Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Vice President (VP) of Resource Development is responsible for all fundraising and resource development activities. The successful candidate will design and implement a multifaceted development strategy and stewardship operation to inspire philanthropic support.
The VP of Resource Development serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting the organization. The position will focus on expanding current and forging new relationships to build Habitat NYC and Westchester’s visibility, impact, and financial resources.
The VP of Resource Development must be an inspirational leader and innovator who possesses the vision, passion and expertise to help the organization grow its revenue opportunities from a variety of philanthropic sources by motivating current and prospective supporters of the organization to consider significant investments to sustain and expand Habitat’s mission.
A key focus will be to secure funding for the recent expansion of the organization’s presence and programmatic activity into Westchester County, New York. The VP of Resource Development will design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by identifying, cultivating and stewarding individual, corporate, foundation and faith-based supporters.The position leads a productive, powerful and cohesive team of dedicated fundraisers and is responsible for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to reach a $5M philanthropic goal. Sustained success will drive appropriate investment in additional capacity to support geographic growth.
The new leader will support and expand initiatives to further diversify the donor base/pipeline and work closely with team members and colleagues to secure new funding sources for a growing suite of new programs and initiatives. Importantly, this position works closely with a complex governance structure of Boards (NYC Habitat, Westchester County Habitat, the regional entity, Habitat for Humanity NYC & Westchester County and the Habitat NYC Community Fund (CDFI)) as well as the organization’s leadership groups (Real Estate Council, Habitat Young Professionals, and the Leadership Council) to raise funding through their personal wealth and circles of influence.
Passion for the vision and mission of Habitat NYC and Westchester. Strong interest in the issue of affordable housing.
Relationship development: Strong networking and relationship management skills, with a history of growing relationships from transactional to mutually beneficial, particularly around fundraising. Demonstrate a willingness to work in a collaborative and strong team-based organization.
Executing to Results: Efficient time management skills, ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple priorities. Ability to parse large projects into small achievable goals. Strong research skills—ability to identify and research corporate prospects.
Communication: Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills—experience writing persuasive and inspiring proposals and reports. Ability to evaluate partnership impact and success. Ability to craft strong, persuasive promotional and sales materials, decks, one-page documents, etc. Ability to negotiate sales, recommitments, and to close the deal on revenue-generating activities as well as effectively interface with staff, community leaders and senior level executives.
All newly hired employees of Habitat NYC and Westchester must have their final dose of an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed COVID-19 vaccine, and provide proof of such in order to begin employment, unless a reasonable accommodation on the following limited bases is granted. Habitat NYC and Westchester will consider accommodation requests from individuals who are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccination due to either an underlying medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs on a case-by-case basis in accordance with our policies as well as federal, state, and local laws. Supporting documentation may be requested.
Location, hours: This position is a hybrid in-person and work-from-home model in order to better build cross divisional strengths with team members in the organization and with partner organizations, as well as tenants and tenant groups.
Administrative Offices: 111 John St. Suite 770, New York, NY 10038; and 55 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Ability and willingness to travel– build sites across NYC and Westchester County; ReStores– Queens, NY and Yonkers, NY, from time to time and as required; Monday–Friday 9am–5pm, evenings and weekends as required
Compensation: $120,000 – $150,000
Careers at Habitat for Humanity New York City are challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in bringing your passion for the mission of Habitat for Humanity to the organization, please apply by sending a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications to Karen Haycox, CEO at email@example.com.