Development Associate

Trinity Habitat for Humanity
January 8, 2019
Fort Worth, Texas
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General Description:

Under the direction of the Senior Director of Development, the Development Associate is an agency Problem Solver. Broadly speaking he or she is responsible for proactive donor and prospect research efforts to aid increased funding from corporations in Tarrant County.

Problem Solvers are the foundation of the agency. They efficiently handle a mountain of critical and required tasks. Problem Solvers are empowered to solve problems. They make sure important details do not slip through the cracks, are incredibly well organized, make the agency look professional and ensure excellent audits, among many other things they facilitate.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities…
 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
 Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills
 Ability to work cooperatively in a collaborative work environment
 Detailed-oriented and extremely organized with the ability to prioritize workload.
 Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word and The Raiser’s Edge or equivalent
 Ability to independently draft correspondence
 Knowledge and acceptance of the mission of Habitat for Humanity
 Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers and the general public

Job Conditions…

Position is full-time (40 hours a week) and works Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend work is required. Conditions and benefits are contained in the board approved Employee Handbook.

Trinity Habitat expects you to succeed in your actions and outcomes according to…
1. Core Values
2. Employee Handbook
3. Strategic Plan
4. Operations Manual
5. Job Description
6. Job Goals & Metrics

General Responsibilities…
1. Facilitate and support primary agency programs.
2. Provide calm, confident, and positive leadership to the entire organization.
3. Disseminate information readily to stake holders as appropriate.
4. Submit accurate reports according to deadlines.
5. When confronted with things with which you question, disagree, or have a concern, speak directly with those involved.
6. Ensure that your area, office, and/or building is clean, organized, safe, and in compliance with all codes.
7. Comply with grant requirements accordingly.
8. Cross train with fellow staff to ensure a steady flow of business despite absences.

Specific Responsibilities:

1. Devise research strategies and methods to gather information pertaining to current donors and prospects and to identify new and potential donor prospects.

2. Identify the type of information to look for and determine what relevant donor information (financial, philanthropic interest, history of previous donations, prior Trinity Habitat for Humanity solicitation, etc.) is needed to craft fundraising and cultivation strategies.

3. Provide high-level research on corporations using a variety of electronic and print resources and tools.

4. Use advanced research and assessment skills to collect, store, evaluate, analyze, organize, package, and disseminate information in a way that maximizes its usefulness and enables accurate and educated decision-making in the development of donor strategies.

5. Assist the Development Team in the creation and application of wealth and affinity scoring of corporate prospects.

6. Manage third-party relationships with vendors that provide data services and research tools.

7. Compose, write, edit, and proofread briefing materials including, but not limited to, donor research profiles or reports, and other basic research reports. Ensure accuracy and completeness of reports and other documents.

8. Secure meetings for and with Sponsor Relation Managers with new prospects.

9. Manage small portfolio of corporate donors consisting of mainly Cowtown Brush Up sponsors giving $1,000-$2,000.

10. Devise and help to implement a Moves Management or Pipeline report/procedure for all development solicitors to follow.

11. Assist Senior Director of Development and development team with ensuring that the annual fundraising goals for both operating and house building budgets are met.

12. Other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Development/Public Relations or Chief Executive Officer.

1. Professional appearance and demeanor.
2. Pleasant speaking voice and articulation.
3. Availability to work on Saturdays and evenings as necessary.
4. Ability to type 40 words per minute.
5. Valid Texas driver’s license and operational vehicle.

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, we offer a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package and a positive, fun working environment.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements by email ONLY to:

No phone calls please.


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