About the Museum

Director of Annual Giving

The Director of Annual Giving will be responsible for the execution of all general fundraising for the annual operations of the Dallas Holocaust Museum. In this capacity, the Director will oversee and manage multiple, time-sensitive fundraising projects.

The Director is also responsible for all aspects of the DHM/CET’s fundraising events including the Hope for Humanity annual dinner – DHM/CET’s most significant fundraising program – and other secondary fundraising events. This includes planning, logistics, and budget oversight. Significantly, the Director will be responsible for all aspects of event underwriting, including cultivating and soliciting sponsorships and managing volunteers soliciting underwriting as well. The Director will develop guest lists, manage the RSVP process, coordinate with outside vendors (i.e. catering, florist, space rental) and manage all supporting events.

The Director will ensure membership programs are appropriately segmented and timed throughout the calendar year, and all aspects of the membership drive and annual fund program including direct mail, calling programs and e-blast solicitations, are implemented and executed effectively. In addition, the Director will implement an annual fund program as well as coordinate all activities associated with North Texas Giving Day.

In coordination with the Chief Advancement Officer, the Director will secure exhibit and program sponsorships and funding for DHMCET’s education programs, including cultivation of prospects, creation of proposals to individuals, corporations or foundations, execution of benefits to be received, reporting and renewal of support. In this capacity, the Director must also be able to write or edit grant applications as needed in solicitation of annual operating support.

The Director will be responsible for staffing the Young Leadership Committee of the Board and for developing social and fundraising programs for young professionals throughout the year to broaden DHM/CET’s community support and develop future board leadership.

In utilizing the advocacy and support of board members and volunteers in these roles, the Director must demonstrate exemplary board and volunteer relations practices.
Annually, the Director will be expected to meet or exceed fundraising metrics developed by the Chief Advancement Officer. The Director will meet with the Chief Advancement Officer quarterly to review progress toward stated metrics.

This position reports to the Chief Advancement Officer.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Direct all aspects of the annual Hope for Humanity dinner as well as other fundraising events.
  • Oversee specific projects and/or programs that support the membership program and raising annual gifts including but not limited to corporate and foundation solicitations, direct mail, e-blast solicitations, BRE
    placement and calling programs.
  • Manage all membership giving levels ensuring donors receive appropriate benefits and recognition.
  • Ensure members and donors receive appropriate stewardship and recognition via reports, pledge
    reminders and other appropriate follow-up.
  • Develop positive relationships with current donors and provide stewardship to the donors.
  • Document all donor visits and correspondence via the use of contact reports and Raiser’s Edge software.

Minimum Skills Needed:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five years demonstrated success in managing membership or annual giving programs, large events, corporate and foundation relations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge fundraising software