HOME Inc. is Hiring!

HOME, Inc. is looking for a creative self-starter with fundraising and marketing experience to develop and lead our fundraising program.  If you are looking for the next step in your career, please consider joining our team! 


Title:  Fund Development Director

Reports To:  Executive Director        

Exempt/nonexempt:Exempt:  Full-Time, pay based on experience  

ResumesAccepted:  Through July 15th or until filled.   E-mailresume and cover letter to staff@homeincdsm.orgor find us on CareerBuilder


 Organization Overview: Founded in 1967 through the efforts ofcitizens concerned about the lack of decent, affordable housing, HomeOpportunities Made Easy, Inc. (HOME, Inc.) is the oldest private, non-profithousing organization in Des Moines.HOME, Inc. believes that quality, affordable housing provides thefoundation that enables people to stabilize and improve their lives.  HOME, Inc.’s mission is to createopportunities for quality affordable housing through the development ofaffordable housing, revitalizing low income neighborhoods, counselingindividuals and families so they obtain and retain housing, and providingeducation to tenants and landlords to improve rental relationships. 

Job Purpose/General Summary:  Responsible for planning,implementing, and directing comprehensive fund raising and communication plans designedto support the mission and objectives of HOME Inc. for enhancement of programsand services for clients and their families. This individual will be responsible for workingwith the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and staff to develop andimplement a strategic fund raising plan that will allow HOME, Inc. to meet itsoperations and program needs and objectives on an annual basis and beyond.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Develop, implement and coordinate a fundraising plan
  2. Identify, prioritize, cultivate, solicit and recognize individual donors, corporations, and foundations
  3. Establishes short- and long-range goals for funding sources and enlists support from members of HOME Inc. staff and volunteers.
  4. Develop grant proposals, write the proposal, and follow up with any required reporting,
  5. Plan, oversee, and execute major fundraising events,
  6. Design, manage, and oversee the donor data base including recording, reporting and reconciling records
  7. Creates and manages all donor record keeping, pledge tracking, and donor thanking correspondence. 
  8. Oversee strategy for prospecting new foundation and corporate philanthropic support.
  9. Work with Executive Director and Program Manager to create and report on budgets and program narrative to support grant and sponsorship proposals. Work with staff to ensure each project or program is meeting proposal conditions and expectations.
  10. Informs potential contributors of special needs of HOME Inc, and encourages individuals, corporations, and foundations to establish or contribute to special funds through grants, endowments, Trusts, donations of gifts-in-kind, or bequests.
  11. Coordinates capital campaign activities when/as appropriate.
  12. Maintains a recognition system for donors.
  13. Prepares an annual budget for the Fund Development program.
  14. Develops, implements and executes a marketing and communications strategy
  15. Prepares an annual report of activities and accomplishments
  16. Creates and organizes activities of governing body and volunteers relating to fund raising activities.
  17. Researches, develops and assists the Housing Counseling Program Manager in developing and obtaining corporate and foundation grants for programs and services.
  18. Write reports and communication, sharing HOME, Inc. accomplishments and successes. 

Employment Requirements:

Thisposition requires/prefers:

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • 2 - 3 Years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising with a successful track record in identifying local fund-raising prospects. Successful experience in grant writing, submitting grant proposals, securing grant funding and cultivating and stewarding Foundation relationships.
  • Excellent writing, editing and interpersonal skills
  • Proven track record in managing complex programs and multiple demands
  • Must possess the ability to work independently and multi task
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively present information and responds to questions from potential funders and the general public
  • Strong ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters.
  • General hours of work are Monday through Friday (Days) with evening and weekend involvement 

HOME, Inc. is an Equal Opportunityemployer.  Personnel are chosen on thebasis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federaland state law.

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