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Vice President of Development
Department: Development/Communications
Job Title: Vice President, Development
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Who we are
Austin Habitat for Humanity (AHFH) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to ending the cycle of poverty housing in the Austin Region.  AHFH believes that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live.  AHFH was incorporated in 1985 and is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global, non-profit housing corporation founded in 1976.

What you’ll do
Austin Habitat for Humanity (AHFH) is currently seeking a professional leader for the role of a Vice President (VP) –Development. Reporting to the CEO, the VP, Development serves as a senior leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting AHFH.  In partnership with the CEO, this position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities. The successful candidate will help deepen existing relationships and forge new relationships to build AHFH’s visibility, impact and financial resources.  The VP, Development also will design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support. 

As a member of the Senior Management Team and reporting to the CEO, the VP, Development will have the primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a $10M+ organizational budget through the solicitation of major gifts, federal, state and local grants and corporate and foundation support.

S/he will expand and diversify AHFH’s donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives.  In addition, the VP will work closely with the board of directors and support the Development Committee and Capital Campaign Committee.
It is expected that the amount raised by AHFH will increase in future years as the VP, Development systematically and effectively strengthens the organization’s overall fundraising capacity.

  • Support and partner with the CEO and board members on all major fundraising initiatives
  • Collaborate with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to develop and implement AHFH's financial strategy
  • Actively work with the CEO and senior staff to develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include corporate, foundation, government grants, etc.
  • Have primary responsibility for development and execution of all proposals; archive all proposals with a long-term relationship-management approach
  • Oversee research funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position AHFH ahead of major funding changes or trends
  • Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to board and senior leaders
  • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors
  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program
  • Foster a professional environment that encourages and supports a highly functional resource development team
  • The position is full-time (40 Hours per week) working Monday through Friday, with some weekends or after hours work periodically during the year.  The position is salaried; conditions and benefits are contained in the Employee Manual.

Our expectations

  • High energy and a passion for AHFH’s mission is essential
  • Adheres to AHFH Policy and Procedures
  • Acts as a role model within and outside the organization
  • Exhibits core values of the organization

Who you are

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 7+ years of experience of professional experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources)
  • 5+ years of staff management experience
  • Tangible experience of expanding and cultivating existing donor relationships over time
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships
  • Flexible and adaptable style, a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside AHFH
  • Ability to construct, articulate, and execute annual strategic development plan
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail


  • Amazing company culture, we don’t just talk about values – we live them
  • Generous benefits package including vacation and sick leave, company paid health insurance, 401k etc.
  • We honor prior years of service in past non-profit organizations for 401k vesting purposes
  • Work in a newly renovated office environment with a modern, open floor plan
  • Enjoy free onsite parking, nearby transit options and employee discount at Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

Please send cover letter, resume and list of professional references to: resumes@ahfh.org