6. Represents Bar Foundation in communications and provides a high level of customer service.
  7. Adheres to the budget and manages details for development-related events and programs.
  8. Assists with board meeting minutes and assists with quarterly board dinners and meetings.
  9. Responsible for updating donor information in Raisers Edge, produces and distributes memorial certificates, Life Fellow plaques, new Fellow certificates, and press releases. Directs and monitors vendors and mass mailings.
  10. Responsible for quarterly newsletter correspondence, website content, annual report write ups and execution of e-blasts.
  11. Uses data strategically to produce accurate documents and reports. Requires proficiency in merge documents, database queries, and exports.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial and strategic attitude toward fundraising. Bachelor’s degree plus three years professional experience required, preferably in fundraising or membership development with a non-profit organization. Supervisory experience preferred. Excellent interpersonal, written communication and presentation skills. A demonstrated ability to take initiative and to work both independently and with a team. Prefer experience and demonstrated success with annual fund, major donor programs, and/or activities to aid in the solicitation of individuals and corporations. Active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and/or professional associations preferred. Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Access required. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and MicroEdge Gifts preferred. The position requires vigilant attention to detail, and a high level of professionalism and discretion. Some travel required.


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