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Development Manager

Job Type: Fundraising/Development

Organization: Green Spaces Alliance

Application Closing Date: 4/30/2017

Job Description:


Bexar Land Trust, Inc., dba Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas

Applications Must be received by April 30th.

Submit Application, Resume & Three References to:

or mail to:

Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas

PO Box 6250

San Antonio, TX 78209

Classification: Hourly, Part-time*

Schedule: 20-30 hours per week, some nights and weekends may be required within a flexible work schedule

Supervisor: Executive Director

Salary Range: $25-$35/hour commensurate with experience
*Goal of building this position to be full-time, with benefits

Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas (GSA) is a Texas not-for-profit organization dedicated to keeping South Texas green. GSA approaches this mission through three principal programs: Land Conservation, Urban Land & Water with community gardens, and “Picture Your World,” a nature photography program for children 8 to 18 years of age, as well as related public education efforts. GSA is accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, and has assisted in protecting over 155,000 acres of land in and around the San Antonio region.


The Development Manager reports to the Executive Director. Part-time position, 20-30 hours per week. Key responsibilities comprise spearheading development including major gifts, donor cultivation, special events planning, and grant writing. The individual must have a proven track record of raising significant dollars for a nonprofit organization or private institution. This person is also responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals. This includes compiling, writing and editing grant applications, as well as developing templates to streamline the grant proposal process. Compensation is competitive for nonprofit organizations engaging in land conservation and stewardship and the protection of the environment. Compensation is commensurate upon experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


• Develop, administer and monitor fundraising programs and activities

• Identify funding sources and opportunities

• Prepare cost-benefit analysis on the organization’s fundraising expenditures versus short- and long-term results.

• Plan, budget and develop effective growth strategies

• Set and meet annual fundraising objectives, evaluating results and developing corrective strategies as needed

• Research donor prospects and prepare strategy plans for engagement and solicitation

• Assist with the recruitment of community leaders for foundation activities or board member positions

• Schedule and conduct solicitation meetings with current donors and donor prospects

• Maintain major donor records and major gift prospect lists

• Draft follow-up reports and other materials for internal record keeping

• Accounts for roughly 60% of time

Special Events:

• In collaboration with the Community Outreach Manager, assist with management and planning of all special events, including event coordination and creation of volunteer assignments and materials

• Responsible for tracking and meeting special events budget

• Manages event details, logistics, sponsors, solicitation of in-kind donations, and assist with marketing details including press releases

• Coordinates detailed strategies for agency’s primary events: (Manages outside vendors and consultants to ensure events financial success)

• Responsible for sending out all donation "asks" for all events and face-to-face “asks” with major donors

• Other projects and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director and Program Managers

• Accounts for roughly 30% of time

Grant Writing:

• Draft proposals, letters, grant reports and other materials

• Prepare grant applications

• Accounts for 10 % of time

Essential Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed here are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.

• Proven track record of raising significant dollars for a nonprofit organization

• Demonstrated competence in planning, budgeting, and forecasting

• Demonstrated ability to interact in a professional manner with senior executives

• Strong written and verbal communications skills

• Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents such as major donors, foundations and corporations

Preferred Qualifications:

• Minimum of 3 - 5 years work-related management experience in the nonprofit sector (Foundation experience preferred) with an emphasis on fundraising and experience working with Boards of Directors and high level volunteers

• Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in nonprofit management, business management or with a strong environmental background and sound working knowledge of business management principles

Physical Demands

The physical demands listed here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of his/her job. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Ability to sit for long periods of time, stand, travel up and down stairs, crouch, stoop and reach.

• Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics listed here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• The position requires considerable concentration and creativity. It is subject to stress caused by a changing environment, tight deadlines and workload.

• The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

• Travel required for this position is minimal to moderate.

• Must be available to attend evening and weekend events on occasion.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.

Location: 4901 Broadway Street, Suite 211
San Antonio, TX 78209


Contact Information

Name:Gail Gallegos

Phone Number:(210)222-8430 x302

Fax Number:(210)222-8022


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