Director of Corporate Relations and Events – Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County – Renton, WA

Are you passionate about eliminating poverty housing and homelessness? At Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County (HfHSKC) our vision is that everyone has a decent, affordable place to live. Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. Habitat for Humanity works in Seattle and King County to eliminate sub-standard housing and strengthen communities by building, renovating and repairing homes in partnership with low-income families.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Development, the Director of Corporate Relations and Events is responsible for initiating and maintaining strategic relationships for the purpose of fund generation from corporations through effective identification, cultivation, solicitation, and events management. The focus of this position will be to identify and deepen relationships with corporations keen on serving communities within King County.


Corporate Relations

Identify, cultivate, solicit, steward and retain qualified prospects and donors. Manage a portfolio of approximately 150 qualified relationships, and apply moves management approach to the portfolio, with a custom cultivation strategy for each donor.

Establish a strategic and systematic focus on closing commitments from high-value corporations. Meet or exceed budgeted revenue goals.

Strategically engage board members, organization executives and current donors in prospect identification, visits, and closings.

Routinely network with corporate executives for the purpose of cultivating organizational giving

Demonstrate a keen sense of curiosity for donors – seeking to ‘crack the code’ of what compels each donor to give – and able to personally adapt as needed to meet the needs of donors.

Passionately articulate HFHSKC’s strategy and align with partner interests to demonstrate a strong value proposition. Convincingly articulate the unique selling proposition.

Guide the development of compelling proposals and oversee the development of creative presentations and reports.

Coordinate all sponsorship benefits and recognition for corporate partners.

Demonstrate a disciplined use of organizational CRM, Raiser’s Edge, to leverage and enhance appropriate for donor cultivation.

Events Management

Under direction of Director of Development, provide vision and strategic leadership to events hosted by HFHSKC.
Support events by tracking attendees, maintain donor database, and managing acknowledgement letters.
Coordinate and provide management of sub-contractors for agreed upon fund raising events.
Communicate and facilitate third party events on behalf of Habitat for Humanity.
Serve as internal point of contact for event logistics.
Assist with program development.

General Activities

Support the Director of Development in developing the annual strategic plan objectives and create annual goals for corporate giving. Develop an annual budget and monthly cash flow for income expenses.

Provide accurate and timely activity and pipeline reports and revenue forecasts.

Maintain accurate information in the donor database.

Work in a team environment on department activities and initiatives with a positive attitude.

Assist with outreach and speaking engagements on behalf of HFHSKC. Attend and assist with organizational events.

Special projects and other duties as assigned. Management retains the discretion to add or to change the duties of the position at any time.


Embrace the mission, vision and principles of HfHSKC and enthusiastically support its focus on community and volunteer engagement.

Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills with the ability to make dynamic group presentations

Strong planning skills, including the ability to anticipate tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines and function smoothly under strict deadlines and shifting priorities

High-level computer literacy skills. Experience with donor databases, ideally Raiser’s Edge

Strong team player who also works well independently

The capacity to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with donors, volunteers, Board of Directors, and staff

Local knowledge of the King County philanthropic community

Commitment to affordable housing and to HFHSKC’s mission

Full-time, flexible hours. Some weekday evenings and weekends required

BA/BS preferred with 5+ years paid nonprofit experience in donor development


Ability to work effectively in both office and off-site environments.

Ability to communicate assigned tasks or to convey information to staff and volunteers.


Valid driver’s license with a good driving record

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act

This position requires the physical ability to sit, walk, and/or stand for prolonged periods of time. This individual must also have the use of all senses, to include, but not limited to sight, hearing, smell, and taste while possessing the ability to stand, stop, bend, grasp, and/or hold to complete warehouse and construction site work.

While the HfHSKC work environments are smoke-free and temperature controlled, some work may be in non-temperature-controlled conditions, often outdoors. This position requires persons who are able to safely lift at least 35lbs on a regular and frequent basis.

Habitat for Humanity Seattle- King County is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity (EEO) and will provide such opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, sexual preference, national origin, age, religion, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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