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Turn Your Passion For Service Into a Career

If you’re looking for a rewarding and impactful career, we might have just the place for you here at Rebuild Upstate. Our tight-knit team works together each day to bring life to our mission and foster strong, sustainable communities.

If you’re a self-starter, thrive in a collaborative environment and enjoy solving problems, you’re already off to a great start! Explore our open positions below to apply.

Position Announcement

Position Title: Development & Marketing Specialist

This posting title was formerly the Community Engagement Director. If you’ve applied for that role, your application is still under review.

Status: Full-Time (40 hrs/week)

Location: Greenville, SC

Position Posted: 1/3/19

Who We Are

Rebuild Upstate believes that all people deserve to live in safe, healthy, affordable homes. Thousands of families in our community lack this within their existing home. We seek to repair and rehabilitate these owner-occupied homes to be proper living spaces for individuals and families – our neighbors.

Through the commitment of 1,489 individual volunteers, we repaired and rehabilitated the homes of 163 families in 2019. In 2020, we anticipate repairing and rehabilitating up to 170 additional homes in Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens Counties of Upstate South Carolina.

Repairing and rehabilitating a home often involves a combination of roofing, plumbing, electrical, flooring, and carpentry projects. In addition to repairing the existing home, Rebuild Upstate also ensures that families have safe access in and out of their home through the construction and repair of steps, porches, railings, and wheelchair ramps.

Since our founding in 2006, Rebuild Upstate has grown to include a team of six staff, an AmeriCorps VISTA, and an AmeriCorps member. Our office is located in downtown Greenville, SC, from which we serve four counties.

Whom We Seek

The development & marketing specialist is an organized, thoughtful, and personable part of our community engagement team. Primarily, this position communicates our mission and develops a case for support to local partners. This person champions the individual giving program, grant writing, organizational messaging, supports our advisory council leadership volunteer program, maintains the donor CRM, and supports the assistant director in major giving campaigns. Primary responsibilities include maintaining and following the annual fundraising plan, grant writing for philanthropic, faith-based, and corporate partners, and community messaging. This role understands the local affordable housing space and communicates the value Rebuild Upstate’s home preservation brings to the community. 

This role will require occasional evening or weekend hours. 

Success in this role includes a thorough understanding of the organization’s giving program and ability to create, maintain, and work a fundraising plan. This position will report to Dayle Stewart, assistant director.

A Typical Week in This Role

An ordinary week in this role might include some of these activities:

  • Speaking with a local church missions committee about our impact and funding needs
  • Submit a grant request for a local corporate giving program
  • Review the annual fundraising plan and keep the engagement team on track for any communications or deliverables needed in the coming weeks
  • Begin a draft of the next donor newsletter
  • Run a report in Kindful for donors approaching a one-year gift anniversary and add them to the automated email series in MailChimp
  • Log donations in Kindful, the donor management system, and process acknowledgment letters
  • Have a coffee with a prospective advisory council member to share more about our impact
  • Make a thank-you call to a new donor
  • Write a handwritten thank-you note to a donor
  • Work alongside the PR team to draft a press release for an upcoming milestone
  • Attend an internal meeting to review and plan for the next year’s annual campaign
  • Work alongside the community engagement specialist to plan the program for a local awareness event or the next month’s social media plan

Desired Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of marketing experience
  • 1-2 years of experience with grant writing and/or annual campaigns
  • 1-2 years of experience with online CRM or donor management software such as Blackbaud products, Kindful, Salesforce, etc.
  • 1-2 years of experience with MailChimp, Constant Contact, or another email software
  • Familiarity with Canva, InDesign, or another design program
  • Strong references from previous employers
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Google Apps/G Suite
  • A team-focused mindset
  • Strong listening skills
  • Nonprofit experience a plus

 Hours & Compensation

  • Forty hours per week; specific hours vary
  • Weekend work required based on volunteer availability
  • Flexible schedule


Salary: $33,000.00 to $35,000.00 /year based on experience

How to Apply

Rebuild Upstate offers paid time off and a retirement plan match. A full benefits package will be reviewed during the interview process, though we are happy to provide more information upon request.

