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Executive Director

Big Thicket Association
Beaumont, TX
Full Time

Job Posting For Executive Director

The Big Thicket Association (BTA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit headquartered in Beaumont, Texas and offers
programs that support conservation, preservation, and education in the Big Thicket region. The Executive
Director manages these programs under the direction of a Board of Directors with the support of various
program committees. BTA is a “Friends Group” to the Big Thicket National Preserve (National Park Service,
Department of Interior) headquartered in Kountze, Texas.

The Executive Director is the key management leader of BTA. The Executive Director is a salaried position
responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and daily operations of the organization. Other key
duties include grant writing, fundraising, marketing, community outreach and volunteer coordination. The
position reports directly to the Board of Directors.


Professional Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree is preferred in Business Administration, Marketing, Finance, or a related field of
    Science with emphasis in management.
  • Five or more years preferred with senior non-profit management experience.

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Regional Planned Giving Director

The Salvation Army
Region 3
Full Time

Regional Planned Giving Director

Do you have 5 years’ experience related to outside territory sales, public relations, fundraising, philanthropy, alumni affairs, insurance, ministry or financial services?  Are you looking for a fulfilling new career path?  Would you like to work for one of the largest Christian organizations in the world?  This opportunity might be just what you are looking for!


The Salvation Army has an outstanding opportunity for a Regional Planned Giving Associate Director who lives in the eastern region of Texas, including Houston, College Station and Galveston, to expand their skills and grow with one of the oldest and most successful development programs in the United States.


The Salvation Army operates in communities across the United States.  We are committed to meeting human needs wherever we can by providing food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, housing for homeless, basic needs assistance, children’s programs and many other programs.


This Regional Planned Giving Director:

  • Solicits, cultivates and secures documentation of planned gifts, such as wills, trusts and annuities to fund the Mission of The Salvation Army.
  • Cultivates and maintains strong relationships with donors and their professional advisors
  • Responds to inquiries and communicates with donors, prospects, advisory organization members, Salvation Army staff and Officers.
  • Conducts personal interviews to identify prospects, consults with individuals about specific planned giving vehicles and assists them in their estate planning to determine the most appropriate planned gift for their personal circumstances.
  • Educates advisory boards and presents planned giving strategies
  • Attends and participates in conferences and training sessions, maintains up-to-date knowledge and awareness of planned giving practices and legislation in relation to planned giving and taxation.

The successful Planned Giving Regional Director candidate will have:

  • Five years’ experience achieving results in the fundraising field for a charitable organization or similar work experience; planned giving, major gifts, development, capital campaigns or related fields (financial advisor, outside territorial sales, etc.) AND a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field of study OR any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience building strong relationships with clients
  • Demonstrated self-starter and ability to work with minimal supervision from a personal home office
  • Experience actively developing, cultivating and managing a pipeline of donors (or prospects)
  • Two to three year’s planned giving experience preferred, but not required
  • Candidate should reside in the Houston, College Station or Galveston, TX region
  • Ability to acquire a working knowledge of a large body of new, technical information
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public presentations

Bon-a-fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ)

This position requires an active Christian faith in harmony with Salvation Army mission and principles.



Valid State Driver’s License


The Salvation Army recognizes that peace of mind is important to our employees and their families.  Because of this, we offer a competitive salary, company automobile, home office set-up (computer and cell phone), health, dental and life insurance coverage, retirement plans, professional development, corporate travel card or reimbursed travel expenses, and paid time off!


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Ability to meet attendance requirements.  Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.  Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing amongst a diverse group of people.  Proven ability to make effective public presentations leading to measurable results while representing The Salvation Army in a professional manner.  Ability to travel throughout the assigned territory as required on a frequent basis to perform responsibilities of the position.


Ability to work effectively from a home office with dedicated space set aside within the home for that purpose.   Ability to meet with donor prospects in their office or home where there may be physical discomforts and environment may not be handicap accessible.  Work requires extensive travel throughout the assigned territory where there may be physical discomforts/dangers associated with driving a vehicle, changes in the weather and on-site visitation with potential donors and overnight hotel stays on a weekly basis.  Must have access to high-speed internet provider in home office and while traveling.


Additional Comments

Oversight for the Regional Planned Giving Director position is provided by the Texas Divisional Headquarters, located in Dallas, Texas.


All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.


To apply, please complete our on-line application using the apply identified on this posting.


Application Submittal Period:  October 28, 2021 – November 28, 2021

See Application Link for more details

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