Public Resource Development Director

Baker Ripley

Houston, TX, USA

Full time

Healthcare / Non Profit

Jul 12

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At BakerRipley we focus on bringing resources, education and connection to more than half a million people in Texas each year. For more than a century, BakerRipley has embodied the entrepreneurial spirit in offering innovative solutions to help neighbors and their communities achieve equal access to all assets in the region. We are a multi-million dollar organization that is supported largely by government grants and contracts – a major strength of the organization as we have the excellent infrastructure, history of performance and demonstrated impact that our grantors seek. The Director of Public Resource Development is a critical component within the team which strategically positions us to expand and enhance the agency’s work. The work conducted by this role is dynamic and addresses all facets of our work: workforce development, disaster recovery, Head Start, public charter school education, and socioeconomic mobility through adult education, workforce training and small business development.

The Director of Public Resource Development is the primary role responsible for submitting major government grants/contract bids for opportunities in alignment with agency strategic initiatives including socioeconomic mobility and resiliency in the Houston region, as well as expanding services provided throughout Southeast Texas, the Coastal Bend, Capital area and East Texas. The Director of Public Resource Development plays a strong role in informing, developing and implementing strategy with agency leadership to optimally position BakerRipley for procurement and maintenance of government grants and contracts. This position works collaboratively with program leadership, administrative leadership, strategy/innovation, compliance and finance functions to ensure readiness and competitive responses in our proposals as well as compliance and stewardship post-award.

The Director of Public Resource Development will:

  • Convene and lead project teams to develop competitive grant applications and/or contract bid submissions, including public and United Way grants
  • Ensure all submissions are developed in complete accordance with guidelines, funding entity regulations and Uniform Grant Guidance.
  • Work closely with Partnerships team to maintain strong relationships with local officials and other public partners to position/guide our submissions.
  • Work closely with Programs, Finance, Compliance and other agency stakeholders to ensure smoothest transition from grant award to implementation.
  • Work closely with Center for Excellence and Program experts to develop program plans, innovative design, and evaluation tools and processes.
  • Work with others within the Strategy & Innovation division team to forecast and inform development of agency initiatives while also informing broader fund development strategies (blending/braiding of funding both public and private, maximize leveraging, etc.)
  • Develop/implement plan to ensure readiness, forecast opportunities, and maximize public funding for the organization.


We seek only highly qualified candidates with a strong history of performance in securing government funding through grant applications and contract bids, as well as history of leading/influencing agency strategy related to public funding. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in government grant trends impacting various agency initiatives and programs for underserved populations ranging from early childhood education, to K-12 and adult education, career and workforce development, small business, immigration and citizenship services, financial well-being, and disaster recovery. We are a mission-driven organization, focused on developing our communities holistically for their total well-being including our own workforce. 



Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject



Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization



Bachelors or better.



5 years: 5 year work experience

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Baker Ripley

Nonprofit working to keep the #Houston region a place of opportunity for everyone.