Our interview process is extensive, typically involving up to four discussions with members of our team. We believe it is important to thoroughly evaluate a candidate’s skills and fit with our culture, as well as allow plenty of opportunities for a candidate to evaluate our culture and expectations. This process moves quickly, though is important to ensure a mutual fit.

To apply, please visit this link to provide contact information, upload attachments, and respond to preliminary questions. Upon application, you will be asked for writing samples. We encourage you to submit as many samples as you feel to represent the work you are capable of and proud of. If you do not have a writing sample, please submit a draft of a direct mail piece using stories and information from our website. A cover letter is not required or expected for this application. There is space for an optional cover letter attachment if you would like to speak to anything in your employment history or have an extra space to share why you are the best candidate for this job.

We look forward to getting to know you.


Position Title: Home Repair Program Coordinator

Status: Full-Time (40 hrs/week) or Half-Time (20 hrs/week)

Location: Greenville, SC

Salary: $31,000-$35,000/year, based on experience for full-time

Overall Nature and Scope of Position

Rebuild Upstate is hiring a self-motivated Home Repair Program Coordinator with experience in construction. This position reports to the Director of Operations. The successful candidate will work directly with clients to ensure that they qualify for available funding, will plan all projects to fall within the applicable guidelines and budget, and contribute to completing said projects. He or she will work with the Engagement Team and Director of Operations to ensure that all aspects of work are appropriately planned and staffed with volunteers, and will lead teams of volunteers in completing the work or complete the work themselves, as needed. When applicable, this individual will work with contractors to get bids and complete projects that are not suitable for volunteer labor. We are looking for a dedicated individual who will fit with our collaborative culture. The job requires some weekend hours and flexibility. If you would enjoy working with a small team of professionals to accomplish the mission of Rebuild Upstate, we encourage you to apply.


Rebuild Upstate repairs the houses of our low-income neighbors to make homes safer, healthier and more livable. We envision an Upstate where everyone has the opportunity to live a life of dignity in a safe home environment in order to maintain and foster strong, sustainable communities.

Project Management & Planning

  • Inspect clients homes and identify home repair needs
  • Plan how to complete necessary repairs, including takeoffs and task lists
  • Oversee purchase and ensure timely delivery of materials and trailers/tools to worksites
  • Oversee Worksite Safety and Volunteer Orientation
  • Physical labor is required, including cleaning up work sites, loading materials into truck or trailer, or completing projects as needed
  • Submit paperwork, as appropriate, to funding agencies

Volunteer Management

  • Coordinate with the engagement team on all volunteer issues
  • Facilitate completion of projects by leading groups of volunteers of varying ages and abilities

Documentation & Reporting

  • Manage homeowner tracking and project paperwork for assigned projects
  • Ensure all volunteer paperwork is completed and documented
  • Ensure paperwork is properly entered into databases and stored

Overall Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a small team to accomplish the mission of Rebuild Upstate
  • Keep supervisor informed of all activity, progress, and issues as they arise
  • Represent Rebuild Upstate in the community and to specific groups/associations
  • Participate in professional development as recommended and provided
    Assist in creating funding partnerships with individuals, churches, businesses and other groups in the community
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Construction/repair experience
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work and communicate well within a team
  • Capable of managing multiple projects at once
  • High School Diploma (higher education preferred)
  • Experience with excel, word, email (google suites preferred)
  • Volunteer management experience preferred
  • Experience pulling/backing trailers preferred
  • Project planning skills and budgeting skills preferred

Hours & Compensation

  • Forty hours per week for full-time; specific hours vary
  • Twenty hours per week for half-time; specific hours vary
  • Weekend work required based on volunteer availability
  • Flexible schedule

Please designate your desired hours (full-time or half-time) in the application.

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