Come join the Air Alliance Houston team and do your part to improve public health and quality of life in Houston!

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Salary: $40-45,000, commensurate with experience.

Location: Downtown Houston.

Sector: Nonprofit public health, education.

Type: Full-time employment.

Language(s): English.

Area of Focus: Development, fundraising, donor relations.

DESCRIPTION

Air Alliance Houston is the Houston region’s leading air quality and public health nonprofit. For more than 25 years, we have worked to improve the quality of Houston’s air. We are committed to delivering clean air for a healthier future in Houston. Through research, education, and advocacy, we empower Houstonians to take charge of their health and environment.

The Development Director reports to the Executive Director and is the chief fundraiser for Air Alliance Houston. Air Alliance Houston operates under a Fundraising Strategic Plan approved by the Board of Directors. The Development Director will implement this plan in cooperation with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and the staff of Air Alliance Houston. The Development Director is also responsible for donor cultivation and some grant management.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement the Fundraising Strategic Plan.
  • Build individual donors at every level by identifying prospects, cultivating relationships, soliciting donations, and shepherding individuals through the donor relationships. Provide the inspiration and drive to achieve ambitious fundraising goals and creative projects.
  • Engage board of directors, staff, and partners in donor cultivation and solicitation.
  • Work with the Governance Committee of the Board of Directors to develop the board’s capacity for fundraising.
  • Manage and track donor information using Salesforce CRM.
  • Regularly report development progress and results to Board of Directors and Executive Director.
  • Prepare, in coordination with the Treasurer and Executive Director, the annual development budget.
  • Coordinate production of promotional campaign materials with staff and board.
  • Produce four annual mail solicitations.
  • Manage annual fundraising events and activities.
  • Grant writing and administration, in conjunction with the Executive Director.
  • With the board of directors and Executive Director, participate in long range planning of fundraising and marketing programs.
  • Some administrative support in coordination with staff and other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in development, nonprofit management, or a relevant field.
  • Three to five years’ development experience.
  • Proven success at securing major gift support
  • Superior communication skills—oral and written.
  • Experience with Salesforce CRM is preferred.

Air Alliance Houston is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, political belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, or class. People of color and indigenous people are strongly encouraged to apply. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

APPLICATION

Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Interested applicants should send complete resume and cover letter to hiring@airalliancehouston.org.

TEACHING ARTIST

Salary: $30 per class. Mileage reimbursement outside of Harris County.

Location: Near downtown Houston, significant travel throughout Houston region.

Sector: Nonprofit public health, education.

Type: Contract.

Language(s): English, Spanish.

Area of Focus: Education, Public Health, Environment, Environmental Justice.

DESCRIPTION

Air Alliance Houston is seeking Teaching Artists–including bilingual Teaching Artists–to teach our Ozone Theater youth education classes.

Air Alliance Houston is the Houston region’s leading environmental health and air quality nonprofit. Our mission is to reduce air pollution in the Houston region to protect public health and environmental integrity through research, education and advocacy. We are seeking a motivated individual to teach our educational cross-collaborative lesson plans for grades K-8. Teaching Artists are trained by our Educational Director in three age-appropriate curricula.

Air Alliance Houston employs Teaching Artists on a contract basis to reach 5,000 students in hundreds of classrooms each year. Classes are taught on-site at schools and educational events throughout Houston. Classes are assigned to Teaching Artists on a first-come, first-served basis, with preference given for class opportunities brought by an the Teaching Artist.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Some local travel in and around the Houston area is required.
  • Some administrative support in coordination with other Air Alliance Houston staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Spanish language fluency is highly desired.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or work towards a degree).
  • Ability to schedule independently and perform assigned duties in a time-efficient manner.
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • One to two years experience in education.
  • Experience with school schedules and time keeping.
  • Superior communication skills—oral and written. A successful Teaching Artist is able to communicate effectively.

Air Alliance Houston is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, political belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, or class. People of color and indigenous people are strongly encouraged to apply. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

APPLICATION

Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Interested applicants should send complete resume and cover letter to ozonetheater@airalliancehouston.org.