Director of Development

This position reports directly to the Founder/Chief Visionary Officer (F/CVO). The ideal
candidate will lead core fundraising initiatives for the annual signature fundraising concert and
awards event, the annual North Texas Giving Day campaign, ongoing donor development and
management, and grant program management. The F/CVO may delegate other recurring or
one-time fundraising duties. The ideal candidate will work closely with top and senior leaders to
create a strategic fundraising and development plan that aligns with our organization’s mission,
operations, and community-focused output goals. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated
experience and success in fundraising/development and in sustaining and building supporter
networks. The consummate professional who possesses core skills that include strong strategic
thinking ability, a charismatic interpersonal style, robust networking ability, a self-starter work
ethic, and strong written and oral communications skills will be successful in this role.


  • Lead annual Together We Sing signature fundraiser sponsors and donors development
  • Create professional presentation decks for prospective sponsors, donors, and partners that promote Project Unity’s visibility, community impact, and programs and events funding needs and opportunities
  • Lead the annual North Texas Giving Day campaign while working with key team members to create and coordinate marketing and messaging to generate giving
  • Develop and manage communications and correspondence associated with fundraising campaigns and giving initiatives
  • Establish a formal fundraising and development program that outlines funds acquisition strategies and approaches, funding goals, activity schedules, fundraising resource needs, etc.
  • Research and identify grant opportunities and prospective donors
  • Collaborate with colleagues to write compelling funding requests and grant proposals
  • Oversee donor acknowledgements and recognition
  • Maintain the donor database and tracking system
  • Collaborate with colleagues to create and design marketing materials that promote the Project Unity brand and fundraising activities
  • Perform other duties as needed


  • 3+ years of fundraising experience; experience in the nonprofit sector preferred
  • Grant and/or proposal writing experience a plus
  • Professional demeanor and strong business acumen
  • Strong networking skills
  • Distinguishing interpersonal savvy
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work independently and process information quickly
  • Selfstarter with proactive, strategic thinking skills
  • Works and collaborates well with others
  • Sound judgement and tactful in challenging situations
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Sincere interest in race relations, diversity, equity and inclusion, law enforcement relations and community building

Bachelor degree in marketing, sales, communications, business, or related fields


  • Parttime (approximately 25 hours per week)
  • Contractbased employment
  • Nonbenefited
  • Office and virtual work environments
  • Mobile device stipend
  • Mileage Reimbursement

Apply for this exciting leadership position if you have a background in fundraising/development and are interested in learning more about this opportunity!

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