Director of Community Advancement (DCA)

The Director of Community Advancement (DCA) serves as a Major Gifts Officer responsible for creating and maintaining relationships with our donors, securing funds, and engaging major donors within our service area.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and negotiation skills and the ability to solve problems and develop individualized strategies for different donors.  The DCA creates fundraising, cultivation/stewardship strategies, establishes relationships with potential new donors and maintains relationships with current donors, creates monthly reports, and meets with other members of the organization to ensure objectives are aligned and donation goals achieved. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills including proposal development and business correspondence, strong interpersonal and organizational skills; willingness to work flexible schedule; resourceful data-driven work ethic, ability to conduct research and work on multiple projects with minimal supervision; ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; intermediate skill level in Microsoft office programs.

Experience with Salesforce or other donor database preferred.  Must be self-starter, self-directed and self-motivated.  Reliable transportation required. Ability to travel service area up to 50%.  Occasional work during evenings and weekends.  Bachelor’s degree with solid understanding of finances and budgeting required.  Degree in public relations, finance or related field preferred.

ETFB offers a competitive wage and benefit package.  Submit cover letter and resume to or Fax: 903-964-5000.

The East Texas Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.