AHIP seeks an energetic, experienced, and dynamic Director of Development to lead and oversee implementation of all resource development efforts. The successful candidate will be responsible for aligning fundraising with programmatic goals and marketing activities, strengthening and accelerating a major donor program, and overseeing institutional fundraising, events, in-kind and community partnerships, and annual and planned giving efforts.
The Director of Development manages one staff person—our Development Manager, whose key responsibilities include managing events and our volunteer program—and works in partnership with the Director of Marketing & Communications, the Director of Programs, and the Executive Director. If you are an enthusiastic and creative development professional committed to our mission and someone who thrives in a collaborative and fluid work environment, we encourage you to apply.
Develops and oversees implementation of AHIP’s annual development strategy and plan, working with the Executive Director, Director of Marketing & Communications Director, and Director of Programs to set priorities and strategize approach
Leads major donor efforts of the organization, identifying prospective individual and institutional prospects and developing strategies to cultivate, establish, and sustain philanthropic partnerships
Oversees research on donors, foundations, and grant opportunities; manages the grants calendar and has oversight for all submissions including follow-up reports; and works with other team members to develop submissions and to support their writing of grants and reports
Works with Development Manager to prioritize, schedule, and staff fundraising and cultivation events in keeping with annual development strategy
Works in partnership with the Director of Marketing & Communications to align development with communications and marketing efforts, in terms of ongoing strategy and on specific projects
Works in partnership with Director of Programs to align programmatic partnerships and volunteer groups with fundraising strategy in order to build organizational capacity and increase giving
Works with Executive Director and Board of Directors to identify and cultivate new board members
Builds and manages relationships with local leaders, partners, and stakeholders
Oversees the fundraising database, supervising data entry and acknowledgment generation processes
Staffs the Development Committee (members are board members and outside supporters)
Represents AHIP in the community by giving presentations, leading tours, attending functions, participating in outside groups/coalitions, and interacting with the media
Tracks community events, awareness-raising opportunities, and partnership opportunities
Offers creative and active leadership for the organization at large
Skills, knowledge, abilities
Three or more years of development management experience that has included major donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship as well as oversight of grant submissions
Exceptional interpersonal, relationship-building, and verbal communication skills
Experience with donor databases (Bloomerang experience a plus)
Hours and workplace
AHIP is open Monday through Friday, and our colleagues’ workday hours vary. This is a full-time position, and development staff must sometimes work odd hours, accommodating community and organization events that fall outside of the traditional workday and work week.
AHIP believes in supporting our staff balance the demands of life and work, and we are continuously working toward a more flexible, welcoming, inclusive, and family-friendly workplace. Dogs are also welcome at AHIP.
Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary expectations to email@example.com. The deadline to apply is March 8, 2019.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary and benefits package
About Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP)
AHIP believes that everyone should be safe at home. Every year, we help Charlottesville and Albemarle
households with critical home repairs – emergency repairs, rehabs, and energy-efficiency upgrades – to help
make homes safer, healthier, and more affordable, and to preserve and protect affordable homes and local
neighborhoods. Last fiscal year, AHIP helped 148 households with critical home repairs. AHIP has a staff of
24 and an annual budget of just over $3 million. For more information, please visit ahipva.org.