Job Details

Job Title:

Area Development Director--Houston Area Office




Houston, TX

Job Description:

This individual will be responsible for conducting comprehensive, cost-effective annual and as needed, capital fund-raising campaigns, within the Houston area of operation, to support the 37 UNCF member institutions.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Identify, recruit direct and liaison with volunteer leadership in assigned territory.
  • Develop and maintain formal campaign organizational structure in concert with National UNCF leaders.
  • Develop local campaign goals
  • Plan and implement campaign strategies consistent with UNCF national action plan and policies.
  • Develop and submit solicitation proposals.
  • Manage, design and implement fund-raising events.
  • Develop and prepare campaign materials, communication/promotional programs in support of established fund-raising efforts in assigned territory.


  • A Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university required; Masters degree desired; and at least 10 years experience in fund-raising.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability in conducting major fund-raising activities, including capital campaigns and annual giving drives.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to deliver presentations; ability to develop proposals or concept papers; outstanding interpersonal and managerial skills; excellent fiscal and budgetary management skills; demonstrated initiative; strong organizational skills; and ability to work on various projects simultaneously.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

    Additional Requirements:

  • An interest in post-secondary education.
  • Experience in conducting major fund raising activities, including capital campaigns and annual giving drives.

    UNCF, Inc. is an EOE M/F/V/D.

    To Apply:

    • 1.  Send an e-mail message with a resume and cover letter in the body of the e-mail (or as attachments) to: (Note: Word 7.0 or ASCII files are preferred)
    • 2.  Fax your resume and cover letter to: 202-234-0223
    • 3.  Mail your resume and cover letter to:
      United Negro College Fund
      Human Resources
      1805 7th Street, NW
      Washington, DC 20001