Staff Position: Development Officer (based in Dallas, Texas)
Presbyterian Theological Seminary has a great opportunity for an
organized and dedicated Dallas-based professional desiring to apply
his/her expertise in planning and implementing regional fund raising
programs and activities as they relate to annual fund donor retention,
growth of the annual fund and meeting other funding goals for
institutionally stated priorities.
The ideal candidate has
professional experience in comprehensive development and fund raising
programs preferably in the church and/or higher education industry;
sharp instincts for relationships and their importance as it relates to
fund development; a proven track record in annual and/or capital fund
raising; exceptional oral and written communication skills; and has a
desire to work with a great team in a challenging yet supportive
awareness of the Seminary’s mission, and maximize philanthropic support
from individuals and churches in assigned region by building,
fostering, and managing long-term donor relationships through effective
cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
- Increase the
relationship building aspect of the Partnership Program, to include
cultivating donors, renewing and upgrading multi-year pledges,
introducing new prospects to Austin Seminary and organizing cultivation
events using the Benevon fundraising model in assigned region.
a variety of techniques including thank you calls, written notes,
emails and face-to-face visits to continually nurture and steward the
Seminary’s annual fund donors.
- Ability to work occasional
evenings and weekends, and to travel weekly within assigned region
(approximately 25-35% of the time).
- Working knowledge of the Presbyterian Church tradition and its constituents helpful.
Qualifications and Success Factors:
- Bachelor’s degree required with 3-5 years fund raising experience.
- Demonstrated success increasing financial resources and creating new partners.
- Effective communications – excellent written and verbal skills and the ability to make sound judgments based on accurate data.
success building and maintaining trusted relationships with key
stakeholders and the ability to interact multiple constituencies.
For a complete job description, view here.
To apply for this position, please include a cover letter answering the following questions:
- Why you want to work at Austin Seminary?
- What are your salary requirements?
and submit along with your online application, which can be found here.
Applications will be accepted through April 15, 2011.
Seminary is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and
racial-ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.