Texas Right to Life - Development Associate

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Houston, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 03/29/2018
Categories: Fundraising - Government/Policy
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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About the Organization:

In the 1960's, concerned citizens around Texas joined their local doctors, lawyers, ministers, and social workers as they testified in Austin in a grassroots effort to protect the long-standing laws of our state that safeguarded the yet-to-be-born child.  Because of the common motivation of these citizens, a state organization, Texas Right to Life, was incorporated to strengthen and coordinate their defense of innocent human life.  In 1973, the challenge intensified when Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton struck down every law in the land that protected those who could not protect themselves.

Over thirty years later, their work continues as they fight for the rights of the unborn (including the nascent humans created in laboratories), the disabled, the sick, the elderly, and the unloved in a world where the lack of respect for innocent human life has escalated to the point where they are all at risk.

Texas Right to Life is the oldest, largest, and only statewide Pro-Life organization in Texas. Texas Right to Life is non-sectarian and non-partisan, and they are the Texas affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee with representation on their board of directors.  The members, directors, staff, and affiliated local chapters of Texas Right to Life seek to articulate and protect the Right to Life of defenseless human beings, born and unborn, through legal, peaceful, and prayerful means.  This commitment is derived from a belief that each human being, from the moment of fertilization until natural death, has an immeasurable dignity and inalienable Right to Life.

However, no lasting change can take hold in this land until all people truly believe that Life is sacred and must be protected.  Education is the first step on the long journey to restoring the sanctity of innocent human life.  The last few decades have proven many more Texans must join in if we, as a nation and a state, are to triumph, advance the Culture of Life, and build the Kingdom of God. 

About the Position:

The Development Associate at Texas Right to Life will be a dynamic individual willing to carry the message of Texas Right to Life to all corners of the state. While most of the training and work will initially be conducted in the Houston State Headquarters, eventually the Development Associate will be required to travel throughout Texas.

For the right person, this will be difficult work, but work he or she will never want to leave. This individual will become a professional Pro-Life warrior who advances the Culture of Life and builds the Kingdom of God.

What We Are Searching For / Qualifications:

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Development Associate:


A bachelor’s degree is required.


One to three years of experience in the fields of development, marketing or communication is preferred but not required. The Development Associate will ideally have some experience in the Right to Life movement, or a strong personal conviction for the cause.

Personal Characteristics 

  • He or she will be someone who has a personal conviction to the Right to Life Movement.
  • The ideal candidate will have a Christian faith or background that matches the motive behind the mission of Texas Right to Life, with a strong personal prayer life and vocalized personal faith conviction and motivation.
  • The Development Associate will have strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • He or she will possess a high degree of relational and emotional intelligence, as well as healthy boundaries.
  • He or she will be a strategic thinker, with business acumen, financial management and leadership skills.
  • He or she will be collaborative, with skills in problem solving and analysis.
  • The candidate will have a demonstrated high level of integrity.
  • A self-motivated individual with a healthy amount of drive will be a great fit.
  • A humble, authentic, and transparent disposition is essential to this position.
  • This candidate will have a willingness to live out their faith in their work, their personal life and their community.
  • The successful candidate will have an ability to lead conversations and drive results.
  • He or she will be a lifelong learner.
  • A “fit” with Texas Right to Life in mission philosophy, and a passion for the vision and values of Texas Right to Life are essential for this position.
  • In addition to passion and alignment with the mission of Texas Right to Life, outwardly, the ideal candidate will have a presence both physical, mental and spiritually that reflects well on the organization, including in professionalism and appearance.
  • He or she will be a team player that focuses on the good of the entire organization.
  • They will exhibit a spirit of flexibility and adaptability.
  • An ability to integrate into an existing system and offer creative improvements without disrupting an already flourishing system is essential for this position.
  • The successful candidate will be committed to organizational unity.

About the Location:

Although Texas Right to Life is a statewide organization, the Development Associate will primarily be based in Houston.

Houston is the 4th largest city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 2.1 million people within an area of 579 square miles. Houston is the home of the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions, and NASA's Johnson Space Center where the Mission Control Center is located.

Rated as a global city, Houston's economy has a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation. It is also leading in health care sectors and building oilfield equipment; only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters. The Port of Houston ranks first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled and second in total cargo tonnage handled. The city has a population with various ethnic and religious backgrounds and a large and growing international community. It is home to many cultural institutions and exhibits, which attract more than 7 million visitors a year to the Museum District. Houston has an active visual and performing arts scene in the Theater District, and offers year-round resident companies in all major performing arts.


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