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North Texas Community Foundation recently completed a 5-year strategic plan that identified significant opportunity to expand the Foundation’s reach and enhance its suite of philanthropic services to effect positive change in our community. The Board of Directors unanimously approved the plan and allocated the financial resources necessary to position the North Texas Community Foundation as the first and best choice for donors, a focal point for local philanthropy, and a financially sound, sustainable organization with the capacity to serve our region today, tomorrow and forever.
Reporting to the Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO), the Director of Philanthropic Services will be responsible for increasing financial contributions to the Foundation by engaging professional advisors and their clients, as well as working with individuals and families to establish funds and expectancies.
Generating charitable opportunities requires a highly motivated and reliable professional who possesses excellent communication and organizational skills. The Director is responsible for working closely with the CPO to cultivate leads and prospects who would benefit from having a fund at the Community Foundation. The Director will often work with legal, financial, and accounting professionals as they serve their clients; thus, prior employment with legal or financial industries is a plus.
This position participates on the development team which also includes donor relations and communications, but will integrate with all aspects of the Community Foundation.
It’s important to note that experience with contemporary teambuiding strategies with a diverse generational team is important.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Partnering and cultivating relationships with professional advisors to raise awareness of the services and benefits NTCF can provide for their clients.
- Identifying, meeting and cultivating potential fund holders and inspiring them to become partners with the Foundation.
- Works with Chair and Co-Chairs to manage the Professional Advisor Outreach Cabinet and its related meetings and seminars, including securing sponsorships, and securing speakers on current estate planning and tax saving topics.
- Represents the Foundation externally with prospects, donors, professional advisors, charitable organizations, professional groups, and the community.
- Works with senior management, marketing/communications/events staff and consulting professionals to guide the Foundation’s strategic development.
Ideal experience and skills
- Education: Bachelor’s Degree is required.
- Graduate studies or certification in business, development, finance, law, planned giving or other relevant field is desirable.
- Career experience: (7 years minimum)
- Has a proven track record of raising funds, building/maintaining relationships, increasing customer bases or similar development work.
- Has a working knowledge of planned giving.
- Stays current with legislative and regulatory developments.
- Experience with community foundations is a plus.
- Related Experience:
- Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation), strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build trust with others.
- Knowledge and understanding of philanthropic interests, charitable motivators, and financial relationships in the context of working with high net worth individuals.
- Data management software (CRM), a thorough understanding of how to use it in a development application.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications. FIMS software knowledge a plus.
- Knowledge of legal and regulatory compliance issues related to charitable gifts, community foundations, and nonprofit grant making a plus.
Ideal personal profile
The ideal candidate will have a background of working successfully with professional advisors and high net worth individuals. The candidate should be energetic, engaging and able to build strong relationships and gain client respect by knowing and communicating the positive attributes of a relationship with the Community Foundation. We are looking for a polished, personable, and well-informed individual with the knowledge, demeanor, maturity, and ethics to represent the foundation effectively. Must be a team player with the desire to work with other staff to make a meaningful impact on the community. As a professional, he/she must be self-directed, able to manage multiple complex projects with competing deadlines in an accurate and timely manner, with strong attention to detail. The selected candidate will be a respected individual with strong philanthropic principles and a demonstrated commitment to community service. Knowledge of Tarrant County is preferred.
A resume and cover letter should be directed to Laura McWhorter, CFRE at email@example.com.
North Texas Community Foundation is looking for a responsible individual for our organization as a Grants Administrator and Database Coordinator. This person must be familiar with data entry and be very diligent about processes and the commitment to ethical and confidential use of information. Must be proficient in problem solving and analytical skills and eager to work within our software applications in multiple capacities. Will work with the Controller and must have good people skills and be a team player for small office of professionals working in philanthropy.
- Processes weekly grants recommended by donor advisors and oversees the due diligence process.
- Maintains grant records and correspondence to non-profit grantees and is responsible for notifying donor advisors as the grants are dispersed from their funds.
- Keeps list of recurring grants to be made and processes grants in a timely manner.
- Communicates with fund holders regarding: Procedures, due diligence, Donor Central or nonprofit grant questions.
- Documents grant procedures for grants and grant files including electronic archiving of old records. Maintains document retention on grant files.
- Follow up on stale grant checks with original recipient.
- Handles overall administration and reporting for scholarship program.
- Maintains good relationships with scholarship donors and award recipients.
- Maintains scholarship documents for each fund including applications, criteria, conflict of interest and notification forms. Distributes documents as needed.
- Forms volunteer selection committees when required.
- Updates scholarship section of website.
- Responsible for scholarship processing, including committee oversight, preparation of application packets, entry in FIMS and distributions of checks and scholarship letters/announcements.
- Documents scholarship procedures including electronic archiving of old records. Maintains document retention on scholarship files.
- Oversees the daily duties for the Fleetwood Fund. Sending funds to fallen officer’s family in a timely manner, follow up, filing, paperwork.
- Oversees the processing of funds going out of the Badge & Shield Fund, Tarrant County 100 Fund and the Arlington Police Foundation Fund.
Coordinates Data Profiles and Reporting
- Performs initial profile setup duties including preparation of entry of data on checklists. Verifies proper affiliations are added for new fund holders.
- Provides reports on data elements as needed.
- Works in a team accounting environment assisting in accounts payable and Controller activities as needed.
Skills and Competencies
- Upholds the commitment to ethical and confidential use of information
- Accomplished communication and people skills.
- Strong organizational skills, including being detail oriented, the ability to work independently, to prioritize and manage tasks efficiently and effectively within deadlines, and to manage office workflows.
- Proficient in problem solving and analytical skills.
- Energy, integrity, judgment, discretion, maturity and flexibility.
- Team player – ability to work with others to accomplish the mission of the Foundation.
- Proficient in MS Office, MS Excel, MS Outlook, email, internet browsers, and learns specialized data base software easily.
- Some college preferred; minimum five years of relevant administrative and bookkeeping experience.
Seeking to fill position as soon as possible. Competitive salary depending on experience plus benefits. Please submit resume, references and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org