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Development & Communications Specialist

Job Title: Development & Communications Specialist 
Reports to:  Vice President for Development & Communications

Employment Status:  Hourly, Non-Exempt, Full-time

Job Summary:

The Development & Communications Assistant is responsible for providing support to the Development Department to increase and maintain financial and gift-in-kind support for the Habitat mission and increase visibility and awareness of the organization. Coordinates development operations including gift processing, donor acknowledgment, and database management. Coordinates and provides communications support, including events, electronic media, and print marketing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1.       Enter, process, and deposit all contributions including cash, pledge, payroll deductions, stock transactions, in-kind donations, dues, tickets, and matching gift requests, following procedures for action, solicitor, event, campaign, fund, and appeal tracking. Ensure gifts are properly reconciled with Finance. Process and acknowledge gifts within 24-48 hours in accordance with IRS compliance.

2.       Build queries and reports for financial analysis, appeals, donor recognition, and all other development office functions including reconciliation of revenue with finance.

3.       Produce general office mailings (i.e. mailing labels, solicitation letters, acknowledgement letters, email campaigns, invitations, invoices, pledge reminders, etc.) and customize as appropriate.

4.       Organize, plan, and occasionally attend build site ceremonies, booths and displays, and volunteer events, including guest lists, signage and programs, promotional and registration materials, media capture, and other duties.

5.       Manage administrative functions of annual raffle or similar fundraising activities.

6.       Leverage constituent data to advance HFHGC’s goals and explore new opportunities for capturing information or more efficiently managing relationships. Train team members on Raisers Edge software and ensure best practices throughout organization.

7.       Contribute to development and distribution of print and electronic communications, following style and branding guidelines.

8.       Write copy and create graphics for social media outlets and organization's website and collaboratively manage content updates.

9.       Support Habitat Young Professionals including processing and reporting dues, being a point of contact for prospective members, and attending informational meetings directed towards new members.

10.    Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

·         Minimum high school education required with Bachelor’s Degree in relevant studies preferred.

·         Two years administrative operations experience required. Experience in non-profit development, communications or volunteer work preferred.

·        Raiser’s Edge experience required. Experience with similar fundraising database programs will be considered. Experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point). 

·         Ability to strategically create and distribute content across a variety of social media networks.

·         Strong aesthetic sense with understanding of color, layout, typography, corporate identity, and branding.

·         Experience writing web copy, brochures and other promotional materials with creative capabilities.

·         Skill in organizing, planning, prioritizing, and managing multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.

·         Self-motivated, innovative, and able to work independently within the context of an overall strategy and collaborative team.

·         Willingness to work beyond job description with a desire to learn from and collaborate with all other departments.

·         Demonstrate good interpersonal skills in social and professional settings to ensure trusting and collaborative relationships with internal and external constituents, including board members and volunteers. Good written and oral communication skills.

·         Respect for and openness to diverse populations.

·         Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

·         Ability to work a flexible schedule including some weekends and evenings as required.

·         Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, current car insurance and a good driving record.


Work Environment:  Professional office environment. Standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Weekly visits to job sites in various conditions.

Physical Demands:  Filing, traveling to special events as assigned, carrying supplies weighing up to 35 pounds.

Travel: Occasional local travel for events at home sites and for other Habitat business.

Send your resume to or mail to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati, Attn: HR, 4910 Para Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45237. Habitat for Humanity-of Greater Cincinnati is an EOE. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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