Director of Development

BACKGROUND: BridgeBuilders is a Christian missionary organization that works to alleviate poverty in Dallas. BridgeBuilders employs a unique strategy that aims to address the root causes of poverty that emanate from our broken relationship with God, self, others and creation.

From the point of missionary contact, we begin by helping the poor grow spiritually, acquire essential life skills including financial education, meet transitional material needs, offer access to professional counseling, receive employment training and finally job placement with our employer partners, thereby breaking the cycle of poverty in individuals, families and the community.

In addition, BridgeBuilders serves hundreds of children and families through its After-School and Youth Sports programs in Bonton with daily meals, spiritual and character development, and much-needed academic support.

BridgeBuilders is a Dallas-based 501(c)3 organization with over 20 employees, a donor base of more than 1200, and an annual operating budget of $2 million. Our headquarters are located at 2075 W. Commerce St. in West Dallas with missionary teams and multiple youth and adult programs in South & West Dallas. The position’s estimated start date is immediately.

RESPONSIBILITIES, JOB DESCRIPTION:
Working closely with the President the Director of Development will:
•Providing professional leadership for fundraising
•Cultivate and manage new and current foundation relationships
•Work with special events team to execute special events for different donor audiences
•Lead major donor development
•Create and execute strategy to encourage new or increased contributions
•Work with Grant Writer to ensure program coverage
•Work with Director of Communications on marketing material and content for print and e-appeals
•Responsible for follow-up & donor relations and tracking of donor gifts
•Oversee the management and maintenance of the donor database and implement a timely, appropriate donor request and acknowledgement system.
•Other duties as assigned or requested.
•Build a good relationship with BridgeBuilders volunteers and employers.
•Support the BridgeBuilders Mission Statement and do all possible to accomplish the ministry’s goals and strategies.

REQUIREMENTS:
•Willingness to work in a Christ-centered, non-profit, ministry environment
•Passionate about poverty alleviation
•3-5 years’ experience in fundraising and nonprofit sector; CFRE certification preferred
•Self-starter
•Strong written and oral communication skills
•A strong work ethic, sense of urgency, and attention to detail.
•Work well with others and team situations
•Strong interpersonal skills
•Experienced in project management
•Ability to work well with others in a team-oriented environment

Interested parties can send resume to Sarah Conner – sconner@hisbridgebuilders.org.

BridgeBuilders is an equal opportunity employer.