Job Title:  Development Director

Reports To:  Executive Director

Hours:  Full time
Please send your cover letter and resume to: jobs@lakegeaugahabitat.org


Development Director Responsibilities

Summary:  Responsible for planning and coordinating all aspects of fund development for the affiliate. Provide leadership and management on all fundraising initiatives including major gifts, planned giving, government and foundation grants, in-kind contributions, corporate support, special event fund-raisers, and sponsorship acquisition. Identify, organize, and manage the fundraising activities of the affiliate with a focus on new possibilities to obtain ongoing and increased support from individuals, public and private funding organizations, faith communities, and corporations.  Responsible for formulating a funding strategy which deepens the commitment of existing donors, maximizing the number of supporters overall, and developing opportunities for all to contribute to Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity goals in practical, meaningful, and personally satisfying ways. Requires a multi-skilled individual who can build long-term relationships in the community and financial support for Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity.


Policy and Planning

  • Work with Executive Director (ED), Development Committee, Board, and staff to develop and implement a long-range development plan. Prepare comprehensive annual fundraising plans complete with dates, roles, events, needs, etc.  Plans should focus on strengthening the existing donor base as well as increasing the donor base.  Create corresponding evaluations to monitor progress.  Review plans regularly and recommends changes as appropriate.
  • Develop fundraising policies, practices, and procedures to support smooth organizational growth.

Fundraising Activities

  • Perform prospect research on corporate, organizational, faith community, foundation, civic and individual donors to determine sponsorships, gifts, grants, events, and collaborative activities. Make public appearances and presentations as required to solicit funding and sponsorship support (may include ED and board members).  Focus on retaining and growing long-term donor relationships.
  • Lead Major Gifts and planned gift-giving program. Set annual goals/plans for major donor cultivation including visits including ED and board members.
  • Working with ED, develop/maintain planned giving/endowment programs.
  • Lead annual fundraising events.
  • Cultivate volunteers as donors and donors as volunteers, work to raise community awareness by scheduling public speaking events for ED, staff, and board.
  • Coordinate with internal and external resources to successfully execute the job.
  • Assist ED with researching and writing grants and reporting requirements.
  • Develop budgets and monitor expenses related to the development function. Maintain complete, accurate records of all fundraising events and activities.

Administrative and Financial

  • Lead the maintenance/expansion of the existing database by better defining how it is used, where and how data is entered, etc. Ensure timely updated records from all sources.  Use a database to coordinate fund development activities and donor retention and recognition programs.
  • Recruit, orient, and supervise volunteers for fundraising activities.

Job Requirements

  • 10+ years with Development experience
  • Demonstrated ability to raise money through individual and corporate giving programs, including major gifts, membership programs, and sponsorships; special events’ and grant writing. Planned giving/bequests/endowment experience a plus.
  • Experience with planning, managing, executing, monitoring, and evaluating projects and meeting deadline and demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and communicate in a fast-paced, limited resource environment;
  • A people-person with exceptional verbal, written, listening and presentation skills;’ strong leadership, networking, organizational, and motivational skills;
  • Database management experience and the ability to maintain accurate records and prepare timely and meaningful reports;
  • Team player/able to work collaboratively and effectively with and among diverse populations. Must also be able to make decisions and solve problems independently and effectively,
  • Commitment to Habitat’s mission and principles.
  • All other duties required to fulfill the needs of the affiliate.
  • Experienced in all Microsoft office products and fundraising databases.
  • Some evening/weekend work required.
  • Background check required.
  • Assist all other staff with projects as required, willing to pitch in wherever needed.


  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • PTO

Job Title: Finance/Accounting Analyst

Reports To: Executive Director (ED)

Hours: Full Time
Please send your cover letter and resume to: jobs@lakegeaugahabitat.org



The Accounting Analyst is responsible for working within our Affiliate’s team of employees and volunteers, on an information-sharing basis, processing daily transactions and operations over all the Accounting Department and Human Resource policies and procedures, operating within the established internal accounting controls. Specific responsibility includes but is not limited to:


  • Manage coding of invoices, expense reports, purchase orders and check requests, etc. to conform to standard accounting practices and procedures to ensure proper entry into the Affiliate’s financial accounting system (QuickBooks). Responsible for entering the coded invoices, etc. into QuickBooks and printing checks on a timely basis. Obtain early payment discounts from vendors when possible.
  • Code Sales Deposits and Credit Deposits for ReStores, and record into QuickBooks.
  • Deposit check and cash donations into the bank and record into QuickBooks.
  • Maintain manual and any additional recordkeeping required for home builds, outreach projects, vendor files, accounting files, etc.
  • Maintain a filing system for all accounting original source documents.
  • Reconcile monthly Donor Perfect system receipts with QuickBooks.
  • Reconcile monthly Bank Statements (disbursements, deposits, and other transactions) for all Affiliate bank accounts and investment accounts.
  • Close the Affiliate’s financial accounting system on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure tax exemption status is satisfied by providing 501(c)(3) letter to vendors.
  • File Ohio Sales Tax payment reports timely on a monthly basis to include supportive reporting requirements. Attempt to gain credits in Ohio for timely payments and filing.
  • Order checks, deposit book and check envelopes, as needed
  • Understand financial reporting, knowledge of accounting system, produce financial statements for Board Meetings, Executive Director and special requests by the Board and ED, produce reports from the system, and create reports and schedules.
  • Organize, lead and maintain data collection and implementation of the annual budget in conjunction with the ED.
  • Administrate the production of reports and schedules to support that Affiliate’s general ledger, to meet the needs of the external auditor and tax preparer. Determine that the Affiliate’s annual report and tax returns are filed with the appropriate authorities (i.e., HfHI, Banks, State of OH) on a timely basis.

Mortgage Processing

  • Maintain Mortgage cut-off reports in the financial accounting system. Reconcile amounts reported from banks on a monthly/quarterly basis, with the financial accounting system.
  • Issue delinquency notices to homeowners; notify management of delinquency within the stated procedure.
  • Maintain a filing system for all original source documents.

Human Resources / Vendors

  • Create new employee files in Paychex and process bi-weekly payroll.
  • Due to the sensitivity of timing with the Affiliate’s accounting system, vacations and PTO must be scheduled in advance, with permission/approval from ED.
  • File Quarterly Unemployment Insurance with the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services.
  • Oversee maintenance of HR bulletin boards at Affiliate Office and ReStores, to comply with the State of Ohio mandates.
  • Request and maintain W-9 forms from new vendors and process 1099MISC. Oversee the process of compiling and distributing W-2’s and 1099’s on an annual basis.
  • Oversee Workman’s Compensations & Unemployment claims and processes.
  • Maintain a filing system for all original source documents.

Other Responsibilities

  • Keep log and file of all titles and registrations for Habitat owned vehicles and trailers. Prepare documents for registration renewals and go to BMV. Get registrations and license stickers to appropriate Habitat person for placement on vehicles and trailers.
  • Assist the ED with maintaining our Affiliate’s “Good Standing” rating with HfHI.
  • Acknowledge and comply with our Affiliate’s Mission Statement and conduct oneself to maintain/enhance the Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity’s image.
  • Handle administrative duties, as assigned and requested by the ED.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Five or more years of work experience in Accounting
  • Thorough knowledge of nonprofit accounting principles, standards, and regulations (or willingness to learn)
  • Experience with Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity’s specific systems a plus (i.e., QuickBooks, Paychex, Donor Perfect)
  • Great interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Strong data management and data analysis skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skillsBenefits
    • Health, Dental, Vision
    • PTO

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