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Director of Development

Please read through the requirements and responsibilities below prior to applying. If you believe you can take on the role of Director of Development for the Rio Grande Valley Humane Society, please submit your complete resume to

Job Summary:


The Director of Development will plan and implement a development and fundraising strategy to provide for the short and long-term needs of the Rio Grande Valley Humane Society.


Big Picture:


The Rio Grande Valley Humane Society (RGVHS) is the only no-kill animal shelter system in the Rio Grande Valley, with locations in Mission and Harlingen. It is the mission of RGVHS to make the entire Rio Grande Valley a safer place for pets. The Director of Development will work with the Executive Director and Director of Operations to maintain and grow our no-kill community. Every animal and every minute counts in this line of work, and an extreme sense of urgency is a job requirement.




  • Works under the supervision of the Executive Director.

  • Sets annual monetary goals and budgets according to short- and long-term goals.

  • Establishes fundraising objectives for the organization, setting 6 month, 1 year, 3 year, and longer-term goals.

  • Maintains a list of potential financial donors including corporations, foundations, and individuals.

  • Produces relevant and informative fundraising literature for distribution to previous donors and the public.

  • Researches potential sources of, and applies for, grants and public funding.

  • Oversees the fundraising process and maintains records of receipts and disbursements of funds.

  • Plans fundraising events that effectively communicate the purposes of the organization.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:​​

  • Extensive knowledge of fundraising strategies and principles.

  • Excellent management and supervisory skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.

  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting, or similar field preferred.

  • 3+ years of experience in fundraising highly preferred.


Other Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

  • Must hold and maintain a valid Texas Driver’s License.

  • Must be willing and able to travel Valley-wide.

  • Must be willing and able to travel to industry conferences and trainings.

Interested in applying? Please click on the icon below to send your resume to Executive Director, Luis Quintanilla. For more information, please contact Luis at (956) 374-7898 or via email at

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