Development Director

Employer: Metropolitan Housing Coalition

Job Description:

Manages the agency development plan, the Development Committee and
Activities and coordinates select advocacy projects, events, committees, products, and related activities. Manages office operations and is responsible for general administrative tasks.

  • In keeping with the MHC strategic plan, analyzes information and writes the development plan, meets with the Development and Annual Meeting Committees, directs and reports on all development activities, e.g. membership system, database management, fundraising and outreach, proposal writing, event planning, and publicity.
  • Responsible for database management via eTapestry and Constant Contact.
  • Coordinates agency communications by:
    • Producing MHC newsletter 10 months per year and distributing it via mail and email.
    • Maintaining and updating content for using WordPress platform.
    • Leading social media engagement through Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms.
    • Creating and distributing press releases and responding to media inquiries (in partnership with Executive Director)
  • Plans, organizes and coordinates a variety of events focused on advocacy for the organization, services to individual and organizational members, and recruitment of new members.
  • Plans and coordinates development events, including MHC Annual Meeting.
  • Chairs or facilitates ad-hoc or collaborative meetings designed to sustain both development and advocacy functions and may represent MHC in a variety of forums
  • Establishes, maintains, integrates and provides technical assistance for several organized information systems devoted to membership, giving, public information, programs’ progress, or a calendar of recurring events or publications.
  • Recruits and supervises volunteers and interns.
  • Office Management Tasks:
    • Preparing accounts payable and receivable for accountant
    • Taking minutes of Board meetings and other meetings, as needed
    • Answering phones, responding to member and public requests for information
    • Opening, processing and distributing mail
    • Maintaining office files, staff calendars and coordination of meetings as assigned
    • Preparing mailings for the organization
    • Ordering and keeping office supplies stocked, keeping office files organized
  • Performs other, related work as required.

Informational: Knowledge of non-profit fundraising values, standards, and advocacy processes; knowledge of grant writing, annual giving, membership and sponsoring strategies; knowledge of the non-profit sector of the community; knowledge of project management and event planning; knowledge of select computer software and database management;; knowledge of staff and volunteer supervision; knowledge of local, state and federal housing issues; knowledge of policy formation strategies and processes.

Interpersonal: Capable of working in an open office environment; capable of working independently and as part of a team; capable of public speaking and of articulating the MHC mission/strategies; capable of working with board members, volunteers and partner agencies; capable of listening, managing conflict and being persuasive; capable of leadership and of allowing others to assume leadership roles; capable of handling frequent interruptions; capable of discussing substantive issues diplomatically.

Intellectual: Ability to follow sequences, processes, and policies and directions accurately; ability to analyze, synthesize, interpret and apply information accurately; ability to learn new software and technologies efficiently; ability to develop communication systems and process for handling data; ability to utilize fiscal management procedures efficiently; ability to problem solve individually and with others; ability to multi-task

Meetings: Regular staff meetings, Board of Directors, Development Committee, Annual Meeting Committee, General Membership Meetings, Ad-Hoc Meetings

Reports: Monthly Newsletter (10 p/yr), Monthly Development Reports to the MHC Board, Communications Materials, e.g., brochures, flyers; etc, regular reports to the Executive Director

Benefits: Benefits include full employer paid health insurance for single coverage (for individual employee)
and employer 7% 401K contribution beginning Jan 1, 2019.

Required Skills: Passion for social justice; strong writing and communications skills; strong organizational experience and organizational skills; proficient with Windows Office Suite (mail merge, PowerPoint and Excel proficient); experience in record keeping; experience in database management; ability to multi-task and keep appropriate priorities. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.

Education and Bachelors degree plus three years’ experience. Experience in non-profit sector is highly preferred

Experience: preferred.

How To Apply:

Email Resume, Cover Letter, 3 References to