The Director of Development is responsible for planning and coordinating all aspects of fundraising for Our Towns Habitat for Humanity (OTH). This includes:
Providing leadership in identifying, organizing and managing all fundraising initiatives (special events, major gifts, planned giving, sponsorships) of the affiliate focusing on new possibilities, ongoing, and increased support from corporations, private funding organizations, faith communities, and individuals
Formulating and implementing a funding strategy which deepens the commitment of existing and new partners
Developing, coordinating, and managing the affiliate’s marketing materials and media relations. Requires a multi-skilled individual who can build long-term community and financial relationships and partners.
Works closely with the Resource Development Committee and reports to the Executive Director. Manages staff of 5 employees.
Attends special events to promote Habitat’s mission during evenings and weekends as required.
Support the Executive Director managing special fundraising events, i.e., challenge grants, Board fundraising events, major solicitation events, individual “asks” and HFHI programs.
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, public relations, non-profit management or business required.
Minimum of 5 years of marketing and/or fundraising experience, preferably in the non-profit sector. Demonstrated ability to raise at least $1 million annually on a consistent basis.
Minimum of 3 years of staff management experience is preferred.
Knowledge or experience with ETapestry preferred. (or similar donors database system).
Understanding of legal requirements for non-profit reporting.
Skills and Abilities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to clearly communicate goals, responsibilities, performance expectations and feedback.
Ability to complete tasks with limited supervision.
Awareness of how and when to delegate appropriate tasks.
Ability to balance priorities. Outgoing, positive CAN-DO attitude
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong ability to work as part of a team.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Publisher
Strong administrative and organizational skills.
Prior Habitat experience is a plus.
Enthusiastic about transforming people’s lives through homeownership.
Ability to inspire, enable, model and encourage.
Hours: FT, flexible. Some evenings/ weekend work required.
Salary/benefits: Salary negotiable; vacation, holidays, health care benefits as per established OTH policy.
This is an excellent opportunity to work for an organization that has the mission to bring people together to build houses, communities and hope! Interested candidates please send resumes with salary history . Please no phone calls or agencies.
Our Town’s Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law
About Our Towns Habitat for Humanity
Our Towns Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry, open to all, that works in partnership with people in need of decent housing. It has built 95 homes locally since its founding in 1988. Habitat homeowners purchase their houses through no-profit, no-interest mortgages while contributing hundreds of hours of sweat equity labor working on their house and the houses of others. Mortgage payments are placed in a revolving Fund for Humanity to finance the construction of even more houses.
Passionate staff of 13, with medical and dental benefits, 2 weeks vacation to start, flexible hours.