The Arc of Texas, Development Manager

Under the direction of Director of Community Engagement & Advancement, the Development Manager will be responsible for the implementation, management and evaluation of the individual giving program and events, including prospect identification and cultivation of individuals, corporations and foundations, as well as organizing outreach efforts and managing relationships with the organization’s new and existing donors.

Essential Functions / Responsibilities:


1. Develop a deep understanding of the issues that The Arc of Texas promotes, protects, and for which it advocates, and demonstrate the ability to communicate these issues and philosophy effectively to donors, funders, supporters, and partners.


1. Plan, direct, and coordinate special events and fundraising activities for The Arc of Texas, from inception to post-event activities.
2. Responsible for effectively and efficiently completing activities and meeting target deadlines in order to execute successful events.
3. Implement best practices for event revenue growth; drive and encourages creativity and innovation at the event level.
4. Engage, recruit, train and manage relationships with community volunteers to ensure successful events execution.
5. Identify, manage relationships, and grow a base of sponsors and donors (i.e. underwriters, exhibitors, sponsors) for events.
6. Manage event attendees and volunteer registration.

Individual Giving:

1. Develop and implement strategies for solicitation that will grow annual revenue from individuals: manage all appeal campaigns, manage and monitor online giving initiatives, work collaboratively with other program areas to advance fundraising goals; meet with funders as determined by the Managing Director.
2. Assist the Director of Community Engagement & Advancement in the development and implementation of a major gifts program.
3. Assist the Director of Community Engagement & Advancement to provide support to the Board for fundraising initiatives;
4. Work with communications team to develop strategies for development presence in all communications and marketing. Oversee the development presence on the website;
5. Maintain accurate and complete records of donor communications.
6. Prepare regular reports on all campaign activities;
7. Monitor revenue and expenses related to membership and individual giving; support Director of Community Engagement & Advancement in areas of development reporting.
8. Assume other tasks and responsibilities as needed.

Administrative/Financial Oversight and Reporting:

1. Provide staff support and reports to the Revenue Development Committee as requested.
2. Develop, review, and adhere to policies and procedures for all aspects of the development operation within the agency to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws.
3. Establish performance measures, monitor results, and evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s fund development program.
4. Liaise with the Director of Finance as needed to ensure organization’s cash-flow and financial sustainability through careful budgeting, realistic fundraising targets, and coordinating timely access to funds from supporters.
5. Assure sound fiscal operation of the development function including timely, accurate and comprehensive income and expense budgets.
Educational Requirements:
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing/Public Relations, Journalism, Human Services or related field & minimum 5 years progressively responsible experience in fund development for nonprofit organizations with core responsibility of relationship management.

Skills Required:

1. Embrace The Arc of Texas’ mission, vision and guiding principles.
2. Results driven with a verifiable record of turning a great idea into a money raising venture.
3. Extroverted people person with a talent for making people feel important. Will be a confident speaker capable of leading presentations to media/donors/public to persuasively explain The Arc of Texas mission and vision and garner support and donations.
4. Must have effective research and writing skills for creating appeal letters and publications of promotional materials for internal/external communications.
5. Leadership oriented and adept at people management, building long-term relationships with potential donors, volunteers, and partners. Must have a “connect the dots” mentality to strategically identify how our organization’s mission and needs align with the mission and wants of potential donors and individuals.
6. Creative and strategic thinker with the flexibility to adapt and change strategies to meet the needs of their donor pools, and keep donations coming.
7. Practical knowledge and application of fiscal procedures, budget and program development, and financial planning process.
8. Creative, self-motivated, self-directed and able to work as part of a team.
9. Ability to multi-task and meet tight timelines, along with disciplined time management skills to coordinate and prioritize activities, evaluates progress, and provides feedback.
10.Strong computer proficiency with all MS Office suite products, especially MS Word and Excel, along with a familiarity of fundraising and database applications.
11.Must be discrete and safeguard confidential information.
12.Must possess integrity and can be relied upon to act ethically.


To apply:
Contact Name: Amy Temperley, Consultant
Contact Email:


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