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Major Gifts Officer

Supervisor: VP of Resource Development
Status: Full Time
Salary: $53,000 – $60,000
Benefits: Includes medical, dental, vision and alternative care coverage; vacation and sick leave; holidays; flexible spending accounts; and matching retirement plan 

Every day in Portland, hardworking families – especially households of color, struggle to find affordable places to live. Rapidly rising rents force families to live in unsafe, unhealthy and crowded conditions. Families often move once or twice a year in search of rents that stay within their reach.

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.

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East (HFHPME) is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement. Started in 1981, in NE Portland, HFHPME revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. 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 new Major Gift Officer will join a dynamic and successful fundraising team and will play a critical role in helping the organization reach new heights. Under the general direction of the VP of Resource Development, the Major Gift Officer (MGO) is responsible for qualifying, cultivating and soliciting gifts from individual donors. This is a new position that has been created to grow our Major Gift program by focusing specifically on engaging with and soliciting individual donors. The MGO will work to build relationships that result in increased funding and longstanding donor relationships with the Habitat organization. The successful candidate will enjoy meeting face-to-face with donors to share this exciting work and to solicit, close and steward their financial support.  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Manage a portfolio of individual donors with a capacity for $2,500+ gift potential. 
  • Create a comprehensive and individualized cultivation plan for each donor that leads to successfully retaining or upgrading as appropriate. 
  • Work independently and be self-motivated in initiating contacts with donors. Secure and prepare for donor meetings; conduct donor research, prepare personalized materials and arrange meeting logistics.  
  • Articulate Habitat’s needs, values, and ambitions through excellent informal and formal communications. 
  • Demonstrate a keen sense of curiosity– seeking to understand each donor’s motivation by asking the right questions – and be able to steer conversation accordingly.  
  • Partner with senior staff and/or volunteers on donor engagement opportunities. 
  • Track donor activity and cultivation plans in Raiser’s Edge database and provide accurate and timely reports. 
  • Encourage participation in Habitat’s giving clubs including the $5,000+ Cornerstone Society and the planned giving Legacy Society. 
  • Collaborate with development team colleagues to forecast revenue and strategize donor relationships.  
  • Assist in other development team activities as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Minimum 4 years of front-line experience in leadership gift work.   
  • Proven track record of securing visits with donors, and soliciting, closing, and stewarding major gifts in the $1,000+ range.  
  • Ability to engage senior staff and board members in donor visits, and to earn and maintain their confidence.   
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve goals. 
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write and speak clearly and effectively, to listen actively, and to engage, inspire and persuade. 
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented and able to balance priorities. 
  • Proficiency with office technology and information systems (including MS Word, Excel, Outlook) and donor databases. 
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience. 

 

Preferred Skills and Experience: 

  • Proficient in Raiser’s Edge software. 
  • MBA and CFRE. 
  • Experience soliciting special, multi-year campaign commitments and planned gifts. 
  • Understanding of the Portland Metro philanthropic community.  
  • Past Habitat for Humanity experience (volunteer or staff) is a plus.

Other:   

  • Operation of a motor vehicle as part of the position’s duties is required, as is a valid driver’s license. 

 

Application Packets must include: 

  1. A complete resume, including dates of employment 
  2. A cover letter addressing how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this position and how you heard about the position 
  3. Three references: two professional and one personal 

 

To apply, submit the above information to: ramona@habitatportlandmetro.org with “Resource Development Coordinator” in the subject by December 1, 2017 at 5:00pm.

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. 

Resource Development Coordinator

Supervisor: Annual Fund Manager
Status: Part Time (25 hours/week) / Non-exempt
Salary: $14.50 to $16.00 per hour
Benefits: Pro-rated Sick, Vacation and Holidays; matching retirement plan 

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.  

Under the general direction of the Annual Fund Manager, the Resource Development Coordinator is primarily responsible for assisting with the organization’s event planning, as well as assisting with maintaining and increasing the annual fund from individuals and corporations through effective identification, solicitation and cultivation.  

Key Responsibilities: 

Event Planning 

  • Assist the Annual Fund Manager in coordinating two annual signature events to include the spring breakfast (1,000 attendees raising approx. $350,000), fall auction (400 attendees raising approx. $500,000), and other organization-wide fundraising events.  
  • Organize the silent auction for the fall fundraiser including procurement. Recognize in kind donors as appropriate, and maintain ongoing relationships with the Auction Committee and donors. 
  • Coordinate aspects of build events for new home development dedications. 
  • Serve as the primary contact for third party fundraising events benefitting Habitat. 

 

Annual Fund 

  • Develop a Five-Year Employee Giving/Matching Gifts Outreach Plan and manage implementation of the plan. 
  • Acquire new employee giving/matching gift donors by working closely with the Corporate Engagement Director, and through outreach to existing and potential partner companies. 
  • Assist the Annual Fund Manager in implementing telemarketing initiatives. 
  • Assist the Annual Fund Manager to grow annual fund programs through analyzing data and fundraising trends.  

 

Other 

  • Provide development support in a team environment for other fundraising and Resource Dept. initiatives and activities. 
  • Work with the Board of Directors, volunteers, interns and committees, as needed, to meet annual fund goals. 

 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Minimum of 1 year experience fundraising. 
  • Minimum of 1 year experience event planning. 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve goals. 
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented and able to balance priorities. 
  • Strong word processing, spreadsheet and database experience. 
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field. 

 

Preferred Skills and Experience: 

  • Proficient in Raiser’s Edge software. 
  • Experience in Greater Giving software. 
  • Experience in project management. 

 

Application Packets must include: 

  1. A complete resume, including dates of employment. 
  2. A cover letter including answers to the following questions:    
    1. Why are you interested in this position? 
    2. How have the personal and professional experiences in your life prepared you for this position? 
    3. How did you hear about this position? 

 

To apply, submit the above information to: ramona@habitatportlandmetro.org with “Resource Development Coordinator” in the subject by December 1, 2017 at 5:00pm.  

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. 

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East expects all staff, board and volunteers to behave in a way that reinforces the mission and founding principles of the organization. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East, therefore, does not discriminate against any employee, volunteer, partner family or applicant for a Habitat home on the basis of race, color, cultural heritage, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical condition, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state, or federal law. This policy extends to all personnel decisions, terms and conditions of employment, vendor contracts and provision of services. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East does not tolerate harassment for any reason. Respect for the dignity of others shall be the guiding principle for our relations with each other. Want to know more? Read our Frequently Asked Questions or see who qualifies for our program. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization. If you would like more information about our organization or programs, please contact us at 503-287-9529. Thank you for your interest!