Leadership Giving Officer

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

| Twin Cities, MN | Posted Aug 11, 2017 |


Twin Cities Habitat is committed to building the quality of life, health and prosperity of the 7-county metro region through the production and preservation of homeownership – because homes and families are the foundation of successful communities.


JOB SUMMARY
The Leadership Giving Officer manages a portfolio of 150+ leadership giving level donors and prospects through prospect identification, qualification, strategy, development, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgement and stewardship. Primary responsibility is to increase average annual giving by and number of individual donors in the $1,000 – $10,000 range. This job is externally focused with expectation that the majority of time will be spent making prospect/donor calls and visits.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Build relationships with prospects and donors capable of making leadership ($1,000+) gifts to effectively present the case for philanthropic support to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity to achieve annual fundraising goals and position the organization for future success.
• Create goals and execute strategy for portfolio to drive growth in both number of donors and increased average gifts.
• Develop and implement strategy for each prospect/donor in portfolio to increase overall giving levels, secure annual gifts and multi-year campaign pledges in accordance with the organizational strategic plan.
• Develop and implement strategy for leadership giving donor discovery process. Make discovery qualification calls and personal visits.
• Identify and coordinate leadership giving society stewardship communications. Create tracking and reporting tools to support overall leadership giving donor stewardship.
• Participate in leadership related event & communication strategy. As appropriate, lead cultivation events and programs for leadership giving prospects and current leadership level donors.
• Function as part of multi-staff Gift Team working with other development staff to identify prospects, develop cultivation plans and strategize giving opportunities.
• Complete targeted number of meaningful contacts and face-to-face visits each week.
• Track and document all cultivation and solicitation activities through Raiser’s Edge database.
• Maintain currency and fluency on key organizational goals and programs to help define and advance cultivation and solicitation efforts with assigned prospects and donors.

QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
• BA/BS degree preferred, 4+ years of relevant experience may substitute for a degree

EXPERIENCE:
• Proven track record of prospect management and portfolio management, implementing cultivation and solicitation strategies, fundraising results and donor stewardship.
• Minimum of three years’ experience working with individual donors and constituents.
• Flexible and responsive to accommodate change.
• Maintain confidentiality of donor information.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to provide good customer service to both internal and external customers.
• Detail oriented with excellent organization and time-management skills.
• Valid driver’s license with good driving record.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors.
• Demonstrated ability to use a CRM system such as Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, etc.
• Affinity with the mission, vision, and goals of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.

COMPETENCIES:
• Teamwork – Ability to work within teams as well as lead teams. Strong team-player skills.
• Ability to manage multiple projects through to completion.
• Creative thinker and problem solver who can take initiative and set priorities while being flexible.
• Goal Oriented – achieve success making assigned goals within stated time frames.
• Customer Focus – always remain cognizant of who the customer is and how can they best be served.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• Work at a desk on a telephone and computer for extended periods of time
• Apply physical dexterity (unassisted lifting and moving of up to 20 pounds)
• Apply visual acuity for computer keyboarding and in-office responsibilities
• Able to independently operate a motor vehicle

WORK ENVIRONMENT
• Position involves some travel within the seven-county metro area and includes occasional evening and weekend activities and events.
• The majority of this job is performed in an office environment, with occasional meetings off site, with some meetings on construction sites with possible exposure to dirt, dust, dampness, construction debris, extreme temperatures, construction noises, fumes, uneven surfaces and construction odors.

TO APPLY:
Please submit as one combined document: a cover letter, resume and references to Human Resources via one of the following methods:
1. Mail: 1954 University Ave West St Paul, MN 55104
2. Fax: 612-305-7110
3. Apply online at www.tchabitat.org/about/careers

 

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