Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity is a support organization for the eight Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the Chicagoland area with a goal to significantly increase the number of families served in the region. Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity focuses on raising funds, raising awareness and developing collaborative efforts and shared services to create efficiencies, so that Habitat for Humanity across Chicagoland can transform more families and communities through responsible home ownership.
It is our commitment to create opportunities for families to thrive; to revitalize neighborhoods and build community; to help transform individuals and families through home ownership. We do this by making housing affordable to hardworking people without access to conventional financing. We offer families a hand up, fueled by our core values of dignity, self-sufficiency, collaboration, and hope.
The Director of Development is responsible for directing the Development function at Chicagoland, with particular focus on individual major and planned gifts, and corporate/foundation funding, but also including donor research, annual fundraising, and acknowledgement and reporting. The Director is also responsible for collaborating with the 8 affiliates in the region to increase their local fundraising, through coordination, support and training.
AFFILIATE FUNDRAISING (20% of time)
Works with eight local affiliates helping them achieve their local fundraising goals.
Assists in identifying potential individual, corporate, and foundation funders for local support.
Assists and sometimes lead cultivation and solicitation of local funders on affiliate behalf.
Assists in training of fundraising skills and techniques as appropriate.
Meets and interacts with local affiliates to ensure trusting and respectful relationships related to fundraising.
NOTE: Although only 20% of time, affiliate partnerships are woven into all fundraising and need to be coordinated and communicated with local affiliates.
CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION GRANT FUNDING (25% of time)
Oversees submission of 15-20 grant applications for Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity.
Develops and maintains grant annual application calendar for all grant requests.
Performs all grant administration functions such as program evaluation, reporting, stewardship for each funded grant.
Monitors grant budgets, program goals, and monthly performance related to grants.
Works closely with and communicates relevant grant information with affiliates, when applicable.
MAJOR AND PLANNED GIVING MANAGEMENT (35% of time)
Manages a portfolio of relationships with donors and prospects including completion of 60 – 70 personal visits per year with donors and prospects.
Personally responsible for developing written solicitation plans for new and current major gift donors and prospects, for senior staff and volunteers.
Direct and train volunteers who will cultivate and solicit Major and Planned Gift donors and prospects.
Manage the major gifts and planned giving program, and related fundraising goals.
Assist to create and manage a prospect research and management process to guide cultivation and solicitation activities, and towards a broader culture of philanthropy.
Implement a donor stewardship/recognition program.
ANNUAL FUNDRAISING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES (20% of time)
Manage the Annual Fund mail appeals
Oversee donor gift processing, acknowledgement and reporting.
In partnership with the CEO, develop fundraising goals and an overall plan, with accompanying budget.
Staff the Development Committee of the Board of Directors.
Other duties as assigned by the CEO.
ACCOUNTABILITIES: (end results that job should achieve)
Increase funds raised from major and planned gifts
Improve donor relationship building through stronger prospect management process
Strong collaborative fundraising coordination with local affiliates and Habitat International
Increased funds to local affiliates, particularly individuals and corporations.
Increased funds raised from grants towards Chicagoland and, if applicable, to affiliates
Increase number of foundation funders to Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit cover letter and resume to email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified staff 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.
Commitment to the mission of the Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required. Master’s degree preferred.
5-7+ years of fundraising related experience required.
Demonstrated accomplishment in achieving fundraising goals by making direct solicitations with individuals, corporations, and foundations.
Demonstrated written communication skills and experience writing solicitation materials, proposals and other customized and strategic materials.
Demonstrated experience working with volunteers and donors. Experience working with other staff on collaborative activities.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Computer experience, including word processing and spreadsheet applications. Knowledge of The Raiser's Edge a plus.
Enthusiastic and good telephone skills.
Experience and knowledge of Chicago and surrounding area highly desirable.
About Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity
Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity was created as a support organization for Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the Chicagoland area, with a goal of significantly increasing the number of families served in the Chicagoland region. Habitat is committed to creating opportunities for individuals and families to thrive; to revitalizing neighborhoods and building communities; and to helping transform generations through home ownership. We do this by making housing affordable to hardworking people without access to conventional financing and offer individuals a hand up, fueled by our belief in dignity, self-sufficiency, collaboration, and hope.Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.