In collaboration with the DEF Board of Directors and DISD staff, build, maintain, cultivate and solicit existing and new prospects for major donor gifts, future planned giving and annual campaigns
Use prospect research to develop and implement ongoing donor cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgement, and recognition and stewardship strategies aimed at donor prospects
Develop, plan and implement a comprehensive annual fund program with Business Partners, Alumni Programs and other fundraising programs
Represent the District in community, governmental, and professional organizations; deliver presentations and reports in support of the District’s and Foundation’s fundraising programs and collaborative efforts
Coordinate with faculty, staff, administrators and other departments to prioritize fundraising needs and engage in creative and collaborative fund development strategies
Coordinate, develop and disseminate District and Foundation publications including informational brochures, reports, direct mail promotions and other materials; develop and implement marketing strategies which reflect the mission and goals of DISD and DEF in order to promote a comprehensive gift program
Raise public awareness of the Foundation
In coordination with the DEF Board of Directors, plan, develop and manage the budget of DEF; manage Foundation’s assets and disbursements, including any endowed funds; supervise the financial accounting system for the Foundation’s fiscal activities; maintain all necessary tax, audits and reports required to maintain a 501(c)(3) organization
Build and maintain an effective working relationship with the community, DISD School Board, administration, and staff, as well as the community for the purpose of developing and meeting shared goals and objectives of the District
Develop, manage and direct the Foundation’s process of receiving, reviewing, and awarding educational grants that promote the DISD core mission
Monitor state and federal legislation than can affect educational foundations and fundraising by a school district in the state of Texas; keep Superintendent and DEF Board of Directors apprised of changes, which may affect fundraising programs and practices; interpret and apply rules, regulations and District policies
Provide annual and periodic reports, as needed or requesting, of fundraising, plans, activities and other of the District and DEF
Oversee the administrative tasks required to carry out the Foundation’s mission and objectives
Perform all other tasks and duties as assigned by the Superintendent or designee and/or on behalf of the DEF Board of Directors
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University required; Master’s degree preferred
10 years of experience in two or more of the following areas preferred: non-profit management, fundraising, public relations, communications and marketing with experience in working for a volunteer Board of Directors
Proven history of meeting or exceeding fundraising goals
Ability to work with business, community and public entities
Ability to provide effective oral and written correspondence, proposals, marketing materials, grants, and solicitations
Strong organizational skills
Knowledge of public education or school District organization
Knowledge of volunteer management techniques
Internal Number: 29029
About Dallas ISD
The Dallas Independent School District is “one of the nation’s fastest improving school districts,” according to the Council of the Great City Schools. With 230 schools and approximately 157,000 students, Dallas ISD is home to two of the top public high schools in the country (Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center’s School of Science and Engineering and School for the Talented and Gifted) as reported by The Washington Post and Newsweek.
In addition, the number of Dallas ISD students taking and scoring a 3 or above on Advanced Placement exams increased each of the last six years with minority students leading their cohorts across the nation in the number of qualifying scores continuing an upward swing in preparing students for college.
Dallas ISD boasts a number of National Blue Ribbon Schools and several noteworthy accomplishments, including a steadily increasing graduation rate. As a matter of fact, the number of students graduating from Dallas ISD is at its highest since the mid-1980s.
The vast majority of our schools received renovations made possible by a $1.35 billion bond program approved by voters in 2008. The program added 14 new schools.
With the support of Dal...las voters, the $1.6 billion 2015 bond program is underway and is scheduled to add nine new and replacement schools, and provide renovations, additions, and other improvements to our schools making it possible for students to learn in state-of-the-art facilities as they prepare to compete in today's technology enriched, ever-changing, global society.