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.
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
- 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.