USA - IL, Wheaton - Manager of Individual & Foundation Giving

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, community, and hope. We envision a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Habitat is an ecumenical housing ministry that makes possible the dream of home ownership for low income families. By creating an affordable mortgage, typically much less than average rental rates in the market area, we provide stability and an increase in disposable income by 20-30% or more. That increase results in outcomes that most average and above income makers take for granted. These outcomes include: The ability to adequately feed the household; having safe and healthy living conditions; providing for a supportive educational environment that leads to increased rates of high school graduation and college degrees; having health care coverage; being involved in the community; and ultimately providing an increased sense of hope. This game changer is the best method to break the cycle of generational poverty.
DuPage Habitat for Humanity is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. DuPage Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders to build affordable housing that fits the community. The houses are sold to qualifying families at no profit and with an interest free mortgage. DuPage Habitat is in the midst of substantial growth and development. We are a midsized affiliate with an aggressive growth plan that will significantly increase the number of families we serve. We are seeking to make a long-term impact on the supply of affordable housing in DuPage County and the lives of Habitat homeowners.

Job Description
The Manager of Individual & Foundation Giving is responsible for developing strategies, establishing goals, and implementing a program focused on individual and foundation funding to support the comprehensive services and programs of DuPage Habitat for Humanity. The funds raised through this position will support the integrated fund development plan that also includes donations and grants from local, state and federal agencies, corporations, faith groups and associations.
This position works closely with the Director of Development, fundraising committee, board members and colleagues throughout Habitat to build long term relationships to increase awareness of and support for the organization’s mission and goals.
This position is responsible for his/her own portfolio of major gift donors; integrating development plans with the Marketing and Communications Manager; developing and managing his/her budgets; partnering with development operations on stewardship and prospect management; participation in the Board Fundraising Committee; identifying and engaging new funding constituencies, etc.
  • Develop strategic funding plan for individual and foundation support for the comprehensive DHFH Fundraising Development Plan and the future.
  • Identify, support and secure gifts from a portfolio of major gift donors, starting at $1,000.
  • Identify, support and secure gifts for all individual giving constituents.
  • Identify, support and secure gifts through foundation giving.
  • Partner with development operations, including, but not limited to, records management, prospect management strategies and stewardship/cultivation activities and plans.
  • Develop, implement and manage “moves management” strategy for donors and prospects and stewardship plan.
  • Provide direction for development messaging and programs implemented through marketing and communications department, including, but not limited to, special events, E-philanthropy, and other programs of donor communications.
  • Develop and execute major donor prospect events and recognition opportunities.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Corporate Relations Manager and Volunteer Manager
  • Develop and manage budgets.
  • Steward current and future DuPage Habitat for Humanity donor relations.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrated fundraising success and budget attainment.
  • Demonstrated success in major gifts solicitation.
  • Extensive knowledge of Moves Management best practices.
  • Leadership ability and previous project management experience.
  • Demonstrated initiative, ability to work with multiple teams, and ability to manage functional areas. Experience in managing multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Strong professional written and verbal communication skills and outstanding interpersonal skills a must.
  • Professional and cooperative manner and the ability to work with community leadership, board members and donors outside the organization.
  • Demonstrated passion for and understanding of the organization’s mission, vision and values.
  • Progressive thinker and visionary with complete understanding of fundraising management and external relations.
  • Ability to motivate others to produce quality materials with tight deadlines and simultaneously manage several projects.
  • Ability to participate in and facilitate team-oriented and group meetings.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, problem-solving and technical skills.
  • High energy, clear goal orientation and strong work ethic.
  • Ability to represent DuPage Habitat for Humanity with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, administration, marketing, or other professionally-related programs
  • Professional experience in working with executive teams and external boards with a minimum of 5 years individual giving experience.
  • Experience in recruiting, training and motivating donors and volunteers.
  • Knowledge of the not for profit development, fundraising, business and civic community in the DuPage County area a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge donor management system and research methods for funding sources.
  • Preferably familiarity with Habitat for Humanity and affordable housing
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills; excellent oral communication and ability to participate in public speaking events.
  • Excellent written communication, research, and organizational skills.
  • Interest, enthusiasm, and affinity for fundraising and working with people.
  • The successful applicant will work well in diverse teams and with varied constituencies. S/he will be self-motivated, work well under pressure and be able to handle several projects at one time. S/he will have good judgment and, ideally, a sense of humor.

Please email cover letter and resume to:


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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.


Habitat for Humanity International is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.