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The World Affairs Council is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all staff. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions.

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Director of Membership & development

The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth wants to welcome a full-time Membership and Development Director to our dynamic staff. In this role, you would be a key leader on our fundraising team. We are seeking a person with skills in donor cultivation, grant seeking, member relations, program implementation, benefit fulfillment, and data analysis and management. An individual who is highly organized and detail oriented, and able to focus on deadlines as well as customer service, will succeed in our organization’s culture. This is an external-facing position interacting with our donors, members, and the public, so an ability to exercise discretion and thoughtfulness in interactions with varied constituencies is important. 

We are a group of creative and deadline-oriented self-starters who also collaborate, learn quickly, and thrive in a high-productivity organization where we are flexible in adapting to new ideas and unexpected situations. This position requires a skilled communicator who can manage multiple projects and deadlines, generate ideas, and steward the Council’s relationship with donors and members. We offer a flexible, hybrid work schedule. 

Specific Responsibilities 

  • Contribution campaign management – Develops campaigns for the annual fund, North Texas Giving Day, membership, and the philanthropic-level of membership (Global Forum) as well as well as overall membership recruitment strategy. Develops membership and development annual budget and fundraising plan in concert with the Vice President of Membership & Development.
  • Membership program management – Devises winning strategies in new member recruitment, stewardship, renewal, and upgrading of current members. Oversees and seeks to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our current membership program services (benefits, policies relating to retention, and acquisition of members) which are executed by our Membership & Development Manager. Represents the Council in the community, including speaking publicly for the organization in a recruiting role.
  • Foundation and grant programs management – Researches and identifies foundation and grant funding opportunities, initiates, and manages the submission of all grant applications. Maintains strong working knowledge of funding/grant cycles, deadlines, eligibility, requirements, updates and funder reporting. Maintains and nurture relationships with funding organizations. 
  • Annual fundraising dinner – Assists with Mallon Dinner and International Educator of the Year Luncheon pledge fulfillment from the board of directors. 
  • Data management – Develops best practices and policies associated with member and prospect management, ensuring the security, accuracy, and integrity of our constituent database.
  • Reporting and data analysis – Generates reports to measure results of grant, membership, and development campaigns, and overall membership retention and growth. Monitors progress towards revenue goals and provides accurate and effective reports for senior management. 
  • Collaborative efforts – Partners with marketing team to produce organization’s annual report, implement membership promotions, partnerships and communications, and enhanced program attendee conversion. Partners with education team for grant reporting. 

Required Skills & Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of professional development and fundraising experience. 
  • A demonstrated ability to provide quality customer service is required. This position frequently requires tact and diplomacy. Membership and development staff frequently attend our events, often on evenings or weekends.
  • Track record of success in writing and applying for grants. 
  • Experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge is preferred.
  • The ideal candidate has strong oral and written communication skills, is detail-oriented, is a critical thinker, is highly organized, is a problem solver, is collaborative, has high energy and excellent time management skills, and is highly ethical. These qualities are required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to the Council’s mission.

Please email your resume and a cover letter to the attention of Martha Powell, Director of Administration, at resumes@dfwworld.org. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. This job is located in downtown Dallas, but a flexible hybrid work schedule is in place. 

Please email your resume and a cover letter to the attention of Martha Powell, Director of Administration, at resumes@dfwworld.org. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. 

The World Affairs Council is a dynamic nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that brings international awareness and cross-cultural understanding to the North Texas community and presents distinguished international figures year-round for in-depth interpretation of global events. We have approximately 3,800 members. The Council is located in downtown Dallas and offers an excellent benefit package that includes health insurance, a 401(k) plan, and paid parking. 

The World Affairs Council is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all staff. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions.

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Please email your resume and a cover letter to the attention of Martha Powell, Director of Administration at resumes@dfwworld.org. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. 

This job is located in downtown Dallas but we offer a hybrid work schedule. 

The World Affairs Council is a dynamic nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that brings international awareness and cross-cultural understanding to the North Texas community and presents distinguished international figures year-round for in-depth interpretation of global events. We have approximately 3,800 members. The Council is located in downtown Dallas and offers an excellent benefit package that includes health insurance, a 401(k) plan, and paid parking. 

The World Affairs Council is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all staff. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions.

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

 

 

 

 

 

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