Vogel Alcove




Vogel Alcove is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We accept resumes for posted, open positions. We do not accept unsolicited resumes. Resumes are kept on file for six months. Vogel Alcove is an at-will employer. Our open positions are listed below. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, a generous benefits plan and a great working environment. Qualified candidates should submit their resume and cover letter with salary history to hr@vogelalcove.org. No phone calls, please.


Director, Grants and Annual Giving


The Director of Grants and Annual Giving reports to the President/CEO and is a member of the organization’s Senior Management and Development teams.  The Director is responsible for strategic design, execution, management and measurement of Vogel Alcove’s annual giving and grants programs, with the goal of increasing gift revenue and donor engagement.


SUPERVISES: Development Associate, Part-time Salesforce Manager



 Annual Giving:

  • Work collaboratively with the Chief Development Officer and Chief Marketing Officer to develop an integrated matrix of solicitation strategies involving tactics such as direct mail, e-mail, social media, crowd-funding initiatives, personal visits/solicitation and donor engagement all focused on consistently increasing levels of annual support.
  • Provide strategic direction and short- and long-range planning in the context of growing the annual giving program, while supporting the greater Development goals of the organization.
  • Manage oversight for the Classroom Champions giving club ($1,500 and above), with the goal of keeping donors engaged in our programs.
  • Manage oversight of the Flight program, with the goal of increasing the number of monthly recurring donors.
  • Retain donors from year to year through an efficient and effective gift acknowledgement process and other stewardship initiatives.
  • Responsible for face-to-face solicitation to increase annual fund support.
  • Act as point of contact for annual giving events; at times manage and lead events.
  • Utilize Salesforce to track visits, produce contact notes, and conduct appropriate donor follow-up.
  • Develop a portfolio of reports from the Salesforce data base for measuring performance, analysis, and reporting.
  • Supervise the Development Associate and the Salesforce Manager.


Grant Management:

  • Research potential grant funding sources (corporations, foundations, organizations, government) and collect data to analyze gift potential.
  • Develop and maintain a timeline for grant proposals.
  • Work collaboratively with the President/CEO and other Sr. Managers to understand program goals and priorities to write meaningful proposals and to develop specific requests as grant opportunities become available.
  • Write and submit proposals, applications, and follow up reports.
  • Maintain grant files and records.



  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5-7 years of Development experience including demonstrated success in annual giving and grant writing, preferably in a non-profit community-based organization.
  • Proven success in identifying and soliciting funds from individuals, corporations, and foundations from a variety of sources and in developing relationships with donors.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills required.  Demonstrated ability to write clear and persuasive proposals.
  • Excellent time management skills and a high degree of organization, careful attention to detail, ability to multitask and to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge and experience of data entry systems and reporting (Salesforce experience preferred).
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, managing people and budgets, and an ability to work in a hands-on environment.
  • Well-disciplined, self-motivated and goal-driven; able to work with a high degree of independence as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to appropriately handle confidential matters and information.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office programs
  • Upbeat, positive, warm, and outgoing personality, with a passion for Vogel Alcove’s mission.
  • Ability to work on selected weekdays, nights and weekend evenings as required.
  • All other duties as assigned


Vogel Alcove offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, a generous benefits plan for regular full-time and regular part-time employees and a great working environment. Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter with salary history to HR@vogelalcove.org.

No Phone Calls Please!


Asst. Director of Development, Events and Special Projects


Working with the Vogel Alcove Development team, the Assistant Director, Events and Special Projects is responsible for creating and executing projects and programs that support and enhance the organization’s fundraising efforts.  Responsibilities include prospect research, assisting with donor cultivation, donor stewardship, annual campaigns, and events, grant writing support and provides administrative support to the President/CEO.  This position reports directly to the President/CEO and works closely with other directors – Chief Development Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, and Director of Grants and Research.


Fundraising Events:

  • Assume a lead role in planning and executing all fundraising events, including Design & Dine, Day 1 Dallas, and the Arts Performance event.
  • Manage event logistical details, serving as point of contact for vendors and supporters.
  • Organize auction procurement efforts and prepare auction materials.
  • Work with Development team to develop event programs, run of shows, and assist with volunteer assignments.
  • Record and track event data and constituent information, including budget information, registration, and results.
  • Coordinate with other seasonal or special events, support community cause marketing initiatives/events, and oversee donor appreciation/cultivation events.
  • Manage additional special projects that attract funds.

Donor Prospect Research:

  • Help research and identify corporate and individual donor prospects and assist the Chief Development Officer with corporate sponsorship applications.
  • Prepare donor prospect profiles and background for solicitors.
  • Prepare materials for internal and external presentations.

Donor Cultivation, Solicitation, and Stewardship:

  • Schedule meetings or site visits with donor prospects.
  • Fulfill donor benefits and insure that all gifts have been acknowledged.
  • Coordinate donor cultivation and donor recognition activities; prepare invitations, programs, and other materials for events or meetings
  • Maintain relationships and support retention of donors through excellent relationships building skills and follow up.
  • Manage Classroom Champion and Flight program – communication with donors and recordkeeping.
  • Ensure donor stewardship and cultivation activity is accurately reported in Salesforce; design and run reports and assist with donor database maintenance.

Grant Writing:

  • Assist the Director of Grants and Research in researching grant opportunities, writing narratives for grant submissions, and management of grant calendar.

