Under the direction of the Director of Individual Giving, the Individual Giving Officer is an agency Innovator. Broadly speaking he/she has responsibility for prospecting, cultivating, and securing monetary donations from individuals in support of Trinity Habitat programs. In addition, the Individual Giving Officer is responsible for the planning, execution, and evaluation of the BuildStrong program through the BENEVON® model.
Innovators are independent and impactful decision makers. They constantly look for ways to improve their major program, challenge the system with new ideas and never settle for following a well-worn path!
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities…
He or she must:
- Bachelor’s Degree in related field required
- At least three years fundraising experience in Tarrant County strongly preferred.
- Exceptional writing and communication skills and experience including public speaking
- Strong computer skills to include proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, and training in The Raiser’s Edge
- Knowledge and acceptance of the mission of Habitat for Humanity
- Ability to independently draft correspondence
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from leaders, clients, customers, and the general public
Position is full-time (40 hours a week) and works Monday through Friday. Office hours are flexible. Evening and weekend work is required. It is an exempt position. Conditions and benefits are contained in the board approved Employee Handbook.
Trinity Habitat expects you to succeed in your actions and outcomes according to…
- Core Values
- Operations Manual
- Employee Handbook
- Job Description
- Strategic Plan
- Job Goals
- Provide calm, confident, and positive leadership to the entire organization.
- Disseminate information readily to stake holders as appropriate.
- Submit accurate reports according to deadlines.
- When confronted with things with which you question, disagree, or have a concern, speak directly with those involved.
- Ensure that your area, office, and/or building is clean, organized, safe, and in compliance with all codes.
- Comply with grant requirements accordingly.
- Cross train with fellow staff to ensure a steady flow of business despite absences.
- Wholly manage a primary agency program.
- Routine, independent, subjective, and significant decision-making is required.
- Deploy “Gung Ho” and “Broken Windows” management principles and practices.
- Program budget creation and adherence.
- Monitor agency for operational checks/balances and integrity. Think in terms of fraud and theft prevention.
- Create and maintain relationships with Habitat for Humanity International and other Habitat affiliates.
- Independently represents the agency outside of the office/warehouse/store.
- Authority to deviate from Operations Manual without prior approval for special circumstances.
- Manage a portfolio of 150-200 individuals.
- Identify, cultivate, and solicit contributions totaling a minimum of at least $500,000 in cash contributions annually from individuals within our service area.
- Identify, engage, and acquire new individual donors who have the capacity and interest to grow their involvement with Trinity Habitat.
- Establish, maintain, and grow an active pipeline of individuals utilizing the Moves Management process.
- Plan, update and execute strategies for each individual to maintain and/or increase annual financial commitment
- Invite groups, individuals, and those in your personal and professional circles to HabiTours, the annual BUILDSTRONG Lunch and other Habitat events.
- Recruit and lead Habitat Ambassadors to host HabiTours and serve as table captains at the annual BUILDSTRONG Lunch.
- Appropriately show appreciation to donors through notes, calls, emails, build site visits, and official thank you stewardships.
- Research and actively solicit new donors, including creative ideas for partnership.
- Be visible and present at the build site as appropriate in support of the volunteer coordinator.
- Speak at community, corporate, faith or other gatherings with the intent to inform and promote funding for Trinity Habitat.
- Provide development and support for special events, special donor recruitment, and direct mail projects.
- Ensure that the development building budget is met by soliciting donors in support of Trinity Habitat programs.
- Utilize donor database (The Raiser’s Edge) and maintain all donor and prospects records and activities.
- Professional appearance and demeanor.
- Pleasant speaking voice and articulation.
- Availability to work on Saturdays, Sundays, and evenings as necessary.
- Ability to type 40 words per minute.
- Valid Texas driver’s license and operational vehicle.
- Other duties as assigned.
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 Lauren.Calzada@TrinityHabitat.org. No phone calls please. EOE