PCHTF Position Announced

Employment Opportunity

The Polk County Housing Trust Fund is soliciting applications for a newly created position combining its fundraising and grants management work.  Send strictly confidential electronic cover letters and resumes to Eric Burmeister, Executive Director @ eburmeister@pchtf.org.  Materials accepted through 2/15 or until position is filled. 

Position Summary:

The Director of Programs and Supportive Services is responsible for the organization’s overall strategy for improving outcomes for households receiving or eligible for housing assistance through PCHTF’s strategic program funding.  This position is responsible for developing and implementing the private sector fund raising strategy that provides the revenue for the supportive service programs funded by the Polk County Housing Trust Fund. The Director will be responsible for achieving the fundraising goals and engaging donors and other constituents.  The Director is also responsible for assisting the Program and Supportive Service Committee in preparing application forms, reviewing and selecting the annual recipients of PCHTF Program and Supportive Service grants, monitoring and assisting grantees in achieving outstanding outcomes and reporting those outcomes to the Committee and Board of Directors on a semiannual basis.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Develop the annual business plan for the organization’s private sector fundraising activities.
    • Lead and manage the overall effort to raise funds to meet the organization’s charitable giving goals.
    • Manage the organization’s annual direct solicitation campaign.
    • Collaborate with other staff to support fundraising and marketing efforts.
    • Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential donors in cooperation with Executive Director.
    • Write grant proposals and reports to corporate, foundation, and other prospective funders.
    • Establish short- and long-range goals for funding including annual goals for donor retention, first time donors and total annual yield.
    • Strategize and orchestrate methods of approach to existing and potential donors.
    • Research public and private grant sources (agencies, corporations and foundations) to identify sources of restricted and unrestricted funding.
    • Produce major donor, board and special category solicitations/support materials with the intent to retain or upgrade gifts when possible.
    • Cultivate donors by producing specialized correspondences, preparing letters of acknowledgment, scheduling and attending in-person visits.
    • Represent the organization at special community events or gatherings of a philanthropic nature.
    • Track progress of annual fundraising efforts and report to the Executive Director monthly and the Board of Directors quarterly. 

Grants Management

·         Evaluate effectiveness of funded programs and regularly consider enhancements, opportunities and gaps to increase PCHTF’s impact through strategic funding.

  • Implement efficient application and review processes.
  • Prepare, in cooperation with the Program and Supportive Service Committee, the Application for Program and Supportive Service and Capacity Building Funding.
  • Act as a resource to potential applicants with questions on eligibility for and process of completing Applications for funding
  • Manage the receipt, distribution and scoring of completed Applications.
  • Prepare award letters and contracts for funding after approval by the PCHTF Board of Directors.
  • Act as resource for funded programs during the contract period.
  • Distribute and collect all program outcomes on a timely basis and report results to the Committee semiannually.

Intersects with:

  • Board of Directors
  • Existing and Potential Donors
  • Community philanthropic and funding organizations
  • Supportive Service providers

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Advancement
  • Program and Supportive Service
  • Marketing (secondary)

Essential Skill Set:

  • Three or more years of nonprofit experience with an emphasis in a fund development role and or project management.
  • Proven track record of achieving fundraising goals.
  • Proven Board and Committee management and leadership capabilities
  • Comfort working with Senior Level executives.
  • High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative.
  • Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and a thorough understanding of strategic development for programing.
  • Strong cross sector partnership-building skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with multiple program providers in a competitive grant making environment.
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of data base programs.
  • Comprehensive understanding of local affordable housing issues and partners is an advantage. 

Other Requirements: Valid Iowa Driver’s License and some local travel.

Reporting Relationships:  Reports to the Executive Director.

Hours:       Full time – Some evening and weekend work required.

Salary Range:     $60,000.00 - $75,000.00
PCHTF Employee Benefit Package

New 02/01/2020