President/CEO Support:

  • Provide administrative and clerical support to President/CEO, as needed.
  • Assist with correspondence including drafting, editing, and preparing various documents and reports
  • Schedule and coordinate logistics for meetings and special events.
  • Serve as the administrative liaison to the Board of Directors and board committees.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 years’ experience in a Development/fundraising/event management role, preferably in non-profit community-based organization.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience of data entry systems and reporting (Salesforce experience preferred).
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office programs
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and follow through with minimal direction in a fast-paced, high energy environment.
  • Attention to detail, project management skills, and strong organizational skills
  • Flexibility, in varied job assignments.
  • Upbeat, positive, warm, and outgoing personality.
  • Energetic team player, who work well in collaborative situations
  • All other duties as assigned

Vogel Alcove offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, a generous benefits plan for regular full-time and regular part-time employees and a great working environment. Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter with salary history to HR@vogelalcove.org.

No Phone Calls Please!



Teacher Assistant – Full Time

This is a regular, full-time position that serves as an Assistant working collaboratively with classroom teachers. The Assistant implements age-appropriate activities in coordination with the Lead Teacher according to the curriculum selected by Vogel Alcove, NAEYC Standards and Texas Minimum Standards. Assistants can work independently in a Lead Teacher’s absence but typically will work other classroom teachers. All activities support the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children assigned to a specific constant care group, which maintains an anti-bias, non-sexist, non-racist environment.

This position is a perfect fit for college students or parents needing flexible Monday-Friday hours while their children are in school. The minimum requirements for the position are a CDA or 12 credit hours in Early Childhood Education courses, Associate’s Degree preferred. At least three years’ experience working with and caring for young children would be a plus. Salary: $12 per hour.


Preschool Teacher – Full Time

This is a regular, full-time position that plans and implements appropriate activities that support the social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical development of the children in our care. The ideal candidate must be flexible and able to communicate well with parents, volunteers and staff. This position must work well with other teachers to support the team approach to classroom staffing. The candidate also must understand that the families we serve are living in traumatic circumstances.

The minimum requirements for this position are: a BA degree in Early Childhood Education, Texas Teaching Certification preferred; at least two years’ work experience in direct service to young children (infants, toddlers and pre-school); and working knowledge of best practices for the management of challenging behaviors in young children.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.


Prep Cook

Vogel Alcove, a 30+ year old nonprofit organization, has an opening for a full-time Prep Cook in their NAEYC accredited Early Childhood Education program which serves children birth to twelve years of age from homeless and domestic abuse shelters. We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic individual who appreciates and understands the special needs and concerns of the children in our program and their families.

We are a community funded center and we are growing by the day to support the children we serve. Our program serves infants 6 weeks to children 12 years of age and we are responsible for food production in accordance to the USDA CACFP Program. This position is responsible for all aspects of preparing food and other duties as assigned. The Vogel Alcove Kitchen is licensed by the Dallas County Health Department and produces quality meals and snacks to children adhering to serving sizes and focusing on fresh ingredients. Must have exceptional organization, math and technology skills to successfully perform functions required of this position.

Qualifications for this position are high school diploma or equivalent, minimum 21 years of age, 2 to 4 years’ experience providing professional food services to the public, a current Food Handler’s Certificate, clean criminal history and valid driver’s license.

Vogel Alcove offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, generous benefits plan and a great working environment. Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter with salary history hr@vogelalcove.org.

No telephone calls, please.


Preschool Lead Teacher (Full-Time)


Vogel Alcove, an over 30 year old non-profit in Dallas, whose mission is dedicated to the care and early childhood education of young children from homeless and domestic abuse shelters has an opening for a Preschool Lead Teacher in their NAEYC Accredited child care facility. We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic individual to work with children 6 weeks to five years in the classroom setting who is eager to learn about and provide therapeutic care to the youngest victims of homelessness.

• To provide a warm nurturing emotional environment by balancing a child’s need for security and acceptance with a child’s need to experience safe opportunities to explore through “hands-on” experience.

• To interact and communicate with children in an age appropriate and developmentally appropriate manner.

• To individualize interactions to a child’s special talents, interest, individual style, disabilities, pace of learning and cultural/family background.

• To coordinate meal and snack experiences to ensure quality nutritional and social development.

• To ensure updated accurate information is available on all children assigned under teacher’s care.

• To possess the ability to adapt teaching in response to children’s differences through providing individualized activities and care for each child in constant care.

• To use developmentally appropriate practices when assisting with activities based upon selected program curriculum and stated on lesson plans.

• To obtain appropriate supplies and equipment in conjunction with weekly activity plans.

• To maintain up-to-date attendance and other records and forms on the children. To notify supervisor when informed of changes.

• To follow all Standards as outlined by NAEYC and Head Start.

• To maintain relationships with families that is professional and do not present to be a conflict of interest.

•This position is a full-time flexible hours Monday-Friday position. The minimum requirements for the position is a Bachelor Degree preferred with 2 years’ experience working and caring for young children. Salary commensurate with experience. Must be able to be flexible and work between the hours of 7am – 6 pm.

Vogel Alcove offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, a generous benefits plan for regular full-time and regular part-time employees and a great working environment. Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter with salary history.

I love working for Vogel Alcove because of the mission and vision. I also love working here as it is great to see many of my colleagues working hard to provide our families with support to make their road to self-sufficiency smoother.”
Gina Torres, Social Emotional
Learning Specialist
Employee since 2014
I love working at Vogel to be an advocate for the children. I love building trusting relationships with the children and families while getting to learn about the individual needs of each child. Every child has a story and my job is to make them feel safe and loved while in my care. ”
– Jamie Lenenberg, Therapeutic Early Childhood Educator
Employee since 2014
This is one of the few organizations whose mission is to truly prepare its clients for the rest of their lives. By improving EVERY known aspect of a person’s life, starting with education, Vogel Alcove is definitely in the forefront for improving the quality of lives for the children and families that have been affected by homelessness.”
Brian Millage, Associate Director of Volunteer and Community Outreach
Employee since 2014


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