APRA Greater Houston

Job Board

We are happy to post any job opportunities that might be of interest to our members. Please send a job description as a Word document including contact instructions for applying to the job to aprahouston@gmail.com. Job postings will be removed after 90 days.

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Assistant Director, Development
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Posted:  7/11/17
Location: Houston Texas, United States
Position: Assistant Director, Development
Field: Fund Developmnet
Salary: Based on Experience
Website: https://careers.mdanderson.org/jobs/asst-director-development-7687?et=2TNIdlsMf
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Category: Fundraising administration
Employment Level: Full-time


The primary purpose of the Assistant Director of Development (Prospect Research/Analytics) is to provide prospect research, data analysis and inform strategy in order to assist in identifying and securing major gift prospects for the institution.

Key Functions:

 Decision Support. 

The Assistant Director will provide support to the organization in the following ways:

* Provide leadership and direction regarding the implementation of best practices in the ongoing pipeline analysis process (recent gifts from unassigned donors, special events attendees and other pipelines as appropriate).  Best practices will include collection of donor information and appropriately classifying donors regarding affinity, wealth, and donor segment, in addition to prioritizing the donors for follow-up contact by field staff.

* Provide leadership and direction regarding ongoing analysis and recommendations resulting from wealth screening and other vendor-acquired intelligence.

* As appropriate, develop and/or modify existing donor classification models to achieve greater levels of consistency and accuracy.

Focused Prospect Research.

Support Field Staff by conducting and composing in-depth prospect research as needed to support donor cultivation and solicitation.  Provide analysis of information gathered on prospects and donors and work with Field Staff to determine the best strategies for moving forward.  Maintain prospect information in the donor database.

Proactive Research.

Proactively identify potential prospects by developing prospect lists using in-house and external resources.  Monitor printed and on-line publications for coverage of companies, people, products, and issues that impact prospect and donor information, fundraising, and prospect research trends.

Data Analysis and Reporting.

Conduct data analysis utilizing data mining and statistical methods to present prospect data to help facilitate strategic, data informed decisions. Under the general direction of the Director of Prospect Management and Prospect Research (PMR), enhance capabilities to track and report on prospect and portfolio activity, as well as general development activity.  Assist with outside vendor activity as it relates to analytics and reporting.

All other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in Advertising, Marketing, or related field. Two years of experience in development operations, fundraising, marketing, advertising, public relations or patient advocacy. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis.


It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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Database Manager
Catholic Charities
Posted:  6/21/17
Location: Houston Texas, United States
Position: Database Manager
Field: Fund Developmnet
Salary: Based on Experience
Website: www.CatholicCharities.org
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Category: Fundraising administration, Prospect research
Employment Level: Full-time


The Fund Development Department of Catholic Charities is seeking a Database Manager who will serve as a vital member of the Development Team and be responsible for maximizing the effectiveness of Catholic Charities’ fundraising through data management, analysis, and reporting. This person will be the Raiser’s Edge in-house expert with a special emphasis on overseeing the donor acknowledgement process, maintaining data integrity and reporting. The Database Manager will also work closely with the Finance Department to ensure gifts are recorded accurately and to reconcile with the Financial Edge database.


  • Create and distribute daily, weekly, monthly and yearly financial and other analytical reports and provide database management support for both solicitation and reporting purposes.
  • Produce timely reports to staff as requested for the purpose of tracking donor history and cultivation.
  • Assist in prospect management by working with solicitors to track prospects through the cultivation process, and creating reports detailing progress in prospect cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
  • Prepare various mailing lists for annual appeals, special events and other mailings.
  • Provide leadership with the reconciliation of the Raisers Edge and Financial Edge databases.
  • Process online donations, email sign-ups and profile updates.
  • Supervise and train Donor Relations Coordinator to ensure donations are entered in the donor database and that gifts are acknowledged in a timely manner.
  • Make recommendations concerning fund development policy, procedure, or projects toward best practices.
  • Organize workload, gather data, prepare materials, secure approvals, and arrange production to meet project deadlines.
  • Establishes clear expectations of self and others and achieves measurable goals.
  • Adapts to change and different ways of accomplishing objectives quickly.
  • Treat clients, colleagues and donors with respect. 
  • Maintain client confidentiality standards when handling personal information of Catholic Charities’ clients, donors and employees in the course of work activities.
  • Works cohesively with others in support of the common values and vision of the organization by developing positive, open working relationships.
  • Assist in special projects as coordinated with Vice President of Development and Stewardship.
  • Communicate accurate and timely information to staff pertaining to the organization and department policy and programming.  
  • Remain cognizant of all activities, events, or programs generated by the Development and Marketing Department.
  • Work closely and cooperatively with other Department staff to meet deadlines and accomplish assignments. 
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with all Catholic Charities departments and affiliated organizations.
  • Utilize organization provided resources including provided computer consistent with Catholic Charities’ policies and procedures.
  • Monitors processes and systems and measures outcomes to ensure highest levels of service excellence.
  • As assigned, attend professional development workshops in accordance educational policy and budget to enhance professional growth and development.
  • Understanding of and willingness to adhere to Catholic Social Teaching in all aspects of assigned duties and demonstrates compassion by illustrating deep sympathy and sorrow for other people who are stricken with misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate their suffering.
  • Perform other duties as needed. 


Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience.



  • Two (2) to three (3) years of database management in nonprofit organizations.
  • Maintain professional written and oral communication and effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts well to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Must be proficient in Raiser’s Edge Donor Base.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Current State of Texas Driver’s license

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