Development Coordinator

Habitat for Humanity Portland Region | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 11/18/2021

Position: Development Coordinator

Department: Resource Team/Development

Reports to: Senior Development Manager

Status: Regular full-time non-exempt

Level: 15

Compensation: $17.59/hour to $22.03/hour; 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, Portland, and Vancouver), 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:

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications as described in a job description. 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 strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications as described.

Position Overview:

The Development Coordinator is part of a growing Resource Development team and under the general direction of the Senior Development Manager, is primarily responsible for assisting in implementing the organization’s three large annual events: two signature fundraisers, and a community celebration event with Habitat homeowners and community partners. This position will also provide support to the fundraising team, helping to implement Habitat’s donor club programs. The Development Coordinator will work both independently and collaboratively with a cohesive Development Team in a supportive atmosphere.


Event Coordination and Logistics

  • Habitat Portland Region has three annual events that the Development Coordinator will help bring to fruition. Depending on pandemic status in our community, these events may be virtual, in-person or a hybrid format as public health priorities allow.
  • Spring- HopeBuilder Fundraising Benefit. Past keynote speakers include Cheryl Strayed and Ann Curry.
  • Summer- Build Site Community Celebration with Habitat for Humanity homeowners and their families, and community partners and members.
  • Fall- Hard Hat & Black Tie Fundraising Benefit/Auction. A fun and exciting benefit event that enjoys broad support from friends of Habitat and their guests.
  • Under the guidance of the Senior Development Manager, the Development Coordinator will be involved in all aspects of creating top-notch event experiences, including:
  • Coordinate internal work and work flows between event management company and Habitat communication and fundraising staff to ensure thorough completion of work and that all deadlines are met.
  • Lead the editing process for all event related assets.
  • Organize and support team members in the effort to “fill the room” and grow event attendance including guest recruitment activities and outreach, guest communication and guest appreciation.
  • Procure, organize, and coordinate items for events including auction package procurement.
  • Work closely with Senior Development Manager and Communications Manager to coordinate logistics needed to put on a compelling program: program scripts, speaker scheduling, video production logistics, etc.
  • Work alongside the data team to ensure efficient and thorough gift processing and post-event processes.

Additional Duties

  • Giving Club Donor Fulfillment Support: Help fulfill donor benefit elements for the Carpenter’s Club monthly giving program, The Cornerstone Society, and The Legacy Society as directed by the Senior Development Manager and giving club lead managers.
  • Provide support to the Resource Division team on various development initiatives and activities on an as-needed basis as directed by the Senior Development Manager.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Minimum of 1 year experience event planning.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, detail-oriented and able to balance priorities.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including strong grammar and editing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve goals.
  • Strong word processing, spreadsheet, and database experience (Microsoft Office).
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends when events are scheduled during the year.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Any qualifying combination of education, certification, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Proficient in Raiser’s Edge constituent management software.
  • Experience in Greater Giving and Give Lively software.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • This job operates in a lively, business casual office environment (currently adjusted due to COVID-19)
  • The employee will routinely use standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines
  • This is largely a sedentary role with some filing work, which requires the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets, bend, and stand on a stool as necessary
  • This position may have occasional local travel – typically to other Habitat locations


  • 40 hours a week, M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Occasional overtime may be necessary
  • A flexible work schedule and/or remote work will be considered consistent with Habitat’s policies

Starting Salary Expectations:

Minimum $17.59/hour to wage range midpoint of $22.03/hour. Placement will generally not exceed the midpoint based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity. The full wage range is $17.59/hour to $26.47/hour.


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!

How to Apply:

Submit the following materials at:

  • 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.

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