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Development Associate

Dallas College
District Office
Closing date
Jul 23, 2021
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Job Details

Job no: 501619
Work type: Full-time
Location: District Office
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00-5:00)

Working Title
Development Associate

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Salary Level

Salary Range (Full-Time)
$53,000 - $84,800 (dependent on experience and other considerations)

Business Travel


Position Type

Position Summary
>Assists with individual donor and foundation cultivation and development on behalf of Dallas College; ensures timely and high-quality submission of donor reports; assists with donor outreach, scheduling, events, and other activities necessary to successfully raising funds for strategic and high-value Dallas College initiatives.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to creatively implement new strategies and procedures that drive development goals.

  • Familiarity with key issues related to philanthropy, higher education, community colleges, economic mobility, workforce development and/or other subject matters that are important to donors and other key stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication skills; ability to develop positive relationships with diverse stakeholders and constituents within the Dallas College and philanthropic communities.
  • Understands and effectively manages group dynamics and ambiguity; maintains confidentiality; acts ethically and with integrity.
  • Embraces diverse viewpoints and works with colleagues in a spirit of partnership and transparency.
  • A highly energetic, motivated self-starter with the creative drive to generate new ideas and strategies that deliver results for the development team.
  • Builds positive and effective relationships and teams internally and with key Foundation stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly diligent about time and project management; works independently and effectively prioritizes workload.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Thinks strategically; develops options to address foundation needs and solve problems.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Physical Requirements
Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Minimum Knowledge and Experience
Bachelor’s degree plus 1-3 years of experience in related field(s), or Associate degree plus 3-5 years of experience in related field(s). Official transcripts are required.
***Will be subject to a criminal background check. Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check.***

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Manages outreach to the philanthropic community and to specific high-priority donors and foundations.
• Implements a creative and comprehensive plan to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors, as well as maintain engagement with current donor base.
• Develops solicitation-tracking schedules to ensure appropriate, timely solicitation and closure of pledges and asks. This may include but is not limited to:
o Launching, managing, tracking, and reporting on the annual employee giving campaign, including coordination with Dallas College campuses.
o Assisting with the management of donor societies and affinity groups, and the promotion of employee, individual and community giving programs.
o Working across teams to assist Dallas College with the development of scholarship policies and procedures that preserve donor interests while remaining in compliance with financial and federal aid policies.
• Completes timely and high-quality donor reports; liaises in a collaborative manner with required internal and external staff to do so.
• Assists the Sr. Director of Development and other Foundation staff as needed.
• Maintains the highest ethical standards and adherence to applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
• Completes required Dallas College professional development training hours per academic year.
• Provides excellent customer service.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance.

Dallas College is part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Dallas College complies with the Americans with Disabilities and Veterans Act.

Advertised: 15 Jul 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 29 Jul 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


Since 1965 the seven colleges of DCCCD — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — have served more than 3 million people. That's a lot of students! The colleges of DCCCD equip students for successful living and responsible citizenship in a rapidly changing local, national and world community by providing: — the first two years of a bachelor's degree — more than 100 high-demand career programs — enrichment and certification classes for a lifetime of learning — professors who are dedicated to your success, not a research grant — unparalleled quality at a tuition you can afford Check out jobs over on our careers page at

Industry                                                        Higher Education
Company size                                               5,001-10,000 employees
Headquarters                                                 Dallas, Texas
Type                                                              Educational Institution
Founded                                                        1965
Specialties                                                    Higher Education, Technical Certificates, and Vocational Degrees and Certificates


Locations                                                      The District Office (DO) houses the core districtwide administrative operations.
                                                                      We are situated just south of downtown Dallas, across the street from Dallas Police HQ and South Side on


District Office                                               1601 S Lamar St, Dallas, Texas 75215
District Service Center                                  4343 IH – 30 Mesquite, TX 75150
Eastfield College                                           3737 Motley Drive Mesquite, Texas 75150
El Centro College                                          801 Main St. Dallas, Texas 75202
Richland College                                           12800 Abrams Rd. Dallas, Texas
Brookhaven College                                      3939 Valley View Ln. Farmers Branch, Texas
Cedar Valley College                                    3030 N Dallas Ave. Lancaster, Texas 75134
Mountain View College                                4849 W Illinois Ave. Dallas, Texas
North Lake College                                       5001 N MacArthur Blvd Irving, Texas 75038

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