Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
Development Specialist, Rockford, IL
In collaboration with the Executive Director, the full time Development Specialist will grow the external funding revenues to support the mission of the organization. The Development Specialist will:
Be responsible for identifying grant opportunities, writing effective grant applications, and tracking the results.
Take the lead on local fundraising events to include planning, finding local sponsors, partnering with the affiliate Volunteer Coordinator for staffing assistance, and on-site execution of the event.
Write annual appeal letters and human interest stories to be used in public relations material and track appeal responses
Partner with local faith organizations and businesses to secure financial support of various phases of our annual building home projects.
How to Apply
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to KeriNelson@RockfordHabitat.org by February 15, 2019.
While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
About Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity
Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization driven by the mission of helping local families achieve strength, stability, and independence through access to homeownership. We build safe, simple affordable homes in partnership with low- to moderate- income home-buyers. Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.