Assistant Development Director
Houston, TX Development
Job Type

Job Description

Job Title: Assistant Development Director 

Reports to: 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 Assistant Development Director implements fundraising strategies and manages specified fundraising staff to create a broader base of donors, improve donor retention and significantly increase revenue to support Houston Habitat’s work. 


  • Create fundraising strategies to meet annual goals 
  • Develop and execute a plan to cultivate and build the donor pipeline
  • Establish forecasts and evaluate fundraising potential
  • Manage a portfolio of assigned major donors and prospects
  • Responsible for identifying, soliciting, and closing major gifts using an agreed-upon strategy
  • Direct the giving circles to build effective programs including annual and monthly giving societies
  • Report on fundraising activity for individual giving, corporate giving, and special events
  • Manage and develop the performance of assigned fundraising staff to ensure team advancement and retention
  • Manage the individual giving manager and sponsor relations manager to
  • Ensure best strategies for donor cultivation, asks, stewardship, and recognition are implemented to retain and increase giving
  • Goals are well established and met
  • Manage the donor services specialist to ensure
  • Confirm all gifts, pledges, and payments and processed and tracked accurately
  • Acknowledgment letters are generated in a timely manner 
  • Proper use and maintenance of Houston Habitat's donor database 
  • Accurate and complete records of donor communications, including proper entry of such data/records into the donor database
  • Manage the development events specialist to
  • Plan and fundraise for the annual luncheon, women build, and other events as needed
  • Participate in volunteer engagement on the construction site or in the warehouse as needed
  • Work collaboratively with the Development team, other Houston Habitat staff, and volunteers
  • 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
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as needed or assigned

  • Education, Experience, Skills, and Physical Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of successful development or equivalent experiences, such as creating and managing a donor portfolio, implementing successful major gifts cultivation strategies, annual giving, and capital campaigns
  • 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;
  • Robust computer skills including Microsoft Office suite, proficient in Excel and donor database software
  • The ability to work independently and on 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); and
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Houston Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Employment Opportunity for Employer