Communications and Development Director

Employer:
Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

Do you have a passion and drive to apply your talents to make a difference? Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity (GMHFH) seeks a motivated and hardworking individual to serve as our Communications and Development Director. Come join our team as we help local families build strength, stability, and independence through affordable homeownership.

Overview: Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is the largest nonprofit homebuilder in the world. Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity (GMHFH), an affiliate of HFHI, has been servicing northwestern Vermont for almost 40 years. By providing affordable housing opportunities, the organization has transformed the lives of hard-working families, helped stabilize communities, and fostered economic vitality in the area.

We’re looking for a Communications and Development Director who will be in a vital position on the leadership team and who can connect us to resources and lead us into the next phase of extraordinary growth. The ideal candidate will be an outgoing relationship-builder responsible for all communications and development activities related to the organization.

Communications: 

  • Maximize public awareness of the mission and the work of GMHFH.
  • Create strategic communications and marketing plans with consistent and proactive messaging through social media, print, web, and email channels.
  • Direct and oversee Marketing Manager who coordinates and develops press releases, website and social media content, reports, newsletters, legislative presentations, and informational campaigns.
  • Develop and maintain positive media relationships.

Development: 

  • Create and oversee the implementation of a strategic fundraising plan, including major gifts, planned giving, multi-year pledges, corporate donations, events, and in-kind resources.
  • Direct and support the fundraising efforts of the Board, volunteers, and staff.
  • Identify and pursue foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, and other funding sources that support Green Mountain Habitat’s mission.
  • Oversee the Development Coordinator and Volunteer Manager and work closely with other affiliate staff.
  • Develop and provide leadership to annual giving programs, direct mail, matching gifts, monthly giving, and online giving.
  • Lead efforts and assist the CEO in private and corporate foundation giving through research, relationship building, identifying, cultivating, and securing new donors.
  • Attend and participate in some scheduled Board meetings, Board and staff retreats, and both regional and national HFHI conferences.

Requirements:

  • A heart for GMHFH’s mission, a strong commitment to the issue of affordable housing, and determination to secure the necessary resources to fund the cause.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years progressive work experience in philanthropy and communications.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency, donor database/CRM knowledge required.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to analyze details and data efficiently and effectively.
  • Strong leadership qualities, the ability to both delegate and execute.

Compensation and Benefits:

The compensation for this full-time, in-person position is $70,000-$,80,000 per year, commensurate with experience. GMHFH provides a QSEHRA account for full-time employees (currently at $5,500 per year) that may be used to reimburse health insurance premiums and other medical expenses. Other benefits include paid time off and paid holidays, a 5% retirement match after one year of service, and a 20% ReStore staff discount.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply! To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to Dmullin@vermonthabitat.org. In your email, please note where you saw this position. Position open until filled. No phone calls, please.

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, place of birth, medical condition, physical or mental disability, pregnancy (including pregnancy-related conditions), marital status, citizenship status, past, present, or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, crime victim status, a positive test result from an HIV-related blood test, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

We have always considered the principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as central to how we operate as an organization, due to the diverse community of partner families that we work with. Recently, we have partnered with Leadership Champlain to improve our connection to these principles. Leadership Champlain has begun a nine-month project with the full support of Green Mountain Habitat’s leadership to assess, modify, and improve our DEI initiatives. They are currently working on a DEI survey that all of our stakeholders will complete and will then move on to working on organization-wide education and policy improvement, with a focus on setting up systems that will last into the future. We believe that everyone deserves a decent place to live and that a central part of that is creating an inclusive workplace to work towards that goal.

Wage or Salary
$70,000-$80,000