Piedmont Housing Alliance seeks a motivated, collaborative person to launch and build a robust individual giving strategy in support of our mission to serve low-income families and communities throughout the Charlottesville region with an abundance of services and affordable housing solutions. We seek a candidate who is excited about advancing our mission, about taking our individual giving efforts in new, bold directions, about leading individual giving from the strategic to the administrative, and about increasing the culture of philanthropy within our organization. The ideal candidate is someone familiar with fundraising for nonprofits who wants to play the lead role in building our individual fundraising success. We are open to various levels of past experience.
Since 1983, our organization has been a leader in developing and managing safe and affordable homes, and providing education and counseling to struggling renters and aspiring homebuyers. Today, a two-fold urgency compels our growth trajectory. We work amidst a regional housing crisis, with rapidly escalating housing costs, placing undue burdens on low-income families. Relatedly, there is a critical need to redress the historical economic, social and educational barriers faced by these same families. Our Board is concerned with the historical racial barriers in housing and the resulting inequities in financial assets, wealth and homeownership carried down across generations. We believe Piedmont Housing – as a nonprofit housing organization expanding access to homeownership, household financial capacity, and affordable housing – is uniquely situated to address racial equity in housing and community-building in our region.
Working with the Director of Development, Executive Director, Deputy Director and Board Mission Investment Committee, the Individual Giving Officer will build, manage, and execute all aspects of individual fundraising and donor engagement. The position entails the following responsibilities:
Design and implement individual giving strategies, including annual fund and other campaigns
Assist with identification and cultivation of potential major donors
Manage and track donor relationships, including new donor cultivation, donor stewardship and acknowledgment
Develop and maintain a portfolio of leadership annual fund gifts
Plan and execute communications and events in support of donor engagement and fundraising goals
Staff the Board’s Mission Investment Committee
Maintain accurate and complete records of donor communications and prepare regular reports
Experience in nonprofit fundraising, preferably in individual donor engagement
Can-do attitude; enthusiastic about creating challenging goals and carrying out the work to realize them
Strong communications skills including ability to write and speak persuasively about the organization to colleagues, board members and donors
Ability to meaningfully engage with issues of racial equity and inclusion
Detail-oriented with ability to plan, organize, multi-task, execute and handle simultaneous projects, manage competing deadlines, and strategize and evaluate priorities in highly effective manner
Ability to take initiative, with a commitment to excellence and follow-through
Motivated to work in a results-oriented, sector-leading, organization
Strong computer skills, especially with Microsoft Office programs, and preferably working knowledge of donor databases
Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements to email@example.com with subject Individual Giving Officer. Resumes will be reviewed as received and interviews will be scheduled on an ongoing basis. The position will remain open until filled, but we encourage interested candidates to apply prior to August 21st.
Piedmont Housing Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a team that values diverse perspectives, inclusive policies, and equitable practices. Candidates of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities are encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include medical insurance, dental insurance, disability and life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with company contribution and matching, employee assistance program, and professional development opportunities.
About Piedmont Housing Alliance
Piedmont Housing Alliance's mission is to create affordable housing opportunities and foster community through education, lending, and equitable development. We are guided by our five core values: equity, opportunity, home, community, and respect.