Director of Development
Our client, Transform 1012 N. Main Street, is looking for a dynamic and driven Director of Development to join their team. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, growth-minded, detail-oriented, and self-motivated leader who will carry forward the execution of all aspects of the fundraising strategy, including capital campaign, fundraising for the operational budget, stewarding donors, and expanding/diversifying overall giving. This position reports directly to the Executive Director (ED).
Transform 1012 N. Main Street is a non-profit coalition of local arts, grassroots, and service organizations, as well as pro bono partners and individuals transforming the former Ku Klux Klan Klavern No.101 Auditorium in Fort Worth, TX, into The Fred Rouse Center for Arts and Community Healing. The Board of Directors of Transform 1012 N. Main Street models a pluricultural and shared leadership approach to acquiring, programming and managing The Fred Rouse Center. This coalition ensures that the building will be led and programmed by representatives of the cultural groups targeted for violence and economic marginalization by the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s, thereby returning resources to these communities.
The Fred Rouse Center for Arts and Community Healing – a reparative justice project – will honor the life and memory of Mr. Fred Rouse, a Black butcher, and father who was lynched by a white mob in Fort Worth in 1921.
- Develop, lead, oversee, and implement an ambitious and integrated fundraising plan to include a multimillion-dollar capital campaign.
- In collaboration with the ED:
- Define the fundraising strategy to support the organization’s operating budget, mission, and objectives through major gifts and memberships; planned, corporate, and foundation giving, events, and government relation initiatives; all with clearly defined goals, objectives, and timelines.
- Ensure the fundraising strategy meets the following: (1) diversifies the revenue generation of the organization, and (2) expands the organization’s donor base, working in collaboration with key partners to explore and execute fundraising partnerships.
- Support fundraising efforts of the Board of Directors to cultivate a spirit of philanthropy and to ensure they meet the annual Board goal through their contributions, company contributions, and introductions/referrals to new donors.
- Act as an advocate and ambassador in the community for all matters relevant to the organization, its services, and constituents. Effectively work, manage, and grow collaborative partnerships locally and nationally with an intention to address racial reconciliation and justice.
- Guide the day-to-day operations of the development function to ensure that all administrative and operational aspects of development are executed at a high level of quality and efficiency.
- Be an effective consensus builder, skilled at keeping internal and external constituents engaged, cohesive, and passionate about the work ahead.
- When appropriate, collaborate with other team members to secure the necessary funding for programs, events, and/or other activities.
- Maintain the highest standards of accountability to donors, ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and laws, and with the CFRE Ethical Principles in Fundraising. Through all personal contact and community engagement, demonstrate an empathetic disposition and perseverance, reflect an optimistic attitude, and convey sensitivity to the needs of the donor.
- Maintain the CRM system with accurate and complete records of all communications with donors, including best-in-class recognition of donor giving.
- Manage relationships with grant writers and other fundraising third-party organizations.
- Embrace other strategic leadership and comprehensive implementation responsibilities as needed.
- As the organization grows, additional responsibilities will include:
- Collaborate with other members of the team to ensure consistent messaging and outreach strategies as they affect all philanthropy efforts.
- Partner with the Head of Finance & Administration to ensure sound fiscal operation of the philanthropic function, including timely, accurate, and comprehensive budgeting, monitoring, forecasting, and reporting of charitable contributions and department expenses.
- Recruit, diversify, coach, inspire, and motivate a strong philanthropy team that represents the community this organization will represent.
- Proven track record in developing and implementing successful multi-million-dollar fundraising strategies and capital campaigns, and leading all aspects of fundraising operations, including identifying new donors, communicating the mission, cultivating donors, and securing major gifts. A versatile team leader with a passion for positively impacting the organization’s core purpose and long-term success.
- Willingness and openness to immerse oneself in and understand the unique culture of the region, establish visibility, and a reputation of engagement with community leaders.
- A minimum of two years’ experience in grant writing.
- Excellent knowledge of proposal submission and fundraising process.
- Ability to study and understand programs and funding requirements of the organization.
- Strong research skills and knowledge of information sources.
- Excellent written and communication skills, with the ability to synthesize complex concepts clearly, verbally, and in writing.
- Is a high-energy, results-oriented leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and innovative drive.
- Has excellent strategic planning, interpersonal, and time management skills.
- A leader who holds themselves with the utmost integrity and aligns with values that are consistent with the organization’s mission.
- Strong dedication to establishing and pursuing best and trending practices as a fundraising professional. Always with the mindset of reaching higher ground.
- A creative thinker who is able to effectively handle changing timelines, challenging circumstances, and difficult or sensitive issues, and can overcome setbacks while remaining optimistic.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Windows, database management, CRM systems, and relevant development tools.
- All experience will be weighed equally based on previous successful professional background, related training, and institutional certifications and/or degrees.
- Must have seven years of demonstrated experience in the execution of successful capital campaigns and high-net-worth fundraising strategies across all aspects of fundraising operations, including building the case, cultivating donors, and soliciting and securing individual and major gifts.
- A deep and personal understanding of the major donors and culture of philanthropy in the communities this leader will engage, including North Texas and beyond.
- A balanced experience working for either the arts or social justice projects, with a genuine enthusiasm for both.
- Salary range is $90,000-$110,000, plus benefits.
For more information about Transform 1012 N. Main Street, please visit www.transform1012.org
Transform 1012 N. Main Street requests that all inquiries, nominations, and applications be directed to Transform 1012 N. Main Street’s search firm, People Performance Resources, by clicking here. Applications should include a letter of interest and a current résumé or curriculum vitae.
Transform 1012 N. Main Street and PPR are fully committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and to attracting, retaining, developing, and promoting employees without regard to their race, gender identity (except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification), color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic disposition, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Both organizations strive to provide a work environment free from discrimination and harassment and where employees are treated with respect and dignity. Our combined intention is that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors. Our mutual intent is to offer reasonable accommodations during the employment process for individuals with disabilities. If a candidate needs assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, they may request an accommodation at any time.