Job Title: Chief Development Officer
Reports To: CEO
FLSA Status: Salary, Exempt
Closing Date: July 27, 2020
The Center was established in 1951 by the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, under the leadership of Bishop Everett Jones. It began as a downtown mission of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Today, Good Sam has evolved into an independent 501(c) 3 organization that provides comprehensive services to more than 5,500 individuals and 1,800 families annually in five locations in South Texas. Good Sam actively serves as a place of change, reaching out to support thousands of people working to improve their lives and to overcome the challenges of poverty.
These services include family services programs that provide early childhood education programs and wraparound support for parents and senior citizens via the only nationally accredited senior center in South Texas, youth and teen services programs that provide afterschool and summer youth enrichment programs, including a youth leadership component and a college and career readiness program and other supportive programs that are focused on building the capacity of family to thrive, emotionally, socially, physically and economically.
Good Sam collaborates with a variety of organizations to enhance the quality of our programs. Current and past partners include: The San Antonio Food Bank, UT Health Science Center, Up Partnership, the City of San Antonio, SA Hope and Restore Education. Good Sam operates programs in five regional sites including: San Antonio – West and North East Side, Brownsville, Rio Grande Valley, Sonora, and Wimberley.
The Chief Development Officer will be a member of the leadership team and an active participant in making key decisions affecting Good Sam’s strategy and capacity. This position reports directly to the CEO.
The Chief Development Officer will help design and implement a comprehensive plan for cultivating individual and philanthropic support. This is an opportunity for an entrepreneurial development professional to establish a process, plan and infrastructure that emphasizes donor cultivation and stewardship. The successful candidate will forge and deepen relationships to create and build fund development efforts through strategies and supportive activities and will be responsible for raising $1,500,000 – $2,500,000 annually.
Required Education, Qualifications, and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, Master’s degree
- Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)
- Must have 5-7 years of experience in successful fundraising through cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual and major
- Must have hands on experience in leading a 3-5 person
- Established connections or ability to connect with local and regional
- Understanding of the value of mission and vision of Good Samaritan
- Willingness and ability to train, cultivate, and mentor board and staff in fundraising and cultivation strategy and
- Ability to successfully oversee the elements of donor management and follow-through.
- Tested and proved in environments that demand maturity and management of a variety of
- Proven, strong verbal and written communication, organizational, and relational
- Ability to work with Senior Leadership towards shared goals with maturity and sensitivity to emerging
- Proficient in donor relationship software as well as Windows and MacIOS environments, Excel, PowerPoint, social media channels, and other standard desktop
Essential Duties & Functions
- Demonstrate adherence to the CORE values of Good Samaritan Community
- Actively participate in leadership team strategy and
- Expand and grow the donor base across all levels—individual, foundation, faith based and corporate—and manage annual giving
- Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward annual, major, and planned giving and endowment donors, adhering to required standards of
- Research, cultivate and solicit major gifts based upon building and nurturing long-term relationships with families, alumni, and friends of Good Sam with the goal of maximizing the donor’s partnership in funding through a multi-year
- Create and oversee the Annual Development Plan, considering Agency financial goals and strategies, new donor gifts, increase support of existing donors, , and reporting to the Development Committee.
- Guide and support Development staff by researching, developing, writing, and updating department policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure and promote teamwork. Manage employee communication and feedback through team meetings, performance reviews, employee focus groups, and one-on-one
- Work with our Finance Department to maintain and track yearly budgets, records, payment schedules, pledges, and outstanding pledge
- Track and oversee the research, development, and execution of proposals, and work with program staff to identify funding proposals and necessary
- Electronically track Moves Management progress and provide reporting to the CEO and Board as
- Manage upkeep and maintenance of donor relations and fundraising database and ensure timely donor correspondence and acknowledgement of
- Cultivate and support marketing efforts by approving and finalizing annual marketing plans, newsletters, and social media outreach opportunities and by working with program staff and other stakeholders to enhance outreach and promote our
- Complete all other duties as assigned by the
Manages Development team and all volunteers as assigned.
This job operates in a professional office environment.
While performing the duties of this job, one must be able to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, talk, hear, type, have close vision, color vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus with good hand-eye coordination, and occasionally lift between 25-35 pounds. These physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Local and out-of-town travel is required.
Benefits and Compensation
A competitive compensation package will be offered for this position based upon the successful candidate’s education, skills, and experience.
Applications will be accepted until 11:59 on July 27, 2020
- Good Samaritan Community Services
- Jamie Herrmann