Community Fundraising Coordinator

Categories: HFOT Careers

TITLE: Community Fundraising Coordinator
REPORTS TO: Manager of Community Engagement

STATUS: Full-time, Hourly, Non-exempt


The Community Fundraising Coordinator serves as the main point of contact and support for project based fundraising events and independent (3rd party) fundraising events. The Community Fundraising Coordinator will cultivate relationships with past and new fundraiser hosts to increase fundraising efforts across the nation, focusing in the communities where HFOT is building homes. He/she will ensure that each fundraiser is registered and provided the appropriate tools and materials to generate maximum revenue and exposure.


  • Research communities where HFOT will build homes, and create a fundraising outreach and cultivation plan to reach fiscal goals for each project based on Veteran, location and opportunity.
  • Integrate the fundraising plan with the overall community engagement plan.
  • Solicit and recruit individuals/groups to hold independent fundraisers.
  • Maintain contact and provide support through all phases of the fundraising cycle:
  • Follow up with fundraising leads and inquiries, provide guidance, answer questions, and inform potential independent fundraisers of HFOT’s policies, procedures. Establish best practices for hosting a fundraiser.
  • Review, and approve or reject all incoming Independent Fundraising proposals.
  • Provide approved independent fundraisers with appropriate logo and promotional material.
  • Review and approve all use of HFOT’s name and logo on any event promotional material and press releases. List fundraisers on HFOT website events calendar as appropriate.
  • Work with HFOT staff to identify and invite HFOT Veterans to attend and participate in key independent fundraising events and check presentations.
  • Fully brief HFOT representatives attending independent fundraisers.
  • Maintain record keeping and follow procedures in Raiser’s Edge database and online fundraising platform RallyBound. Set up campaigns or ticketing pages, provide technical support to users and donors, and work with appropriate team members to ensure all fundraising gifts, events, and hosts are recorded accurately in the Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Manage all follow up and administrative tasks relating to independent fundraisers. Create and coordinate delivery or presentation of Certificates of Appreciation, thank you gifts, and follow up notes to hosts and key volunteers.
  • Assist in the promotion and execution of HFOT sponsored events such as the Golf Classic and TEAM HFOT running team.
  • Work with Marketing team to develop and maintain meaningful content, and provide recommendations to promote fundraising on the website and social media.
  • Due to the nature of the work environment, it is required that all staff members perform duties beyond their job description, such as, but not limited to, answering phones, taking messages, and helping other employees when assistance is needed.
  • Serve on internal HFOT committees and working groups as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Compatibility with the HFOT culture: HFOT is a dedicated, loyal, and cohesive team, led by skilled and versatile leaders, focused on excellence, ethical conduct and the quality of the services we provide.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work-experience in special events planning or customer service.
  • Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills including but not limited to verbal and written communication, organizational, negotiation, and leadership skills, and must possess outstanding attention to detail.
  • Candidate must be customer service oriented, have a friendly and professional speaking voice with strong phone etiquette skills, a positive and energetic attitude, and strong desire to meet goals and commitments.
  • Must be a team player and have the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals (HFOT executives, corporate leaders, Veterans, staff and volunteers) in a team environment.
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. Ability to independently initiate projects and activities, and set priorities.
  • Able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as necessary.
  • Proficient in the use of computers, office equipment and Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Knowledge and experience in non-profit database Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Experience in budget creation and management preferred.
  • Flexible, discreet and able to maintain confidential information. Ability to follow appropriate protocol for specific situations.


  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Occasional travel required, including nights and weekends.


  • Commensurate with experience


  • Homes For Our Troops offers Full Time employees a superior benefits package including Medical and Dental Plans, a 401k Plan with an employer match, Paid Holidays, Vacation/Sick Time, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and Company Apparel.
  • HFOT contributes up to 80% of Full Time employees’ Medical and Dental premium costs.



Homes For Our Troops, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, parental status, marital status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or any other status protected by law.


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