Careers

Through homeownership, Habitat for Humanity Capital District (HfHCD) helps to develop and transform communities by building affordable and sustainable homes in partnership with lower-income families. 

HfHCD is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. We serve Albany, Rensselaer and Southern Saratoga Counties. Habitat for Humanity’s 2,300+ affiliates have built or rehabilitated more than 800,000 homes around the world. Habitat for Humanity is the 10th largest homebuilder in the United States.

Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need. By providing homeownership opportunities in partnership with lower-income households, Habitat is making safe, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action.

 

Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager

Habitat for Humanity Capital District (HfHCD) seeks a motivated, energetic and passionate addition to our Development staff. The full-time Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager will support HfHCD’s resource development office by conducting the full range of activities required to secure funding from businesses, private foundations and government sources.

The Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager is responsible for grants management as well as relationship-building with local businesses, foundations and various levels of government. Grant management includes monitoring and ensuring compliance with local, state, federal and foundation requirements and maintaining accurate and complete files of current funding contracts and deadlines. This position works closely with program staff and managers to ensure continuation of funding by submitting reports, applications and contracts to each funding source by scheduled deadline. Up to 25% of this position may be spent on government grant proposals and compliance.

Prospect Identification and Cultivation

  • Identify potential corporate, foundation and government funders. Analyze and organize information to identify philanthropic patterns and relationships among corporations and foundations.
  • Cultivate creative opportunities for corporate partnerships, including prospects for in-kind donations and other program-related collaborations. Stay up-to-date on local business news.
  • Manage a high-quality tracking process for active corporate and foundation prospects and donors, including a regular schedule of contacts, meetings, and interaction with HfHCD leadership and staff.

Proposal Development, Grantwriting & Solicitation

  • Work closely with the Director of Development and program staff to develop competitive and compelling requests for funding, including the production of letters of inquiry, concept papers, proposals, and grant applications, to foundation, corporate and government funding sources.
  • Create and manage calendar of funding proposal and grant submission deadlines.
  • Prepare strategies for corporate and foundation prospects and accompany Director of Development on solicitation meetings.

Stewardship & Grants Management

  • Manage a thoughtful stewardship strategy for corporate and foundation donors.
  • Ensure completion and delivery of reports to funders on deadline, working with program staff to develop content for narrative and financial reports.  Maintain detailed records of proposal submission, stewardship, and reporting activities.
  • Manage and coordinate compliance requirements for various grants and funding contracts. Develop and maintain overall compliance strategy and specific checklists for funding contracts; educate and inform program staff on relevant compliance requirements.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in corporate and/or foundation development or grants management preferred.
  • Strong strategic, analytical and project management skills:  demonstrated ability to take responsibility for a diverse number of projects and to manage and complete them in a timely manner. Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple deadlines and overlapping priorities a must.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills:  ability to articulate the organization’s mission, program objectives, and resource needs persuasively to potential funders.
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills:  ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff, volunteers and partners.
  • Ability to serve as an effective ambassador for the organization with external constituencies: ability to initiate and build relationships with prospective corporate and foundation donors and interact with institutional representatives.
  • Passion for learning:  interest in ongoing learning, professional development and personal growth.
  • Excellent computer skills. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and familiar with internet applications. Experience with eTapestry Fundraising Software a plus.
  • Commitment to the mission of Habitat for Humanity.

This position will report to the Director of Development. No relocation assistance is provided. Position open until filled.

 

Submit a cover letter and resume to:

Christine Hmiel Schudde, Director of Development

Christine@HabitatCD.org

 

Intern: Habitat Restore

Internship Description

Reports to: Restore Manager

Location: Albany, NY
Hours: Part-time, 14 hours per week

Open Positions: 2
Compensation: This is not a paid position.

Position overview

Eradicate poverty housing by working in our Restore in Albany. The Restore Intern will be working along side our staff to do community outreach, marketing and education, work with Restore customers and volunteers and go into the community for donation pick ups.

The Restore Intern is responsible for working with our staff on the following tasks (including but not limited to):

  • Meeting with future Restore donors
  • Educating the public about Restore
  • Community outreach to bring in future donors and volunteers
  • Communicating with customers in the store to meet their needs
  • Going out into the community to pick up donations
  • Working with volunteers and staff

Essential Internship Qualifications

  • This individual must understand and appreciate the mission of HfH.  Qualified candidates should demonstrate excellent organizational skills and possess a strong passion to better their community.  Must be able to communicate effectively and deal tactfully with all kinds of individuals; yet remain consistent in keeping a professional demeanor.
    • Must be eager to learn
    • Must understand that working with volunteers requires flexibility and patience
    • Must be able to lift between 50-100 lbs
    • This position requires two days/week (must be between Tuesday-Friday), 9am-4pm
  • Highly motivated and energetic and display strong interpersonal communication and leadership skills.
  • Responsible, diligent and organized.
Please send resumes to Mandee@HabitatCD.org.


 

  

Habitat for Humanity Capital District is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all of our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve and National Guard status or any other status or characteristic protected by law.