Resource Development Director
Coles County Habitat for Humanity
Coles County Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate
substandard housing in Coles County, Illinois and make safe, affordable housing a matter of
conscience and action.
Coles County Habitat for Humanity is a housing ministry which welcomes all people dedicated
to building and preserving affordable housing in partnership with qualified, hard-working
families and individuals. CCHFH is in its 23nd year as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity
Location: 990 W. State Street
Charleston, Illinois 61920
Start Date: Immediate
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Education Requirements: 4-year degree
Experience requirements: 3-5 years in a related field, proven track record of fundraising.
Employment type: Full time
Professional Level: Professional
Salary details: Commensurate with experience
Job Function: Writing and editing, fundraising, financial management, database management,
grants administration, communications, strategic planning, event planning, project
Areas of focus: Affordable housing
Position Summary: Responsible for planning and coordinating all aspects of fund development
for Coles County Habitat for Humanity. The director will be responsible for coordinating the
areas of fund raising, volunteer management, marketing, public relations, advocacy and
community partnerships in an effort to maximize fund development efforts.
1.) Policy and Planning (5 hours/week)
Work with Executive Director (ED), Planning & Fund Development Committee, and
Board to develop and implement a long-range development plan that compliments
the funding/sponsorship goals outlined in the Strategic Plan. Prepare
comprehensive annual fundraising plans complete with dates, roles, events, needs,
etc. Plans should focus on strengthening the existing donor base as well as
increasing the donor base. Create corresponding evaluations to monitor progress.
Review plans regularly and recommend changes as appropriate.
Develop fundraising policies, practices, and procedures to support smooth
2.) Fundraising Activities (20 hours/week)
Perform prospect research on corporate, organizational, faith community,
foundation, civic, and individual donors to determine sponsorships, gifts, grants,
events, and collaborative activities in order to raise funds. Make public appearances
and presentations as required to solicit funding and sponsorship support (or assign
to ED or board members). Focus on retaining long-term donors. Help establish and
maintain relationships with donors.
Serve as main coordinator for the Major Gifts and Corporate Giving Programs. Set
annual goals/plans and arrange major donor visits with and for ED and board
members. Thank, recognize, and follow up with donors.
Working with ED, develop/maintain planned giving/endowment programs.
Organize fundraising events such as the Annual Habifeast Dinner,
Raise the Roof campaign and other events.
Work with Volunteer Committee to cultivate volunteers as donors and donors as
volunteers, Work with Marketing & PR committee to raise community awareness by
scheduling public speaking events for ED and board.
Create or arrange for appropriate materials and tools necessary for raising funds,
including website, newsletter, brochures, annual reports, campaign materials,
PowerPoint shows, videos, homeowner testimonials, etc.
Assist ED with researching and writing grants and with reporting needs.
Involve board members in affiliate fundraising through training and by reviewing
donor lists with board members. Assist board members in personalizing appeals
and making calls to people they know.
Coordinate activities with university and college Habitat Chapter.
3.) Administrative & Financial (10 hours/week)
Develop budgets and monitor expenses related to the development function.
Maintain complete, accurate records of all fundraising events and activities.
Maintain/expand existing database by better defining how it is used, where and
how data is entered, etc. Update records regularly from data from direct mail cards,
calls, and other sources. Use database to coordinate fund development activities
and donor retention and recognition programs.
Establish reporting structures to ensure timely completion of tasks. Provide reports
to the ED, Planning & Fund Development Committee, and Board of Directors on
activities and achievements weekly and monthly. Provide staff support to Planning
& Fund Development Committee by coordinating meetings, developing agendas
and goals, and planning needed trainings for committee members.
Recruit, orient and supervise volunteers for fundraising activities.
Participate in the development of a Finance Committee and regularly attend their
- Demonstrated ability to raise money through individual and corporate giving programs,
including major gifts, membership programs, and sponsorships; special events; and
grantwriting. Planned giving/bequests/endowment experience a plus. Experience with
planning, managing, executing, monitoring, and evaluating projects and meeting
deadline and a demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and communicate in a fast-paced,
- A people-person with exceptional verbal, written, listening, and presentation skills;
strong leadership, networking, organizational, and motivational skills;
- Database management experience and the ability to maintain accurate records and
prepare timely and meaningful reports;
- Team player/able to work collaboratively and effectively with and among diverse
populations. Must also be able to make decisions and solve problems independently and
- Commitment to Habitat’s mission and principles.
FT (40 hrs/wk). Some evening/weekend work. Reports to Executive Director. Background check
will be conducted.
How to apply
To apply, email your resume and a cover letter by May 31, 2012 to email@example.com.
Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. CCHFH is an equal opportunity
employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds of all kinds.