Development Director

Mission Capital
Job Description

About Mission Capital
Mission Capital seeks a Development Director to join its dynamic, high-performing team. A longstanding member of the Greater Austin community, Mission Capital (a 501c3 nonprofit organization) has worked in and with the social sector for 15 years. We are dedicated to our core values of service excellence, trust, learning, innovation, collaboration and connectedness.

Where others see impossible challenges, we see opportunity. At Mission Capital, we believe big community problems get solved through the power of nonprofits, and by bringing together the best that each sector offers: proven programs, innovative approaches to problem solving, creative financing, business savvy, political will, and long-term commitment to mission and purpose. Mission Capital provides the tools and expertise needed to transform this community’s most intractable challenges and create lasting social change. We offer a suite of services—including consulting, training, research, professional networks, and more—to fuel the impact of more than 3,000 mission-driven people and 800 organizations annually. Learn more at

Job Summary
Mission Capital’s Development Director works under the supervision of the Chief Philanthropy & Engagement Officer and in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors and staff to ensure the organization meets and/or exceeds contributed revenue goals. 

Modeling best practices in fund development and service excellence, the Development Director is responsible for writing and coordinating grants, plus cultivating and stewarding relationships in the Central Texas community to raise funds for Mission Capital’s programs and services. The Development Director manages a portfolio of corporate, foundation and select individual donors in collaboration with other team members and Mission Capital’s needs. 

The Development Director works closely with the Chief Philanthropy & Engagement Officer (CPEO) to strategize, plan and implement annual fundraising goals with focus on the following areas:

Corporate & Foundation Giving (50%)

  • Collaborate with related staff in writing, preparing and submitting grant proposals to foundation funders, meeting submission guidelines and deadlines as required.
  • Manage corporate revenue goals. Maintain an active portfolio of current and prospective corporate supporters as primary relationship manager. Coordinate relationship responsibilities with CPEO, CEO, Membership Manager(s), Development Associate and other board and staff as needed.
  • Develop sponsorship benefits and packages as needed, as well as other ancillary materials for Mission Capital program events. Create sponsorship and non-sponsorship proposals, budgets and reports with CPEO and track in database.
  • Research and cultivate funding sources and create corresponding cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans.
  • Record donor activity and moves management process for assigned donors. Oversee Development Associate in recording gifts and necessary reporting.

Individual Giving (20%)

  • Manage individual-related revenue goals for Mission Capital’s Annual Giving Campaign.
  • Review current individual giving and make recommendations to CPEO for improvement in the areas of acquisition strategy, cultivation and stewardship (such as creating named giving levels).

Event Oversight (15%)

  • Assume primary logistical and programmatic planning oversight of Mission Capital’s fundraising and awareness-building events as needed.
  • Work in partnership with the CPEO on event fundraising strategy and implementation, including Mission Capital’s annual education conferences and others as developed.
  • Responsible for supervision of Development Associate in logistical and programmatic planning and oversight of Mission Capital’s’ fundraising and donor engagement events.

General/Other Support (15%)

  • Collaborate with Marketing & Communications team to develop content and design for emails, web, social media, informational documents and proposals related to above mentioned responsibilities.
  • Ensure accurate data processing and acknowledgement of gifts and related fundraising activity in relevant to the above-mentioned focus areas.
  • Provide thought leadership content for Mission Capital’s blog as assigned.
  • Support CPEO with other fund development projects and initiatives as assigned.
  • Participate fully as a member of Mission Capital’s team, attend staff meetings, participate at Mission Capital’s events, and coordinate collaborative activities with other departments as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Indicators of Success

  • Meeting or exceeding annual revenue goals.
  • Growth in donor engagement and annual giving campaign.
  • Increased support through and/or diversified participation with events as assigned.
  • Well managed workload and demonstration of sector best practices.
  • Peer feedback reflects that the Development Director is making a positive contribution to Mission Capital’s effectiveness and growth, and to the culture of the organization.

Job Qualifications and Competencies

  • Proven record of fundraising success and knowledge of fund development best practices.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and demonstrated ability to be an effective spokesperson and advocate for Mission Capital’s mission.
  • A respectful and collaborative approach to fostering partnerships with diverse stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Systems and process management skills sufficient to manage a complex mix of revenue generating activities.
  • Experience with and an understanding of the role of nonprofit organizations and the nonprofit sector.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and a CRM system, preferably Sales Force.
  • Strong attention to detail with a positive, problem-solving approach to work. 
  • Proven ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to provide excellence customer service in all interactions representing Mission Capital.
  • Team player who demonstrates Mission Capital’s core values of Service Excellence, Collaboration, Innovation, Learning, Trust and Connectedness.
  • Minimum of 3 years fund development experience required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary (based upon relevant experience) and benefits package, including generous paid time off and official holidays; paid employee medical, dental, and vision insurance (plus affordable options for dependents and spouses); paid life insurance; paid short- and long-term disability plans; and a matching 401(k) program.

Mission Capital is located in UFCU Plaza at the intersection of Steck Boulevard and Mopac Expressway, Austin, Texas. Building amenities include free gym and locker room access (recently remodeled), a grab-and-go café, free, covered garage parking, fob access, and onsite security and maintenance staff.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Mission Capital is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or gender identity to apply.

Work Environment and Physical Demands
General office environment with low to moderate noise level. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but requires standing and walking for up to 15% of the time. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available, but requires out-of-office work up to 15% of the time. Occasional work required outside of normal business hours. Access to a mobile phone (with email access) is required periodically. Personal transportation is required for frequent out-of-office meetings and events.

The work conditions and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

To apply, please submit the following as PDFs through this online application (see the button at the top of the page that says "Apply for This Job!"):

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Three references (in the same attachment as the cover letter on a separate page)

In your cover letter, please be sure to note which of our core values resonates most with you and why.

We will inform you before contacting your references.

8303 N Mopac Expwy
Suite A201
Austin, TX 78759
United States
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Date Added: Jul 27, 2017
Date Last Modified: Jul 27, 2017
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