Development Officer

  • Advocates for Community Transformation (Act)
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 18, 2022
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services Sales

Job Description

Job Opening: Development Officer

Act is a Christian, legal nonprofit, that is seeking a qualified and energetic Development Officer to work with a collaborative Advancement Team in executing all aspects of Act’s fundraising and development strategy, under the direction of the VP of Advancement. This position is essential in meeting Act’s $4 million-dollar annual budget. The ideal Development Officer ("DO”) is highly personable and engaging, balanced by a refined professionalism, and has the ability to move relationships forward strategically.

 Faith and Justice Anchor. The ideal Act candidate must possess a deep relationship with Jesus Christ, a passion for Biblical justice and racial equity, a teachable spirit, and a humble desire to collaborate with a diverse team.

Collaborative Team Member. The DO reports to and works closely with the VP of Advancement and other Development team members. The DO assists in cultivating and tracking relationships across multiple donor constituencies and in leading those individuals and entities to make a joyful financial investment in the mission of Act.

Fundraiser. The DO directly assists in establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a $4 million-dollar annual budget through the solicitation of major gifts, grants, special events, and corporate and foundation support.

Storyteller. The DO effectively, intelligently, credibly, and passionately communicates our clients’ realities and experiences and the work our team, volunteers and stakeholders are able to do in partnership with our clients to key stakeholder audiences.

Critical Contributor. The DO performs the back-office details of implementing and evaluating Act’s annual funding strategy; assists in the execution of fundraising events; and manages a diverse portfolio of prospects and donors, including individuals, foundations, and corporations. 

Education and Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or in a related field and three (3) or more years of fundraising experience in a non-for profit or for-profit organization is required, which must have included forging and managing ongoing relationships with multiple constituencies. Strong written communication & high-touch relationship building skills are required. Proficiency with CRM platforms, like Salesforce, and project management platforms like Google Suite or Trello, is preferred.

About Act: Act is a Christian, legal non-profit that works to make neighborhood safety a normal reality for everyone. To do this, we equip underserved residents to fight crime on their street using the justice system. We seek to cultivate a culture of freedom and responsibility that yields effective results from our team members’ best work. We value building a team that is committed to diversity, equity & inclusion.  Act currently serves multiple neighborhoods in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The organization operates as a 501(c)3 with 25+ full-time employees and a $4 million-dollar annual budget.

Work Requirements: Must reside in the Dallas area and have the capability to work in-person at our Dallas Headquarters and occasionally travel to Fort Worth.

Compensation & Benefits: We do our best to set our team members up for success. We value our employees and want to ensure sustainability and longevity in their time with Act. Employees receive a competitive salary that is commensurate with their experience and level of education. Please visit the Join Our Team page for details about our competitive benefits package.

How to Apply: Please complete the online application found on our website.  The application requires a Statement of Faith. A Statement of Faith should describe your Christian faith and include a description of your spiritual disciplines (i.e., prayer, study, etc.) and your current place of worship. If you have questions, please send an email to