Available Positions

Chief Development Officer

Need

We are seeking an energetic, articulate and experienced Chief Development Officer (“CDO”) who works closely with the Chief Executive Officer to provide execution of vision for the organization, focusing his/her efforts on developing and executing strategic fundraising and volunteer engagement plans. This role will report directly to the CEO.

Responsibilities

The CDO is responsible for leading PEP’s efforts in three critical and often interrelated areas (described below).  These responsibilities will be fulfilled by the CDO either personally or through effective management of the Development Team members.

Fundraising

  • Create, implement and manage short and long-term fundraising strategies, including those pertaining to giving by individuals, foundations, and corporations and those pertaining to special events
  • With the CEO, identify and, where appropriate, develop strategic alliances to cultivate non-traditional funding sources to support the organization
  • Prepare the annual development budget and targets for securing philanthropic support
  • Identify and research prospective donors, including individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Develop and nurture relationships with both current and potential major donors
  • Manage and oversee all development efforts to meet all of PEP’s yearly operating budget goals, including the management and professional development of the Development Team staff.
  • Prepare and timely submit all required and appropriate written grant proposals to foundation and corporate donors
  • Ensure effective tracking of both efforts and results, and timely reporting to the CEO
  • Ensure timely expressions of thanks and reporting to donors to encourage continued support and to meet donor requirements

Volunteer Engagement

  • Develop, implement and manage successful strategies (such as individual and group presentations to business, university, alumni and church groups) for recruiting volunteers who can effectively serve our participants while incarcerated and post-release
  • Identify volunteers who are passionately aligned with PEP’s entrepreneurial mission
  • Ensure accurate tracking and reporting of volunteer recruiting efforts and results
  • Ensure timely expressions of thanks and activities to encourage continued support
  • Develop and implement an effective strategy for engaging communities of faith, so that their members may be strengthened and PEP may be blessed by their support

Media and Communications

  • Develop marketing collateral describing PEP and the many volunteer and giving opportunities available
  • Develop template presentations for use by Development Team and other PEP Staff, when appropriate
  • Maintain the PEP website, related microsites, blog, Facebook page and other social media sites to effectively market the PEP message
  • Capture, record and/or write high impact stories of our men and developments of PEP
  • Prepare annually a Communications Calendar, scheduling all planned external communications, and manage them throughout the year
  • Serve as the primary media contact and one of two primary spokespersons (with the CEO)
  • Manage all required processes for obtaining third party consents to publication by PEP
  • Manage any photographers, designers, printers and other contractors required

 Required Experience

  • Demonstrated long-term success in nonprofit fundraising in full time or volunteer capacity, including a track record of sustained growth in donor pipeline and achievement of annual and multi-year funding goals and campaign objectives
  • Extensive knowledge of fundraising strategies, practices and documentation
  • Experience in recruiting and coordinating volunteers
  • Experience in media relations and in “cause” marketing or similar endeavors
  • Strong track record of developing relationships with people of influence and affluence, especially successful entrepreneurs and business leaders
  • Proven success in cultivating relationships with foundations that resulted in significant financial support
  • Track record of delivering excellent results as a well-regarded leader of a successful team
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or communications at minimum, MBA or other graduate degree preferred

Required Skills

  • Excellent written communication skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong verbal communications skills, with a professional demeanor and the ability to interact successfully with a wide range of individuals
  • Ability to articulate effectively, intelligently, credibly and passionately the story of PEP
  • Strong working knowledge of budgeting/accounting
  • Skills to manage the fund development efforts for the entire organization including the tracking and reporting of progress towards goals
  • Familiarity with databases/contact management systems and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong execution and follow up skills

Qualifications

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high pressure entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to manage a multitude of tasks in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to managed a dispersed Development Team
  • Creative and energetic problem solver
  • Intelligent listener and good interpersonal communicator
  • Exceptionally high level of honesty and integrity
  • A positive attitude and eagerness to learn
  • Friendly, flexible, confident and assertive, with a mature personality and a sense of humor

Job Requirements

  • Houston- or Dallas-based position
  • Regular travel required
  • Occasional prison attendance required
  • Occasional evening and weekend events

Organization Information

  • Competitive salary (dependent on experience), with company paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits and a SIMPLE IRA.

