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The Resource Development Specialist is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining the Virginia Housing Alliance (VHA)’s first ever fundraising program. This fund-raising effort will include individuals, corporations, corporate sponsors, and foundations. In addition, this position will assist with grant writing and a communications effort to advance VHA’s mission to keep all stakeholders informed of housing and homelessness policy issues.

Responsibilities

Under the direction of the VHA Executive Director, the Resource Development Specialist will have (but not be limited to) the following responsibilities:

Fundraising

  • Create, implement, and monitor a donor management system; process and acknowledge gifts; ensure donor contact and recognition information is accurate; and maintain mailing and email lists.
  • Support Executive Director’s fundraising efforts, including preparation for meetings and tracking moves management process for major donors.
  • Support fundraising activities of VHA board members through prospect research, creating meeting briefs, sending reminders, and tracking moves management of prospects.
  • Develop an annual fund mail and email calendar and draft appeal letters and emails.
  • Create year-round stewardship plan for donors and event sponsors.
  • Research major donor and foundation prospects.
  • Draft foundation and sponsorship applications.

Communications

  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance print and electronic communications and VHA branding materials, including email alerts, newsletters, brochures, displays, swag, and the website.
  • Coordinate webpage and social media maintenance to ensure that new and consistent information is posted regularly.
  • Work with the Executive Director and VHA staff to craft messaging around housing and homelessness policy issues.

Other Responsibilities

  • Provide reports and updates the Executive Director and VHA Board of Directors as requested.
  • Represent the organization at various local, state, and national events.
  • Perform other related duties or special projects as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • Travel throughout Virginia as required as well as some limited national travel, not to exceed 25% annually.
  • Supervise Interns when applicable.

Qualifications

  • Experience with launching or leading fund development initiatives for nonprofit organizations.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree (preferred), or any equivalent combination of training and experience that demonstrates the candidate’s professionalism and applicable knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position.
  • Experience with coordinating fund development initiatives for non-profit organizations.
  • Strong written and interpersonal skills, and an ability to communicate with a variety of audiences. Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to manage multiple project projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to continuously think of creative ways to advance the organization’s mission, and goals related to communications, membership, and resource development.
  • Strong Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Google Apps, List management software, etc.).
  • Ability to take initiative to pursue goals and work with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service to people from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Position requires statewide and occasional out of state travel no more than 25%.
  • Grant writing and graphic design experience preferred.

Supervision

This position will report directly to the Executive Director.

Salary Range

$50,000 – $60,000, negotiable depending on experience.

Environment

Hybrid work environment. Position is required to be in the office 2 days per week.

Benefits

VHA is proud to offer a benefits package that includes:

  • 90% Employer paid Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • All Federally recognized Holidays off
  • Flexible work environment
  • Generous paid vacation time off
  • Paid sick leave
  • Employer paid Short Term Disability
  • SIMPLE IRA plan, with an annual contribution made by VHA on behalf of the employee at 2% of the employee’s salary.
  • VHA employees are encouraged to participate in and have ongoing opportunities for personal and professional development and are actively encouraged to value and maintain work life balance.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to vhajobs@vahousingalliance.org.

 

VHA does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices because of race (including hair texture, protective hairstyles or hair type), color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions or accommodations including lactation), national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.