Associate, Institutional Giving

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



600 N. Pearl St., Ste. 2300
United States


The Role

As the Associate - Institutional Giving, you are responsible for supporting a portfolio of donors, operations, events and stewardship for TFA-DFW’s institutional giving program to help raise $2.8M towards our overall goal of $10M. By successfully raising $10M, the development team enables TFA-DFW to reach over 65,000 students on a daily basis in North Texas. Working in close partnership with the Managing Director - Institutional Giving, the Associate - Institutional Giving will have primary responsibility for supporting portfolio management of institutional donors at all giving levels, which includes writing grants and reports. In addition, the Associate - Institutional Giving will manage our AmeriCorps program and grant compliance, a $300k annual donor. To reach our overall development goal, the Associate - Institutional Giving must diligently work in accordance with the guidelines of the AmeriCorps grant and engage all corps members in the compliance process. To be successful, the Associate - Institutional Giving must be a critical thinker with a keen understanding of what motivates others; display sound judgment in prioritizing actions based on outcomes; and be able to get results through others. This Associate must have a high bar for quality, excellent writing skills, work efficiently with technology, be very organized, and detail-oriented. You will report to the Managing Director - Institutional Giving. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Portfolio Management & Support (40%). Oversee the institutional giving portfolio management process and support functions. This includes identifying and researching new prospects, maintaining data systems, creating a tailored and customized stewardship plan, drafting grants and reports, and preparing development staff for events and meetings. Work closely with the Managing Director - Institutional Giving to plan and execute a sequence of actions, activities, and communications for each donor in the portfolio to increase their understanding of and commitment to Teach For America.
  • AmeriCorps Program Management & Compliance (30%). Manage AmeriCorps program by ensuring corps member compliance with program paperwork and activities. This includes producing annual AmeriCorps grant proposal and bi-annual reports in collaboration with three other TFA regions, participating in monthly meetings with OneStar Foundation to report on regional progress, disseminating information from AmeriCorps to relevant TFA teams, cultivating and stewarding relationship with AmeriCorps personnel, and serving as external representative to AmeriCorps for TFA-DFW.
  • Communications (10%). Support the team in producing high-quality written communications including region updates, financial statements, region fact sheet, etc. Collect and synthesize relevant statistics, stories, and anecdotes to be used by the team in tailoring donor pitches and meeting materials.
  • Gift Processing (5%). Own gift processing system for Institutional Giving team, including the processing, tracking, reporting, and acknowledging of all corporate, foundation, and AmeriCorps gifts in a timely fashion.
  • Prospect Research (5%). Conduct research to identify potential donors effectively levering public information and advanced development systems. Leverage research and institutional knowledge to accurately assess prospect motivations and barriers, and identify preliminary strategies to cultivate prospects for TFA-DFW. Prepare tailored research brief and materials based on research and analysis.
  • Administrative Support (5%). Provide ongoing administrative support to Development Team, including calendaring, implementing internal meeting structure, general office support, and processing expenditures.
  • Regional Team Activities (5%). Actively participate in and support all-staff responsibilities, such as corps member selection and matriculation, corps member professional development Saturdays (4-5 per year), staff meetings, functional team meetings and retreats, and Summer Institute.

Skills & Mindsets:

  • Thrives in fast-paced, demanding environment with exceptional organization and detail-orientation.
  • Operates with a high level of personal responsibility and optimism.
  • Ability and willingness to achieve results through others and manage superiors and peers.
  • Strong customer-service orientation.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Word, Excel, and development database programs. 
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Commitment to Teach For America’s mission and core values.

Key Competencies:

  • Building relationships and networks.
  • Understanding the perspectives of others.
  • Communicating effectively with others.
  • Organizing, planning and executing.
  • Learning and continuously improving.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of 2 year of work experience required.
  • Prior development experience and/or experience managing donor database preferred.

Work Demands:

  • Ability to travel around the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
  • Occasional work required on nights and weekends.


By joining staff, you join a network of Institutional s committed to pursuing equity for all students and developing themselves as professionals in the process. We as an organization value the longevity of our employees and offer a full benefit plan that has proven to be pretty competitive. The salary for this position is also competitive and depends on your prior work experience. Please be advised, you will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Interested in this position? Apply now by 5/21/18! Please use the link above to complete the online application. In order to be considered for this position, please submit your application and resume online, and send your cover letter to 

If you still have questions regarding the role, feel free to contact our recruitment team at or If you would like to contact DFW's Team Recruiter, email