Director of Community Engagement and Giving

Durham faces an affordable housing crisis that is unusually complex. Serving our most vulnerable neighbors requires a multifaceted approach. In one year, two-bedroom rental rates jumped 26% and one-bedroom rates jumped 34%. For many in our community, this took affordable housing from out of reach to out of sight. According to some national experts, we are facing challenges that are without parallel and that puts more of our neighbors on the street or in imminent danger of homelessness.

Housing for New Hope is responding to the affordable housing crisis and the pandemic by stepping forward with expanded supportive services, new housing locators and navigators, and a renewed effort to expand its own inventory of affordable housing units.

Position Summary

We are seeking a Director of Community Engagement and Giving to help us strengthen our relationships with our community, supporters, and funders to back the next chapter of our work.

This role for a high-energy experienced fundraiser and manager joins our growing team and reports to the Executive Director. The Director of Community Engagement and Giving will work collaboratively to lead, manage, and mentor colleagues and volunteers who assist with resource generation and community engagement, and ensure sustained growth in annual giving for the agency.

The ideal candidate will understand the power of cultivating trust with our communities alongside a growing individual and institutional donor base. They will be experienced in the full cycle of donor engagement from identification and cultivation to gift closing and stewardship. The person in this position ensures that everyone understands their role in HNH’s resource generation and community engagement efforts and receives the information, mentoring, and assistance they need to be successful.