Available Positions

Development Director

Organizational Overview

Habitat for Humanity of Missoula is a builder of homes our workforce can afford.  Since 1991, we have swung hammers while teaching our partner families lifelong skills of independence.  With mortgages costing 30% of their income, our value is ensuring that our workforce can afford to live in the community they serve.  To date, we have better positioned 63 families and their 156 children by building a supportive community around them.  We are committed to addressing Missoula’s housing crisis by leaning upon our traditional volunteer home-building while embracing new ways that will help us achieve our goals. Our organization is a composite of teams that reflects our community’s desire of diversity, equity and inclusion.  We are a hardworking bunch of mission-centric folks who strive to deliver the very best outcomes for our partner families.  We drive success while folding people into the mix.  We pioneer change while honoring our long-held traditions.  Together, we change lives.

Position Summary

The Development Director has overall responsibility for the development and execution of fundraising activities including, major gifts, annual fund, managing donor relationships, providing support of Executive Director’s fundraising activities, and all other aligned fundraising efforts. This position ensures the successful achievement of fundraising goals through the active management of a prospect portfolio of prospective donors. The Development Director is a key member of the Habitat for Humanity Missoula (HHM) Executive Team and is responsible for the development of a robust and diversified income stream that includes contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations. This position is a highly visible position and will be supervised and evaluated on overall performance and production by the Executive Director.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Build and implement a comprehensive fund development program.
  1. Develop, implement, execute, and evaluate overall fundraising activity, cultivation, and solicitation strategies for prospects.
  1. Actively engage a personal prospect portfolio of current and potential donors for HHM.
  1. Provide overall management of HHM annual fundraising efforts in support of prospect development and alignment with the mission.
  1. Identify and engage donors while identifying, researching, cultivating, and soliciting all prospects, including, but not limited to, individuals, foundations, and corporation sources.
  1. Prepare high quality donor correspondence including cultivation materials, direct mail, solicitation letters, grant proposals and reports, project budgets, and acknowledgement letters.
  1. Oversee the implementation of the organization’s overall strategic growth of fundraising as guided by the developed plan for optimal growth of fundraising and a Culture of Philanthropy.
  1. Prepare reports for major gifts, grants, and other fundraising efforts and outcomes to Executive Director, Board of Directors, and staff as appropriate.
  1. Ensure appropriate recognition and stewardship of all donors.
  1. Engage and lead board and staff in supporting fundraising efforts.
  1. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Highly developed writing, interpersonal communication, and formal presentation skills.
  • Proven track record of achieving revenue targets as an exceptional fundraiser and relationship builder with impeccable discretion.
  • Experience with major gift solicitation, and grants administration.
  • Ability to anticipate and match needs, take initiative, meet deadlines, and exercise creativity and innovation.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple assignments and quickly shift priorities.
  • Solid commitment to ensuring the highest standards of donor stewardship.
  • Ability to handle detailed complex concepts and problems and make appropriate decisions.
  • Knowledge of budget management.
  • Proficiency in using spreadsheet, database, and word processing software, including experience with online databases and other software for identifying potential donors and grants.
  • Understanding of the purpose, mission, and values of HHM.
  • Interest, temperament, enthusiasm, and affinity for fundraising and working with people.
  • Ability to have regular and timely attendance.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; 3-5 years of progressive experience in nonprofit development positions with successful practice in fundraising preferred.

Salary & Benefits:              Range of $55,000 – 60,000 depending upon experience

Benefits:                                  Employer-paid employee health insurance

Start Date:                              January 31st, 2022

Hours:                                       Full-time

HFHM supports the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s enforcement of Federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. We recognize that professional skills and expertise are essential to the nature of the work we perform while holding steadfast in our belief that communities are stronger and more vibrant with a workforce that reflects our shared values of inclusivity and diversity. All are free and welcome to apply.

Please send résumé and cover letter on or before January 12, 2022

[email protected]


Habitat for Humanity of Missoula

Attn: Heather Harp, Executive Director

PO Box 7181

Missoula, MT 59807