Director of Development
The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Texas Water
Trade in the search for a Director of Development.
Joining Texas Water Trade (TWT) during its startup phase, the Director of Development will report to the Chief Executive Officer and serve as a critical member of TWT's leadership team, setting and achieving the organization's fundraising goals and helping it successfully carry out its mission. The Director of Development will manage all fundraising efforts including major gifts from individuals, government grants, foundation grants, and annual giving from all sources; research, data entry, gift processing, and acknowledgments; stewardship; and special events. The Director of Development will develop and implement strategies that diversify TWT’s funding portfolio, with a special emphasis on individual donors and corporate sponsors.
Texas Water Trade is an organization aimed at unleashing the power of markets and technological innovation to build a future of clean, flowing water for all Texans. Founded in 2019 with catalytic support from the Harte Charitable Foundation, its work focuses on deploying capital to clean water solutions for people and the environment, with an emphasis on leveraging water transactions to ensure healthy flows in Texas rivers and scaling up investment in net zero municipal water solutions. Its vision is durable, long-lasting water supplies in Texas that ensure future economic growth, ecological resilience, and abundant water for present and future generations, no matter their income or zip code.
Over the next 30 years, Texas’s population is set to double, driving a projected 35 percent increase in municipal water demand. While cities and industries are well positioned to capture the water they will need to enable this growth, downstream water users such as agricultural producers, rural communities, and rivers and bays are less water secure than ever before. Avoiding these potential water shortages will require investments that transcend sectors and enable innovative tools that will work in Texas’ pro-property rights culture.
Texas Water Trade’s mission is to build a future of clean, flowing water for all Texans using market-based solutions. Delivering on that mission includes recognizing the reality that, today, who has clean water and who lives without it is more often than not shaped by race and ethnicity, by household income, by community prosperity, and by privilege. Texas Water Trade affirms that clean water is a basic human right, and it commits itself to advancing water solutions that are accessible to every community in Texas.
A bachelor's degree is required for this position, as it at least five years of experience in nonprofit resource development. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should express a commitment to the mission of Texas Water Trade and the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus. Texas Water Trade is located in Austin, Texas. The Director of Development may work remotely from a location in Texas with the ability to travel to Austin occasionally. The salary for this position is up to $120K annually.
Texas Water Trade is proud to be an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Its employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran or military status or any other legally protected status.