Fundraising Manager

Fundraising Manager

Hiring Organization Information

Organization Name: 
TREC Community Investors

Position Information

Employment Type: 
Full time
Experience Level: 
Professional (individual contributor)
Job Category: 
Development | Fundraising
Job Description: 
Fundraising Manager TREC Community Investors Reports to the President Position: The Fundraising Manager for Texas’ largest Commercial Real Estate membership organization’s community investment initiatives through TREC Community Investors. The Manager is the fundraiser for TREC Community Investors. The Manager will advise the President on opportunities to increase awareness of TREC’s community investment initiatives to the corporate and philanthropic community. The Manager will be responsible for developing and executing a clearly defined strategy to amplify fundraising, volunteerism, educational programs, and event sponsorships and enhance TREC’s brand equity and awareness. Essential Functions: To provide vision, leadership, and management of TREC Community Investors fundraising, sponsorship marketing, and event initiatives while maximizing profitability of all revenue centers and event gross margins. The position requires working across all departments of TREC to ensure that our marketing strategy around events, programs and membership is consistent. The individual must be a confident, organized, and creative professional, as well as an adept problem-solver. Must work effectively with member volunteers and manage committees, vendors, and media outlets. The Manager will provide strategic input to TREC leadership. The Manager is responsible for training, mentoring and inspiring staff to ensure all expectations of the board, membership, and community are met. The position is also responsible for developing relationships with primary funders and cultivating new funding relationships. Skill Requirements and Competencies: • Communications: Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Excellent verbal and written communicator with ability to express ideas and thoughts clearly. • Technical Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and database management (preference for Raiser’s Edge, SalesForce). • Achievement Focus: Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. Measures self against standard of excellence. Recognizes and acts on opportunities. Sets and achieves challenging goals. • Professionalism: Must be confident, organized, articulate, and poised with the ability to represent TREC as an organization. • Leadership and Ethics: Inspires others and upholds organizational values. Commits to doing the best job possible and works with integrity and respect. Reacts well under pressure. Shows courage to act. • Dependability: Punctual, reliable, and willing to go above and beyond for the good of the team. Must have a positive attitude. • Innovative: Develops new approaches and ideas, displays creative thinking and is willing to take on new challenges. • Time Management: Uses time efficiently and works in an organized manner. Capable of prioritizing tasks, motivating team members, delegating projects, and juggling competing priorities in a fast-paced environment. Able to work independently and simultaneously on multiple projects, balancing team, and individual responsibilities. • Strategic Thinking: Helps to develop and manage strategies to achieve organizational goals. • Teamwork: Contributes to building positive team spirit, puts success of team and organization above own interests. Special Requirements: Local travel for meetings and volunteer support activities as requested and occasional evening and weekend work. Some early mornings and late evenings are required- typically for events. This position requires the ability to set up and run meetings and events. As such, individuals should be able to meet physical demands and be able to lift up to ten pounds. Work Experience: Must have demonstrated success in a development position in a related field with a minimum of 3 years’ experience. 4-year college degree required. Specific Job Duties Include: Fundraising and Development: • Develop and oversee the organization’s fundraising strategy for multiple groups including members, corporations, foundations, and government entities for TREC Community Investors. • Create a fundraising infrastructure for the organization that includes annual, leadership, major giving programs, events, and stewardship. • Responsible for building a donor base and developing a donor recruitment program to offset donor fatigue. • Responsible for grant preparation and distribution, including for development and execution of all proposals; write and archive all proposals with a long-term relationship-management approach. • Manage volunteer committees that participate in building awareness and funding for community projects. • Research funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position TREC ahead of major funding changes or trends. • Collaborate with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to develop and implement TREC’s financial strategy • Actively work with the Senior Director of Community Investment and the President to develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include corporate, foundation, government grants, etc. Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program. • Work across the organization to better cultivate donors and identify new ones. Leverage prospect management and prospect best practices. • Monitor all donor information utilizing Salesforce/NIMBLE; provide and present statistical analysis to board and senior leaders. • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors through continued engagement and reporting of impact and results. • Actively engage donors and prospects through volunteer opportunities and events, providing consistent follow-up pre- and post-event to secure commitments and move relationships forward with future funders. • Maintain a solid working knowledge of TREC programs and initiatives. • Maintain discretion and confidentiality as required of donor and volunteer relationships. • Work collaboratively with the marketing and communications team in creating and distributing target market focused fundraising materials. • Create and manage educational programs for donors under the Block-by-Block neighborhood revitalization program. Additional Responsibilities • Work with Community Investment Manager in any activities including arranging tours and meetings and presentations from our collaborative partner. • Work with Senior Director of Community Investment in any community investment initiatives. • Represent the organization at events and programs hosted by The Real Estate Council organization. • Assist other organization employees as needed. • Other special projects as identified.

How to Apply

Application Contact: 
Linda McMahon
Application Instructions: 
Please email Linda McMahon at with the following: Cover Letter Resume Salary Expectations
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