We are committed to supporting at risk children and families by
providing them with tools and resources to help prevent children
from experiencing child abuse, neglect and abandonment. We are a
Christian agency that believes in living our mission: “to provide
Christ-centered care and support to children and families in
In response to this community-wide challenge, Presbyterian
Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS), provides 14 programs and
services in 28 locations in Texas, Missouri and Louisiana. In all
of our programs, we seek to provide children with permanent homes
and adults with increased self-sufficiency. This is accomplished by
the agency’s commitment to “The PCHAS Way” which inspires the
agency to be strength-focused, family-centered, and goal driven
with every client.
Benefits of serving children and families in need through PCHAS
include competitive salaries, flex work schedules, paid time off,
medical, dental and vision insurance options, voluntary life
insurance options, paid holidays, and a very generous retirement
plan (after one year of service and working 1,000 hours the agency
matches an employee’s contribution).
Working Conditions: Development activities
are carried out in a variety of settings. Some functions are
performed in a home office or PCHAS office environment while others
occur in a donor’s home or place of business. Travel is required to
meet with the position’s direct supervisor, the Senior Vice
President of Development, to attend development staff planning
retreats and to meet with donors and church-related
Position Summary: This position is
responsible for maximizing philanthropic support from donors who
live in their assigned region. This position reports to the
Director of Development. This position does not supervise anyone at
Essential Job Functions
- Maximizes philanthropic support in the form of unrestricted and
designated gifts from individual major donors, churches, church
related groups, corporations and service organizations in support
of the agency’s annual operating expenses.
- Records all actions related to donor cultivation and
solicitations in donor management software, currently the NXT
database system. Inclusive of quarterly contact of 125 major
- Seeks outright and planned gifts for approved capital
maintenance projects, capital campaigns, and growing the agency’s
- Coordinates two annual in-kind campaigns for school supplies
and Christmas gifts.
- Effectively hosts 10 or more PCHAS Gatherings per year
- Effectively hosts an annual fundraising luncheon.
- Effectively recruits and trains “Ambassadors,” volunteers who
serve as PCHAS representatives in their home churches and service
- A college degree in management, marketing, or a field
compatible with the general skills required to accomplish the tasks
of the position is strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated 1-3 years of work experience and documented
success in the areas of major gifts, planned gifts, and special
events is strongly preferred.
- Certification as a professional fund-raiser is desirable, but
- Current knowledge of or excellent aptitude for learning and
implementing major gift strategies.
- Flexibility in interpersonal style in order to accommodate
working with various constituencies.
Must hold a valid driver’s license, have and maintain a
risk-free driving record. Must be willing to undergo initial and
periodic child abuse/neglect, criminal history, sexual offender,
and childcare/elder care disqualification list
screenings. As requested, must submit fingerprints
for review by the state of your employment and Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI). Must undergo a pre-employment drug screen and
a pre-employment physical with the results showing no evidence of
Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services is a faith-based
Christian organization. We provide Christ-centered care and support
to children and families in need. We strive to serve like Jesus. We
meet our clients where they are and treat them with respect. We
focus on our clients’ strengths rather than their problems. And we
encourage our clients to focus on their future rather than their
past. When we do this well, we help our clients find hope and know
the love of God.