Development Officer


Core Responsibilities:

  • Maximize philanthropic support from individual major donors, churches and corporate donors in support of the agency’s twelve programs
  • Seek gifts for capital maintenance and capital campaigns as opportunities are approved.
  • Seek gifts for the agency’s endowment fund and planned gifts as opportunities are approved.
  • Maximize gifts by effectively cultivating and soliciting gifts in person.
  • Maximize philanthropic support from churches, church related groups, and service organizations through effective cultivation and solicitation.
  • Speak frequently during the week, evenings and on weekends telling the PCHAS story at church events, service organization meetings, presbytery meetings and worship services.
  • Hosting point of entry events, presentations, and moments for mission on a monthly basis.
  • Effectively recruit donors to serve as Table Hosts for an annual fundraising luncheon. 
  • Effectively recruit and train “Ambassadors,” volunteers who serve as PCHAS representatives in their home churches and service organizations.
  • Nurturing relationships with program, administrative and fundraising volunteers.
  • Meet or exceed annual fundraising goals for one’s assigned region.  Monitor progress towards stated goals using the weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual gift reports prepared by central staff in Austin. 
  • Coordinating the promotion and collecting of in kind donations, primarily Back to School Supplies and Christmas Gifts for children related to the all programs in your assigned territory.  
  • Write call reports for all donor visits and meaningful phone calls. 
  • Participate in the weekly Development Team conference calls.  
  • Assisting the Director of Foundations with site visits as requested.  
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned. 
    Working Conditions:

Development activities are carried out in a variety of settings.  Some functions are performed in a home office or PCHAS office environment while others occur in a donor’s home or place of business.  Travel is required to meet with the position’s direct supervisor (Director of Development), the Senior Vice President of Development, to attend development staff planning retreats and to meet with donors and church related partners. 

Education and Experience:

A college degree in management, marketing, or a field compatible with the general skills required to accomplish the tasks of the position is strongly preferred. 

Demonstrated 1-3 years of work experience and documented success in the areas of major gifts, planned gifts, and special events is strongly preferred.     

Licenses and Certifications:

Certification as a professional fund-raiser is desirable, but not required.

Knowledge and Skills:

Current knowledge of or excellent aptitude for learning and implementing major gift strategies.

Flexibility in interpersonal style in order to accommodate working with various constituencies.


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