NOTE: EARLIEST EMPLOYMENT AND/OR START DATE FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE SEPTEMBER 1, 2017.
The Development Manager position at the Texas Historical Commission (THC) is part of the THC development office, and also staffs the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the Texas Historical Commission's efforts to identify, research, document, educate, and promote the cultural heritage of Texas, by securing philanthropic support for critical projects and initiatives. The Development Manager works as part of a team that focuses on building strong public-private partnerships that leverage the State's support of historic preservation to bring private preservation dollars to the table, hence multiplying the impact of the agency's work across the state.
JOB OBJECTIVE: Perform all job responsibilities of a development manager, including but not restricted to managing and growing the annual giving program (including email, direct mail, and mobile giving), managing a list of major gifts prospects, staffing all board and committee meetings and supporting the Executive Director on board management, coordinating events, managing and updating website and social media content, managing and updating the donor database. Work also involves providing support to other agency staff, Texas Historical Commission (THC) Commissioners, Friends of the Texas Historical Commission (FTHC) Board of Trustees, and the general public. Work under general supervision of the Executive Director, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Development & Fundraising
Manage all aspects of the Annual Fund program (the Texas Heroes Program), including donor acquisition, creating and coordinating solicitations, tracking gifts, and ensuring timely acknowledgments.
Manage a list of major gift prospect, including conducting prospect research and preparing statistical reports.
Develop and implement a stewardship program for the annual fund and major gift donors, including ongoing communications.
Research individual, foundation, and corporate prospects, and prepare and maintain targeted donor lists for specific programs and projects.
Assist with grant writing and reporting, and with the management and stewardship of grants.
Build a focused corporate giving program. Build, cultivate, solicit and steward a corporate prospect list.
Work with agency staff to provide timely reports to donors for program/project related grants.
Support the Executive Director (ED) on any ongoing fundraising campaigns.
Coordinate, with direction from Board and ED, any fundraising events or special events.
Coordinate corporate partnership programs.
Donor Relations Management
Ensure accuracy and currency of donor database, develop and coordinate standard operating procedures.
Write, edit and manage donor communications, including solicitations, acknowledgements, and emails.
Generate regular reports to track annual fundraising goals.
Coordinate with the office manager with arrangements for board/committee meetings and development workshops.
Assist in building FTHC trustee board and committee meeting agendas and board meeting logistics.
Facilitate board action items that relate to THC divisions, by preparing contracts and agreements with vendors and FTHC.
Communications and Outreach
Manage, refine and update all web and social media content.
Develop marketing materials and promotions for FTHC.
Develop a communications plan for ongoing communications with donors, partners and supporters, and with the Commission.
Program Development and Support
Create and/or develop and expand distinct FTHC programs, including the Preservation Scholars Program, and education and outreach programs.
Assist with promotion/selection/implementation of the Preservation Scholars Program along with program committee.
Work with the ED to develop and conduct the Development Seminars/Workshops.
With the ED, act as liaison between THC divisions and FTHC board to identify and secure opportunities for funding support
Work with the Historic Sites Development Specialist to liaison with local Friends groups, serve as a resource, and coordinate fundraising efforts.
Assist Executive Director and Office Manager in review and financial management of FTHC's budget and accounts.
Participate in the annual budgeting process.
May train others.
Adhere to established work schedule with regular attendance.
Follow all THC safety guidelines/procedures and ethics requirements.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university;
Minimum five years' experience in development and fundraising, including annual fund management, grant-writing, and donor relations management.
Experience in donor communications (website management, newsletters, etc.)
Experience in board management/support;
Experience in donor database management (customer/constituent database management (CRM) systems, including Neon, Raiser's Edge or other fundraising software);
Basic experience in event management/coordination;
Valid driver's license, acceptable driving record and ability to drive a state vehicle; and
Required to travel up to 20% of the work period.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.), and
Demonstrated interest in history, historic preservation or the arts.
The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is the state agency for historic preservation. We save the real places that tell the real stories of Texas.The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the Texas Historical Commission’s efforts to identify, research, document, educate, and promote the cultural heritage of Texas, by securing philanthropic support for critical projects and initiatives.