The Development Director is responsible for creating and overseeing a comprehensive development program and securing major gifts from new and existing individual and corporate donors. The Development Director reports to and closely collaborates with the Executive Director, and is a key member of the leadership team responsible for creating and executing the organization’s strategic plan.
The ideal candidate is an effective fundraiser who thrives on the responsibility of driving the organization’s fundraising targets. Strong candidates will have a proven track record in securing major gifts, identifying and acquiring new donors, and providing leadership for team members. A strong commitment to the issue of affordable housing and the mission of Habitat for Humanity is required.
This is an excellent opportunity for a successful development professional interested in leading the fundraising efforts of a mission-driven organization focused on expanding its impact both locally by serving more families and globally through tithe contributions.
Achieve annual fundraising goals ($1.2 million in FY 2019)
Maintain ultimate responsibility for year-over-year increases in all revenue-generating activities, including gifts through individual solicitation, foundation and corporate relations
Identify and manage a personal portfolio of 5-10 major gift prospects and donors, including developing and implementing effective cultivation and solicitation plans
Provide leadership and guidance within the development team to achieve annual fundraising goals through effective planning, communications and implementation
Support the Executive Director in fundraising activities, including identifying and managing strategies and tactics for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship efforts
Planning & Measurement (10%)
Create an aggressive, achievable, multi-faceted annual fundraising plan that will support the organization’s plans for growth
Collaborate with the Business Manager and Executive Director to develop annual revenue targets and all monthly reporting for contributed revenue
Direct the preparation of all annual budgets under development functions and monitor on a monthly basis to ensure revenue and expenditures are within budget scope
Evaluate the effectiveness of fundraising programs, utilizing metrics and report results to the management team
Oversee with absolute integrity and timeliness the processing and acknowledgement of gifts, data management, recognition and stewardship activities
Management & Communication (10%)
Work collaboratively with the leadership team, developing strategies to ensure financial and fundraising goals are met, and offering a development perspective for organization-wide strategic and operational decisions
Communicate with the development team and work cooperatively to ensure effective results
Engage with other Chicagoland area Habitat for Humanity affiliates as needed
Hours: Full-time; 40 hours; 9am-5pm plus evenings and weekends meetings as required.
Environment: Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley’s office is located at 56 S. Grove Avenue in Elgin. The Development Director will have a desk, laptop, internet, phone line and a private office.
Conditions: Ability to work at a computer for long periods of time.
FLSA Status: This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Demonstrated experience in growing a successful development program through individual, corporate, foundation and annual fund tactics; knowledge and confidence to implement new or develop existing strategies for growth that keeps pace with affiliate goals
Successful, verifiable major gifts results
Knowledge and ability to maintain gift processing and accounting standards
Exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative and achievement
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, speak and write well
Demonstrated ability to represent the mission accurately and persuasively to volunteers, donors and prospects
Strong leadership qualities, including the ability both to delegate and to execute, thereby leading by word and by example
Ability to manage confidential information with discretion
Knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures for grant writing and management
Current authorization to work permanently in the United States
Valid driver's license
About Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley is part of a global, nonprofit housing ministry operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes, by advocating for fair and just housing policies, and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in safe communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. As all affiliates, our mission is to build, rehab, and preserve homes for qualifying families in our area. Founded in 1990, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley focuses its efforts in Carpentersville, Elgin, St. Charles and the surrounding area.