Individual Giving Manager
Houston, TX Development
Job Type

Job Description

Job Title: Individual Giving Manager 

Reports to: Assistant Development Director 

Classification: Exempt


Seeking to put God’s love into action, Houston Habitat brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Position Summary

The Individual Giving Manager cultivates develops, and manages relationships with existing donors and new prospects, focusing on securing gifts of $1,000 or more, recurring donations, and planned gifts from individuals all resulting in a larger donor base, improved retention, and significantly increased revenue to support Houston Habitat’s work.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Manage donor relationships and with individuals that support Houston Habitat
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donor prospects and existing donors with the capacity to contribute $1,000 or more, through cold calls and outreach to solicit gifts 
  • Draft correspondence and informational materials needed to secure gifts
  • Assist in implementing programs needed to sustain major gift support
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of donor communications, including proper entry of such data/records into Houston Habitat's donor database
  • Report on funds raised, activities, and programs as requested 
  • In consultation with the Assistant Development Director, annually establish personal goals, objectives, and strategies for fundraising, and regularly assess progress toward goals
  • Work collaboratively with the Development team, other Houston Habitat staff, and volunteers
  • Participate in volunteer engagement on the construction site or in the warehouse as needed
  • Effectively communicate the Houston Habitat story, mission, and needs, orally and in writing and/or represent Houston Habitat to donors and prospects at community and business events and on the Houston Habitat build site; and
  • Complete other duties and activities as assigned

Houston Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


Education, Experience, Skills, and Physical Requirements

  • 2 - 3 years of fundraising, nonprofit or equivalent experience
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Established fundraising success and achievement of institutional goals
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal including the ability to create and/or deliver compelling donor correspondence, proposals, presentations, reports, and related materials
  • Certification in fund development and/or nonprofit management and active involvement in the greater Houston philanthropic community preferred
  • The ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and manage multiple tasks
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite and donor management software
  • The ability to work independently and as a team
  • The ability to adapt quickly to changing environments
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills and exemplary attention to detail
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred
  • The ability to perform essential functions of the job; reasonable accommodation available
  • The ability to perform in an office setting and outdoors (heat, humidity, rain, and cold) 
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required