Job Description: Development Specialist

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Rebuild Upstate is hiring a self-motivated Development Specialist with experience in fundraising. This position reports to the Community Engagement Director.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $55,000-$65,000 including bonuses and based on experience

Hours & Compensation

  • Forty hours per week; evening and weekend work may be required
  • Flexible schedule; ability to occasionally work remotely
  • Generous vacation policy


What if you could go to your place of employment every day with a renewed sense of purpose and direction, confident in the knowledge that the work you do contributes to the greater good? When you work with Rebuild Upstate as a fundraiser, this could be your life. Grow to understand our potential donor pool and hold a vital role in planning events and coordinating other activities to encourage donations and help us move toward our goal of helping improve the lives of more low-income neighbors through home repair. Work on a close-knit, enthusiastic team under the direction of the Community Engagement Director to meet and exceed fundraising goals. Stretch and improve your communication & leadership skills and organizational capabilities in this pivotal role.

Mission: Rebuild Upstate repairs the houses of our low-income neighbors to make homes safer, healthier, and more livable.  We envision an Upstate where everyone has the opportunity to live a life of dignity in a safe home environment in order to maintain and foster strong, sustainable communities.


  • Raise funds and regularly meet or surpass fundraising targets
  • Research donor prospects to gain insight into needs, beliefs and donation habits
  • Assist in brainstorming and creating new methods to raise funds for Rebuild Upstate
  • Leverage technology and social media where possible to enhance fundraising activities
  • Assist in planning and coordinating specific events meant to develop donors and raise funds
  • Collaborate with marketing staff to disseminate strategic messaging to current and prospective donors
  • Coordinate activities of volunteers and interns related to fundraising event planning and execution
  • Analyze the performance of fundraising events and other fundraising activities for effectiveness and to identify areas for efficiency and effectiveness
  • Maintain complete, orderly records of donor information and all donor communications
  • Build upon existing donor relationships to maintain and increase giving
  • Form new donor relationships frequently
  • Collaborate with other organizations and groups within the community to build partnerships that enhance fundraising activities

Job Skills & Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree or higher
  • At least five (5+) years of fundraising or sales experience
  • Motivation to achieve and exceed goals
  • Exemplary communication abilities
  • Outgoing, yet poised personality
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational abilities and attention to detail
  • Quick thinker and ability to make decisions under pressure
  • Experience with a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system

Company: Rebuild Upstate
Location: Anderson (Southeast)
Job Category Development
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary $$55,000 - $65,000 - Yearly

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