Donor Relations Specialist

Habitat for Humanity International is currently seeking an energetic professional to serve as a Donor Relations Specialist. As a part of the Donor Relations team, the Donor Relations Specialist is responsible for supporting a successful donor relations program and the corporate, foundation and individual giving fundraising teams in their efforts to secure gifts to further Habitat’s mission and the retention of its donors.

The Donor Relations Specialist will oversee portions of the acknowledgement process for high level donors; support stewardship activities for the individual and corporate teams; support logistics for donor engagement events; manage corporate sponsor pipelines; track donor giving levels for recognition; and manage administrative tasks in support of the Donor Relations strategy. This position will report to the Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship and would be based in our Administrative Headquarters in Atlanta.

Working with the Director, Donor Relations & Stewardship the Donor Relations Specialist will provide exemplary support for the Donor Relations team that contributes to raising funds, donor retention, project coordination, strategic initiatives and collaboration with internal stakeholders.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Projects:
**Manage the customization of acknowledgments for the individual, corporate and cause marketing teams’ assigned donors.
**Provide RD team Point of Contacts regular stewardship assets and create weekly summaries for Friday updates. Ensure stewardship activities are tracked. Support with holiday stewardship assisting to meet deadlines.
**Monitor and contribute to stewardship activities in CRM and create a system of reporting quarterly on the completion of stewardship initiatives.
**Provide logistical support in the execution of donor engagement events both in-person and virtual.
**Point of contact and liaison for internal and external communications including with HFHI departments. This requires relationship building and cross-functional engagement to promote open and ongoing information sharing and creative collaboration.

Administrative Tasks:
**Support with mailings and communications for Legacy Builders and Impact Builders recognition groups
**Track donor giving levels for recognition. Support with the annual report process, assisting to meet deadlines.
**Manage fundraising pipelines for corporate partner and individual sponsors and corresponding sponsorship documents.
**Support and coordinate purchase orders, event registrations, vendor invoices, and event tracking
**Develop and maintain Donor Relations Stewardship and Engagement Calendar
**Provide administrative support of calendar management, budget management and expenditures

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
** Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
** 1 to 3 years of experience in project support, sales/customer service support or related field
** Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
** Excellent technology skills (Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Outlook)
** Computer literate; able to effectively use word-processing, spreadsheet, database and project software.
** Demonstrated success in project management; completing multiple projects concurrently while balancing competing priorities; ability to meet deadlines.
** Outstanding oral and written communication skills with excellent interpersonal, presentation and negotiation skills.
** Highly collaborative and solutions-oriented with a commitment to delivering excellent internal and external customer service.
** Fundraising and/or major customer/donor support experience preferred
** Experience with donor database/CRM 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.

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Location:
Atlanta, GA
State/Region:
Georgia
Job Type:
Full-time - Hourly
Employment Type:
US Employment
Job Function:
Resource Development
Travel:
10%
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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.