Please email résumé and cover letter (required) to: recruiting@pep.org (no phone calls, please)

Executive Relations Manager

Need

We are seeking an energetic, articulate and results-driven Executive Relations Manager (ERM) who works closely with the Chief Development Officer (CDO) to manage and cultivate relationships with our most critical donors/volunteers. This role will report directly to the CDO.

Responsibilities

The ERM is responsible for leading PEP’s efforts in four critical and often interrelated areas (described below).  These responsibilities will be fulfilled by the ERM personally with the support of the Development Team members.

Donor Development

  • Major Supporter Portfolio Management: ERM will work with the CDO to develop a portfolio of 100+ major supporters (primarily including donors capable of donating over $1,000 annually, as well as significant volunteers, employers and centers of influence). Will be responsible for serving as the primary point of contact within PEP for these donors. This involves personally meeting with them at least once per year to maintain the relationship, and developing an appropriate level of personal meeting and communication to keep them updated on relevant initiatives/events in the organization. This also includes a personalized contact (phone or hand-written note) for every gift that they make and every event they attend.
  • Researching Prospects: ERM will be responsible for researching leads on prospective major donors, significant volunteers, employers and centers of influence. This will include working with the Advisor Board (AB) members and other key stakeholders to maximize prospecting efforts, but it will also involve a significant amount of research on unrelated prospects who need to be contacted.
  • Recruiting New Prospects: ERM will be responsible for aggressively recruiting new prospects discovered during the aforementioned research; this will involve securing a warm lead when one is available, but will likely involve a significant amount of cold calls. The initial target is for this position to contact at least 3-4 new major supporter prospects each week. These efforts can be supported by the Chief Development Officer, Chief Executive Officer and others as needed, but securing the meetings/calls is primarily the responsibility of the ERM.
  • Public Speaking: As a component of this outreach to new prospective volunteers and donors, ERM will secure at least 2-3 speaking engagements per month. This includes rotary clubs, business groups, alumni associations, churches and more. This also includes working with key stakeholders such as members of the AB to host breakfast/lunch/dinner meetings with their contacts to introduce them to PEP. These efforts can be supported by the Chief Development Officer, Chief Executive Officer and others as needed, but securing the meetings/presentations is primarily the responsibility of the ERM.

Volunteer Recruitment

  • Work within the Development Team to respond to web, email and phone inquiries regarding new executive involvement and partnership formation.
  • Assist and manage the development of a strong pipeline of new executive volunteers through meetings, presentations, and written/email correspondence. The ERM will work to ignite passion for our work and spark interest in the hearts and minds of potential volunteers that will translate into active and impactful service and financial support.
  • Identify impactful volunteers whose professional experience is properly paired with each in-prison event.
  • Work with volunteers in the planning and conducting of events to leverage their talent and time.
  • Make presentations to Advisory Board members of opportunities for their engagement.
  • Conduct follow-up with executives after PEP events and meetings, which includes directing them to the appropriate point person to become actively engaged in other areas of PEP such as:
    • Mentor Program, business and personal
    • Business Plan Advisor
    • Transitional House Family Meals
    • Men’s Life/Men’s Fraternity
    • Celebrate Recovery
    • eSchool Instructor
    • Regular attendance of in-prison events

Outside Events

  • ERM will support Fundraising Events (including at least an annual eSchool Graduation dinner and an annual Donor Gala). ERM will work with the Development team to identify, solicit and secure sponsorships for these events and will also handle seating, event logistics and day-of coordination for the events.
  • ERM will design and manage Volunteer Appreciation Events. ERM will coordinate recruitment of volunteers and event logistics.

