Position: Assistant Director Regional Gifts
Location: Dallas, TX and work from home
Reports To: Vice President of Development
Salary: $103,600 – $124,400
The Assistant Director Regional Gifts is responsible for developing strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors with special focus on multi-year gifts to support Texas Biomed’s campaigns including the faculty recruitment drive, building campaign, education campaign, the Texas Biomed endowment and other funds and related programs. This position will be based in Dallas Texas and will identify, engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward current and prospective donors in Dallas and across Texas and ultimately expand their financial support and annual revenue by working with an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects.
1. Operating Responsibilities
- Oversee portfolio of 200 donors and prospects across Texas.
- Participate in each step of the donor pipeline including: identification; qualification through research; cultivation; briefing; request for support; and prompt follow up, stewardship, and recognition.
- Conduct personal visits with major donors across Texas and prospects, scheduling a minimum of 10 significant visits monthly for the purpose of field research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
- Identify major gift prospects and develop compelling engagement strategies to solicit and close gifts as outlined above.
- In collaboration with members of the advancement team, identify, develop and cultivate a significant prospects pipeline as part of the organization’s evolving fundraising strategy.
- Travel as needed across Texas and outside of Texas to cultivate and solicit donor.
- Other responsibilities as assigned by Vice President Development
2. Strategy Implementation Responsibilities
- Develop individual donor strategies, along with materials, to renew and upgrade donor gifts.
- Prepare written proposals, gift agreements, funder pitches, and other materials needed to define, secure and document major gifts.
- Effectively utilize Blackbaud (Raisers Edge NXT) to maintain records of contacts with donors and prospects; analyze potential donor research.
3. Organizational Responsibilities
- Collaborate with the Development Team to enhance relationships and create greater fundraising and outreach possibilities.
- Participate in departmental portfolio review process and be a partner in maintaining an organized system for donor stewardship by updating constituent records, as appropriate.
BASIC JOB QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Bachelor’s degree
- Demonstrated experience, success, and progressive responsibility in fundraising with a minimum of three to five years of experience.
- Ability to set goals strategically and oversee execution.
- High level of discretion and ethical approach to fundraising.
- Proven ability to interact and influence philanthropic leaders.
- Experience motivating and managing high-profile volunteer leadership and senior executives.
- Ability to work cross-functionally with various internal and external constituents.
- Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines.
- Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
- Requires frequent travel within the region and outside the region.
- Proficiency in database management, Microsoft Office Suite, and other computer skills, as required.
- Valid driver’s license & insurance and/or reliable transportation required for out-of-office travel as required by the position.
- Passion for Texas Biomed’s mission
- Employee must be motivated to tackle tasks each day and push themselves to go above and beyond in everything they do.
- Collaborative problem solver who brings an entrepreneurial approach to designing personal donor engagement strategies.
- Employee must be committed to achieving financial goals and push to exceed them.
- Ability to establish, cultivate and steward strong professional relationships with stakeholders to build lifelong partnerships and trust while aligning their passions with the mission of Texas Biomed
- Employee must possess the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, do-it-yourself environment and calmly switch gears when priorities/objectives change.
- Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills required.
- Exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Must be a team player.
- Must possess a can-do attitude and a willingness to go the extra mile.
- Possess high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
- Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge, thankview, give campus, iwave or other donor systems and procedure
Compensation package TBD