Chief Development Officer

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The Chief Development Officer reports directly to the President/COO and oversees all aspects of CitySquare development operations including all philanthropy efforts, communications, funding, event planning, and grant management. The Chief Development Officer is responsible for strategic fundraising for the organization, which includes annual campaign, capital campaign management, donor relations, planned giving, and major gifts.  This person manages all development staff and provides direction in all activities and initiatives of the department.  The organization will look to the Chief Development Officer to provide expertise, innovation, and creativity in every area of development to connect donors to our organization in order for CitySquare to sustain itself and propel our mission forward in years to come.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university; an advanced degree and professional certification in fundraising are preferred.

Experience:  10 plus years of demonstrated fundraising experience that includes eight years of development management in nonprofit sector. Leadership of a multimillion-dollar capital campaign is preferred.

Additional Requirements: Exceptional communication skills, experience managing a development department, cultivating donors, executing communications and marketing strategies.  Analytical, strategic thinker with the ability to connect with all audiences, both internal and external to the organization.

Number of Openings: 1
Department: Executive Leadership
Location: Dallas, TX
Status: Full-time
Schedule: Business hours, flexible as needed

To apply, please click here to download and fill out an application. Then email the application to with your resume and cover letter.