Tracking and Reporting

  • Activity Tracking: ERM will enter all activities – including all contacts made, leads started, conversations held, etc. – into Customer Relation Management (CRM) software. ERM is responsible for entering all activity independently, but may rely on the Development Associate to enter new contacts, generate reports, etc.
  • Weekly Reports: ERM will ensure timely and accurate reporting in CRM to provide CDO with a weekly report on (a) meetings/presentations held over the past week, (b) meetings/presentations planned for the coming week and (c) additional prospects being worked.
  • Attend weekly team meetings to report on and facilitate the recruitment and cultivation of volunteers.

Required Experience

  • A minimum of two years business development, marketing or sales experience is required.
  • Experience in recruiting and coordinating volunteers
  • Strong track record of developing relationships with people of influence and affluence, especially successful entrepreneurs and business leaders
  • Track record of providing exceptional customer service.
  • Event planning experience is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or communications at minimum, MBA or other graduate degree preferred

Required Skills

  • Strong verbal communications skills, with a professional demeanor and the ability to interact successfully with a wide range of individuals
  • Excellent written communication skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to articulate effectively, intelligently, credibly and passionately the story of PEP
  • Ability to adhere to PEP’s Ten Driving Values, copy attached
  • Familiarity with CRM systems and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong execution and follow up skills

 Qualifications

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high pressure entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to manage a multitude of tasks in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment
  • Creative and energetic problem solver
  • Intelligent listener and good interpersonal communicator
  • Exceptionally high level of honesty and integrity
  • A positive attitude and eagerness to learn
  • Friendly, flexible, confident and assertive, with a mature personality and a sense of humor
  • Eligible to become a TDCJ trained volunteer

Job Requirements

  • Houston- or Dallas-based position
  • Regular travel required
  • Occasional prison attendance required
  • Occasional evening and weekend events. ERM will be expected to attend every Family Dinner as well as the beginning of every eSchool class.

Organization Information

  • Competitive salary (dependent on experience), with company paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits and a SIMPLE IRA.

Please email résumé and cover letter (required) to: recruiting@pep.org (no phone calls, please)

Available Positions

Chief Development Officer

Need

We are seeking an energetic, articulate and experienced Chief Development Officer (“CDO”) who works closely with the Chief Executive Officer to provide execution of vision for the organization, focusing his/her efforts on developing and executing strategic fundraising and volunteer engagement plans. This role will report directly to the CEO.

Responsibilities

The CDO is responsible for leading PEP’s efforts in three critical and often interrelated areas (described below).  These responsibilities will be fulfilled by the CDO either personally or through effective management of the Development Team members.

Fundraising

  • Create, implement and manage short and long-term fundraising strategies, including those pertaining to giving by individuals, foundations, and corporations and those pertaining to special events
  • With the CEO, identify and, where appropriate, develop strategic alliances to cultivate non-traditional funding sources to support the organization
  • Prepare the annual development budget and targets for securing philanthropic support
  • Identify and research prospective donors, including individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Develop and nurture relationships with both current and potential major donors
  • Manage and oversee all development efforts to meet all of PEP’s yearly operating budget goals, including the management and professional development of the Development Team staff.
  • Prepare and timely submit all required and appropriate written grant proposals to foundation and corporate donors
  • Ensure effective tracking of both efforts and results, and timely reporting to the CEO
  • Ensure timely expressions of thanks and reporting to donors to encourage continued support and to meet donor requirements

Volunteer Engagement

  • Develop, implement and manage successful strategies (such as individual and group presentations to business, university, alumni and church groups) for recruiting volunteers who can effectively serve our participants while incarcerated and post-release
  • Identify volunteers who are passionately aligned with PEP’s entrepreneurial mission
  • Ensure accurate tracking and reporting of volunteer recruiting efforts and results
  • Ensure timely expressions of thanks and activities to encourage continued support
  • Develop and implement an effective strategy for engaging communities of faith, so that their members may be strengthened and PEP may be blessed by their support

