Director of Major Gifts (DH)

Habitat for Humanity
Denver, CO

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, CO seeks a Director of Major Gifts to help support one of the most significant interventions into the lives of hard-working, low-income families.

Habitat for Humanity has been improving living conditions for those without adequate shelter across the globe since 1976.  To date, more than 22 million people in 70 countries around the world have had their lives changed by its efforts; with construction or repair of a home occurring at the rate of every 4 minutes.

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver was established in 1979 by a group of passionate volunteers. These volunteers worked tirelessly to fundraise, acquire land, select families and manage all of the logistics to build the first Habitat homes in Denver. Since then, Habitat Metro Denver has become one of the largest affiliates in the U.S., celebrating  the success and service of 930 families throughout its 40-year history in Denver.

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver seeks a Director of Major Gifts to help build a dynamic major gifts program. The Director of Major Gifts will collaborate with other development staff and institutional partners to help grow the culture of philanthropy across Habitat for Humanity Denver. Other members of the development team include the Executive Director, Chief Development Officer,  Director of Sponsorships, and the Director of Communications and Marketing.

The Director of Major Gifts will engage with Habitat’s donors, prospects, and other stakeholders to expand the institution’s existing portfolio of donors, helping to develop the pipeline of major and principal gifts. Discovery work is a significant component of the position, offering an opportunity to establish and deepen relationships that benefit the institution.

Ideal qualifications include:

  • At least 5-7 years of proven non-profit senior leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated success in major fundraising programs, including a record of increasing long-term support.
  • Ability to construct, articulate, and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan set forth by an organization.
  • Record of effectively using a consensus and collaboration-based leadership style to meet and exceed fundraising goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize and mobilize the potential of a diverse staff and volunteer team.
  • Excellent communication 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.