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SVP, Community Investment and Development

Fort Worth, TX, USA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

C-Suite/Vice President
Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
$91,000 to $100,000 per year

Published on 14 May 2019

Expires on

SVP, Community Investment and Development

Position Summary: The Senior Vice President, Community Investment and Development provides leadership, strategic vision and direction to the organization in the areas of workplace campaign, marketing and promotions, major gifts, resource development planning, grants, collaboration and management, community outreach, volunteer engagement, and Days of Caring program supervision. The SVP, Community Investment and Development works closely with the organization’s Leadership Team to ensure donor centricity and to communicate key messages that drive community and donor investments. 


Supervisory Responsibilities: The SVP, Community Investment and Development oversees all personnel responsible for Corporate Relations, Donor Relations, and Volunteer Relations including individuals responsible for administrative assistance.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Management and evaluation of the Community Relations, Donor Relations, Volunteer Relations and all related events including workplace campaigns
  • Collaborate with the Leadership Team and particularly the President and CEO, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, and SVP, Community Investment to establish and maintain effective working relationships with key volunteers and donors
  • Develop and execute on specific campaign plans for each donor function (corporate, individual, grants, etc.)
  • Develop and analyze statistical measurements of the annual campaign
  • Recruit, develop and manage a high level volunteer Campaign Cabinet
  • Manage the full range of activities required to prospect, prepare, submit, manage and account for grant proposals to foundation, corporate, and federal sources, including compliance with all required grant reporting
  • Collaborate with the EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer to manage the staffing levels and workload distribution for the team, including personnel recruitment, management, development, recognition and retention
  • Monitor and track major changes in the marketplace, both philanthropic and economic, and provide strategic direction
  • Collaborate to develop and implement the organizational strategic plan
  • Develop and manage annual budget and the allocation of the department’s budget
  • Work in partnership with Leadership Team to incorporate strategic messaging in all aspects of volunteer, staff training and printed materials
  • Oversee recruitment, orientation, training and involvement of volunteers for Campaign and other fund development committees
  • Oversee management of database systems
  • Supervise the administration of United Way’s Volunteer Relations and Day of Caring program that matches volunteers with appropriate community service projects and opportunities
  • Promote and monitor year round customer sensitivity, as well as practice effective cultivation and account management within the market place
  • Work in partnership with area United Ways to maximize United Way of  Tarrant County’s  Community Relations, Donor Relations, Volunteer Relations efforts
  • Set agendas, support volunteer leadership and promote attendance at key leadership meetings
  • Additional projects as assigned


Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States (No Sponsorship)
  • 7+ years of experience with demonstrated success in a management level business development/fundraising function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources), preferably within a non-profit organization
  • 5+ years of experience in leading, coaching and developing direct report staff
  • 5+ years of fundraising management experience at a non for profit and a demonstrated track record of accomplishments within a similar role
  • Staying abreast of emerging resources and tools that facilitate team’s ability to research and gain donations
  • High energy and passion for United Way’s mission is essential
  • Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor and community relationships over time
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build effective long-term relationships
  • Ability to construct, articulate, and implement the annual strategic development plan
  • Strong ability to translate business objectives and strategies to develop plans to facilitate organizational growth in the area of resource development
  • A professional and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team player to take initiative and to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives
  • Customer/donor focused


Educational Requirements:

  • College degree or comparable requisite experience in a related field required; Master level degree in a related field preferred


Personal Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent leadership, team building, interpersonal and time management skills
  • A high energy, results-oriented leader and must be a self-starter with little supervision required
  • An individual with the utmost professional and personal integrity
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and innovative drive for reaching the next great idea
  • Outstanding collaboration skills through effective communication
  • Business savvy with the ability to engage, influence, access risk, issues and priorities
  • Personal values consistent with United Way mission


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics 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 the essential functions. Normal office conditions prevail.


About United Way of Tarrant County

United Way is fighting to advance the education, financial stability and health of every person, in every community throughout Tarrant County.  For almost 95 years the Organization has invested resources where they are needed most, in local programs that have the greatest impact in the areas of education, income and health. It also serves as the regional grantee for Tarrant County’s Area Agency on Aging (AAA).


United Way employs over 70 people divided among its main operations and AAA.  Hundreds of people are involved in the Organization as volunteers through its Education, Income and Health Impact Councils and annual fundraising campaign.  United Way of Tarrant County raises more than $30 million annually to advance its work. About two-thirds of that amount comes from the annual campaign, with much of the remaining revenue coming from grants. The Organization has a strong reputation in the community and a committed Board of Directors that meets six times a year.


●    Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.  This drives their performance and professional motivations.
●    Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
●    Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
●    Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
●    Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.