Job Description:


Position Title:                   Development Officer                                                  

Status:                               Full time/hourly (non-exempt)

Position Summary:          The Development Officer manages              the daily activities associated with the planning

                                             and coordinating of assigned events, key fundraising initiatives and sponsorships, and

                                           outreach to raise, awareness and support for KEDT.




  • College degree plus at least two years’ experience planning, coordinating and executing fundraising events.
  • Supervisory experience and team building leadership
  • Budget management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strength is handling requests in a timely and diplomatic manner
  • Available to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work with a variety of personalities, including members of staff and volunteers
  • Dependability: ability to assume and carry out the commitment and obligations of the position

Specific Job Experiences



  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of all facets of KEDT’s fundraising and outreach initiatives
  • Solicit donations and sponsorships from a wide variety of corporate and individual prospects, utilizing in-person meetings, phone, e-mail, and direct mail.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with potential and current donors


Computer Skills


  • Demonstrate competency with all Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Excel, Word, Publisher


  • Demonstrate an understanding of the functioning of fundraising donor database software





  • Demonstrate the ability to clearly express the mission, values, and programs of KEDT in individual and large group settings
  • Respond to phone and email messages in a timely manner
  • Use discretion when sharing information


Public Relations


  • Communicate articulately, knowledgeably, and appropriately when representing KEDT in meetings with potential donors, sponsors and members of the community when representing KEDT
  • Interact effectively with members of media to secure event coverage through event calendars, articles and Social Media
  • Distribute press releases to promote events
  • Build relationships and utilize various networks and community connections to get desired results


Essential Functions


  • Plan and coordinate KEDT’s fundraising, including soliciting and securing donations and sponsorships, coordinating, managing project budgets and supervising/coordinating logistics
  • Maintain tracking of event-related activities such as: timelines, revenues and expenditures, and post event-reporting
  • Develop promotional materials, invitations and event public relations plan including the use of print and electronic media with KEDT Graphic Artist


  • Reliable transportation
  • Position involves some travel
  • A valid Texas Driver’s license
  • Able to pass background and/or drug test
  • Able to comply with KEDT COVID-19 Policy Requirements
  • EEO/AA.


Job Location: 
Corpus Christi, TX
United States
Job Category: 
Job Type: 
Full time
Hours Per Week: 
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Please e-mail applications: 

or mail to:


Attention: Human Resources

3205 South Staples Street

Corpus Christi, Texas 78411


For questions please call:  361-855-2213.



(361) 855-2213