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Development Director

Reports to:

North Platte Area Habitat for Humanity Executive Director

Primary Role:
The Director of Development is responsible for increasing th
e fundraising capacity of North Platte Area
Habitat for Humanity to build safe, decent, affordable houses. This rewarding role will be responsible for
building relationships in the community including individuals, businesses, churches, organizations and
foundations. The Director of Development will implement fundraising strategies to accomplish fund
development and capacity building initiatives identified in the three-year capacity building plan.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Team oriented

  • Outstanding communication skills, in particular, the ability to make compelling presentations to diverse groups and to prepare well-written proposals and public relations materials.

  • Ability to interact with a diverse staff, donor base and volunteer groups

  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects

  • Flexibility to adapt to changing work environment

  • Goal driven, results oriented and committed to the organization’s efforts to increase its homebuilding capacity.

  • Must have understanding of the mission, history, values and goals of our Christian organization.

  • Must be able to communicate same to donors and volunteers


  • Represent Habitat at public events and in other contexts as needed. Be a willing partner with other staff in all aspects of Habitat’s mission. 

  • Identify ways to diversity North Platte Area Habitat for Humanity’s funding base to increase unrestricted and restrict funds from all constituencies and launch appropriate programs and initiatives.

  • Support a cohesive fundraising team through active communication and delegation

  • Act as a catalyst for fund-raising and cultivation of donors and volunteers through major and planned giving, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, special events, membership and community relations in addition to prospect research and donor stewardship. Coordinate all funds development activities including but not limited to:

  • Relationship Building – Build relationships with current donors and prospects and make personal visits, and perform follow-up activities focusing on growing the donor base. The goal: to develop strong donor relationships and enhance donor confidence in the organization.

  • Major Donor Cultivation – Work with staff and Board to cultivate and increase investment at the $500 - $10,000 level; increase the gifts of current donors and overall number of donors; coordinate prospect research.

  • House sponsorships – Work with staff, board and outside consultants to help identify and recruit sponsors for individual houses and multi-house builds – Youth Build, Women Build, etc.

  • Corporate Relations – Work with Executive Director and Board to strengthen relations with the corporate community in the NPAHFH Service Area. Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to package funding and employee participation opportunities.

  • Public Relations – Work with Outreach Coordinator on all public outreach efforts including the development of public outreach materials such as print and electronic newsletters, direct mail, press releases, brochures, social media and web site to promote habitat’s message.

  • Planned Giving – Work with Executive Director, Board and Outreach Coordinator to integrate a planned giving program with annual fund donor cultivation and solicitation efforts.

  • Special Events – Work with staff, Board and volunteers to help Habitat successfully produce one to two fund-raising events a year.

  • Volunteer Development – Work with Volunteer Services Coordinator to strengthen the volunteer development program, increasing awareness of Habitat in the broader community and growing the overall number of volunteers. Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to strengthen the link between volunteerism and financial support.

  • Reporting – Prepare monthly reports evaluating the fundraising efforts and progress. Create annual report of accomplishments and future goals.



  • Desire to learn and work towards Habitat’s mission

  • Ability to take initiative and make effective recommendations 




  • Flexible and varied schedule, but position will require some evenings and weekends

  • Eligible for employee benefits, when available including standard holidays and vacations

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