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Development Director

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70,000 - 90,000

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Sep 7, 2023

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Position: Development Director
Pay range: $70,000 to $90,000, depending on experience

Benefits: Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement; 401k retirement plan with up to 4% employer match; professional development allowance; 20 days/year paid time off for vacation, sick leave, or other needs; and 12 days/year paid holidays.
Location: Must be located in Texas. Work from home with regular virtual and in person meetings with Board members, donors, and prospects.
Travel: 25% - 40%
Hours: Full-time
Application deadline: September 18, 2023 or until the position is filled


About Commission Shift and Commission Shift Action

Commission Shift is a fast-growing Texas-based 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in March 2021. Our mission is to reform oil and gas oversight by building public support to hold the Railroad Commission of Texas accountable to its mission in a shifting energy landscape.

Commission Shift Action, the 501(c)(4) advocacy partner of Commission Shift, mobilizes the public to hold the Railroad Commission of Texas accountable to its mission through legislative involvement and voter education and empowerment.


The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is one of the most important oil and gas regulators in the world. Contrary to what its name implies, the Railroad Commission has no authority over railroads. Instead, the agency oversees oil and gas development, coal and uranium mining, and gas utility service in Texas, among other functions. Its mission is to serve Texas through stewardship of natural resources and the environment, concern for personal and community safety, and support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the benefit of Texans.


Commission Shift’s goal is to build broad public support from a wide array of stakeholder voices to advance changes at the RRC that improve the agency’s function, transparency, and accountability to people and places impacted by the oil and gas industry. Too often, the Commission has promoted accelerated development of oil and gas over all other parts of its mission -- to the detriment of natural resources and the environment, safety, and economic vitality.


Learn more about Commission Shift by visiting our website,


Position Description
Commission Shift is hiring a Development Director, to build and diversify the organization’s fundraising capacities. The initial focus in this role will be to raise funds for our partner organization, Commission Shift Action, a 501(c)(4) non-profit.


The Development Director will report to the Executive Director and will collaborate with all departments to appropriately communicate Commission Shift and Commission Shift Action’s work and achievements to donors and donor prospects. The role of the Development Director will be to build a robust and diverse fundraising program of individuals, corporations, and foundations. We seek a passionate person with creativity, experience, and who considers models and plans for fundraising within the context of Commission Shift’s culture and values.


The Development Director will also be responsible for driving both Boards’ development and management in service to the organization to maximize efficiencies, support the Executive Director, and aid in message development, Board and stakeholder management and development, donor prospecting, solicitation and stewardship, and strategic and long term fundraising planning.


As it relates to Commission Shift Action, specifically, the Development Director is expected to play a key role with other senior leaders in shaping program development and identifying opportunities by considering feedback from advisors, and conducting funding landscape research and data mining.

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