Development Director
Golden Opportunity!!!
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 30 days ago
Job Description

Overall goal: Raise funds to support the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee’s mission to foster strong, resilient and inclusive communities by providing a continuum of high-quality housing options that support self-sufficiency, good quality of life, and the opportunity to thrive


  • Work with the Executive Director and the Director of Community Programs & Services to set annual fundraising goals and develop a budget to support fundraising activities
  • Develop and implement plans for securing gifts, business sponsorships and grants to fulfill fundraising goals
  • Research funding opportunities from governmental organizations, foundations and corporations, and prepare grant applications/proposals
  • Assume a proactive leadership role in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of individuals and local business sponsorships.
  • Cultivate and directly solicit individual donors, working with the Executive Director and other key volunteers as appropriate.
  • Maintain a list of potential donors with appropriate contact information, record date and type of solicitation, and record actual contributions received (date and amount)
  • Maintain a list of grant applications that includes the organization, due date, amount of grant, purpose of grant, date grant application submitted, and status of application
  • Work with the Housing Authority’s Communications Coordinator to plan and coordinate events, mailings and social media activities to achieve fundraising goals.
  • Work with the Housing Authority’s Communications Coordinator to develop brochures and sponsorship proposals required to support development efforts.
  • Ensure that all donors are immediately and appropriately thanked and receive regular reports and communications from the Housing Authority.
  • Provide quarterly reports on fundraising progress
  • Other duties as assigned
 Qualifications and Experience
 The ideal candidate will have:
  • At least 3-5 years of documented success in obtaining government grants, and major gifts, grants, and contributions from philanthropic foundations, businesses and individual donors
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or in a related field or the equivalent in work experience
  • Experience in organizing and implementing the following activities: grant applications, major and business sponsorships, and direct mail and special events
  • Computer literacy and a knowledge of donor database systems
  • Ability to use social media and the website for fundraising and donor cultivation
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, writing and public speaking skills
  • An entrepreneurial, flexible and resourceful spirit
  • A sense of humor
  • Must be willing and able to work some weekends, evenings and early mornings
Licensing Requirements
  • Wisconsin Driver’s license
 Physical Requirements
  • Job typically requires: reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.
  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time working at a computer. Walking and standing are required only occasionally.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.


Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Salary and Benefits
$ 33.17 - $ 53.08
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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