Partnership and Events Manager

Website Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, NC

The Partnership and Events Manager reports to the Vice President of Development and assists with implementing strategies to maximize financial support and donor retention. The Partnership and Events Manager is a critical member of the fundraising team and has primary responsibility for the cultivation and stewardship of corporate partners, as well as planning and implementing fundraising events. The Partnership and Events Manager works with various organizations to secure funding and sponsorships for events including the annual Spring Farm to Table Dinner and Fall House Party. From assisting with developing fundraising plans, maintaining donor relationships and securing new ones, the Partnership and Events Manager advances the organization’s initiatives through actively seeking partners and planning ways to increase brand awareness and funding.


The Partnership and Events Manager also works closely with the Vice President of Development and Development Manager to identify, recruit and retain corporate support for new construction and home repairs through our Home Preservation program.


The Partnership and Events Manager works closely with the Volunteer Manager to engage corporate volunteers during team builds, greeting and interacting with corporate groups during build days, kick-offs, dedications, etc. The Partnership and Events Manager also works with the Communications Manager to ensure proper stewardship of marketing benefits.


The Partnership and Events Manager must be a motivated, self-starter who demonstrates integrity, accountability, attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.


This is a full-time exempt position, averaging 40 hours per week. Work outside normal business hours is expected, including evenings and weekends.


Specific Responsibilities

Corporate Engagement

·        Research and identify prospective new corporate donors and proactively initiate sponsorship and funding requests

·        Seek opportunities to build relationships with new corporate partners to support new construction

·        Identify companies whose goals are aligned with our Home Preservation Program and solicit restricted funding

·        Submit corporate proposals and reporting

·        Work with Volunteer Manager to steward current & new corporate build day partnerships

·        Maintain centralized prospect and donor files (gifts, receipts, communications, meetings, notes, etc.)

·        Research prospective donors and grant opportunities as requested

·        Research best practices and solutions for emerging fundraising opportunities as requested (ex. online personal fundraising)

·        Make new connections and identify new companies through networking, attending chamber events, etc.


Events Management

Serve as the primary manager of the organization’s special events program
Coordinate all aspects of major fundraising events and activities from planning to execution
Lead the planning and execution of smaller fundraising and stewardship events such as group homeowner dedications in partnership with the Homeowner Services department
Track the results of events and use the analysis to make improvements
Propose ideas and changes for new events to attract attendees and increase attendee value
Maintain an inventory of general events supplies


General Administrative Support

·        As needed, provide support for communications and partnership programs

·        Represent the organization on evenings and weekends as required



Passionate representation of the mission and purpose of Habitat for Humanity;
Motivated by achievement of goals, quick learner, self-directed, self-starter—capable of working both independently and interdependently with a team;
Handle multiple tasks with high attention to detail and accuracy;
Remain flexible and adjust priorities as needed;
Exercise discreet judgment—capable of making independent and effective decisions and work without close supervision;
Use discretion when dealing with sensitive or confidential matters;
Comfortable with some evening and/or weekend work hours;
Comfortable with some travel, mainly within our service area

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and/or experience;
Experience planning large-scale events and fundraisers;
Excellent networking, communication & follow-up skills;
Ability to foster positive relationships with current and potential partners;
Demonstrable experience working productively and positively as a member of a team;
Demonstrable experience using Microsoft Office applications, including mail merge functions;
Excellent organizational and project management skills;
Proficient in MS Office and CRM/project management software;
Background in sales or business development a plus
A current and valid [NC] drivers license

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and abilities and reflective of salary levels in nonprofit organizations. Benefits package includes holidays and paid time off, health insurance, 401k, and long and short-term disability insurance.

Salary Range: $46,000-$63,750

To apply: In one document please submit a cover letter, resume via email to

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, NC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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