Job Details

Director of Development

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East, NE Portland

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 07/19/2019

Position: Director of Development
Department: Resource Development
Reports to: VP of Resource Development
Status: Full-time / Exempt
Compensation: $55,000 - $70,000 starting salary range; medical, dental, vision and alternative care coverage; vacation and sick leave; holidays; flexible spending accounts, EAP, short-term disability and matching retirement plan

Every day in our City, low-income, hardworking families struggle to find affordable places to live. Rapidly rising rents force these families to live in unsafe, unhealthy and crowded conditions. Families often have to move once or twice a year in search of rents that stay within their reach. For communities of color, the impacts are even more pronounced. Today in Portland, only three in 10 households of color own their own home, and the average African American, Latino and Native American household is no longer able to afford to rent or buy a home anywhere inside our city.

Habitat for Humanity partners with people in local communities, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With community support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Started in 1981, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East (HFHPME) revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. HFHPME is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement. HFHPME is one of the most successful affiliates in the nation and is on the leading edge of program development, innovation and fundraising.

Through our 2021 Strategic Plan, HFHPME will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing. This innovative and bold plan will triple the number of families served annually, and includes a shift to a new business model that leverages private fundraising with financial and nonprofit partnerships. The Development Director position will play a critical role in leading the organizations philanthropic programs to new heights.

As the Director of Development with Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East, you will have the opportunity to build a career working alongside an inspired and focused team to address the most urgent issue facing our city, the high cost of housing.

As part of the Resource team management, the Development Director will work closely with the Director of Communications and the Director of Business and Volunteer Engagement to cultivate relationships that lead to an increase of financial resources for the organization.

Key Responsibilities:
• Form and lead the affiliate’s 3-year fundraising plan that supports the organization’s overall 5-year strategic plan
• Oversee budget development and management, leading the team to successfully meet a $5 million fundraising goal.
• Manage a 30 to 50-person portfolio of principal supporters and prospects and work closely with CEO, Board of Directors and VP of Resource Development on key fundraising initiatives.
• Structure and implement leadership giving clubs -- Home Sponsor program, Cornerstone Society, and Legacy Society.
• Ensure the success and growth of two signature fundraising events
• Foster a culture of gratitude that ensures supporters at the annual fund and major gift levels are cultivated, nurtured and treated in a donor-centric fashion.
• Work in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat for Humanity of Oregon and other affiliates to develop multi-site, regional and national sponsors.

• Supervise four direct reports: two Donor Relations Officers; one Development Manager focused on individual giving and one Development Coordinator focused on foundation grants and events.

Required Skills and Experience:
• Bachelors degree in related field
• Minimum 7 years of progressive fundraising experience with at least 3 years of proven success in major gift work
• Experience and success in supervising and motivating a team of direct reports
• Strategic thinking with ability to execute a plan
• Excellent public speaking and writing skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with people of all socio-economic backgrounds
• Interest in working cross-departmentally to achieve goals
• Experience with manipulating data and an understanding of database software

Preferred Skills and Experience:
• Proficient in Raiser’s Edge software
• Successful grant writing experience

Employment is contingent on passing a background check.


Application packets must include:
• A complete resume, including dates of employment
• A cover letter identifying how you heard of this opportunity and addressing how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this position
• Three references: at least two professional

To apply, submit the above information to with “Director of Development” in the subject line. Position is open until July 19, 2019.

Note: This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied. All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause.
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East hires a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive.
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.