Senior Director Of Development

Houston, TX 1500 Austin Street 77002, 1500 Austin Street, Houston, Texas, United States of America Req #28357
Monday, October 23, 2023

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has an opening for a Senior Director of Development for the Houston Area Command, located in Houston, Texas.  


Job Summary

Plans, develops, implements, oversees, and evaluates all fund-raising activities for the organization based on a formalized fund development program with a marketing strategy that assures adequate funding for all Greater Houston based programs and special projects; directs activities of the fund development department and provides leadership and direction to staff; promotes the organization within the community to ensure a broad base of funding resources.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of foundations, individual and corporate funding opportunities. Knowledge of budgeting principles and procedures, basic statistical methods, decision-making techniques. Knowledge and ability to review and prepare reports from donor software Interchange. Ability to train and effectively direct the activities of department staff and volunteers. Ability to administer a budget and monitors expenditures for compliance with the same. Ability to prepare and maintain reports in an accurate and complete manner. Ability to present a positive and professional image of The Salvation Army.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, or related field, with a Master’s degree preferred.  And Ten years experience in a comprehensive development program with progressively responsible experience and demonstrated success in major gifts fundraising, Or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Certifications: Valid State Drivers License CFRE Certification preferred

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

Ability to meet attendance requirements. Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language effectively. Ability to speak before large groups in person, by radio and television. Ability to travel to various locations in order to participate in public meetings, conferences, etc. Ability and willingness to conduct all duties in accordance with the ministry of the organization and its Christian principles; conducts all communications and job duties with the highest level of professionalism. Duties are usually performed seated. Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking. Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) frequently. Working Conditions: Work may be performed in an office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like but not limited to the office environment. 

Additional Comments:
All employees recognize The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled 


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Other details

  • Job Family TX-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Fundraising & Donor Relations
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Houston, TX 1500 Austin Street 77002, 1500 Austin Street, Houston, Texas, United States of America