Founded in 1981, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical, Christian ministry whose purpose is to improve communities through sustainable partnerships, such as through their home buying opportunities. Housing and local economic issues are important focuses for the organization, especially with families of modest to moderate income in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. Having built and renovated over 1,200 homes, Pensacola Habitat seeks new and innovative ways to positively impact the community through various meaningful projects, including their Neighborhood Revitalization program. Pensacola Habitat for Humanity and its programs are not free; their products are earned by qualified members of the local community. For more information, visit pensacolahabitat.org.
The Director of Development and Communications is responsible for creating, managing, and promoting board approved financial and resource development programs, relationships, and events in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties that provide long-term positive results supporting the mission of Pensacola Habitat for Humanity.
The Director of Development and Communications is directly responsible to the Executive Director.
- Establish an annual development plan for raising funds from all sectors; i.e. direct donations, in-kind gifts, special events, annual giving campaigns, planned giving, foundations, and grants;
- Personally implement diverse development activity to include donor solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship, special event development, and grant writing;
- Direct, train, supervise, and evaluate department team (currently two communications associates and an event coordinator);
- Initiate, cultivate, and manage external relationships with individuals and organizations in all sectors including but not limited to individual donors and local foundation, civic organization, faith communities, corporate, not-for-profit, and governmental representatives to bring support and specific resources to benefit Habitat’s mission;
- Develop, manage and promote multiple donor and volunteer relationship building events to include quarterly stakeholder breakfast gatherings and donor appreciation events. Provide on-site participation at scheduled events;
- Identify and participate in the successful recruitment of house sponsors from local churches, corporate entities and the general community, and in tandem with Volunteer Services, organize and oversee the operation of scheduled 'Special Build' events to include Women Build and Faith Build;
- Oversee planning and implementation of the annual Pensacola Hot Wheels Food Truck Festival to include staffing of committee meetings;
- Oversee publication of all communications materials; work closely with staff from all departments to ensure organization-wide communications needs are fulfilled; ensure timely, effective, and error-free communications;
- Assist with annual budgeting process with Finance Committee and CFO;
- Ensure timely acknowledgment of all donations; maintain appropriate records of contacts with donors and potential donors, update and utilize database as needed;
- Develop and implement advocacy events and activities to broaden community awareness of current trends in affordable housing and community development;
- Attend monthly meetings of the board of directors and scheduled board and program committee meetings as needed, as well as scheduled staff and management meetings;
- Oversee and support the activity of the governing board’s Resource Development Committee;
- Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
- College degree required, advanced degree preferred.
- Minimum of 10 years of nonprofit development experience required, fundraising credentials desirable.
- Must have experience in writing/editing for general publication as well as experience in technical grant preparation (writing samples required with application).
- Must be experienced and comfortable managing multiple complex projects simultaneously.
- Must have experience supervising subordinate staff, both compensated and non-compensated.
- Must be able to work with persons from every level of the community with respect and dignity.
Full time, exempt (minimum of 40hrs/wk)
How to Apply
Individuals interested in this position should respond in by email, submitting a current resume or CV (with references), samples of written work, and a salary history covering the past three years.
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