Associate Director - Donor Engagement

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is currently seeking a talented and energetic professional to join the donor relations program for the role of Associate Director, Donor Engagement. As a part of the Donor Relations team, the Associate Director of Donor Engagement is responsible for managing a successful donor relations program that actively engages donors in key projects such as the annual Corporate Leadership Summit, large cross-departmental events, individual donor engagement events and new engagement opportunities. This role will report to the Director of Donor Relations implementing strategies, assessing impact, and tracking trends for key donor segments and will be based in our Administrative Headquarters in Atlanta.

The Associate Director’s main responsibilities include creation, implementation and management of a donor engagement plan for high-net-worth individuals and corporate partners. This position is creative and strategic. The candidate should have the ability to work alongside many stakeholders, develop a deep understanding of current donor engagement practices, and seek new opportunities for engaging Habitat donors.

** Collaborating with the Director, the Associate Director creates and implements the overall Donor Engagement and Event Cultivation strategy, offering new and innovative ideas for engaging donors while maintaining proven strategies to engage donors in a meaningful experience. These strategies should include various opportunities for donor engagement, post-engagement, and evaluation of donor data and trends to measure outcomes.
** Track and measure key metrics to evaluate ROI, donor retention, revenue growth and inform future engagement.
** Work closely with the Associate Director, Donor Relations supporting engagement activities and opportunities for the individual and planned giving donor groups – Impact Builders and Legacy Builders.
** Oversee donor engagement events and other activities - includes complex, multi-day events, smaller events, and other engagement activities, ensuring consistency with messaging, strategies, and positive donor experience. The Associate Director is responsible for event strategy, logistics, budgets and contracts.
** Manage donor event technology, including selection and implementation of technology solutions improving in-person and virtual event experience for attendees, in collaboration with HFHI IT department or other departments as appropriate.
** Continuously improves processes and donor engagement events, solutions, etc.
** Serve as liaison with Finance, Legal and other HFHI departments as appropriate.

** Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience
** 6 - 8 years of related experience
** Experience creating, developing, implementing and assessing long-range strategies
** Experience managing small as well as large, complex events and projects serving a range of clients and/or implementing major events and projects for large non-profit organizations
** Demonstrated ability to manage multiple events and/or projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
** Ability to analyze and track trends to better inform future planning
** Understanding of a centralized Donor Relations program and Donor Relations best practices
** Demonstrated ability to manage complex tasks involving multiple internal stakeholders
** A high degree of personal initiative, with the ability to work well both independently and in a team environment
** Ability to interface with all levels of the organization (both internal and external) with enthusiasm and flexibility
** Solution-oriented
** Excellent written, presentation and oral communications skills
** Experience in fundraising software
** Exceptional Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
** Previous Donor Relations Experience preferred
** Prior experience in a large nonprofit environment preferred
** Active support of HFHI Values
- Humility – We are part of something bigger than ourselves
- Courage – We do what’s right, even when it is difficult or unpopular
- Accountability – We take personal responsibility for Habitat’s mission

Safeguarding: HFHI requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work. Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of Habitat for Humanity’s code of conduct

Atlanta, GA
Job Type:
Full-time - Salaried
Employment Type:
US Employment
Job Function:
Resource Development
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About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1976, is a global, Christian-based nonprofit organization that grew out of an intentionally multi-racial community in rural Georgia. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat brings together people of all faiths and people of no faith to build homes, communities and hope. Working alongside each other, we help families and individuals build and improve places to call home and achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Habitat seeks individuals who have a willingness to affirm these principles and values.


At Habitat for Humanity International, we embrace a history rooted in creating equity and take our mission seriously by courageously committing to a culture and workplace where all staff feel safe, welcome, visible, respected, supported and valued. As an equal opportunity employer, we realize that our success depends upon building an inclusive workforce of diverse perspectives and encourage people of varied races, ethnicities, national origins, tribes, religions, ages, gender identities and expressions, genders, sexual orientations, marital statuses, disabilities, veteran/reserve national guard statuses, socio-economic statuses, thinking and communication styles to work with us.


We also require that all staff take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities (especially children), and all those with whom we work. In line with the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, all staff must pass a thorough background screening and will be held accountable to upholding our policies around ethical behavior, including safeguarding and whistleblowing.