• Apply for Director of Resource Development

    Posted on March 17, 2014 by in Community, Connect with Habitat., Habitat for Humanity, Habitat Happenings, Staff

    See below for position description and application instructions. Application deadline April 15th, 2014 at 4pm.

    Director of Resource Development

     Reports to: Executive Director

    Time commitment: Full time salaried position, 40 hours/week including some evenings and weekends

     Position summary:

         – Work with the executive director, board of directors and resource development committee for planning and coordinating all aspects of resource development for Lawrence Habitat for Humanity.

        – Provide leadership for fund development including special events, major gifts, planned giving, sponsorships, donor cultivation and grant writing.

        – Identify, organize and manage the Resource Development Plan and its activities with a focus on new opportunities to obtain ongoing and increased support from corporations, public and private organizations, faith communities and individuals with the help of the Community Outreach Coordinator.

     Primary roles and responsibilities:


    Develop and implement a comprehensive written annual resource development plan with strategies to garner resources from donors and prospects in each constituent group, including individuals, faith groups, organizations, corporations, etc.

    Provide monthly reports to the executive director and the resource development committee, which will measure progress towards achieving the plan.

    Broaden Lawrence Habitat’s donor base by developing approaches such as planned giving, solicitation of bequests and endowment programs.

     Grant requests and administration

    Research, write and submit grants for the affiliate and the Habitat ReStore.

    Provide timely reporting and ensure compliance as required by grant award documentation.

    Administer draw requests for any funding source, which operates through a “draw down” or reimbursement process.

    Gifts cultivation

     Create and implement strategies for donor development and cultivation, which will provide a diverse and sustainable funding base for Lawrence Habitat

    Keep up-to-date on current resource development programs, practices and procedures used in the nonprofit sector and inform the affiliate leadership of items that would benefit Lawrence Habitat.

    Create and implement major gifts program, planned giving program, and volunteer giving program.

    Identify and pursue new sources of corporate and foundation funding.

    Build and maintain relationships with major donors of all types, develop strategies for solicitation, and solicit or coordinate the solicitation by other affiliate staff, board or volunteers, as appropriate.

    Create and update collateral materials to support gift cultivation.

    Develop and implement all aspects of direct donor mailings, appeal letters, and other donor mailings as needed.

    Ensure that the donor database information, using Keystone, is current and accurate.

    Acknowledgement of all gifts and donations.


    Manage or oversee all Lawrence Habitat resource development events, and other events, as directed by the executive director.

    Promote events to the business community as a way to support Lawrence Habitat and provide support to those groups that want to host an event.

    Work with appropriate staff and volunteers to ensure that all aspects of a successful event are coordinated towards a common goal.

    Develop and solicit sponsors for houses and events as needed.


     Bachelor’s degree preferred with an emphasis or concentration in business, marketing, public relations or related field.

    Three to five years professional development and fundraising experience.

    Experience and contacts in Douglas County are a plus.

    Advanced PC skills and expert proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Donor database experience desirable).

    Desire to work as part of a team and willingness to promote the principles and views of Habitat for Humanity.

    Ability to work responsibly and successfully with minimal supervision – self-motivated and confident.

    Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

    Ability to work well with people from all backgrounds with varying degrees of experience.

    Ability to inspire, train, motivate, challenge and supervise volunteers.

    Confident public speaking and able to express ideas verbally and in writing.

    To Apply:

                Send the information listed below to buildinghope@lawrencehabitat.org by 4pm April 15, 2014.

    • Cover Letter
    • Resume
    • Proof of grant writing success
    • Three professional references, one of which that can validate your grant writing success. 



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