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Job Opportunity: Housing Industry Foundation

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Developing and Marketing Associate

The Housing Industry Foundation (HIF) has the mission to help individuals and families remain in or return to stable housing, as well as to assist with special housing projects or renovations in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. HIF further supports efforts to identify long-term solutions to the lack of affordable housing in our community.
The organization’s unique framework has remained the same since its inception: the Board of Directors provides all operational funding so that 100% of fundraising contributions go directly to support our programs.
Development and Marketing Associate
Position Summary: The Housing Industry Foundation is looking for a Development and Marketing Associate to provide development and marketing administrative support to the Executive Director. This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate candidate with the right balance of exceptional organizational skills and the energy to build upon HIF’s record of success.



Fundraising and Events:

  • Maintain donor database, acknowledging gifts and donations by donors and sponsors at all levels, including “thank you” cards, solicitations and other campaigns
  • Develop effective working relationships with donors, volunteers, board members and others to nurture their connection to the organization
  • Coordinate annual fundraising Summit Dinner (850+ attendees), Donor Appreciation Party (100+ guests), VIP thank you luncheon (50+ invitees), Year End Board reception and other event planning including, but not limited to main point of contact for solicitation, correspondence, rsvp management, logistics, event set up and clean up
  • Organize professional vendors and volunteer workdays, including shopping for materials and meeting vendors on site, as needed
  • Establish logistics of open house events to showcase renovation repairs and upgrades, including maintain rsvp lists, including design and print appreciation materials
  • Draft grant proposals as requested
  • Perform a variety of skilled administrative and clerical duties directly related to development activities and board management
  • Any additional duties as deemed necessary by the Executive Director
  • Expectation of complete confidentiality on all business matters


  • Responsible for maintaining on-line presence including, but not limited to website, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Linked-In accounts
  • Craft and implement bi-monthly newsletter
  • Design, promote and manage annual SVGives campaign, Year End Appeal Giving Tuesday, as well as any other crowd funding opportunities
  • Prepare summaries of emergency grants and renovation projects for internal and publication purposes
  • Solicit and prepare client testimonials and other case studies for internal and outreach purposes
  • Create and modify documents such as reports, memos and letters for internal and promotion purposes
* 2 or 4 year college degree
* High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude with a high degree of self-initiative
* Extremely detail-oriented and well-organized
* Demonstrated ability as a self-starter and flexibility to work as part of a team
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Solid project management and reporting competence
* Proven analytical and problem solving capability
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office and web applications
* Capability to relate well to public and private funders, individual contributors, board members, community leaders, volunteers and staff
* Ability to attend community activities, including a professional appearance and conduct
* Must have access to a car as local travel will be necessary


* Some experience in social services field and/or homelessness prevention programs
* Background in the real estate or construction industry
* Experience in marketing and media relations
* Experience with E-Tapestry, WordPress, Adobe Illustrator, QuickBooks, Constant Contact and Microsoft Access

* Required 40 hours per week Monday through Friday.
* Schedule to be mutually agreed upon but flexibility provided as needed
* Salary commensurate with experience
* Health, vision, dental and life insurance
* Retirement plan participation opportunity
* Mileage reimbursement to offsite locations

* Submit an updated resume and cover letter that describes how your experience would complement the work of HIF and the responsibilities of the position.
* Email application materials to
* No calls regarding this position, please.


ABOUT US The Housing Industry Foundation (HIF) knows that one grant can make a difference. Through collaboration with emergency service organizations, HIF funds emergency housing grants of up to $2500 to provide an immediate bridge necessary to keep individuals and families in their homes. Our one-time emergency rental assistance allows low-to moderate-income individuals and families who live “paycheck to paycheck” to weather temporary crises and remain housed despite unexpected changes in income or expenses. 

Most shelters and non-profit housing providers lack financial resources, staff expertise and organizational capacity to renovate their facilities beyond routine maintenance. HIF fills this critical gap with access to the expertise and resources within the multi-family housing industry, including in-kind donations of material and labor, to complete facility renovations at no cost to the non-profit housing providers to improve the living conditions of their clients. HIF’s contribution allows the shelter provider to keep their focus on the needs of the community and the mission of each organization ensuring their clients’ needs 

Our organization’s unique framework has remained the same since its inception; the Board of Directors provides all operational funding so that 100% of fundraising contributions go directly to support our two programs. The Board further extends the organization’s community reach by gaining the support of industry leaders who can leverage their resources, expertise, and skills to complete renovation projects for shelter facilities with facility needs such as electrical work, construction, painting, landscaping, and flooring. Learn more at:

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