Partnership Development Officer
Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte - Charlotte, NC
Full-time, Exempt
$48,000.00 - $50,000.00 Salary/year
Monday through Friday


Habitat Charlotte is excited to open up a NEW fundraising career opportunity; the Partnerships Development Officer is responsible for managing sponsors primarily from faith-based organizations and secondarily small to medium businesses in Charlotte as well as civic groups, to meet or exceed annual revenue goals.  This role will require someone who is comfortable speaking publicly and passionately about Habitat’s work -- expressing the deep commitment our organization has to serving the Charlotte community. We believe everyone deserves a decent place to call “home,” and we know this is achievable through active, engaged, and informed relationships with our local partners.


Job Description



The Partnerships Development Officer is a frontline fundraising position. Primarily, this position will be focused on the strategic and systematic growth and stewardship of faith/church partners and other partnerships in Habitat Charlotte’s corporate giving programs. 


In addition to meeting all assigned fundraising objectives, this position also manages administrative responsibilities connected to donor data & reporting, event coordination, mailings, bolstering awareness and building advocacy for the Habitat mission, and any other duties as assigned by the Partnerships Manager. This position will need to be flexible to work evenings and weekends - when needed and with proper notice - to support Development and affiliate-wide initiatives. 


Essential Functions:

  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward community partners and prospects
  • Work in cooperation with Partnership Manager to meet, and potentially exceed fundraising expectations and tasks
  • Execute Habitat Charlotte’s current sponsorship process, ensuring all donors receive benefits and recognition in a timely manner, actively engaging them and continuing to move them through the development cycle
  • Support and serve as the primary liaison for Habitat Charlotte’s Faith Committee and coalition builds
  • In conjunction with the Marketing team, manage communication materials for faith partnerships – both print and online
  • Help to execute corporate and faith-based stewardship plans
  • Represent Habitat in public settings, exercising discretion and judgment
  • Work with board members, leadership and other key volunteers in fulfilling development and advocacy goals
  • Manage to development goals and objectives assigned by the Partnership Manager
  • Support team members when needed or any other development-related duties as assigned by the Director of Development


Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • At least 3 or more years’ experience in professional fundraising role
  • Strong communication and project management skills
  • Timely management of, and attentiveness to, partnership applications, grants, and gift documentation submissions
  • Ability to speak publicly in front of large corporate, civic, and church groups to solicit financial and volunteer labor donations
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, plan, organize, and implement multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Command knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Experience with relational databases (Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge or similar)
  • Key personality attributes: accuracy, enthusiasm for teamwork, positive and proactive attitude, critical thinking, problem-solving, analytical and organized

Internal Interactions:       

  •  All staff and Habicorps

External Interactions:       

  • Donors, homeowners, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, communities of faith

Physical Requirements:     

  •  Ability to work at a computer
  • Ability to help set up for special events
  • Some light lifting may be required (<25 lbs.)

The successful candidate must pass a drug test and a clean background check is required.