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Director of Philantrophy

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Winston-Salem, NC, USAWinston-SalemNCUSA

The Director of Philanthropy is part of the organization’s leadership team and must be an independent self-starter with creativity, vision, and talent for increasing the philanthropic giving outcomes, while at the same time being a strong networker and community spokesperson.

Areas of Responsibility: 


In coordination with the Executive Director:

  • Develop and provide energetic leadership to Habitat Forsyth’s fund development plan
  • Increase Board participation, fundraising activities, and overall engagement
  • Prepare reports and documents for Board of Directors and committees
  • Meet fundraising annual goals
  • Develop, maintain, manage, and grow current corporate, foundation, and individual support through development strategies, stewardship, other giving opportunities,
  • Be able to implement a moves management strategy to increase the amount of monthly giving.
  • Nurture current relationships, develop new relationships and opportunities that will allow for successful solicitation of the Affiliate’s annual building fund for house construction, renovation, and repairs.
  • Develop and oversee donor stewardship practices implemented by development staff including major donor efforts, stewardship, gift receipting benefits fulfillment, recognition and retention opportunities, and activities.
  • Responsible for creating and working with development team to implementing Annual Giving Campaign (spring appeal, targeted donor appeals, year-end ask, holiday appeals, board giving appeal) and all components including proposals, asks, and donor relations materials.
  • Oversee the establishment of a planned giving campaign
  • Oversee special fund-raising events to include but not limited to: Hammerbird 5K, Drive One for Habitat Golf Tournament and the, Benevon Model, Blueprint Breakfast.


  • Develop and administer development budget.
  • Serve as lead staff member to Resource Development Committee.
  • Attend meetings and provide reports to Executive Committee, Finance Committee, and Board of Directors.
  • In coordination with volunteer engagement staff and event staff
  • Increase community volunteer participation and overall engagement for construction, restore, events, etc. with consistent communication and convening
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required. An advanced degree in management, business or related field is preferred, as is professional fundraising or non-profit certification.
  • Minimum of seven years of professional experience in development, senior management or related field is required. Demonstrated experience and success in ongoing fund-raising campaigns, exceeding $1 million, with strong knowledge of fundraising and philanthropic principles, ethics, and practices.
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs, including PowerPoint and Publisher.
  • Proficient in donor analysis. Experience with data collecting, recording, and reporting essential. Knowledge development or volunteer engagement software, especially Blackbaud, Etapestry, is preferred.
  • Knowledge of budgets and financial management tools

Character and Competencies:

  • Strongly support the mission, vision, direction of Habitat Forsyth. Commitment to core values of Habitat, including service, collaboration, diversity, stewardship. .
  • Understanding of affordable housing issues and strengths and challenges of low-wealth communities.
  • Proven track record of developing relationships with high net-worth individuals with prior experience with the funding community of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County with general knowledge of local community dynamics and networks, including a wide range of revenue streams; realized and potential.
  • Strong and demonstrated knowledge of fund-raising and philanthropic principles and applications.
  • Be a confident and knowledgeable spokesperson for Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County
  • Excellent judgment and sound decision-making capacity:
  • Strong time-management, planning, motivational, leadership, and organizational skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability, creative, upbeat, positive, and personable
  • Able to relate well to diverse populations—age, race, class, gender, and creed – while maintaining confidentiality as needed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends

Essential Physical Functions:

  • On any given day, may be required to do one or more of the following: standing for long periods, light lifting, moving, and walking.

Organization Info

Habitat for Humanity International

Americus, GA, United States
Annual Budget : 
About Us

Habitat for Humanity believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations. Our partner families purchase these houses through no-profit, no-interest mortgage loans or innovative financing methods. As a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds with people in need regardless of race or religion, we welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jan 10 2019
Active Until: 
Feb 10 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Habitat for Humanity International