Job Opportunity: Habitat for Humanity – Director of Development

Habitat for Humanity
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Status: Full Time, Salary
Position Title: Director of Development

Reports to: CEO

Performance Summary:
This is a high-energy, relationship-based, goal-oriented position requiring extremely strong organizational skills speaking/communication skills and a genuine passion for Habitat’s mission. The Director of Development is a valued member of the leadership team responsible for the strategic development,
management, implementation and evaluation of all fundraising programs supporting Habitat’s mission in the community.

Performance Roles

  • Leadership Role – Work directly with the CEO to develop and implement a strategy for the long term financial support of the affiliate
  • Community Advocate Role – Serve as an advocate to the community at-large for the affiliate’s financial needs
  • Project Manager Role – Oversee the development and implementation of an annual development plan for major corporate gifts and cultivating individual donors
  • Team Role – Function as a member of the Habitat Leadership team with the CEO and champion the donor database for the staff
  • Communication Role – Serve as the primary contact for all individual and corporate donors

  • Develop, implement, manage and evaluate strategies with CEO for annual support, sponsorships, major gifts, individual giving, corporate investment and planned giving programs
  • Plan and manage all fundraising events and build/support corresponding committees for each
  • Cultivate and steward relationships with key donors, groups and prospects throughout the
  • Champion donor software for the affiliate, and develop and administer policies and procedures to
    track, manage and recognize all persons within the database
  • Manage Faith Engagement and Investor Relations managers efforts to recruit, orientate, engage and retain volunteers from churches, corporations and other organizations
  • Collaborate with CEO and Director of Communications on messaging for all events, investor collateral, gift acknowledgments, mailings, annual report and other campaigns
  • Take on additional related tasks as needed


  • Self-starter mentality, proactive attitude and self-improver driven to exceed expectations and be a key contributor
  • Enthusiastic, teamwork focused and strong customer service orientation
  • Critical thinker – understands and evaluates how things are put together rather than taking instructions as given so you can go beyond what is being asked and work independently
  • Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail and follow-through with the ability to manage projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to lead, train and manage staff and committee members in a positive manner
  • Willingness to take initiative, be flexible and resourceful, and work effectively on multiple projects
  •  Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and set and balance priorities
  • Adaptability with changing environment and shifting priorities
  • Excellent writing and research skills and strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly, multitask and creatively solve problems
  • Tact, diplomacy and flexibility
  • Positive attitude and respect toward a diverse range of people
  • Key Results Area
     Strategic development
     Relationship development
     In-kind donation procurement

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area
  • A minimum 3-5 years of fundraising experience
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other business applications
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license with no serious convictions or at-fault accidents

To Apply: please send cover letter and resume to; no phone inquiries.
Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity is firmly committed to a being an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnic background, religion, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Habitat for Humanity

2020 E. Washington Blvd., Suite 500 Fort Wayne, IN 46803
Phone: 260. 422.4828 Fax: 260.424.9272

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