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Open Positions:

Hope House is currently looking for a Development Officer to join our Team! 

Development Officer:

TITLE: Development Officer
REPORTS TO: Director of Development

Event Responsibilities:
Event Planning and Production
• Maintain Program of Events (POE) with up to date information on all aspects of the event and planning, create budget and supervise event planners
• Track budget and expenditures
• Supervise/work with any hired event consultants.
• Work with Director of Development and Volunteer Coordinator to assemble committees to cover all key aspects of the events and act as liaison between committee and Hope House
• Serve as liaison with vendors on event-related matters, work with DoD on booking event space, arrange food and beverage, order supplies and audiovisual equipment, make travel arrangements, and ensure appropriate décor (florals, linens, color schemes, etc.)
• Review contracts with the Director of Development
• Work with the Multi Media Designer to develop logo, invitations, program, signage and all event materials
• Coordinate volunteer staffing with VC – training before event and supervision during event
• Coordinate “Day of” setup, during event and cleanup with Event planner
• Incorporate Transformational Giving Philosophy into every event
• Work with Financial Director and bookkeeper to reconcile expenses before, during, and after event
• Work with Director of Development to reconcile auction items, etc. after event
• Work with Director of Development to send thank you notes for all sponsors, donors, volunteers and committee members
• Event reporting
• Oversee the Hope House Young Professional Group, HHYP, and manage all events and activities for the group


Individual Champions
• Develop and implement tactical plans for individual giving projects like House Parties and Small Events as defined by the Development Plan or assigned by the Director of Development
• Work with Development Team to implement participation, engagement & ownership opportunities
• Work with the Director of Development to strategically utilize the champion database (eTapestry) to help drive champion and revenue growth
• Maintain relationship with current champions, (E & O) and help drive growth in the number of new champions (P)
• Work with fundraising volunteers/committees to reach revenue goals
• Responsible for coordinating mailings, mailing volunteers for Direct Mail Campaigns, newsletters, etc.
eTapestry (Database) Responsibilities
• Responsible for maintaining accurate information in eTapestry in conjunction with PT DO
• Responsible for pulling queries as needed, i.e. champion demographics, giving trends, etc in conjunction with PT DO
• Updates journal notes on contacts from meetings and phone calls on a weekly basis
• Maintains and Updates Development Handbook
• 2-5 years experience in non-profit Development work, specifically with individual donors
• 2-3 years experience in event planning
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Must be literate in Word and Excel, eTapestry database experience a plus
• Will attend some evening & weekend activities in the course of Development work

Position Competencies:
• Influencing others
• Relationship building
• Creative and innovative thinking
• Planning and organizing
• Adaptability and Flexibility
• Results Focus & Initiative
• Decision making and judgment
• Development and continual learning
• Ethics and integrity
• Fiscal Accountability
• Managing projects
• Stress tolerance
• Problem solving
• Enjoy people
• Have a heart for our mission
• Multitasking

Other Responsibilities:
• Attend Development Team meetings, Champion meetings, all Staff meetings

To apply: email resume to
No phone calls please.