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Planned Giving Officer

Texas Boys Ranch Foundation


The Planned Giving Officer for Texas Boys Ranch Foundation is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and forming relationships with new prospects and current donors that lead to the completion of planned giving arrangements, major outright gifts, estate gifts, and endowments for the Foundation. The impact of this work will result in significant growth of the endowment that will help ensure the Foundation’s work of supporting the Texas Boys Ranch will continue for future generations.

Primary Duties

  • Become acquainted with existing donor base and identify planned giving prospects through the various tools available
  • Secure face-to-face meetings with prospective and existing donors to both establish and enhance relationships
  • Maintain up-to-date records of visits
  • Draft marketing and communication materials for the planned giving program
  • Prepare life income gift proposals for donors and their advisors
  • Work to improve awareness and public image of Foundation in the community
  • Work collaboratively with other Foundation staff and leadership to strategize for increased effectiveness of development efforts
  • Foster and promote a collegial relationship with Texas Boys Ranch through professionalism, cooperation, and thoughtful/positive engagement with their staff and leadership
  • Maintain highest levels of ethics and professionalism, adhering to the Christ-centered mission of Texas Boys Ranch Foundation
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility and thoughtful planning in the use and care of all Foundation resources
  • Other related duties as necessary or assigned by supervisor
  • Some travel will be required


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required, preferably in business, marketing, finance, or other related field; advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum three years of proven, successful fundraising experience
  • Working knowledge of planned giving vehicles, including but not limited to charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, gifts of securities, wills and estate gifts, gifts of real estate
  • Must be well organized, detail-conscious, self-motivated, and goal-oriented
  • Must be skilled at building strong donor relationships and bringing planned gift opportunities to completion
  • Proven leadership and consensus building skills, including the ability to maintain positive working relationships with other staff, leadership, community groups, and other key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated proficiency in writing and strong communication skills; the successful candidate should have public speaking experience and the ability to represent the Foundation well
  • Must demonstrate an empathetic disposition, have perseverance, reflect an optimistic and positive attitude, and convey sensitivity to needs of donors
  • Must adhere to the highest ethical standards, as reflected in the AFP Code of Ethics, for example, and a commitment to the Christ-centered mission of the Foundation and Texas Boys Ranch (Sharing Jesus, Healing Hearts, Transforming Lives)
  • Must have current driver’s license, required insurance, and car available for work (will be reimbursed for mileage)


Total compensation and benefits package will be based in part on the successful candidate’s experience, but will include health insurance, 403(b) match, standard company holidays, additional paid time off, and more.

For inquiries Contact:

Eric Creel

VP, Planned Giving

Texas Boys Ranch Foundation







Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Community Engagement is responsible for planning and implementing the Museum of the Southwest’s relationship-building, fundraising, marketing and branding activities by identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual, corporate, nonprofit and foundation supporters, partners and donors, as well as planning and implementing community and fundraising events. The Director of Community Engagement supervises the Marketing Manager and the Membership Manager.


Relationships and Development:

  • Working closely with the Executive Director and Operations Director to set engagement and fundraising goals in support of the Museum’s programs, exhibitions and administrative operations;
  • Building relationships with a variety of constituencies (including government agencies, foundations, corporations, other nonprofits and individuals) by working closely with the Executive Director, Board and other friends of the Museum to identify the linkage, ability and interest of potential new friends and supporters of the Museum;
  • Nurturing relationships with existing and new friends and supporters and key influential parties through drafting donor stewardship, acknowledgement and thank you letters, and with periodic phone calls or visits;
  • Working closely with the Executive Director and Operations Director to set annual engagement and fundraising goals, and leading and supervising the development team to meet fundraising goals by creating an annual comprehensive fundraising, marketing and membership plan, including associated budgets;
  • Working with Museum staff colleagues to align exhibition, educational and other programmatic goals with funding opportunities, including ensuring that such programs have assessable outcomes;
  • Leading, while collaborating with the Operations Director and appropriate volunteer committees, the scheduling, organization and implementation of all significant community and fundraising events;
  • Planning and participating in donor solicitations with the Executive Director, Board and/or campaign committee members;
  • Maintaining an annual grants calendar, supervising or writing and submitting grant proposals and following up with any necessary reports;
  • Working with the Membership Manager to build robust individual and corporate membership programs, and to facilitate exclusive experiences for members of the Museum’s President’s Club;
  • Managing the City of Midland hotel/motel tax reimbursement; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Marketing and Branding:

  • Implementing strategic plan initiatives designed to build and share with the community a positive, unique identity for the Museum;
  • Working with the Marketing Manager to promote a positive image of the Museum to donors, members, visitors and the community, and maintaining a close and positive relationship with media outlets;
  • Ensuring the Museum presents a consistent and high-quality brand through development and implementation of the Museum’s continuity guidelines; and
  • Working with the Marketing and Membership Managers to create promotional materials for the Museum, including oversight of the Museum’s social media accounts, editing/approving printed newsletters, eNewsletter and other electronic or printed materials.


  • Exceptional interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy;
  • A friendly, courteous, helpful and professional attitude, and a willingness and ability to be responsive to colleagues, members, donors, Board members and volunteers;
  • Understanding of prospect development and donor management techniques, and ability to track fundraising industry trends to ensure the Museum is using best practices and ethical approaches in fundraising;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs desirable;
  • Budget management experience preferred;
  • Knowledge of the Permian Basin philanthropic community preferred;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including Excel and Word, required; and
  • Ability to work some evening and weekend events and programs required.


  • Experience in development in the museum, nonprofit or other related field preferred; and
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.

Please apply via or send a resume and cover letter to with “MSW Director of Community Engagement Position” as the subject line.

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