Director of Development

  • Full Time
  • Bellflower
  • Hybrid/Flexible

Website Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Job Title: Director of Development

Reports To: Vice President of Resource Development  

FLSA Status: Exempt


You’re someone who people can rely on and you’re always there when they need a helping hand. You effectively communicate engagement opportunities through written proposals, verbal presentations, and direct solicitation. This position will also oversee a team of 4-5 fundraisers and be responsible for ensuring their success reaching a team goal of approximately $3.5m, including a personal goal of about $1.5m. You’re looking for a new position where you can make a difference in your life, the lives of others, and the world. In return, you seek an organization that appreciates your individuality and supports you as a member of a diverse and talented team. People often comment on how you are organized, a great mentor, and lead by example. You know in your heart it’s time to find an opportunity to be part of something larger; more impactful. If this sounds like you, please allow us to introduce ourselves.


Solid like the houses it builds, Habitat works with integrity, creativity, and a clear and powerful belief that “Everyone in the Greater Los Angeles County deserves a decent place to live.” Since 1990, we have built, rehabilitated, or repaired over 1,450 houses in neighborhoods across the Greater Los Angeles area. Shelter is a basic human need, and Habitat for Humanity strives to achieve its goal of eliminating substandard housing by making decent, sustainable, and affordable housing a reality for all. Habitat LA is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), an ecumenical Christian organization that excels at attracting people of any or no faith to work together to build homes, community, and hope. In addition to building new houses, we also partner with families in need of a new roof, a wheelchair ramp, or other vital repairs. We work to revitalize communities and help those affected by local disasters. Globally, our tithe supports Habitat’s work in other countries including building shelters, disaster response, microfinancing, and more.


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) is seeking a qualified candidate who is a highly motivated and experienced Director of Development to join our team. The Director of Development will play a crucial role in advancing the organization’s mission by leading and implementing comprehensive fundraising strategies, fostering strategic partnerships, driving financial growth, and managing a portfolio of current and potential corporate donors within the greater Los Angeles service territory.


1.     Fundraising Strategy and Execution:

In collaboration with senior leadership, develop and implement annual development plans, budgets, and performance metrics that are aligned with Habitat LA’s goals and objectives.
Identify and pursue diverse funding sources including in-kind donations, corporate grants and sponsorships.
Prepare high-quality proposals and ensure compliance with reporting requirements.
Collaborate with Corporate team to develop and implement strategic plans for their respective areas of responsibility.

2.    Donor Cultivation and Stewardship:

Manage a portfolio of a minimum of 150 corporate donors.
Collaborate with companies to develop mutually beneficial partnerships that align with Habitat LA’s mission.
Develop and implement tailored stewardship plans to recognize and retain corporate donors at all giving levels.
Collaborate with the Marketing and Communications department to develop fundraising and events collateral.
Represent the organization at community events, conferences, and networking opportunities to enhance visibility and support.

3.    Team Leadership and Management:

Provide guidance, motivation, support, and mentorship for the corporate team to ensure team effectiveness and goal achievement.
Foster a collaborative and inclusive team culture that encourages creativity, innovation, and a commitment to excellence, ensuring coordination and synergy among team members to maximize the impact of fundraising efforts.
Conduct regular performance evaluations for team members, providing constructive feedback and identifying opportunities for professional growth.
Set clear performance expectations and goals for each team member, aligning individual objectives with organizational priorities.
Represent the team’s accomplishments and challenges to senior leadership.
Facilitate effective communication within the team and across departments to enhance collaboration and information-sharing.

4.    Event Planning and Donor Management:

Working in partnership with the Events department, coordinate fundraising events and campaigns to support revenue goals and maximize donor engagement opportunities.


Minimum of 5 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising or related field, with a proven track record of success in securing corporate gifts, grants, and sponsorships.
Strong understanding of affordable housing issues and a passion for the organization’s mission.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills, with the ability to articulate Habitat LA’s mission and impact to diverse audiences.
Ability to build and maintain relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, including corporate partners, donors, and community members.
Demonstrated leadership, strategic planning, and project management skills.
Proficiency in donor database management and Microsoft Office Suite. RENXT experience preferred.
Ability to work collaboratively with staff, volunteers, donors, and community partners.
Computer proficient, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) — Raiser’s Edge knowledge a plus.
Must have access to reliable internet connection.
Must have access to reliable transportation to perform job duties, a valid CA driver’s license and meet the state-required amount of personal automobile liability insurance.
Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and a criminal background check, and a credit check
Although no longer required, we strongly encourage all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and will continue to require all employees to submit their vaccination status by the date of hire.
An understanding of Habitat for Humanity and commitment to our mission.


Habitat La jobs come with great benefits including but not limited to:

Healthcare (Medical, Dental & Vision).
Critical Illness and AD&D insurance.
Flexible Spending Account.
100% employer-paid Life Insurance for all employees.
Very generous 401(K) retirement plan.
Paid Time Off (PTO) and Vacation.
Sick Leave available.
12 Paid Holidays.
Bereavement, Jury Duty, and Voting hours available.
Employee discounts on items sold in our ReStores.
Exclusive discounts to amusement parks, entertainment & more.
Maternity and Parental Leave.
Employee Assistance, Mental Health, and Counseling Sessions.
We often promote from within our organization.
Free Parking.


The base pay range for this position is $75,000 – $100,000. Exact offers will be determined based on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. 

From versatile health perks to new career opportunities, check us out at: to learn more about our organization and the great work we do!

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HUD Certification not needed

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