Media and Communications

  • Develop marketing collateral describing PEP and the many volunteer and giving opportunities available
  • Develop template presentations for use by Development Team and other PEP Staff, when appropriate
  • Maintain the PEP website, related microsites, blog, Facebook page and other social media sites to effectively market the PEP message
  • Capture, record and/or write high impact stories of our men and developments of PEP
  • Prepare annually a Communications Calendar, scheduling all planned external communications, and manage them throughout the year
  • Serve as the primary media contact and one of two primary spokespersons (with the CEO)
  • Manage all required processes for obtaining third party consents to publication by PEP
  • Manage any photographers, designers, printers and other contractors required

 Required Experience

  • Demonstrated long-term success in nonprofit fundraising in full time or volunteer capacity, including a track record of sustained growth in donor pipeline and achievement of annual and multi-year funding goals and campaign objectives
  • Extensive knowledge of fundraising strategies, practices and documentation
  • Experience in recruiting and coordinating volunteers
  • Experience in media relations and in “cause” marketing or similar endeavors
  • Strong track record of developing relationships with people of influence and affluence, especially successful entrepreneurs and business leaders
  • Proven success in cultivating relationships with foundations that resulted in significant financial support
  • Track record of delivering excellent results as a well-regarded leader of a successful team
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or communications at minimum, MBA or other graduate degree preferred

Required Skills

  • Excellent written communication skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong verbal communications skills, with a professional demeanor and the ability to interact successfully with a wide range of individuals
  • Ability to articulate effectively, intelligently, credibly and passionately the story of PEP
  • Strong working knowledge of budgeting/accounting
  • Skills to manage the fund development efforts for the entire organization including the tracking and reporting of progress towards goals
  • Familiarity with databases/contact management systems and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong execution and follow up skills

Qualifications

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high pressure entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to manage a multitude of tasks in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to managed a dispersed Development Team
  • Creative and energetic problem solver
  • Intelligent listener and good interpersonal communicator
  • Exceptionally high level of honesty and integrity
  • A positive attitude and eagerness to learn
  • Friendly, flexible, confident and assertive, with a mature personality and a sense of humor

Job Requirements

  • Houston- or Dallas-based position
  • Regular travel required
  • Occasional prison attendance required
  • Occasional evening and weekend events

Organization Information

  • Competitive salary (dependent on experience), with company paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits and a SIMPLE IRA.

Please email résumé and cover letter (required) to: recruiting@pep.org (no phone calls, please)

Executive Relations Manager

Need

We are seeking an energetic, articulate and results-driven Executive Relations Manager (ERM) who works closely with the Chief Development Officer (CDO) to manage and cultivate relationships with our most critical donors/volunteers. This role will report directly to the CDO.

Responsibilities

The ERM is responsible for leading PEP’s efforts in four critical and often interrelated areas (described below).  These responsibilities will be fulfilled by the ERM personally with the support of the Development Team members.

Donor Development

  • Major Supporter Portfolio Management: ERM will work with the CDO to develop a portfolio of 100+ major supporters (primarily including donors capable of donating over $1,000 annually, as well as significant volunteers, employers and centers of influence). Will be responsible for serving as the primary point of contact within PEP for these donors. This involves personally meeting with them at least once per year to maintain the relationship, and developing an appropriate level of personal meeting and communication to keep them updated on relevant initiatives/events in the organization. This also includes a personalized contact (phone or hand-written note) for every gift that they make and every event they attend.
  • Researching Prospects: ERM will be responsible for researching leads on prospective major donors, significant volunteers, employers and centers of influence. This will include working with the Advisor Board (AB) members and other key stakeholders to maximize prospecting efforts, but it will also involve a significant amount of research on unrelated prospects who need to be contacted.
  • Recruiting New Prospects: ERM will be responsible for aggressively recruiting new prospects discovered during the aforementioned research; this will involve securing a warm lead when one is available, but will likely involve a significant amount of cold calls. The initial target is for this position to contact at least 3-4 new major supporter prospects each week. These efforts can be supported by the Chief Development Officer, Chief Executive Officer and others as needed, but securing the meetings/calls is primarily the responsibility of the ERM.
  • Public Speaking: As a component of this outreach to new prospective volunteers and donors, ERM will secure at least 2-3 speaking engagements per month. This includes rotary clubs, business groups, alumni associations, churches and more. This also includes working with key stakeholders such as members of the AB to host breakfast/lunch/dinner meetings with their contacts to introduce them to PEP. These efforts can be supported by the Chief Development Officer, Chief Executive Officer and others as needed, but securing the meetings/presentations is primarily the responsibility of the ERM.

