Development Coordinator (Full-Time) (Dallas, TX)


The supports Phoenix House Texas fundraising efforts by implementing a comprehensive grant funding and stewardship plan, in addition to developing proposals to high level donors. The Development Coordinator will be responsible for (1) writing and submitting grant applications to current and lapsed supporters; (2) writing interim and final reports to funders, (3) researching new corporate and foundation prospects (4) database management and (5) other development tasks as needed. The Development Coordinator will be responsible for grant management process to ensure that goals are achieved. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Coordinator will work closely with other members of the Development team in creating acknowledgement letters, individualized funding proposals, content for annual report, and other written communications as assigned. The Development Coordinator will also assist the Development team by supporting fundraising and donor cultivation events and providing support when needed.


  • Draft proposals for funding from high level donors, corporations, foundations and government resources to meet the annual campaign and special project goals.
  • Work with the Director of Development to develop comprehensive fundraising strategies by identifying corporate, foundation, and government prospects and analyzing funding history to identify possible increases or enhanced relationships.
  • Independently conduct pertinent research as needed on current funding priorities to ensure growth of potential relationships for ongoing support for PHT.
  •  Gather fundraising materials, including PowerPoint presentations, brochures, and other materials to present the case for funding.
  •  Draft, format, proofread, and edit assigned written content for a variety of fundraising and stewardship materials, annual reports, presentations, and other communications geared towards existing and prospective donors, in collaboration with key team members.
  • Regularly meet or exceed internal deadlines for proposal submissions as part of a master schedule of requests.
  •  As a member of the Development team, participate in the strategic planning process, support the strategic initiatives of other departments and programs, and represent the Development Department at meetings, as appropriate or necessary.
  •  Ability to work flexible schedule - some travel could be required.

  • Attends all required staff training sessions in accordance with Phoenix House Texas and state licensing requirements, completes all training on time.
  • Adheres to and promotes the Phoenix House Texas Mission, Vision, and Values while acting as a role model for others.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in English, Journalism or Communications, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Experience in fundraising environment preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience writing and editing in a professional setting, 5 years of experience preferred.
  • Must maintain a valid Drivers' License, have proof of automobile insurance, and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House Texas policy


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Collaborative and enjoys working on a team.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and particularly Excel)
  • Basic accounting knowledge
  •  Ability to understand and create budgets
  • Excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy is necessary
  • Strong follow-up and follow-through skills necessary
  • High proficiency using computers, printers, copy machines, and fax machines
  • Ability to creatively and effectively express PHT's mission and purpose
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly, concisely, and effectively is essential, as is the ability to adapt writing style to a variety of audiences and publications
  • Demonstrated organizational and research abilities, with strong attention to detail and accuracy, including experience conducting research using computer databases and internet resources
  •  Familiarity and basic knowledge of fundraising.
  • Ability to prioritize work, manage multiple projects concurrently, and meet deadlines in a time constrained environment.
  • Well-developed verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively with other staff, including high-level administrators and faculty.
  •  Initiative, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills
  • High level of poise and professionalism, including follow-through and attention to detail
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Donor management system experience preferred - Raisers Edge or DonorPerfect

Job location: Dallas, TX
Job code: 101