Vice President of Development

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The Vice President of Development (VP) leads Acts’ fundraising efforts. This individual is responsible for ensuring sufficient philanthropic support for Acts to continue its aggressive path of impact growth, both for our existing offices and programs in Milwaukee and Beloit, WI and for potential new programs or expansion locations.  

The VP reports to the President and CEO and manages what is presently a four-person department as well as third-party service providers and consultants.


  • Create, oversee, and implement an annual fund development plan
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of major donors and prospects
  • Train fundraisers to effectively cultivate, solicit, and steward donors in their portfolios
  • Actively identify and qualify prospective donors, engaging them meaningfully to win their support
  • Supervise the submission of donation and grant requests and reporting to individuals, corporations, and foundations
  • Oversee systems that ensure proper tracking and reconciliation of gifts
  • Ensure a systematic approach to compliance with the annual stewardship plan
  • Serve as staff lead for the Engagement Committee and leverage the talents of those individuals and other board and committee members to support fundraising efforts
  • Spearhead any special events, such as Tours of Homes, Acts’ Neighborhood Table fundraiser, and any Town Halls
  • Serve on the executive leadership team
  • Be a leading voice in organizational expansion strategy
  • Serve as a member of Acts’ Executive Leadership team and provide guidance and support to leaders throughout the organization
  • Be a powerful and positive contributor to organizational culture


  • 10+ years of experience in fundraising, sales, or related field
  • 10+ years’ experience as both a manager and leader of people
  • Strong knowledge of both the art and science of fundraising
  • Excellent communication abilities, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to quickly form and build relationships with diverse groups of stakeholders
  • Leadership of both direct reports and those from other departments whose contributions are needed
  • Ability to use various software (e.g. Salesforce CRM) to manage fundraising operations effectively
  • Valid driver’s license and insured vehicle


  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience
  • Health and dental coverage
  • 401K retirement plan with employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement

Acts Housing provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Lauber Community Partners has been exclusively engaged to conduct this search. Qualified individuals are invited to contact LCP directly for additional details.

Please submit your resume to Lauber Community Partner's Project Manager, Emily Clinton, at

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