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Development Officer – Midland Office

The Make-A-Wish North Texas Chapter is looking for a Development Officer who is motivated by our mission to bring hope, strength, and joy to children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

The Development Officer- West Texas works closely with the Vice President of Regional Development, Members of the Development Department, Regional Councils and other Regional Development team members, to help secure the necessary funds and public awareness to advance the programs of Make-A-Wish North Texas in West Texas including but not limited to Midland, Odessa and Abilene.

Areas of responsibility include planning, implementation, coordination and evaluation of the regional resource development and public awareness programs.  A primary responsibility will include the management of a personal portfolio of individual, corporate, and foundation prospects. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Manages, builds and maintains Councils in conjunction with Council Chair(s) in Midland/Odessa and Abilene, and other areas as assigned to ensure members are meeting goals.
  • Responsible for securing and cultivating event sponsorships, ticket sales, and auction items for internal special events. Ensures all necessary sponsorship tracking and in-kind paperwork is completed.
  • Collaborates with Chapter Support team members to ensure successful event execution in Midland/Odessa (Wish Night West Texas or other Permian Basin signature event) and Abilene (Wine and Wishes).
  • Works with the development staff to enhance the capacity, effectiveness, and efficiency of the Councils.
  • Design strategies within territory to support and ensure the success of fundraising endeavors to secure targeted recognition in the community.
  • Oversee the preparation, editing, and review of development materials and press releases as it pertains to territory in conjunction with the Communications Manager.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with foundations and ensures proposal information is submitted in a timely manner in conjunction with the Grants Manager.
  • Manages a portfolio of a minimum of 50 individual, major gift, foundation and corporate prospects and identify a strategic cultivation plan for each prospect.
  • Follow Raiser’s Edge standards by documenting interactions with donors and entering information in RE weekly.
  • Perform donor stewardship activities in accordance with our donor stewardship policy within 48 hours of receipt of a gift.
  • Qualify new donors in accordance with our qualification process and ensure proper tracking in RE of the status of a prospect.
  • Reviews and analyzes potential strategic initiatives to enhance donor relations with the organization.
  • Provides leadership and oversight in the identification, development, and maintenance of contact with donor prospects. Works with Development Staff to research prospects for various projects and recommend proposal design and strategies for solicitation.
  • Serves as liaison between development staff and Councils to ensure successful internal and external events throughout the territory.


  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • minimum of two  years’ experience in the field or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Prior experience in cultivating donors, prospects, and building a development program.
  • Prior experience in a non-profit organization position with significant donor relations, public relations and communications responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of fundraising, communication and marketing principals.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate positively to persons in a multi-cultural, pluralistic community.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to solicit funds through personal contacts with donors and prospects.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills necessary to work closely with Regional Council members, donors, staff and volunteers.
  • Experience with moves management process and tracking activity within Raiser’s Edge.

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to


2020-2021 internship opportunities.

Internship Program Overview
Make-A-Wish® North Texas offers students an excellent way to gain real world experience in a challenging and fun yet rewarding work environment.
Our chapter works with students year-round who are looking to gain experience in accounting, finance, program services (wish-granting), marketing and communications, graphic design, special events, information technology, data analytics, volunteer management, website management and more.
We request a 10 to 20 hour per week commitment for the duration of two quarters/one semester/10-weeks by potential internship applicants. Internships are also available for course credit (contingent upon university approval).
All internships are non-paid. In addition to departmental duties, all internships include some general office support: filing, answering the phones, supporting front desk, sorting, data entry, envelope stuffing, cross referencing, etc.
Once the organization is in receipt of your submission we will review all applications and contact you if we wish to schedule an interview. If selected as an intern, all positions are contingent upon successful completion of a background check prior to the start of the term. If an issue is detected on the background check, it is possible that the offer will be rescinded.

Should you have any questions relating to your application or internship, please contact us at

Thanks for helping make wishes come true!

Internship Requirements

Review the intern position descriptions below and then click here to submit your application today!

Your application should include the following for consideration for an internship at Make-A-Wish North Texas:
• Resume
• Cover Letter including your availability, and first and second choice internship positions
• Development and Communications / Marketing candidates should include writing sample

Please see below submission deadlines:

 Tentative Start 
Tentative End  
 Fall Semester
 8/15  August - September
 9/10  11/16
 Spring Semester
 11/15  November - December
 1/16  4/27
 Summer Semester 
 4/10  April
 6/1  8/5

Internship Position Descriptions

Development Intern

Events - Support the development team in fundraising initiatives and special events. Looking for a creative individual who can write wish stories, help with details of donor recognition program and support all areas within the organization. During this internship, you will also be involved in planning internal events and coordinating external events.

