Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Grants
2 Year Degree
Evelyn’s Park Conservancy is a non-profit supporting Evelyn’s Park in Bellaire, Texas, focusing on community, family, nature, sustainability, and wellness. The Director of Development and Community Outreach is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all fundraising and special events. This includes major and principal gifts, annual fund, planned giving, fundraising events and drives, and capital campaigns. This position will cultivate relationships and lead fundraising efforts to promote the growth and community impact of Evelyn’s Park. The Director will work closely with the Executive Board and Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors.
Professional fundraising and non-profit development experience
Develop and manage an active portfolio of prospective donors that result in philanthropic dollars, including individuals, foundations, and corporations
Demonstrated success in cultivation and solicitation of major gifts
Familiarity with planned giving techniques and best practices
Strong written and verbal communication skills, comfort with conducting presentations large and small for various constituencies
Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and responsibility regarding information related to prospects and donors
Experience in grant seeking and grant writing
Strong interpersonal skills
Goal-driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate to experience
About Evelyn's Park
Before Evelyn’s Park was Evelyn’s Park, the land lay home to Teas Nursery, the very first business of Bellaire. Founded in 1910 by horticulturalist Edward Teas, the eponymous nursery was the beautifier behind many of Houston’s most historic neighborhoods and businesses, from the lushly-lined esplanade of Bellaire Boulevard to the verdant grounds of Rice University.
When the landmark nursery closed in December 2009—nearly a century later—brothers Jerry and Maury Rubenstein seized the opportunity to preserve this unique piece of their community. The pair purchased and gifted the five-acre site to the city of Bellaire, under simple conditions: that it be used as parkland and that it be named in honor of their mother, Evelyn, a longtime Bellaire resident and philanthropist who shared the Teas’ love for the outdoors and the simple things that make it beautiful. To the delight of the community, a new park was born.
Today, Evelyn’s Park is grounds for new memories—a safe and charming place to enrich your every day, whether trying a family fitness class, savoring brunch at our new café, or getting lost in a book or a butterfly garden. The park is also a popular event space, with room... to accommodate a diverse array of groups and gatherings.
Evelyn’s Park was founded to celebrate the joy in everyday moments, and we are grateful for the generous support of our city, our neighbors, and our Conservancy in welcoming us into the heart and history of Bellaire.