Sponsor Relations Manager
Houston, TX Development
Job Type

Job Description

Job Title: Sponsor Relations Manager 

Reports to: Assistant Development Director 

Type: Exempt 

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

Position Summary

The Sponsor Relations Manager creates, manages, and implements fundraising strategies focused on support from corporations and organizations. This key member of the development team works to maintain existing donors and build new relationships with corporations and organizations to raise additional revenue while effectively stewarding existing partnerships. 

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Manage donor relationships with corporations and organizations that support Houston Habitat
  • Identify, solicit, cultivate and grow contributions from a portfolio of new and existing donors to meet annual fundraising goals 
  • Work collaboratively with donors and staff on build-site volunteering, home dedications, and other events
  • Effectively communicate the Houston Habitat story, mission, and needs, verbally and in writing
  • Collaborate with the Development team and other staff members to identify and enhance fundraising opportunities
  • Represent Houston Habitat at internal and external community and professional events
  • In consultation with the Assistant Development Director, annually establish personal goals, objectives, and strategies for fundraising, and regularly assess progress toward goals
  • Maintain complete and accurate records on the network and in the donor database
  • Work with the donor services specialist to ensure that all sponsor monetary donations and/or in-kind commitments are properly documented and paid
  • 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 nonprofit, fundraising, and/or sales experience; 
  • Established fundraising success and achievement of institutional goals
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal including the ability to create and/or deliver compelling donor correspondence, proposals, presentations, and related materials 
  • Must have the ability to set priorities, multi-task, and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and in computer-based information systems
  • The ability to work independently and as a team
  • The ability to adapt quickly to changing environments
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English is 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