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Chief Development Officer

The Arc of the Capital Area
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 24, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Fundraising, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Direct Marketing, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Special Events, Programs, Other Programs, Administrative, Other Administrative, Public Relations and Communications
Advocacy, Community Development, Community Foundations, Philanthropic Advisors, Social Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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You are a dedicated Chief Development Officer that will help us set the direction and ensure the longevity of The Arc of the Capital Area through donor development. You are dedicated to serving individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and furthering The Arc of the Capital Area's mission. You want to make a difference in people's lives to ensure that they are integrated into the community and have innovative quality services available.

You have education and experience working in the development field that will help increase the revenue by 40% over the next three years. You have experience in high-touch stewardship and donor recognition programs and design a strategic development plan. You have leadership experience that will guide the team in supporting these initiatives.

You are a motivated individual that can solve complex problems with a passion for philanthropy. You have the capability to raise awareness of the organization and its primary goals through outreach efforts, regular events in the community, publications, and media relations.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Immediately assess the “state of play” of in-process fundraising efforts and support those efforts as needed. Review the current fundraising support infrastructure to ensure that the organization can respond quickly, effectively, creatively, and contextually to long-term financial requirements and short-term operating needs.
  • Serve as principal fundraising strategist for driving significant growth in contributed revenue.
  • In collaboration with CEO and COO develop a comprehensive, data-driven fundraising plan that includes donor segmentation, objectives for individual and institutional fundraising and success metrics, identification of staff and board who will be actively involved in identifying, cultivating and stewarding relationships with existing and new donors, and donor recognition programs.
  • Ten+ years’ fundraising experience with a sizable, high-performing organization that includes capital, endowment, annual fund, and event elements; demonstrated success in securing major gifts will be an advantage, as will experience identifying and stewarding long-term relationships with donors with evolving priorities.
  • Demonstrated skills in motivating, directing, and managing staff and consultants and in coordinating and supporting the fundraising activities of others, including current lay leadership and alumni leadership; outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • An exceptional communicator, both in writing and orally; a person who gets energy from connecting with individuals, aligning the case for support, and creating opportunities for engagement.
  • Possess excellent organizational skills, high energy, strong project management skills, and ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously to meet deadlines.
  • Establish a balanced mix of donor sources and fundraising programs to attract and retain donors and fundraising volunteers.
  • Establish performance measures, monitor results, and evaluate the efficacy of the fund development program.
  • Maintain accountability and ensure compliance with all regulations and laws and the code of ethics for fundraising professionals.
  • Help to recruit, train, and motivate fundraising volunteers.
  • Maintain donor and financial records in accordance with general accounting and fundraising standards.
  • Oversee development software and donor database.
  • Create and maintain and marketing plan to communicate our events, mission and goals.



  • We offer competitive salaries for this position
  • Home office Stipend
  • Hybrid model position
  • Full medical, dental and vision benefits
  • The Arc also offers a 403(b) retirement with employer match
  • 6 weeks of PTO your first year Plus,
  • We’ll pay you for our 16 agency holidays
  • Complimentary Employee Assistance Program
  • Priority of Flexible work life balance



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