Director of Philanthropy
Winston Salem, NC Advancement
Job Type

Salary Range 

Depending on experience 

Full-time 75 hours every two weeks (Exempt)  

Reports to: Chief Advancement Officer 

About the Organization  

Driven by the vision that everyone deserves a safe, healthy, and affordable place to live, Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County started helping local families in 1985. The housing organization has since helped over 550 families and individuals build or improve the places they call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves.  

Job Description 

The Director of Philanthropy (DOP) is member of the organization’s management team and works with the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) and Advancement team to help execute the affiliate’s advancement strategy, specifically philanthropic/fundraising initiatives. 

The DOP drives the day-to-day operations of the affiliate’s philanthropy and fundraising initiatives including giving societies, special events and annual appeals, while serving as the affiliate’s stewardship and data management expert.  

The successful DOP must be an independent self-starter with creativity, vision, and talent for increasing the philanthropic giving outcomes, while at the same time being a strong networker and community spokesperson.  


Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Works in partnership with the CAO to develop and implement a comprehensive development program that generates sufficient capital to execute goals of the Board of Directors and affiliate. 
  • Manages and supports one direct report (Community Engagement Specialist) in the achievement of their annual goals; and leads entire staff team by influence to integrate a culture of philanthropy across the affiliate. 
  • Oversees donor stewardship, gift entry and acknowledgement for financial gifts made to the affiliate, and overall database management.  
  • Assists CAO and CEO in implementing new Board of Directors engagement strategy to increase participation in fundraising activities and overall engagement with the mission. 
  • Prepares monthly reports and update on Philanthropy division activities as needed to the CEO, CAO, Board of Directors, and committees. 
  • Develop, maintain, manage, and grow current individual support and giving societies through development strategies, stewardship, cultivation and engagement, and other giving opportunities. 
  • Oversees development and implementation of affiliate’s Annual Campaign, including targeted donor appeals, year-end ask, holiday appeals, board giving appeal) and all components including proposals, asks, and donor relations materials. 
  • Oversees planning and execution of affiliate special fundraising events including but not limited to the Raise the Roof Raffle, Blueprint Breakfast, monthly Blueprint Tours, donor/volunteer appreciation events, and a cornhole tournament fundraiser in development stages. 
  • Serve as staff representative on affiliate’s Advancement Committee. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 


All full-time employees of Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County have the following benefits available:  

Standard full-time benefits package options 

• Paid Holidays (11) 

• Paid Time Off (PTO) 

• 401k Plan – 4% employer match 

• Medical Insurance 

• Dental Insurance 

• Vision Insurance 

• Life Insurance 

• Disability Insurance 

• Flexible Spending Account 

• Employee Discount at Restores 

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm with occasional evenings and weekends as required.  



Skills & Qualifications 

  • Four-year college degree preferred. 
  • 3-5 years’ hands-on experience in donor database management required, preferably in a cloud-based CRM platform. 
  • Advanced competency of computers and software in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Teams) required. 
  • Demonstrate initiative, problem-solving ability and diplomacy, and ability to perform duties with minimum direction and supervision. 
  • Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely, logically, orally, and in writing. 
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment. 
  • Ability to relate well to diverse populations – age, race, class, gender, and creed – while maintaining confidentiality as required. 
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail. 
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills; able to manage multiple priorities. 
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude towards donors, volunteers, homeowners, and others who interact with the affiliate. 
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation.