Manager of Philanthropy Acquisition

Position: Manager of Philanthropy Acquisition

Job ID: 155919

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: PHILAN - Emerging Donors

Talent Area: Administrative Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Philanthropy Acquisition Manager -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will be responsible for acquiring and stewarding new donors for the organization through direct mail and e-philanthropy. Primary responsibilities will include researching new donors, developing a strategic plan to procure donors and then assist in executing the plan.


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Recommends, manages, and executes integrated acquisition campaigns to meet fundraising goals
  • Segments donors and creates appropriate communication plans to move donors through the pipeline
  • Creates a testing protocol to optimize results
  • Reviews and analyzes programs to track success of each campaign and suggests innovations for future appeals
  • Defines and incorporates innovative strategies and best practices to be used in mail, electronic appeals, and in maintaining data integrity
  • Partners with other members of the Office of Philanthropy team and other divisional partners to determine solicitation strategy, copy edit when needed, and provide design feedback when requested
  • Manages market research and analysis used to make informed decisions regarding strategic marketing direction, product segmentation, and customer targeting
  • Manages program budget, goals, and objectives in alignment with organizational goals


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5 years’ experience working with a complex relationship database management system required
  • Experience with Blackbaud products is preferred

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