Development Director, MOVE Texas
MOVE Texas is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization building power in underrepresented youth communities through civic education, leadership development, and issue advocacy.
We are working hard to build a Texas that believes in its young people and reflects our values. We believe that every young Texan should be able to have their voice heard at the capitol, their city halls and at the ballot box.
MOVE Texas currently operates in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Laredo, Houston, San Antonio, San Marcos, and Seguin. We are headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
MOVE Texas innovates democracy for our generation. We work daily to build a more just, more representative future and empower inspiring new leaders — such as yourself — to keep making Texas better.
We are dedicated to hiring a diverse workforce that fosters opportunities for personal and professional development. We provide a collaborative and supportive environment built upon our fundamental core principles where each employee is valued.
MOVE Texas is seeking a Development Director to lead and manage fundraising efforts for both the 501(c)(3) organization MOVE Texas Civic Fund and the 501(c)(4) MOVE Texas Action Fund. Building on the success of the last few years, the Development Director will help the organization raise mission-focused revenue and lead a growing development team.
- Work collaboratively with the Executive Director, Managing Director, and Development team to develop an overall fundraising strategy, including grant writing, individual giving, political fundraising, grassroots fundraising, and sponsorship.
- Engage the Board fundraising committee in the approval of a plan that is aligned with the programming, policy, and organizational goals and values.
- Lead overall implementation and monitoring of annual fundraising plan to meet or exceed the annual goal ($4.5M for 2021) inclusive of both c3 and c4 funding.
- Continually prospect new donors and center relationship-building with key national, state, and local funders.
- Effectively communicate department strategy, progress, and income projections with staff directors, Board of Directors and other key stakeholders.
- Establish and manage major gift portfolio strategy including a robust donor pipeline and support portfolio managers with fundraising best practices.Support the Executive Director and Board of Directors in fundraising efforts, including: major donor and stakeholder outreach, new funder prospecting, and presentation preparation.
- Directly manage a large portfolio of key donor and stakeholder relationships.
- With the Communications team, develop MOVE Texas’ fundraising narrative, supportive materials, annual report, donor proposals and reports.
- Review and approve all fundraising documents, internal and external communications, and funder materials.
- Manage the Development team to reach established goals and objectives.
- Establish database business practices, development systems, and infrastructure to support growing fundraising operations.
- Manage development consultants and their related projects and activities.
- Design and execute successful digital and in-person (post-pandemic) fundraising events that attract new donors, engage funders, and uplift the impact of the organization.
- Work cross departmentally to establish funding priorities, develop accurate budgets, and curate outputs, outcomes and stories to inform reporting.
- Cultivate senior staff and board members as networkers and subject matter experts with donors and prospects.
- Working with the Operations/Finance team, ensure strong financial management for long-term organizational sustainability.
- Demonstrated success in securing funding from multiple sources including foundations, individuals, businesses, and grassroots donors
- Successful donor relationship management across the donor lifecycle
- Significant management experience specifically leading development teams
- Strong written and verbal communication and editing skills
- Experience in planning and project management
- Highly organized, detail oriented and results focused
- Working knowledge of donor databases (EveryAction preferred)
- Understands the importance of goal setting and accountability
- Proven ability to manage key stakeholders, internal and external
- Top notch communication, listening, and organizational skills
- Strong desire to lift up leadership of young people and a track record of staff development at all levels
- Personal understanding of and commitment to social justice, equity, and anti-oppression
This is a full-time, permanent, exempt position with comprehensive benefits, including health, vision, and dental insurance, unlimited paid time off, paid sick leave, and more. The salary range is $60,000 – $80,000, based on experience. While hours will increase or decrease based on certain cycles, campaigns and activity, the position requires willingness to travel and work some evenings and weekends. MOVE Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) and encourages women, people of color, people with disabilities and members of the LGBTQIA community to express interest by application.
COVID-19 Update: Because of the ongoing global pandemic, all interviews for this role will be held virtually using Zoom software. Currently, all MOVE Texas staff are working remotely and we anticipate staying in that mode for the foreseeable future. When we determine it is safe to return to in-person work, the new Development Director will be required to be located in one of our major cities (Austin, Dallas/FortWorth, Houston or San Antonio) within 60 days, if not currently living in one.
- MOVE Texas
- Jamilyn Keeton