Chief Philanthropy Officer

Arrow Child & Family Ministries
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 4, 2023

The Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) is responsible for the comprehensive planning, implementation, management and oversight of all fundraising, communications, and community relations activities. The CPO will lead a collaborative effort charged with the management of day-to-day fundraising and communications and providing a dynamic integrated program. 

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, in 1992, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization called Arrow Child & Family Ministries (Arrow) was founded by a former foster child. Over its 30-year history, Arrow has grown to serve thousands of children and families annually throughout Texas and Maryland. Arrow is a recognized leader in providing innovative and evidence-based child welfare solutions that empower children to heal from neglect, abuse, abandonment, and trauma. Arrow is primarily funded by government contracts but raises private sector funds for start-up of new programs, and research and development. In FY22, Arrow served 2,572 children and 1,150 families. 81% of the children served are in Texas, and 19% are in Maryland.

Benefits Include
  • Medical, dental, vision, and supplemental insurance options, including HSA match for qualifying contributions.
  • Parental Paid Leave
  • Retirement savings plan with company match.
  • Paid time off and holiday pay.
  • Mileage reimbursement.
  • Tuition reimbursement available.
  • Company sponsored learning and development

Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

  • Plan, implement, and manage the development/communications program designed to meet the goals and objectives as defined by the strategic plan.
  • Able to communicate with and steward high-level volunteers.
  • Plan, executes, and facilitates fundraising and communications strategies.
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit potential significant donors to help meet funding goals for Arrow.
  • Create the annual department budget and long-term strategic development and communications plans.
  • Establish and implement an annual calendar of fundraising and communications activities.
  • Direct the writing of funding proposals, direct mail letters, special event materials and other fundraising support documentation.
  • Manage the stewardship, gift accounting and reporting functions, ensuring that all donors receive personal and timely acknowledgment of their gifts.
  • Oversee the management of donor database.
  • Administer the incorporation of policies and procedures, mission, and vision in all development/communications plans.
  • Develop annual revenue goals and plans to diversify and increase organizational budget through a comprehensive development strategy to include foundation and individual donors (major donor, smaller-level donors, online, etc.), as well as other appropriate sources.
  • Lead and engages senior management team in developing effective messages for new and broader donor audiences.
  • Prepare development reports including plans, accomplishments, and challenges for Executive Management and Board meetings.
  • Able and willing to participate in events outside the normal workday schedule.
  • Perform all duties within contract, state and federal regulations, company policy, and regulatory agency standards.
  • May be required to drive vehicles, be insurable with our auto insurance provider, and complete company vehicle training.

Minimum of bachelor’s degree required and 5 years of fundraising experience, Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office; Donor Perfect Donor Management Software experience a plus.

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