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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.

 

Manager of International Protocol Services

The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth has an opening on its dynamic team for a full-time Manager of International Protocol Services. This team member will be a key part of our international services team. This position works to fulfill the scope of services of the Council’s contracts with the cities of Dallas and Addison. This is the ultimate external-facing public diplomacy position interacting with local, national, and international government agencies and officials as well as local stakeholders and volunteers.

The applicant must be experienced in the art of protocol.  This position requires a highly-skilled organizer and communicator who can manage multiple projects and deadlines. While this position is located in downtown Dallas, we offer a hybrid work schedule.  

Specific Responsibilities 

  • Provide support to the Mayor of Dallas’ international activities, including scheduling opportunities for the Mayor to deliver an international message, providing logistical support to visiting international trade and business delegations, creating briefing documents for the Mayor’s international meetings, and leveraging outside resources to offset operating expenses, including foreign travel.
  • Provide a high level of service to international dignitaries, including protocol and logistical support for international delegations visiting Dallas, and serving as the point of contact for diplomatic matters with the Consular Corps, the Office of the Texas Secretary of State, and the U.S. Department of State.
  • Strengthen the City’s ties to the Consuls General who are accredited to Dallas and seek to increase the number of trade offices and consulates represented in Dallas by engaging the Consular Corps to promote the region. Work with the Office of the Mayor, the diplomatic corps, and other international stakeholders to continue expanding trade and consular representation in Dallas.
  • Serve as a resource to city officials on matters of international protocol.
  • Develop fundraising initiatives to support activities described above.
  • International business development - Assist the Town of Addison in strengthening its international business focus, maintain and strengthen the Town’s relationship with former Spotlight countries, and assist Addison to develop strategy on marketing its airport to international businesses. 
  • Work with the Council’s programs department to plan and co-host at least two forums/luncheons in and with the Town of Addison each year, focusing on international business/tourism/trade during the funding year.
  • Entrepreneur development - Promote the Addison TreeHouse as a regional entrepreneur resource center to international entrepreneurs/groups interested in the North Texas start-up community through the International Visitor Program.
  • Provide the Town of Addison with opportunities to participate in international events.
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with professional resources, the City of Dallas, the Town of Addison, and cooperating organizations.
  • Provide a link between Protocol Services and IVP to develop and include all of the resources available for programming and exchange experiences. 
  • Work with the interns assigned to Protocol. 

Required Skills & Experience 

  • Familiarity with diplomatic and consular titles and functions. Cultural and political sensitivity when dealing with various constituents. Ability to maintain focus and remain calm in rapidly changing and stressful situations. Creative and fast paced, able to handle multiple simultaneous responsibilities.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Professional appearance and conduct. Punctual and reliable and willing to work flexible hours. Ability to work well on a team.
  • Observant of and interested in the Dallas region’s international connections and communities.
  • Event planning experience. Strong organization and planning skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with editing and proofing abilities. Computer skills including: Microsoft Office Suite, Raiser’s Edge, and Adobe Photoshop a plus.
  • Understanding and passion for world affairs and current events.

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.

 

Part Time Nonprofit Accounting Associate

The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth has an opening on its dynamic team for a part-time (15 – 20 hours per week) accounting associate.

Please email your resume and a cover letter to the attention of Martha Powell, Director of Administration, at resumesdfwworld.org by Friday, September 17.  We’d love to hear why a part time position appeals to you.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Process gifts from check and credit card payments and apply to accounts receivable (Blackbaud Raiser's Edge).
  • Prepare journal entries and month end transaction entries for our general ledger system (Blackbaud Financial Edge).
  • Process remote bank deposits; assistance with check runs and ACH transfers; monitor daily bank activity and make corresponding accounting system entries.
  • Assist CFO with vendor relationships, tax returns, audit, and other projects as needed.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Associates degree or comparable experience. Nonprofit accounting experience is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills; structured and organized; a positive attitude and the ability to relate well to others, maintain confidentiality, and work as a team member.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is required; familiarity with Blackbaud products (Financial Edge, Raiser’s Edge) is preferred but not required, however, previous experience and agility within an accounting and database environment is helpful.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, critical thinker, extremely organized, exceptional attention to detail, problem solver, fosters teamwork, quick learner, excellent time management skills, and highly ethical.

Apply for This Position

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. Application deadline is September 17, 2021.

This job is located in downtown Dallas. The Council offers an excellent benefit package for part time employees that includes vacation hours, 401(k) participation, and paid parking.

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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