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Development Officer


Location: Corpus Christi, TX

Contact Name: Jesenia McQueen


Phone: (361) 855-2213

Job Description


Position Title:  Development Officer                

Status:  Full time/hourly (non-exempt)

Position Summary:  The Development Officer manages the daily activities associated with the planning and coordinating of assigned events, key fundraising initiatives, sponsorships, and outreach to raise awareness and support for KEDT.


•    College degree plus at least two years’ experience planning, coordinating and executing fundraising events.
•    Supervisory experience and team building leadership
•    Budget management
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills
•    Strong leadership skills
•    Strength in handling requests in a timely and diplomatic manner
•    Available to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends
•    Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
•    Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
•    Ability to work with a variety of personalities, including members of staff and volunteers
•    Dependability: ability to assume and carry out the commitment and obligations of the position

Specific Job Experiences

•    Demonstrate a clear understanding of all facets of KEDT’s fundraising and outreach initiatives 
•    Solicit donations and sponsorships from a wide variety of corporate and individual prospects, utilizing in-person meetings, phone, e-mail, and direct mail.
•    Develop and maintain strong relationships with potential and current donors

Computer Skills

•    Demonstrate competency with all Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Excel, Word, Publisher and PowerPoint
•    Demonstrate an understanding of the functioning of fundraising donor database software


•    Demonstrate the ability to clearly express the mission, values, and programs of KEDT in individual and large group settings
•    Respond to phone and email messages in a timely manner
•    Use discretion when sharing information

Public Relations

•    Communicate articulately, knowledgeably, and appropriately when representing KEDT in meetings with potential donors, sponsors and members of the community when representing KEDT
•    Interact effectively with members of media to secure event coverage through event calendars, articles and Social Media
•    Distribute press releases to promote events
•    Build relationships and utilize various networks and community connections to get desired results

Essential Functions 

•    Plan and coordinate KEDT’s fundraising, including soliciting and securing donations and sponsorships, coordinating, managing project budgets and supervising/coordinating logistics
•    Maintain tracking of event-related activities such as: timelines, revenue  and expenditures, and post event-reporting
•    Develop promotional materials, invitations and event public relations plan including the use of print and electronic media with KEDT Graphic Artist


•    Reliable transportation
•    Position involves some travel
•    A valid Texas Driver’s license
•    Able to pass background and/or drug test
•    Able to comply with KEDT COVID-19 Policy Requirements