Kittitas County Area Director

Job Details

Job Location: Kittitas County Office – Ellensburg. WA
Position Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $65,000 – $85,000 salary
Job Shift: Monday – Friday
Job Category: Resource Development/Fundraising


The Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity (KCHFH) Area Director is responsible for fundraising of the area affiliate. The Area Director will enhance the profile of KCHFH through positive community relations among elected officials, donors, volunteers, business leaders, and the community. The role will include education and advocacy, community and resource development, volunteer coordination and marketing and publicity. The focus of this position will be to identify and deepen relationships with local officials, individuals, corporations, and organizations keen on serving communities within Kittitas County.

Essential Functions

  • Build and maintain working relationships with the local leadership, staff, and community.
  • Ensure annual goals are met, assist with strategic planning, and prepare reports on all program/project activities for Habitat SKKC.
  • Develop resources, funding sources, and prepare proposals for a variety of organizations to provide funding for new or continuing operations, including fundraising and outreach efforts.
  • Develop an annual plan that incorporates a range of strategies, including engagement programs, special build days, and events.
  • Develop annual revenue goals, manage resources according to guidance and accountability, and approves operational expenditures for office.
  • Work closely with the local Kittitas County Construction staff on the overall objectives of the annual plan.
  • Serve as an external spokesperson, maintaining regular communication with elected officials, donors, volunteers, community contacts, corporate sponsors, and prospects.
  • Strategically engages board members, Local Area Council members, leadership, and current donors in prospect identification, visits, and potential funding opportunities.
  • Steward existing donor relationships, create new relationships and build coalitions that will increase our ability to serve more families annually.
  • Develop grant applications, proposals, and reports throughout the year.
  • Coordinate and oversee local marketing, social media, web, and outreach efforts.
  • Develop compelling proposals, presentations, and reports.
  • Develop appropriate sponsorship benefits and recognition for corporate partners.
  • Demonstrate a disciplined use of CRM, Raiser’s Edge.
  • Oversee aspects of volunteer engagement throughout the year.
  • With the support of the Chief Development Officer, develop an annual strategic plan and calendar of events and mailings for Kittitas County Affiliate.

Language Skills:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from a group of managers, customers, and the general public.

Math Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:  Define problems, collect, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret a wide variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical decisions. Provides solutions to individual and company problems. Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.

Computer Skills: Proficiency with computer usage, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience with Raiser’s Edge and knowledge of NXT.


Qualifications and Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; experience in non-profit management or other relevant management experience preferred.
  • Five years in relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or training in grant programs, community development, and/or economic development initiatives.
  • Demonstrated budgeting experience or training with exposure to Federal and State grant financial reporting requirements.
  • Ability to synthesize thoughts/ideas between diverse collaborating agencies and translate into effective written and verbal communication with funding agencies, government officials, etc.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills with the ability to make dynamic group presentations and conduct outreach and speaking engagements on behalf of Habitat.
  • Strong planning skills, including the ability to anticipate tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines, and function smoothly under strict deadlines and shifting priorities.
  • High-level computer literacy skills. Experience with donor databases, ideally Raiser’s Edge
  • Strong team player who also works well independently.
  • The capacity to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with donors, volunteers, Board of Directors, and staff.
  • Local knowledge of the Kittitas County philanthropic community.
  • Commitment to affordable housing and Habitat’s mission.
  • Ability to travel and attend trainings as identified by Habitat SKC.
  • Full-time, flexible hours. Some weekday evenings and weekends required.

Note: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as needed.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

  • Must be at least 18 and have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described below represent the activities and surroundings of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.                

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is required to talk and must be able to read.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.  Extensive keyboarding is required. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate consisting of usual business office sounds including but not limited to computers, printers, telephones, and light foot traffic.
  • The employee needs the mobility (with or without accommodation) to navigate construction building sites safely, with exposure to outdoor weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and near moving mechanical parts. The noise level at the constructions sites may be loud, due to machinery, power tools and construction activities..


Full benefits package to include generous paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with company match, short/long term disability, life insurance.

Habitat for Humanity of Seattle-King & Kittitas Counties is firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity (EEO) and will provide such opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to sex, race, age, color, religion, mental or physical disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and/or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Statement of Commitment on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King & Kittitas Counties, we build hope for all by tearing down barriers to affordable housing.  Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is unwavering.

We have a deep love of humanity and embrace all our differences including race, religion, background or identity.

We act to remove systemic barriers to sustainable, affordable homeownership through advocacy and equity by providing education on housing issues and inequities for public policy makers and eliminating systemic inequities in our policies and practices. We empower our homeowners through education.

We bring people together, leveraging our differences to achieve our mission in our workplaces, building sites, stores, and in our homes.

We build communities where everyone feels a sense of belonging.  Our support does not stop when a homeowner receives their keys.

We provide hope by eliminating disparities in home ownership.