Mid-Level Development Officer

Habitat for Humanity Portland Region | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 7/21/2022

Position: Mid-Level Development Officer

Department: Resource Team

Reports to: Deputy Director, Donor Engagement

Status: Full-time Exempt

Level: F

Compensation: $57,500 - $70,058 annually; See Starting Salary Expectations section below.

About Us:

Habitat for Humanity Portland Region revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Habitat for Humanity Portland Region is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement and top private home builder in the country. By providing affordable housing, home repairs, skilled construction training, financial education, and volunteer opportunities, the organization has transformed millions of lives, helped stabilize communities and fostered economic vitality in the region. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential, and that starts with a stable and healthy place to call home.

We are intentional about building a healthy and thriving organizational culture and envision a community of staff, partners, volunteers, and donors who are deeply committed to equitable and anti-racist practices in every facet of our organization. We engage in continual learning and seek ways to operationalize equitable practices. Our Equity Statement and Cultural Compact are living, breathing documents that we continually work toward.

Habitat for Humanity Portland Region operates out of two offices (Hillsboro and NE Portland), four brick and mortar stores (Beaverton, Gresham, and Portland), one warehouse (NE Portland), and a number of construction sites (varies). Please visit our website and social media pages to learn more.

Note to Candidates:

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We recognize that requirements for educational and experience minimums create unnecessary barriers for under-served populations in pursuing employment opportunities in which they may be successful. In considering this alongside our Equity practices, we have removed educational and experience minimum requirements in order to focus on candidates’ abilities to excel based on the responsibilities of the position. We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications described.

Position Overview:

Under the direction of the Deputy Director, Donor Engagement, the Mid-Level Development Officer is responsible for qualifying, managing and increasing engagement of a portfolio of mid-level individual donors. This position is also responsible for qualifying and engaging high net worth donors for the purpose of transitioning to a major gift portfolio. The successful candidate will enjoy meeting with current and prospective donors and enthusiastically sharing the transformative impact of Habitat’s local work. The MLDO will work within the mid-level donor engagement plan, moves management practices, and utilize research and networking to build donor support through all HFHPR programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan - Work with the Deputy Director, Donor Engagement to plan, structure and implement the Builder’s Circle mid-level donor engagement program to increase funding support.
  • Engage – Host a quarterly in-person/virtual meet & greet breakfast/lunch for prospects/ donors at HFHPR headquarters.
  • Steward - Work with the volunteer and construction programs to ensure excellent donor experience is offered on Habitat build sites when possible
  • Manage a portfolio of mid-level individual donors with a $250-$4,999 giving history, that have a capacity for $5,000+ gift potential and act as the liaison into a major gift portfolio as appropriate.
  • Create a process to monitor and analyze annual fund donor activity that will surface indications that a donor is leaning in and should be moved into the Mid-Level or Major Gift portfolios.
  • Monitor the team’s donor acquisition efforts to identify and qualify high net worth donors for Mid-level or major gift portfolio engagement.
  • Work alongside the Major Gifts team to facilitate a smooth transition along the donor engagement continuum from direct marketing through to major gift portfolio.
  • Structure and implement a tiered donor communication and engagement plan for the mid-level portfolio. Build relationships with donors that guide individualized moves management based on donor interest and passion resulting in the retention and deepening of donor support.
  • Ensure donor records and engagement tracking is current in the RENXT relationship management software.


Support all Resource Team events through recruitment efforts, administrative support and other activities as necessary.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in fundraising with at least 2 years of direct donor cultivation, successful relationship building and solicitation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Aptitude for engaging with donors, and to earn and maintain their confidence.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve goals.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write and speak clearly and effectively, to listen actively, and to engage, inspire and persuade.
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented and able to balance priorities.
  • Proficiency with office technology and information systems (including Word, Excel, Outlook) and robust understanding of donor database software and moves management systems.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Any qualifying combination of education, certification, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

Work Environment and Physical Demands


  • Fast-paced, open, team-oriented, business casual office This position may be eligible for remote/hybrid work based on responsibilities, performance, and access to essential work-related resources.
  • The employee will routinely use standard office equipment such as computers and phones
  • This position may have occasional local travel


  • 40 hours a week generally Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30, but variable, occasionally evenings and weekends dependent upon appointments and events. Some travel and occasionally working from a build site or company’s location


We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Health insurance (medical, vision, alternative care, prescription)
  • Health reimbursement arrangement (HRA)
  • Dental insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • 3% matching 403(b) retirement plan
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Short-term & long-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • And more!

Starting Salary Expectations:

Minimum $57,500 to wage range midpoint of $70,058. Placement will generally not exceed the midpoint based on qualifications, experience , and internal equity. The full wage range is $57,500 to $83,375.

How to Apply:

Submit the following materials at: https://bit.ly/HABCAREERS

  • Cover letter addressing how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this position.
  • Resume
  • Three professional references

Employment is contingent on passing a background check.

Habitat for Humanity Portland Region hires a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive. Habitat for Humanity Portland Region is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Note: This job description is intended as a guideline only and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied. All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause.

Listing Type
Clerical/Administrative | Nonprofit
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer

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