Director of Development, Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC
Aspen Leadership Group
January 10, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF WASHINGTON, DC
Washington, District of Columbia
The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC in the search for a Director of Development.
The Director of Development will determine and fulfill the fundraising needs of Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC (DC Habitat) including the identification of funding sources, developing an ambitious fundraising plan, working with the President of the affiliate and the Board of Directors to diversify sources of funding, creating a stewardship plan that addresses the needs of various levels of donors, and organizing fundraising events that have a high return on investment.
The Director of Development is a position that is vital to the financial sustainability of the affiliate. Over the last five years the philanthropic landscape for housing nonprofits in DC has changed substantially. Key among these changes is the elimination of the FNMA and FHLMC foundations that were both generous and consistent in their giving. Moreover, other foundations have moved to a more holistic vision of community development rather than a more narrow focus just on housing. This is a particular challenge for DC Habitat since it not only works exclusively on affordable housing in DC but also exclusively on homeownership.
The successful candidate will have individual and corporate relations fundraising experience, as well as strong management skills. Growing engagement with the corporate community in the District will be among the highest priorities for the new Director of Development. The ideal candidate also will have experience with data analytics and marketing. This is an excellent opportunity for either a mid-level or even a senior development professional to position DC Habitat for increased private support from corporations, individuals and foundations.
DC Habitat is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an organization that brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. DC Habitat welcomes people from all walks of life to partner in serving families in need and creating a better community for everyone who lives in the District of Columbia. Since DC Habitat was founded in 1988, it has built, rehabilitated, and repaired homes in all four quadrants of the District, and served more than 200 families. The current strategic plan calls for increasing the number of homes built per year from 8 to 15. Additionally, the program has created a post purchase training program in financial management and home maintenance and a home repair program. With the help of public, private, nonprofit, and foundation partners DC Habitat helps working families realize the dream of homeownership, breaking the cycle of poverty, and building strong communities. When families have a stable place to call home, they can stop getting by and start to thrive.
A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is five or more years of professional development and fundraising experience involving securing of resources from individuals, foundations, and corporations. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.
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