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Director of Donor Relations

Director of Donor Relations

Director of Donor Relations

Director of Donor Relations

Director of Donor Relations

About the Position

Job Title:  Director of Donor Relations 

Reports to: Senior Director of Donor Relations 

Job-Type: Full Time, Exempt Employee

Hours: Typically, Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm



The Texas Public Charter Schools Association is the voice of public charter schools in Texas. Its mission is to support and advocate for a policy and regulatory climate that ensures every student in Texas has access to ever-improving public school options. We work closely with our sister organization, Charter Schools Now. 

Charter Schools Now (CSN) is the advocacy arm of the public charter school community in Texas. Its mission is to support and advocate for public charter schools to ensure every family has the ability to choose a high-quality public school.


A. Job Summary
The Director of Donor Relations will work with the Senior Director of Donor Relations to advance the Association’s mission by implementing a comprehensive donor relations and stewardship program. The position requires excellent communication, relationship-building, and organizational skills. 


B. Essential Job Functions
The Director of Donor Relations will focus on North and West Texas, emphasizing the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Midland metro regions.  

  • Contribute to TPCSA/CSN’s annual fundraising goals by securing donations from individuals and foundations in the metro regions 
  • Work with the Development Project Manager to identify prospective donors and secure meetings with them
  • Build donor circles in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Midland 
  • Grow relationships with donors and steward long-term donor relationships
  • Work with the Senior Director of Donor Relations to implement new projects and initiatives for TPCSA/CSN’s donor stewardship program 
  • Support the use of our fundraising CRM, helping to fully leverage its moves management capabilities to win friends and generate new funding
  • Routine functions also include: 
    • Nurture donor relationships through regular touchpoints
    • Track and report fundraising metrics for donors
    • Draft proposal documents and other key communications
    • Track communications via fundraising software


C. Expectations 
This is a full-time, exempt position. Employees are generally expected to work a 40-hour work week, with an understanding that occasionally, there will be times when 50 or more hours a week may be required to complete projects. This position requires occasional travel, primarily within the state of Texas. Given this role’s focus on donor relationships, success will include frequent in-person visits, attendance at community and school events, and other opportunities to make personal connections.


D. Qualifications 

  • You have 3+ years of experience as a fundraiser, with a strong background in education reform, political, or public policy fundraising; experience in DFW is preferred. 
  • You’re an outgoing, enthusiastic advocate for quality public education for all children. Knowledge of charter schools and the charter movement is preferred, though not required.
  • You have demonstrated success in building relationships and rallying supporters.
  • You embody TPCSA’s core values: Optimism. Drive. Hustle. Excellence.
  • You’re a go-getter who thrives in a dynamic environment, adapting to change flexibly and gracefully.
  • You hold high standards for work and embrace accountability for meeting targets.
  • You enjoy working toward ambitious goals as part of a team.
  • You bring strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • You think independently, work collaboratively, and focus on solutions.


E. Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree  


F. Benefits

  • Competitive Salary (actual salary is dependent on qualifications)
  • Health Insurance, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Paid holidays and PTO
  • Matching Plan for 401(k) contributions
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G. Disclaimer
This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.  Nor is it an exhaustive list of all functions that the employee may be required to perform, and the employee may be required to perform additional functions. TPCSA reserves the exclusive right to revise the job description at any time without notice.  Employment with TPCSA is at-will. An at-will employment relationship can be terminated at any time with or without reason or notice by either the employer or employee. This at-will relationship exists regardless of any statements made to the contrary.  The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily, with or without accommodations.  If requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship.


H. Instructions for Application
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Resume describing your relevant experience and education
  • Cover letter expressing your interest in this job and detailing how you embody TPCSA’s core values of optimism, drive, hustle, and excellence

The PDF should be emailed to

512-584-8272 | 3005 S Lamar Blvd, Suite D-447, Austin, TX, 78704