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Job Description – Development Manager
Supervisor: Executive Director
Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County (Habitat Gaston) builds decent, safe and affordable housing throughout Gaston County, NC. The Development Manager provides overall management and coordination of fundraising efforts for Habitat Gaston.
Job Conditions: The position is full-time (40 hours per week). The position requires regular office hours. Some evening and weekend work are required.
Develop and execute an annual fundraising plan that includes support from foundations, major donors, corporations, and individuals
Work closely with the Executive Director to set fundraising strategy consistent with our programmatic goals
Increase and diversify relationships and fundraising efforts through various methods
Identify opportunities and effectively execute strategies for enhancing relationships with the philanthropic community as well as potential corporate partners.
Produce timely submissions of grant proposals, budgets, updates and annual reports to corporate, foundation, and other sponsors
Ensure development records are reconciled with accounting records, timely acknowledgements are sent, donor and prospect files are maintained and the database is maintained.
All additional tasks as required and necessary
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
3+years professional experience in nonprofit fundraising or development.
Ability to work 40+ hours/week, including some weekends and evenings.
Empathetic to Habitat for Humanity’s mission
Thorough understanding of all aspects of development and strategies and how they can be supported by diverse activities
Strong ability to communicate mission, combined with good interpersonal skills to work successfully with individuals and groups at all levels
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Creative thinking and implementation skills
Strong working knowledge of fundraising software, Microsoft Office, Constant Contact, as well as social media
Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent, in fundraising / non-profit management, marketing, communications, business or related area preferred)
Salary / Benefits
Offering a competitive salary and benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all of 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 and National Guard status or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
To Apply for this position
Please email your cover letter, resume, and 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Development
Manager position” in the subject line of your email.
About Gaston County Habitat
Gaston County Habitat is a community based low-income, housing developer which builds homes, hope and community. Founded in 1988 by a group of visionary leaders, Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) and has built and rehabbed 121 homes in collaborative partnership with low-income, working families, the faith community and other community partners.