CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER – Salary commensurate with experience

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) serves as a key leadership team member for SafePlace.  This position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities and will design and implement a comprehensive development plan to build SafePlace’s visibility, impact, and financial resources.  The CDO will have primary responsibility for overseeing the staff and systems needed to raise between $3 – $4 million in annual, operational support for SafePlace through a comprehensive development program which includes major gifts, annual giving, events, direct mail, planned giving, and corporate support.  In addition, the CDO will work closely with the Board of Directors and Development Council in their fundraising and stewardship efforts.  The CDO will also oversee the planning, development and execution of SafePlace’s 40th anniversary campaign. 

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred; a minimum of eight (8) years of progressively successful development experience preferred; a minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible supervision and management positions is required; experience in working with leadership volunteers is required; experience leading/working on capital campaigns preferred; must pass a criminal background history check; and must provide Department of Public Safety proof of driving record acceptable to agency insurers for the past three (3) years.

Please mail cover letters and resumes to:

HR Director, PO Box 19454, Austin TX, 78760

or fax to 512-385-0662 or email them to

Persons with disabilities, people of color, and bilingual English/Spanish speakers encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer