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At HELP USA, we work to ensure that everyone has a place to call home.  From our beginning in 1986 as a shelter for families in Brooklyn, we've expanded to become a national leader in the fight against homelessness.  We're one of the nation's largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, individuals, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, people with physical and mental health challenges and disabilities, and seniors.  we've helped over 500,000 people facing homelessness and poverty to build better lives.  

We envision a world where safe and stable housing is a starting point for everyone, because housing is the foundation for people to build better lives.

We hope you'll join our team and be part of making our vision a reality! 

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Director of Development

Site/Program: Central
Location: New York, NY

About HELP USA

At HELP USA, we work to ensure that everyone has a place to call home. We’re one of the nation’s largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, individuals, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, people with physical and mental health challenges and disabilities, and seniors. With an annual operating budget approaching $150 million and 1400 employees working in nearly 60 programs, we have helped over 500,000 people facing homelessness and poverty to build better lives. We hope that you will consider joining our team in the fight against homelessness.

Position Overview

HELP USA is looking for a Director of Development to implement a comprehensive, multi-year fundraising strategy and play a pivotal role in strengthening fundraising capacity.  This is an outstanding opportunity to take part in enabling HELP USA to continue and expand its mission to combat homelessness.  The Director of Development will report to the Chief Development and will oversee a small staff and consultants.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the organization in fund raising programs, activities and events, building and maintaining foundation and corporate support, and cultivating major donors.

  • Prospecting for, maintaining an active pipeline of, and establishing and cultivating relationships with prospective and new donors, including family and corporate foundations, corporations, and individual donors.

  • Creating and maintaining a gift stewardship program.

  • Managing private grant development, production of special events, major donor campaign, direct mail, digital mail, planned giving and capital campaigns.  This includes:

  • Researching and identifying appropriate grant prospects among foundations and corporations and writing and submitting grant proposals to secure funding for capacity building and organizational support.

  • Creating and implementing planned giving and endowment programs, major donor campaigns, and capital campaigns.

  • Working with the Chief Development Officer to:

    • Research and provide introductions to viable Board candidates

    • Develop a fundraising agenda and facilitate participation of the Board of Directors of HELP USA and affiliates in meeting the fundraising targets.

    • Develop feasibility, implementation strategy, and management of all fundraising activities.

    • Develop an annual operating budget for the Fund.

  • Ensuring that all grant funding, gifts and other contributions are accurately recorded and acknowledged on a timely basis.

  • Ensuring compliance with all rules and regulations regarding fundraising, including preparation and filing of IRS reports.

  • Managing Development Associate, Marketing and Communications Director, and outside consultants

Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years’ fundraising experience.

  • Undergraduate degree required, with advanced degree a plus.

  • Commitment to the mission of HELP USA to end homelessness through housing, prevention, and shelter.

  • Successful track record of fundraising with foundations, corporations, and individual donors.

  • Comprehensive understanding of fundraising mechanics, knowledge of current fundraising trends, and knowledge of the local and national foundation community.

  • Computer literate, particularly with Microsoft Office applications as well as donor management applications, particularly Salesforce.

  • Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Blend of strategic focus and analytical skill with hands-on, organized, detail orientation.

  • Strong organizational, analytical, and project management skills.

  • Self-starter with ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and to work independently with minimal supervision on a day-to-day basis.

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