Our Towns Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a non-profit, 501-C3 ecumenical organization that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat homes are sold through zero interest, no profit mortgages. Our Towns Habitat for Humanity serves families in Mooresville, Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson, and throughout Iredell County.
The Director of Development is responsible for planning and coordinating all aspects of fundraising for Our Towns Habitat for Humanity (OTH). Functions include: 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.
Principal Areas of Responsibility (70% of Time):
- Create fundraising plan and manage its successful implementation.
- Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors so as to secure restricted and unrestricted donations to fund the construction schedule working with all departments to execute the plan.
- Attend Board meetings as needed to develop a strong relationship with the Board.
- Work closely with the Board Resource Development Committee and the Executive Director to develop the Board into a fully participating fundraising board.
- Participate in the Affiliate Strategic Planning Process, and manage the Resource Development Department in a manner consistent with the affiliate’s strategic goals and objectives.
- Provide appropriate donor stewardship that results in renewed and increased giving through recognition and communication.
MARKETING & MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS
- Plan, develop, implement and manage a marketing plan for Our Towns Habitat (including increasing the affiliate’s presence in the media, building and strengthening new and existing donor relationships through individual giving programs, sponsorship programs, matching gift programs and planned giving.
- Work with Marketing Manager to manage and involve the Executive Director with the press and media).
Other Areas of Responsibility (30% of Time):
- Work with Volunteer Coordinator to drive volunteer charitable giving opportunities.
- Manage the Resource Development Team
- Attend special events to promote Habitat’s mission during evenings and weekends as required.
- Periodically review the resource development plan to ensure that the affiliate is utilizing the identified strategies and make adjustments as needed to ensure goals are met.
- Support the Executive Director managing special fundraising events, i.e., challenge grants, Board fundraising events, major solicitation events, individual “asks” and HFHI programs.
- Work closely with Executive Director in assessing the affiliate’s fundraising and marketing plans.
ADMINISTRATION (10% OF TIME)
- Supervise data entry and ensure integrity in the Donors Database, evaluating and assessing Donors Data for donor relationships and in-kind gifts.
- Ensure that thank you letters are mailed in a timely manner, with review and signature/ personal note by Executive Director.
- Oversee website updates to ensure that the affiliate is delivering a consistent and accurate marketing message based on its fundraising and marketing plans.
- 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.
- Understanding of legal requirements for non-profit reporting.
HUMAN RELATIONS SKILLS
- Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills
- Must be able to communicate information to diverse groups of potential donors and volunteers.
- 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 collaboratively and effectively as a team member with staff and volunteers is essential.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Publisher
- Knowledge or experience with ETapestry preferred (or similar donor database system).
- Strong administrative and organizational skills.
Hours: Full-time, flexible hours, some evenings and weekends required.
Salary/benefits: Salary negotiable. Vacation, holidays, health care benefits as per established Our Towns Habitat policy.
To Apply: Interested candidates should email a resume with salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please no phone calls or agencies.
This is an excellent opportunity to work for an organization that has the mission to bring people together to build houses, communities and hope!
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.