The Director, Philanthropy & External Affairs (DPEA) leads the strategy and implementation of fundraising and communication activities, including advocacy– to provide sustainable funding for the organization to build and repair homes, advocate for safe and affordable housing, and provide housing stability to local Santa Barbara communities. Initial fundraising goal includes $1.4M from individuals, foundations, corporations, faith communities, and government partners, and more. The organization is embarking on an exciting capital fundraising campaign, for which there will be additional team resources provided that will be overseen by the DPEA at a future time. Updates and develops annual fundraising/communication plans, and works with the CEO on the execution of the newly developed strategic plan. Plans, implements, and manages all fundraising campaigns including annual giving and capital campaigns, special projects, social media and other related solicitations. Position requires a flexible schedule, including night/ weekend availability as needed.