Volunteer Recruitment

  • Work within the Development Team to respond to web, email and phone inquiries regarding new executive involvement and partnership formation.
  • Assist and manage the development of a strong pipeline of new executive volunteers through meetings, presentations, and written/email correspondence. The ERM will work to ignite passion for our work and spark interest in the hearts and minds of potential volunteers that will translate into active and impactful service and financial support.
  • Identify impactful volunteers whose professional experience is properly paired with each in-prison event.
  • Work with volunteers in the planning and conducting of events to leverage their talent and time.
  • Make presentations to Advisory Board members of opportunities for their engagement.
  • Conduct follow-up with executives after PEP events and meetings, which includes directing them to the appropriate point person to become actively engaged in other areas of PEP such as:
    • Mentor Program, business and personal
    • Business Plan Advisor
    • Transitional House Family Meals
    • Men’s Life/Men’s Fraternity
    • Celebrate Recovery
    • eSchool Instructor
    • Regular attendance of in-prison events

Outside Events

  • ERM will support Fundraising Events (including at least an annual eSchool Graduation dinner and an annual Donor Gala). ERM will work with the Development team to identify, solicit and secure sponsorships for these events and will also handle seating, event logistics and day-of coordination for the events.
  • ERM will design and manage Volunteer Appreciation Events. ERM will coordinate recruitment of volunteers and event logistics.

Tracking and Reporting

  • Activity Tracking: ERM will enter all activities – including all contacts made, leads started, conversations held, etc. – into Customer Relation Management (CRM) software. ERM is responsible for entering all activity independently, but may rely on the Development Associate to enter new contacts, generate reports, etc.
  • Weekly Reports: ERM will ensure timely and accurate reporting in CRM to provide CDO with a weekly report on (a) meetings/presentations held over the past week, (b) meetings/presentations planned for the coming week and (c) additional prospects being worked.
  • Attend weekly team meetings to report on and facilitate the recruitment and cultivation of volunteers.

Required Experience

  • A minimum of two years business development, marketing or sales experience is required.
  • Experience in recruiting and coordinating volunteers
  • Strong track record of developing relationships with people of influence and affluence, especially successful entrepreneurs and business leaders
  • Track record of providing exceptional customer service.
  • Event planning experience is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or communications at minimum, MBA or other graduate degree preferred

Required Skills

  • Strong verbal communications skills, with a professional demeanor and the ability to interact successfully with a wide range of individuals
  • Excellent written communication skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to articulate effectively, intelligently, credibly and passionately the story of PEP
  • Ability to adhere to PEP’s Ten Driving Values, copy attached
  • Familiarity with CRM systems and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong execution and follow up skills

 Qualifications

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high pressure entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to manage a multitude of tasks in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment
  • Creative and energetic problem solver
  • Intelligent listener and good interpersonal communicator
  • Exceptionally high level of honesty and integrity
  • A positive attitude and eagerness to learn
  • Friendly, flexible, confident and assertive, with a mature personality and a sense of humor
  • Eligible to become a TDCJ trained volunteer

Job Requirements

  • Houston- or Dallas-based position
  • Regular travel required
  • Occasional prison attendance required
  • Occasional evening and weekend events. ERM will be expected to attend every Family Dinner as well as the beginning of every eSchool class.

Organization Information

  • Competitive salary (dependent on experience), with company paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits and a SIMPLE IRA.

Please email résumé and cover letter (required) to: recruiting@pep.org (no phone calls, please)