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Individual Relationship Builder - Development

Posted: 08/01/2022

Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity, Inc., is an all-embracing Christian non-profit that invites the communities we serve to put Godly love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope in Eastern Jackson County (EJC), Missouri. Founded in 1989, Truman Habitat is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI).
 
With help of our partner families, and a wealth of community donors and volunteers, Truman Habitat has built and financed more than 88 homes for new home buyers and has repaired hundreds more to support the unmet needs of low-income neighbors in the communities we serve. And by working to build and improve homes here in our community we are making a meaningful difference in the health of neighborhoods throughout EJC and are doing our part in meeting Habitat for Humanity’s global vision of a world where EVERYONE has a decent place to live.
 
Servants of Habitat for Humanity’s mission are passionate, innovative, and tireless advocates when it comes to engaging the community and developing meaningful relationships that will help us achieve our purposes. We know doing our best work requires recruiting those for whom our mission, values and work resonate loud and clear. We like to think that joining Truman Habitat is a lot like joining a team of superheroes that have set out to change the world starting, with our own backyard!
 
The role of the Individual Relationship Builder (Individual Giving Officer) is critical to the overall success and security of the organization that will ultimately allow Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity to provide ongoing services for our clients.

 

Individual Relationship Builder (Individual Giving Officer)

We seek an Individual Relationship Builder who enjoys the challenge of fundraising, respects the responsibility of stewardship, and has the heart of a servant leader. They are a strategic thinker, and a team player, who will deliver results to further Truman Habitat’s mission. They have integrity. They are highly motivated, hard-working, confident, and resilient with the ability to apply new knowledge in creative and innovative ways. They can adapt to change, enjoy a complex and fairly fast-paced environment, and are flexible when need be. Most importantly, they will be enthusiastic about finding well-aligned partners and creating lasting relationships upon which Truman Habitat can build homes, communities and hope for generations to come.
 
The ideal candidate will have solid experience and demonstrated success with all aspects of fund development, including donor identification, cultivation, and stewardship; major gift solicitation; legacy giving; and grants. They will also have excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication (verbal and written), influencing, framing, and leadership skills. The successful candidate will be obvious as an instant champion for Habitat’s mission and values, with an easy ability to clearly articulate our vision, and to build rapport and credibility with both internal and external contributors alike.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Collaborate with Community Engagement Director (CED), Development Coordinator and the Volunteer Coordinator to cultivate relationships with volunteers and donors from Corporate Partners, church groups and through marketing and campaigns.
  • Attend Corporate and Volunteer Events to cultivate individuals
  • Cultivate current volunteers to become donors
  • Personal Relationship Builder to current Individual Donors to move to major donors
  • Oversee the Gingerbread Committee and event
  • Work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to identify eager volunteers to get more engaged with Truman Habitat
  • Oversee peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns in Salsa
  • Cultivate and manage all matching gift donations
  • Manage administrative individual donations in Salesforce and acknowledge gifts/receipting/TY letters
  • Track efforts to outcomes in Salesforce – CRM Reporting
  • Develop and maintain a planned giving program.
  • Other Duties as Assigned
 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
  • 3-5 years of relevant development/fundraising/sales experience.
 SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Vision, diplomacy, imagination, and a strong sense of community purpose.
  • An innovative and creative mindset that can develop new ways of generating financial support. A willingness to pilot new programs and learn from experiences.
  • A love and respect for organizational partners and the broader community.
  • A passion for storytelling to fuel building new partnerships. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong project management and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with keen attention to detail and ability to multi-task to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Knowledge of complete fundraising cycle and ability to function in all phases. Experience developing a variety of fundraising strategies.
  • Technological proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong customer-service orientation.
  • Experience with SalesForce CRM donor tracking/management software preferred but not required. Training will be provided
  • Experience with Salsa, Classy or Constant Contact preferred
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends when needed
 
Notice: The job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Management has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time. Truman Habitat is an “at-will” employer.
 
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with the experience and background of the successful applicant. This is a full-time role located in Eastern Jackson County Missouri – Office in Independence, MO
To apply: Submit your cover letter and resume to Carla Simpson at csimpson@trumanhabitat.org Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

More about Truman Habitat

Truman Habitat is part of a part of a global, nonprofit housing organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide. We believe that all our neighbors should have access to safe, stable, secure and affordable housing. We know that as a result of structural racism, poverty, and other systemic injustices, housing has not been accessible to all and many face significant personal and institutional obstacles. This situation prevents our community from reaching its full potential. To make the dream of all having access to stable housing a reality, Truman Habitat constructs, rehabilitates and preserves homes, advocates for fair and just housing policies and provides training and access to
 
resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat has been building partnerships in EJC since 1989.
 
Our Faith. Founded on Christian values in 1989, Truman Habitat partners with those who share our ideals of love, respect, compassion, and justice for all. We welcome those of any faith - or no faith - to join us building homes, hope and community in EJC.
 
We build and repair homes. Habitat builds new homes and rehabs existing homes in partnership with hard-working families in EJC who pay monthly, interest free mortgages. We repair homes for low-income veterans and elderly or disabled neighbors, engaging them in volunteer work and repayment programs when possible.
 
We build hope. Habitat homes are not given away but are SOLD to low-income neighbors who do not qualify for traditional home loans. Lower construction costs with volunteers and donated materials, zero- interest mortgages, and green building principles keep our homes affordable for our partner families.
 
We build community. As the lives of the families who buy our homes are transformed, EJC neighborhoods are transformed by the stability that homeowners bring to the community. We work in partnership with the communities in which we build, and we embrace asset- based community development. Our volunteer programs bring EJC neighbors together across racial, class, and socioeconomic divisions to make EJC a stronger community.
 
To learn more, please visit trumanhabitat.org
 
This is a full-time exempt position within a four-day work week – Tuesday – Friday.
 
Physical Requirements Necessary to Perform This Job:
 This position requires office work. Communication and interaction with others are required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, listen, and report. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and sit for long periods of time. Ability to lift 50 lbs.
 
Heritage Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Type: Full Time

Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
Carla Simpson