Associate Development Officer Job

Children's Health - Development and Foundation Careers

Job Number: 54663

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 6-30-2018


Position Summary:

This job will be responsible for building significant immediate and long-term financial support for Children’s Health by developing and maintaining an assigned portfolio, including Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) partners and their fundraising programs as well as other local corporate engagement and cause marketing partners, as assigned. The ability to establish, advance and steward donor relationships is a key requirement of the job.

Job Profile:

  • Performs routine assignments in the entry level to an established profession (i.e. theoretical body of work/knowledge)
  • Requires conceptual (not necessarily practical/applied) knowledge of theories, practices and procedures within a discipline
  • Applies foundational knowledge of business developed through education or past experience
  • No supervisory responsibilities; accountable for developing own knowledge and contribution
  • Uses existing procedures to solve standard problems; analyzes information and standard practices to make judgments
  • Primary impact is on the quality of own work with limited influence on overall team results; works within standardized procedures and practices to achieve objectives and meet deadlines
  • Receives frequent instruction, guidance and direction from others
  • Exchanges straightforward information, asks questions and checks for understanding

Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Manage and direct a portfolio of donors and donor prospects for solicitation of gifts, sponsorships or planned gifts
  • Develop new relationships
  • Advance existing relationships
  • Steward existing donors, sponsors and/or support groups
  • Communicate well with development team and leadership
  • Establish a team effort in fundraising to the benefit of the Foundation
  • Document and maintain accurate records in RE

Patient Contact:

  • Indirect - Indicates that the person in the position is responsible for a product (including information) or service that is involved in the patient’s course of care, treatment or service.


  • 2-3 year of non-profit experience preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  • Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.
  • Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences. Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.
  • Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
  • Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
  • Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  • Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.


  • Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • Light - Exerting up to 20 lbs. occasionally, 10 lbs. frequently, or negligible amounts constantly and may require walking or standing to a significant degree.

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