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Employment with South County Habitat

Director of Development and Corporate Relationships

Location: 1555 Shannock Road, Charlestown, RI 02813

Hours: Forty hours per week, some evenings & weekends


South County Habitat for Humanity (based in Charlestown, Rhode Island) believes everyone deserves a place to call home. Our small but highly motivated (and fun!) staff of 10 engage hundreds of volunteers and supporters annually, all working together to create affordable homeownership opportunities for Washington County, Rhode Island. Since 1990 we have served more than 120 families through our programs.

We are looking for a Director of Development and Corporate Relationships to join our team! This position will oversee the fundraising and development activities of our organization. This includes developing and fostering relationships with corporate partners and individual donors, as well as seeking out major gifts, legacy gifts, grants, and coordinating fundraising events.

The ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s degree, a minimum of 3 years experience and proven success with nonprofit fundraising, as well as exceptional interpersonal skills and comfort speaking with the public. 

South County Habitat for Humanity is a competitive employer offering excellent medical and dental insurance, a competitive retirement plan with employer match and paid time off. 


Salary range: $56,000 - $62,000

To apply send cover letter and resume to:

View the complete job description below

The Director of Development and Corporate Relationships oversees the fundraising and development activities of the affiliate. This includes corporate partners, individual donors, major gifts, legacy gifts, grants and fundraising events. 


  • Corporate Partnerships (30%)

    • Actively identify and develop relationships with local businesses 

    • Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to coordinate team build opportunities

    • Solicit home sponsorships from corporate partners

    • Work with the ReStore manager to identify business partners that may donate to the ReStore

    • Work with the Construction Department to identify new Gift-in-Kind opportunities.


  • Individual Donors (25%)

    • Oversee quarterly direct mail campaigns

    • Create and oversee a donor appreciation program

    • Identify the potential of “major donors” and develop those relationships

    • Oversee the 1990 legacy gift program


  • Fundraising (15%)

    • Oversee all fundraising events and partnerships

    • Work with the URI campus chapter and Greek Life on possible fundraising event

    • Partner with the Habitat Young Professionals group on possible fundraisers

    • Oversee capital campaigns, pledge breakfasts and other direct ask events   


  • Grants (15%)

    • Identify grant opportunities with corporate partners, local foundations and civic organizations

    • Work with the Executive Director and Associate Executive Director to prepare and submit grants

    • Help to assure compliance with all grants and proper tracking of funds and commitments 


  • Other Responsibilities (15%)

    • Oversee the donor database (Charity Proud) and ensure all data is accurate

    • Oversee the Development Committee

    • Recruit and oversee development interns and office volunteers



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


  • Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years relevant fundraising experience

  • Communication Skills: Exceptional interpersonal skills and comfort with public speaking. Able to professionally share the mission and vision of South County Habitat for Humanity.

  • Math & Computer Skills: Comfort with word processing, excel and email software required. Experience with a donor management/CRM platform is desirable.

  • Physical & Working Requirements: Ability to work at a computer work station for long periods of time. Must also have a valid drivers license, reliable transportation and the ability to travel locally to construction sites, events, meetings, etc.

To apply send cover letter and resume to:

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