Chariot, formerly known as Drive a Senior Central Texas, enriches lives and communities by providing transportation and socialization to non-driving seniors, helping them to age in place. The majority of our rides are provided by our team of volunteer drivers who utilize their personal vehicles to transport clients to medical appointments, activities and personal errands. We also offer group rides in our vans/bus to grocery stores, senior activity centers, exercise classes and other activities utilizing paid drivers.
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Current Job Openings with Chariot
Development Manager (fulltime)
The Chariot Development Manager plays a crucial role in planning, implementing, and overseeing fundraising and development activities for Chariot. This role involves planning and executing strategies to secure financial support, cultivate relationships with donors and promotes the organization’s mission and vision. The Development Manager works closely with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and the Fund Development Committee to secure and oversee our contributed income. They will work with the Executive Director to write government and private foundation grants, solicit individual and corporate donations, plan and execute special events and donor management in Salesforce. The Development Manager is a member of the staff leadership team.
Chariot will pay for Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) membership
1. Fund Development
a. Work with the Executive Director and Fund Development Committee (FDC) to develop and implement an annual fundraising plan
b. Help recruit FDC members and contribute at regular meetings
c. Work with the ED and Finance Manager to develop an annual and budget; monitor the budget regularly and make recommendations for revisions as needed
2. Corporate, Individual and Organizational Donors:
a. Manage annual corporate solicitations; develop corporate relationships, plan and execute asks, manage annual corporate gift goals
b. Plan for and manage individual giving campaigns; work to increase awareness and donations. Oversee Board member annual contributions
c. Cultivate and manage relationships with Faith-based and Civic groups to create opportunities for donor and volunteer involvement
a. Ensure that all donors and their contributions are acknowledged in a timely manner; ensure that any recognition promised to a donor is adhered to the agreed upon timeline and met including annual reports, grant reporting and communications deliverables
b. Ensure that all donations and donors are entered in Salesforce platform
c. Ensure that the entire donor lifecycle, including emails, donations and event attendance is entered into Salesforce
4. Special Events Management
a. Oversee development of special events. Plan and execute annual events for donors such as annual luncheons, auctions and other virtual or in-person events designed to raise funds or friends or recognize financial or personal contributions
b. Work with our contract communications person to create donor communications timelines specific to campaigns including Giving Tuesday and Amplify Austin
c. Recruit and manage volunteer ad hoc event committees as needed
5. Networking and Relationship Building:
a. Attend networking events, conferences and community gatherings to increase Chariot’s visibility and expand the donor network
b. Collaborate with other nonprofit organizations, partners and community leaders to foster
• Knowledge of Central Texas fundraising landscape
• Knowledge of CRM systems, Salesforce, Bonterra, Google Workspace and Dropbox
• Knowledge of fundraising strategies and methods
• Skilled in individual solicitation and special events fundraising
• Skilled in verbal and written communications
• Ability to engage and connect with diverse audiences
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to manage time effectively
Minimum Requirements / Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
• Three to five years’ experience in nonprofit fund development
This position is fully remote with in-person meetings or events to be held on occasion in Austin, Elgin or Dripping Springs
Please submit a letter of interest and resume via email to REvans@Chariot.org.
The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the employee assigned to this job.
Board Member (volunteer position)
Board of Directors members are responsible for strategic planning, policy development, governance and all fiduciary matters pertaining to Chariot (formerly Drive a Senior Central Texas) and ensuring that structures and procedures are in place for effective and ethical operation of the organization in the fulfillment of its mission.
These board positions report to the Board of Directors and is a volunteer position.
- Attend and participate in meetings of the Board of Directors
- Participate in the development and execution of strategic plans
- Assist with membership recruitment and retention
- Formulate, review and oversee policies and procedures that govern the organization
- Actively participate on ad hoc and standing committees of the Board of Directors
- Participate in developing, approving and maintaining awareness of the annual budget
- Support and participate in Chariot activities
- Maintain awareness of other non-profit organization events and activities
- Recommend revisions to board policies and bylaws
- Participate in an annual board self-assessment
- Adhere to all Chariot policies and procedures, i.e., Conflict of Interest, Confidentially, Ethics, etc.
- Maintain awareness and ensure adherence to the Bylaws
- Provide input for the Executive Director’s performance evaluation
- Promote Chariot and its mission
- Maintain appropriate relationships with other non-profit organizations, the community and funders
- Ensure effective communication with Chariot staff, volunteers and the Austin community
- Identify potential donors and introduce them to the Executive Director
- Volunteer and represent Chariot at events
- Identify and introduce potential board members to the Governance and Nominations Committee
- Serve on at least one of the Board of the Directors Committees, i.e., Executive, Finance, Fund Development, Governance and Nominations, Organizational Excellence, Volunteer and Outreach
Knowledge and Skills
- Knowledge of Chariot By-Laws
- Knowledge of Chariot financial, legal and public responsibilities
- Knowledge of parliamentary procedure
- Knowledge of Chariot programs and mission
- Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
- Ability to negotiate effectively
- Ability to establish maintain effective working relationships with Chariot staff, volunteers and Austin community
- Prefer prior non-profit Board of Directors experience
- Other skills as determined by the Skills Matrix
A passion for our mission
Please submit a letter of interest and resume/CV via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Chariot is committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.