Volunteer Role: Director of Development

Director of Development

Reports to: Executive Director
Team: Core Leadership Team
Time Commitment: 10 hrs per week (may be up to 20 hrs/week during high work load periods)

Summary & Responsibilities

The Director of Development is responsible for creating and implementing fundraising plans and strategies for Minds Matter Houston. The director oversees all volunteers and the development team and reports to the Executive Director. Responsibilities include: 

  • Collaborating with the Board of Directors to create and implement a fundraising plan for individual, corporate, and foundation giving 
  • Collaborating with the Marketing & Communications team to develop a fundraising strategy
  • Furnishing board with regular progress reports
  • Collaborating with a network to identify and build relationships with new donors
  • Overseeing donor stewardship for new and existing donors
  • Obtaining financial support from individuals by implementing individual giving campaigns
  • Recruiting corporate sponsors and developing relationships with key stakeholders
  • Managing grant applications and foundation relationships
  • Planning fundraising events with Development team
  • Generating development materials such as grants and case statements
  • Preparing donor receipts and acknowledgment packets 
  • Managing volunteer team responsible for Development activities
  • Leading a small team of volunteer direct reports and facilitating recurring team meetings at a frequency that best fits your team
  • Active participation in bi-weekly Core Leadership Meetings to establish strong communication and interfaces between teams, and to advance cross-collaboration among teams

You’ll Be a Good Fit If You:

  • Want to volunteer with a mission-driven organization making an impact in the lives of Houston-area high school students
  • Enjoy connecting with a diverse range of people in both 1:1 and group situations
  • Are prepared to take on a volunteer leadership role on a growing team
  • Have experience with fundraising campaigns and philanthropy
  • Have experience with donor stewardship
  • Love writing and sharing organizational stories 
  • Have great organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrate accountability and ownership, proactive leadership, and a desire to contribute to a high-performing team

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