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Director of Fund Development and Strategic Relationships

NOTE: To be considered for this position, a completed employment application is required. The application may be downloaded at http://www.tcfv.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Employment-Application.doc. Applicants must also submit a resume and a cover letter. Email documents to kmcalister@tcfv.org.


Job Title: Director of Fund Development and Strategic Relationships

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer

FLSA Status: Exempt

Approved By: CEO

Approved Date:  May 1, 2018


I. Purpose & Summary of Position:

The Texas Council on Family Violence is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit coalition in Texas dedicated solely to creating safer communities and freedom from family violence. With a state-wide reach and direct local impact, TCFV, with the collective strength of more than 1300 members, shapes public policy, equips service providers, and initiates strategic prevention efforts.

 Creating a safer Texas means inviting a wide range of partners and supporters into the movement to end domestic violence, which requires building, sustaining, and mobilizing an extensive network of strategic relationships. This role provides strategic direction for the organizational functions of member engagement, donor cultivation, external relations, and coalition building.  With the primary goal to strengthen the position of TCFV to advance its mission by shaping multiple dynamic entry points to support and partner with our work.

Across all areas of function, this position will identify resources and strategies needed to develop organizational infrastructure in the short and longer term to support optimal membership, fundraising and development, and communications functions for TCFV.

 Requires high energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force at both strategic and tactical levels. 

 II. Priority functions / Accountabilities

Member engagement and mobilization:

Provide leadership to TCFV’s member engagement and member services operations, in coordination with TCFV programmatic and finance departments.

  • Oversee regular assessment of member services.
  • Set member mobilization metrics and put systems in place to track progress towards goals.

Fund Development and donor network cultivation:

Identify increasing financial support for TCFV and oversee the strategic presentation of the organization to donors and supporters.

  • Facilitate contacts with new donor networks.
  • Set donor cultivation metrics and put systems in place for tracking achievement of metrics.
  • Grant writing – lead efforts to identify, leverage and maximize government and private grant opportunities. Set metrics and track achievements.
  • Seek, research and implement innovative approaches to expand donor base.

Public relations:

In coordination with the CEO and the leadership of TCFV’s programmatic departments, oversee overall organizational messaging, including the work of internal and contracted communications staff.

  • Provide strategic direction for efforts to increase the visibility of the organization through coordinated branding and consistent, concerted outreach in traditional and new media.
  • Set public relations metrics and put systems in place for tracking their achievement.

Strategic partnerships:

Working with the Policy, Prevention, and Support to Service Providers teams, this position will drive strategic initiatives to enhance existing partnerships and develop new connections with organizations, associations, coalitions, and networks that can advance the work of TCFV.

  • Lead the coordination of efforts among departments for unified approach to managing strategic relationships to advance TCFV’s shared agenda.
  • Develop strategic outreach plans that are shaped and supported by TCFV’s organizational brand and provide mechanisms for building organizational partnerships that are consistent with the overall message and mission of the organization.

Other duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the development and facilitation of convenings, board meetings, and related events.
  • Manage additional staff to help achieve strategic plan goals as needed.
  • Create written and verbal reports, presentations, and communications for CEO and other leadership on strategic donor engagement and external relations initiatives.
  • Attend events, conferences, and meetings to conduct outreach, build networks and strengthen key relationships.
  • Collaborate with development personnel, internal or contracted.
  • Support the CEO, board and Fund Development Committee as needed.

Success of the position will be measured by the growth of organizational visibility, donor networks, strategic partnerships, and membership engagement.

Financial / Administrative

  • Manages agency’s resources responsibly.
  • Develops and maintains sound financial practices with contractors and vendors.
  • Works with program staff, Finance, and CEO to prepare annual budget. 

III. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability in program development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Thorough knowledge of the issues and circumstances faced by those experiencing domestic violence.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and high degree of confidence in using technology.
  • Dedicated, energetic, and detail oriented and thrive in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work under tight and/or changing timelines; disciplined time management skills to coordinate and prioritize own and others’ activities, evaluate progress and provide feedback; and to reallocate resources to complete activities within set deadlines.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.
  • A minimum of five year progressively responsible experience in a not-for-profit leadership role, which includes providing services to individuals affected by domestic violence.
  • A minimum of five-year experience in fund development, donor cultivation and/or grant writing.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in budgeting, hiring, supervising, and terminating staff.
  • Bachelor’ degree in Social Services, Human Services, Business Administration or related field or any combination of related education and experience with a documented record of the ability to perform duties and responsibilities of the position.

IV. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:
Ability to read, write and converse in English, to travel as needed and tolerate prolonged sitting or standing. Must possess the emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations, such as: responding to complaints; handling difficult internal and external interactions; effectively working long and, at times, odd hours; maintaining a sense of humor throughout.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the CEO and mission and philosophy of TCFV.