Work Location: US - Houston, TX
Other Possible Locations: Home Based
Expected Travel: up to 50%
Language Requirement: English
Employee Duration: Active Full-Time
Type of Post: Not Applicable
Funding: Approved
Type of Contract:
Application Deadline:

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At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2015, CARE worked in 95 countries and reached 65 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

CARE​ is seeking a Senior Director of Development (SDOD), Resource Development, who will raise CARE's profile the Southeastern United States in pursuit of strategic, high-value donor relationships.  These relationships will yield transformational investments from high-net-worth individuals, families and family foundations to tackle the underlying causes of poverty that CARE seeks to address.  The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker, synthesizer, and consummate networker, who is able to rally disparate people and organizations around a common cause.  They will present CARE in exciting and different ways to build a strong base of donors and champions with an emphasis on major gifts, planned gifts, and multi-year gifts. 

A member of a national Resource Development team, the Senior Director is part of a national major gift strategy group and will report directly to the Executive Director of the Southeast Region. This position will be based in Texas.

 Working closing with the Executive Director of the Southeast Region, the SDOD is responsible for:

  • Cultivate development plans, from big picture strategy to the details -- executing, refining, expanding, and doing whatever needs to get done in order to meet our very ambitious goals in the geography assigned to this position.
  • Support and grow major individual gifts from current donors to CARE, including planned gifts where appropriate.
  • Identify new individual major donors from both research and entrepreneurial approach.
  • Develop a sophisticated cultivation and stewardship plan that deploys the right mix of strategies, tactics, and people.
  • Plan and manage meetings with current and potential supporters, and accompany leadership at high-level fundraising meeting including preparing materials and handling subsequent action items and follow-up.
  • Ensure all development activity is tracked and used to improve development operations.


  • College degree, Master's preferred in Business, International Development/Affairs, Public Affairs;
  • 10 years of experience in fundraising with proven results of closing 6-figure or higher gifts;
  • Experience co-creating a multi-faceted engagement with a donor;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Strong verbal skills, strong presentation skills.



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