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Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity
Development and Community Relations
The person in this part-time (based on approximately 30 hr/wk, or .75 FTE), salaried position is to play a key role in achieving this organization’s resource development objectives through the coordinating and leading of development-oriented initiatives and connections, as well as gathering, maintaining, and sharing accurate information that will further the cause of CMHFH. Secondly, he/she will work with CMHFH staff, vendors, volunteers, and Board members to promote and publicize our events, activities, programs, and encourage community engagement in our mission through a variety of media platforms.
Work schedule is flexible, though some of allotted work time is to be spent on-site at our offices during normal business hours. This position will occasionally involve weekend and/or evening work to be considered as a part of the allotted work time.
Supervisor: Executive Director
Duties and Responsibilities
- Resource development through engagement and solicitation with current and prospective donors, volunteers, businesses, foundations, and other organizations within our service area; record keeping of activity.
- Be “out” in the community to build relationships and promote CMHFH, and initiating donor visits and fundraising calls
- In consultation with related staff, develop and manage the annual communications and donor solicitation calendars, ensuring alignment with our values, mission, and annual goals; assess effectiveness in reaching key stakeholders and audiences with various metrics.
- Help generate and provide oversight for grant development, writing, and reporting as assigned by Supervisor.
- Create and manage daily communications and public relations of CMHFH through a variety of media—including social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other platforms; press releases; radio, television, and all other video content for social media sites and public media.
- With the support of outside consultant and resources, compile content, and have primary responsibility, for the development of publications (brochures, newsletters, reports, ads, for print and electronic mediums) that will enhance and influence donor cultivation, solicitation and engagement, and volunteerism.
- Assist other staff as requested in creating, maintaining, and updating effective PowerPoint presentations and displays for use in presentations to stakeholders such as churches, civic service groups, and other organizations.
- Manage all branding to ensure consistency, freshness, and clarity.
- Support, assist, lead, and/or help to coordinate annual and special CMHFH events, activities, as well as milestones such as kick-offs, wall raisings, home dedications, etc.).
- Develop, maintain, and enhance personal knowledge, skills and expertise in the communications and development fields through following the lead of consultant/coaching as provided, reading relevant professional articles and books, participating in continuing education opportunities as time and resources permit, and by creating and maintaining an active network of professional colleagues.
- Attend regular and special staff meetings and be prepared with activity reports/updates as requested.
- Other related duties as assigned by Supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements
- Consistently passionate representation of the mission and purpose of HFH, including all the beliefs, values, vision and functions of this organization.
- Development/fundraising experience essential.
- Networking, resourcing, and acquisition skills; comfortable with the “ask”.
- Persuasive written, verbal, and interpersonal skills—small and large audiences, variety of media and contexts.
- Excellent and progressive organizational and project management skills, with the ability to think strategically, to develop ideas into operational plans, and apply critical thinking and evaluation towards problem solving that benefit CMHFH’s mission.
- Forward thinking, self-motivated, quick learner, self-directed, self-starter—capable of working independently and interdependently as part of a team.
- Handle multiple tasks with accuracy, and high attention to details.
- Willing to work some evening and/or weekend hours as required.
- Able to travel some, mostly within our four-county service area (Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, and Wright).
- Experience and competency in Microsoft office applications, mail merge functions, relevant software platforms for donor giving and volunteer activity, social media platforms (current, new, and developing), and desktop publishing programs.
- Grant writing experience is a plus.
Please send resume, contact information, and direct inquires to Rick Nelson, Executive Director, Central MN Habitat for Humanity email@example.com