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Chief Advancement Officer

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville
Charlottesville, VA

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville (Habitat) is a cutting edge, national-leader non-profit housing and community development organization creating simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with low-income families, volunteers, and the communities of the Greater Charlottesville region. Home construction capacity is multiplied by a volunteer labor force including homeowner families, corporate, civic, and church groups. Habitat is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), a global ministry working to end housing poverty worldwide.

Habitat’s current five-year strategic plan concentrates activities into three areas: Building, Rebuilding, and Housing System Development. To support this ambitious plan to create thousands of local housing opportunities while developing partnerships, policy, and programs to advance the housing sector locally and nationally, Habitat is in the final stages of completing a $15M capital campaign.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville seeks a Chief Advancement Officer. This role will serve as a member of the Executive Leadership Team and work with the President/CEO, peers in the C-suite, Advancement staff, Board Members, and other key stakeholders to create and execute an advancement strategy enabling Habitat to build 40-45 new homes per year while raising capital to facilitate the redevelopment of Southwood.

The CAO directly oversees all government grants and non-government source fundraising activities, including donor stewardship, annual appeals, sponsorships, foundation grants, communications, capital campaigns, and select special events. In addition, the CAO oversees the compliance, reporting, and invoicing requirements for all grants. Specific qualifications include:

  • Confident and entrepreneurial leader with the ability to lead a high-performing staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage staff and to grow functional capability through staff development.
  • Confidence in soliciting money from donors of all levels.
  • Ability to effectively represent Habitat in front of large corporate, civic, and church groups.
  • Excellence in communications and marketing; able to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Significant experience in both public and private non-profit fundraising is preferred, particularly in donor communications.
  • Familiarity with/connections to the local Charlottesville community is preferred.

To apply, please submit your resume here. Consultant: Doug Trout – 703-718-4761