Resource Development & Community Engagement Officer – full-time (36 hours/week)
The Resource Development and Community Engagement Officer is responsible for coordinating resource development strategies from a variety of different sources to support Thistle Community Housing, assisting with fundraising goals and the soliciting of funds, including some grant writing. This position also contributes to program development and marketing efforts. These tasks will require the use of independent judgment and decision-making skills and the ability to develop partnerships. Continuous engagement with the community through interaction, along with continued creativity and vision for new audiences, is key to success, as well as an energetic, outgoing, and positive personality.
This is a full-time (36 hours/week), salary position with benefits. This job may involve local travel, night, and weekend work.
- Community Building & Engagement
- Develop regular communication with our many partners and share our story;
- Maintain joint marketing efforts, including scheduling workshops with partners and updating the brochures and websites developed jointly;
- Expand partnerships and opportunities into new markets;
- Administrate the NeighborWorks America grants;
- Evaluating Annual Fund strategies and progress on a regular basis;
- Coordinate NeighborWorks Week events;
- Plan, implement, and direct development events to meet fundraising, donor acquisition, cultivation, stewardship, and community engagement goals as determined in coordination with Habitat leadership;
- Build relationships with partners, lenders, realtors, and other professionals to develop referral sources.
- Develop a donor database that includes individuals, partners, corporations, and foundations;
- Work with the CEO to create events for possible fundraising;
- Assist the CEO with the yearly Resource Development Plan, and implement key strategies related to those goals;
- Follow Local, Regional & Statewide Legislation, Policies & Programs to understand funding that is available to Thistle;
- Follow Local, Regional & Statewide Legislation to understand where we should be advocating to assist Thistle & other Affordable Housing Partners be better positioned to access funding & fulfill Mission.
- Develop strategies and tactics to get the word out about Thistle Community Housing and to drive qualified traffic to our website to learn more;
- Develop a multi-year strategic plan for community outreach initiatives including centers of influence list;
- Assists with the creative development of promotional materials, website content, advertisements, and other marketing-related projects, including some social media;
- Work with the CEO to broaden information and efforts throughout Boulder County.
- Grant Writing
- Attend webinars on grant application and reporting, assist management in developing strategies for completion;
- Working with the CEO to set annual goals for all aspects of the Annual Fund, including the Annual Giving Campaign, Development Events, and Private Grants;
- Assist the CEO with grant writing, including writing programmatic sections, proof-reading the contributions of others, and setting goals for each project;
- Weigh grant compliance with overall funding award;
- Manage private grant application processes, updates, and grant reporting.
Performs all other duties as deemed necessary.
Qualifications, Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, business, or related field.
- At least 2 years of experience in sales, marketing, public relations, or non-profit management.
- Ability to effectively communicate and work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experience.
- Significant writing experience, preferably in grant writing.
- Ability to structure and convey information for a large group in a manner that is engaging and approachable.
- Demonstrated project management skills, including the ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects.
- Demonstrated ability in developing and motivating team to meet or exceed goals.
- Self-starter, and ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Demonstrated leadership skills.
- Advanced written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, & volunteers.
- Ability to plan and execute special events.
- Commitment to maintaining a high level of confidentiality with information acquired about Thistle prospects, donors, and volunteers.
- Experience in partnership development, especially within the private sector, local regional & state government, and other non-profits.
- Proficiency with all Windows and Microsoft Office applications.
- Knowledge of affordable housing and community development issues and/or a willingness to learn and become a subject matter expert in the housing field.
This job operates primarily in a professional office environment and routinely requires operating standard office
equipment such as computers, phones, copier, and fax machine. Occasionally works in outside conditions that
can include heat, humidity, and high noise levels. About 30% of time will be spent traveling and in other offices
and meeting spaces.
If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter and your resume to Paul D’Angelo, Thistle CEO, at email@example.com by March 31, 2023.
To produce, preserve and protect quality, permanently affordable rental homes and homeownership opportunities for moderate and lower-income individuals and families, seniors, veterans and people with disabilities.
Assist moderate and lower-income individuals and families in Boulder County with economic opportunity and wealth building by developing a pipeline of affordable rental and homeownership housing that meets their overall housing budget.