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Director of Development

The Director of Development will be responsible for carrying out the philanthropic mission of Alliance For Children in collaboration with the Executive Director by strategizing, developing and implementing the organization's fund development work plan. Activities include but are not limited to major giving, planned giving, annual support, special events, donor relationship management, donor cultivation and stewardship. 

Job responsibilities include: 

  • Create and manage a development plan in collaboration with the Board of Director's Fund Development Committee and staff. 
  • Implement short- and long-term fundraising strategies for operating support, facilities, major gifts, endowment and special projects. 
  • Manage all donor--foundation, corporate and individual--and prospect relationships.
  • Plan and manage special events such as logistics, donor recognition, program flow and fundraising to meet goals of donor giving, acquisition and retention. 
  • Ensure foundation and corporate grant funding meets agency goals with research, writing and tracking foundation and corporate grants. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferred degree focus in public relations, marketing, communications or advertising. 
  • Five or more years in a Development management role. 
  • Knowledge of Tarrant County philanthropic community, experience with major gifts fundraising and planned giving, extensive knowledge of fundraising techniques and best practices. 
  • Successful completion of criminal and civil background checks. 


To apply, send/email resume, references, and cover letter to with 'Director of Development' in the subject line. Questions specific to this position may be directed to Julia Summers. No phone calls, please. For a full position description, click here


Alliance For Children provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.


Interns who work at Alliance For Children not only work in a therapeutic setting, but can also be given the opportunity to work closely with law enforcement, the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Internships are available through our Clinical and Family Advocate programs and are available at all of our Alliance For Children locations. Interns are accepted for fall, spring and summer semesters. 

General Internship Requirements:

  • All applicants must submit a resume, complete an application and provide three professional references.
  • All interns must pass a criminal and CPS background check.
  • All interns must be attending an accredited university seeking a degree in social work, counseling or related field.
  • Students must be willing to work some evenings and weekends and be able to provide their own transportation among all five Alliance For Children locations.
  • All interns will attend specific training for their placement as well as child sexual abuse prevention training prior to working with clients.
  • Students must commit to two semesters (nine months) at Alliance For Children.
  • Students must commit to 15 hours each week.
  • Students will agree to participate in weekly supervision with their supervisor.

Clinical Internship Requirements:

  • Applicants must be seeking a master’s level degree in social work, counseling or a related field.
  • Students must have completed practicum and coursework in counseling theories prior to placement.
  • Interns must be willing to work with clients of all ages in a therapeutic and/or group setting.
  • Must attend a monthly Clinical Team meeting.

To apply for a Clinical Internship placement, complete Intern Application and submit your resume and references to Diana Davis.

Family Advocate Internship Requirements:

  • Applicants must be seeking at least a Bachelor’s level degree in social work, counseling or related field.
  • Interns must be willing to participate in multidisciplinary staff meetings, observe and implement family needs assessments, provide case management services when needed, research local family resources, and learn crisis intervention techniques.
  • Interns may also be asked to participate in community events, fundraisers, educational programs and other programs offered by Alliance For Children.

To apply for a Family Advocate Internship placement, complete Intern Application and submit your resume and references to Lindsey Dula.