Posted by Jason Olson on May 1, 2014
Related program: Job Opportunities
Location: San Francisco, CA
Start Date: June 2014
Position Type: Full Time
Fields of interest: Humanitarian Aid Services, Humanitarian Architecture, International Development
Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and benefits package including health, dental, and 403(b) retirement plan
Architecture for Humanity creates solutions to global humanitarian challenges using the power of design. We provide vulnerable communities with vital, innovative and most of all community-driven architectural, planning and construction services. Our key focus areas are educational spaces, community recreational facilities, Disaster reconstruction and resiliency.
Over the past fifteen years we’ve built schools in Haiti, completed sports based community centers across Africa in partnership with FIFA, built new, more resilient housing in the Gulf Coast in response to Katrina and been a leader in the global conversation in humanitarian architecture and sustainability.
Our 15-year anniversary is an exciting moment of transition to a new future for the organization. We’re looking for a Development Director to be a part of our new leadership team who will take the organization to the next level.
Revenues: $12 million total
Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Development Director serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting Architecture for Humanity. In partnership with the ED, this position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build Architecture for Humanity’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. The Development Director also will design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support.
The Development Director will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a $12M budget through the solicitation of major gifts, corporate and foundation support, special events, and federal and state grants.
S/he will expand and diversify Architecture for Humanity’s donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives. In addition, the Development Director will work closely with the board of directors and support board members as they take on a more active fundraising role.
It is expected that the amount raised by Architecture for Humanity will increase in future years as the Development Director systematically and effectively strengthens the organization's overall fundraising capacity.
- Works in partnership with the ED and board members on all major fundraising initiatives
- Direct fundraising efforts with support from the ED and Board of Directors to implement a comprehensive development strategy to include corporate, foundation, government grants, etc.
- Have primary responsibility for development and execution of all proposals
- Oversee research funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position Architecture for Humanity ahead of major funding changes or trends
- Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to board and senior leaders
- Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors
- Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program
- Identify, develop, and mentor the development team (projected to be three full time staff)
- Working closely with our Public Relations Consultant and in-house Communications staff, produce PR/Communications that facilitates the above goals and goals of the organization.
- Creating and maintain a culture of development within the organization – a team builder
- 10-plus years of increasing responsibility in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources)
- Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships
- A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time
- Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives and who is willing to be hands on when necessary
- Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside Architecture for Humanity
- High energy and passion for Architecture for Humanity's mission is essential
- Ability to construct, articulate, and implement annual strategic development plan
- Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
- Bachelor's degree required
Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national origin.
How to Apply
If interested, email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include Development Director in the subject line.