Donor Communications and Stewardship - This Intern will gain first-hand exposure to the operations of a high-performing fundraising team and will be responsible for capturing outstanding stories about our wish families and mission to further engage our donors. The position is strongly focused on writing projects to be used for stewardship of our major donors, creating content for website, corporate collateral, social media and grants.


Marketing / Communications Intern

Communications, Marketing, PR & Social Media - Assists the Communications Team with marketing & communications efforts in all regions. Intern tasks include but are not limited to: writing press releases & wish stories, creating promotional materials for brand awareness, specific events and donor appreciation, developing content needed for website and social media, capturing media coverage for all regions, assisting with data tracking and creating newsletter. It is preferred this candidate is fluent with Adobe Photoshop as well as all Microsoft programs.

Graphic Design Intern

Graphic Design - Provide creative design solutions and work hand-in-hand with graphic designer on projects extending across print collateral, video, online, advertising, social media, event-related materials, presentations, email and more. Candidate with video editing skills preferred. Required skills: Must be fluent in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign & Adobe Premier.

Finance Intern

Finance Support - Assist the Finance team with essential accounting and finance functions. Duties will include supporting the implementation of accounting principles, practices and procedures. Specific tasks may include accounts receivable (e.g., preparing cash receipts and deposits), accounts payable activities (e.g., entering vouchers, filing paid invoices), sending out acknowledgements, creating journal entries, assisting with reconciliations, generating financial statements (e.g., data entry and data verification), and other duties as assigned. Also, support strategic cost savings initiatives, track risks & opportunities to plan, and deliver ad hoc financial analysis for customized data and reports in a knowledgeable and flexible manner to aid in business decisions, and work on financial modeling improvements in the planning and forecasting models to enhance process efficiency, support new initiatives and to accurately capture the changing economics or structure of the business.

Information Technology Interns 

Technical Writer - Prepare instruction manuals and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily. Also, develop, gather, and disseminate technical information among customers, designers, and manufacturers.

Information Systems - Assist in needs analysis for projects; in research for solutions for needs. Assist in data analysis and the maintenance and performance tuning of application databases. Create and publish interactive reports.

Medical Outreach Intern

Marketing/Design - Assist the Director of Medical Outreach with medical outreach in all regions. The intern will assist the outreach team with research, referral recognition, data entry and assist with taking referrals. The intern will have opportunities to assist with outreach events, some are on weekends/evenings. The intern will also have the opportunity to work with the program team to support the wish process for our wish families.

Mission Integration Intern

Program Support - Assist the Director of Mission Integration with various tasks associated with wish kid involvement. Projects include reviewing and entering data from wish family surveys, selecting and saving photos from wish experiences, conducting interviews with wish families and writing wish stories. There will be some data entry, organizing around office and other administrative tasks involved as well. The intern will have an opportunity to help support a variety of departments and have some direct interaction with families through phone, email and in person.

Office Operations Intern

Office Support - Assists the Office Manager with daily tasks and projects that affect all North Texas regions. Helps with writing formal procedures, presenting training opportunities, and organizing chapter wide tools. The intern will have the opportunity to assist in property management with office moves, finding cost saving measures, and renewing leases. In addition, there will be opportunities to enhance donor/volunteer relations and work on small projects for other departments.

Program Interns

Wish Granting - Assist the program team by working with the wish families to help plan their wishes, assist in paperwork, answer the phones, and be one of the first initial contacts a wish family has with the Foundation. Plan wish itineraries, work with companies to enhance wishes, and helping all aspects of the wish process to run smoothly.

Analytics/Research/Process - Opportunity to apply business skills within a non-profit organization. Will learn aspects of annual planning, budgeting, wish reconciliation, compliance and database management. Experience with Excel and standard business processes is a plus.

Volunteer Services Intern

Placement & Program Support - Assists the department with daily tasks such as processing wish assignments, posting to website, communications to volunteers, database tracking, mentor matching, etc. Assists the department with operational tasks and database management related to recruitment, on-boarding, retention and recognition of volunteers for all regions. Helps with execution of large group projects and attends community events.

Intern Needs by Office Per Semester

Amarillo Office

  • Development Intern
  • Program Intern

  • El Paso Office

  • Development Intern
  • Program Intern
  • Program Operations Intern
  • Volunteer Services Interns (4 slots)
  • Fort Worth Office

  • Development Intern
  • Program Intern
  • Program Operations Intern

  • Irving Office

  • Administration Intern
  • Communications Intern (2 slots)
  • Development Intern (4 slots)
  • Donor Care and Stewardship Intern
  • Graphic Design Intern
  • Medical Outreach/Mission Integration Intern
  • Program Interns (4 slots)
  • Program Operations Intern (2 slots)
  • Information Technology Interns(2 slots)
  • Volunteer Services Intern (4 slots)

  • Lubbock Office

  • Development Intern
  • Program Intern

  • Midland Office

  • Development Intern
  • Program Intern
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    Lubbock, TX 79424
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