Development Coordinator

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global nonprofit housing organization. Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit homeownership ministry, building simple decent and affordable homes in partnership with people in need.

Position Details

Development Coordinator
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

The Development Coordinator helps Milwaukee Habitat achieve its mission by maintaining database integrity and supporting fund development efforts. This position is accountable for all database functions including gift-processing, acknowledgment, and reporting. The position is responsible for fulfilling public-sector grant compliance requirements. The Development Coordinator also contributes to fundraising success by providing event and committee support.


Gift Processing:

  • Process donations and pledges. 
  • Produce acknowledgement letters and pledge reminders. 
  • Create donation and pledge reports. 
  • Reconcile gifts with the Finance department.

Grant Compliance:

  • Fulfill public-sector compliance requirements. 
  • Complete grant reports for national partnerships.


  • Assist in Gala, Women Build, and Komatsu Golf Outing planning.
  • Prepare mailing lists and track RSVPs.
  • Assist with set-up and check-in. Solicit and track Gala auction donations.

Additional Activities:

  • Manage annual employee giving and United Way campaign. 
  • Manage department volunteer(s) by organizing projects. 
  • Prepare meeting materials for the Development Committee and event planning committees. 
  • Support the Executive Director with Board of Directors meeting preparation.

Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required 
  • 2 to 4 years of relevant fund development experience, particularly in gift entry, database management and fundraising events. 
  • Must have a valid driver license

Knowledge / Skills:

  • Knowledge of fund development strategies, including donor cultivation, recognition and stewardship. 
  • Knowledge of development database software, online gift processing tools and event management software. 
  • Experience working with committees. 
  • Excellent attention to detail and written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word, and/or Google Docs. 
  • Familiarity with finance and accounting practices and software a plus. 
  • Project management skills a plus.

Ability to:

  • Articulate the mission and impact of Milwaukee Habitat. 
  • Analyze data and learn data entry processes and procedures. 
  • Effectively set priorities to complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner. 
  • Maintain confidentiality.


  • $16 to $18 per hour 
  • Hourly / Non-exempt with full benefit package 
  • Schedule: Full-Time, Monday – Friday, evening/weekend availability occasionally required.


  • Health, Vision, Dental Insurance 
  • Life & Disability Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • 401k + employer contribution 
  • Generous paid time off + 10 paid holidays 
  • Casual attire 
  • Employee Discount at Milwaukee’s ReStores 
  • Employee referral program

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