Development Director

Good Samaritan Community Services - San Antonio

Job Type: Fundraising/Development
Closing date: 07/14/2018

Job Title: Development Director

Department:  Advancement

Program/Service Area: San Antonio

Reports to: CEO

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Closing Date: 7/6/2018


Mission: Good Samaritan Community Services (Good Sam) serves as a catalyst for change, supporting youth, individuals and families by providing excellent community services to overcome economic poverty.


Background: 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. Since then, Good Sam has grown to become an independent 501(c) 3 organization that provides comprehensive services to more than 5,500 individuals and 1,800 families in six (6) locations around 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 a child development program, afterschool and summer youth enrichment programs, a college readiness program, family services, and the only nationally accredited senior center in South Texas.   

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, the San Antonio Public Library, Smart Start for Teachers, San Antonio Association for the Education of Young Children, UT Health Science Center, Youth Orchestras of San Antonio, and the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Good Sam operates programs in six regional sites including: San Antonio – West and North East Side, Brownsville, Rio Grande Valley, Sonora, and Wimberley.

The three cornerstones of Good Sam are:

Position Summary:

The Director of Development 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 Director of Development 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Donor Management
  • Create financial goals and strategies for new donor gifts and increasing existing donors gifts


    • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward annual, major, and planned giving and endowment  donors
    • Effectively create and nurture long-term relationships that are crucial to Good Sam’s future success
    • Expand and grow the donor base across all levels—individual, foundation, church and corporate—and manage annual giving campaigns
    • Research, cultivate and solicit major gifts based upon building and nurturing long-term relationships with families, alumnae, and friends of Good Sam with the goal of maximizing the donor’s partnership in funding through a multi-year strategy
    • Primarily responsible for the research, development and execution of proposals (individuals, foundations, corporate partners)
    • Lead and manage special events
    • Actively participate in leadership team strategy and decisions
    • Complete other tasks, as needed


  • Data Management and Reporting


    • Electronically track Moves Management progress and provide reporting to the CEO and Board as necessary
    • Maintain fundraising database data


  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
  • Must have 5-7 years of experience in successful fundraising through cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of annual and major donors
  • Must have hands on experience in leading a 4-6 person staff
  • Proven relational skills
  • Connection to local and regional donors
  • Understanding the value of mission and vision of Good Sam

Desired Qualifications and Characteristics:

  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) preferred
  • 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 constituents
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrates excellence in verbal and written communication skills
  • Must maintain confidentiality
  • Willingness and ability to train and mentor board and staff in fundraising efforts
  • Proficient in Windows, Excel, Powerpoint, social media channels, and other standard desktop software.  Proficiency in donor relationship software highly desirable.


A competitive compensation package will be offered for this position based upon the successful candidate’s education, skills, and experience.

Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 on July 6th, 2018

For more information and to apply, visit our website at

  • : Good Samaritan Community Services
  • : 07/14/2018
  • : Alyssa Perusquia
  • :
  • : 2104345531

Contact Info

Alyssa Perusquia