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Habitat for Humanity of Dane County

About Habitat for Humanity of Dane County

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County’s (HFHDC) mission is to bring communities of volunteers, families, and sponsors of all types together to build homes for people in need. Habitat strengthens families through homeownership and stabilizes communities through homeownership training, rehabs, and new builds. Current home building projects are under way in Sun Prairie, Madison, and Oregon, helping establish healthy new neighborhoods in Dane County. The largest Habitat development in state history, Town Hall Crossing, includes an investment of $3M in infrastructure, creating a 62-acre housing development in Sun Prairie.  HFHDC is a Gold Star nonprofit (GuideStar designation) that has built over 330 homes in Dane County. HFHDC receives sponsorship, volunteer hours, and funds from hundreds of organizations and individuals in Dane County, in addition to revenue from its two growing ReStores on Madison’s east and west sides, which provide sustainable and eco-friendly solutions to recycle home furnishings and building supplies and reduce landfills. HFHDC recently opened a new administrative office on Odana Road on Madison's West side alongside a larger ReStore and warehouses, adding significant capacity for growth.  As a part of Habitat for Humanity worldwide, HFHDC benefits from the expertise and collaboration opportunities with Habitat for Humanity’s work in 50 states and 70 countries.

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About the Vice President of Development Role

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County is seeking a Vice President of Development to lead the strategic fund development efforts for the organization, including direct stewardship. This role is responsible for all fundraising planning, tactics and evaluation for major gifts, planned giving, sponsorships, grants, database and gift processing work, stewardship efforts, event planning, and related work, raising $1.5M - $2M to impact hundreds of families in Dane County.  They will serve as an important face of the organization in the community, along with the CEO, engaging donors, volunteers and community partners with energy, authenticity, and professionalism. The VP of Development will report directly to the CEO. They will have the opportunity to strategically structure and lead a team which includes a Development Director and a Development Coordinator, and a part-time Donations Manager, to best steward the support of committed corporate partners, private donors, and volunteers who support Habitat for Humanity of Dane County annually.  The VP of Development will serve as a key member on the HFHDC leadership team, partnering and collaborating with HFHDC’s CEO and COO, and the tenured leaders of Construction, Community Services, Finance, Marketing, and ReStore teams on business planning, supporting an inclusive and positive culture, and developing innovative and effective strategies to better serve the mission. The compensation range is $90,000-$100,000.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Lead HFHDC’s development and fundraising with a current team of 3.70 FTE total.

  • Define the development strategy with leadership and development team; evaluate and adjust tactics based on results.

  • Manage a portfolio of annual donors, corporate partners, and organizations; delegate the stewarding of community partners to development staff, CEO, and volunteers, as deemed appropriate and effective.

  • Represent HFHDC at various community meetings and events and fulfill speaking requests.

  • Coordinate annual giving and stewardship communications with the Communications Department.

  • Coordinate in-kind donations with ReStore gift in-kind donations and Construction staff.

  • Manage grant submission and reporting with Program and Finance staff.

  •  Oversee Raiser’s Edge database and the effective recording of donor interactions.

  •  Work with the development committee and the HFHDC board to drive development initiatives.


Desired Skills, Experience and Attributes

  •  Sincere passion for the mission of HFHDC.

  • Three to five years of experience in fundraising, with a record of accomplishments in donor cultivation, closing asks, and stewardship.

  • A willingness to uphold a culture which values teamwork and accountability, with professionalism and integrity.

  • Three years of experience leading a cohesive staff, with a supportive and collaborative leadership style.

  •  Metrics-focused, to be able to report accurately to donors and to show measurable success.

  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills, with an open-minded approach to building effective processes for growth.

  •  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, along with strong listening skills to build relationships with donors, staff, and volunteers.

  • Comfortable presenting to groups.

  •  Ability to work well both independently and with various teams and volunteers.

  • Strong computer skills in Outlook, Word, and Excel.

  • Experience using a CRM such as Raiser’s Edge, a plus.

  • A valid Driver’s License, with a clean driving record.

  •  Ability and willingness to work in a hybrid office/ home environment, with occasional donor visits, site tours, and evening or weekend activities.

 Habitat for Humanity of Dane County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to a diverse workplace.  Under our Affirmative Action plan, we encourage people of color, women and individuals with a disability, and all members of historically marginalized populations to apply.

 Habitat for Humanity of Dane County has retained Tapestry Talent, search + consulting to conduct the search for the new Vice President of Development. Applicants will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Winding, Tapestry Talent


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You may combine your cover letter and resume into one document to attach to your LinkedIn application.

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