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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.

Status: Full Time (40 hrs/week; specific hours vary)

Salary: $33,000.00 to $36,000.00/year based on experience

Mission: 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.

Overall Nature and Scope of Position

The Community Engagement Specialist is an organized, detail-oriented, hospitable, outgoing, and integral part of our community engagement team. This person ensures that each volunteer has a great experience throughout the onboarding process. Primary responsibilities include recruiting volunteer groups, planning successful projects with our project management team, ensuring a quality experience on-site, and completing post-project follow-ups with Rebuild Upstate. This person is responsible for volunteer appreciation campaigns such as the annual Because of You BBQ. The Community Engagement Specialist assists with Wake Up with Rebuild, our annual awareness breakfast. In addition, the Community Engagement Specialist plans social media content and manages the monthly e-newsletter and website.

This role will require occasional evening or weekend hours with flexible scheduling. 

Success in this role includes a thorough understanding of the organization’s processes and making sure all volunteer groups have a great volunteer experience. This position will report to Dayle Stewart, Community Engagement Director.

A Typical Week in This Role

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

  • Meeting with a new church partner who wants to learn more about volunteer and giving opportunities
  • Visiting volunteer groups on worksites and giving a brief overview of the organization
  • Training a new corporate volunteer group before they go on-site
  • Speaking with a church missions committee about our impact and funding needs
  • Having a post-project follow-up phone call with a new group to make sure they had a great experience and address any concerns
  • Interview a homeowner about their experience with Rebuild Upstate and write a blog post
  • Meeting with the project management team to review upcoming volunteer needs
  • Draft social media posts to recognize volunteer groups and spotlight individual volunteers
  • Evaluating success of social media campaigns and develop new plans accordingly
  • Preparing a press release 

Desired Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of customer service experience
  • Strong references from previous employers
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong marketing skills
  • Experience with Google Apps/G Suite
  • Experience with a CRM, Canva, and Mailchimp a plus
  • A team-focused mindset
  • Strong listening skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Hospitable Mindset
  • Nonprofit experience a plus


  • Generous PTO – 15 days per year to start
  • Health Insurance option available
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Flex Spending Account
  • Simple IRA

How to Apply

To apply, please visit this link to answer a few preliminary questions and provide a cover letter and your resume, which are required to apply for this role. When writing your cover letter, please write it specifically for this position at our organization. Use it to tell us why your skills and experience make you the best candidate for this position. Also tell us why you would be the best person to join our team. We look forward to getting to know you.


Rebuild Upstate is a faith-based organization founded on Christian beliefs. Rebuild Upstate will not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, age, handicap, religion or creed, political affiliation, gender, or marital, parental, or military status for employment, volunteerism, or for receiving services.


Rebuild Upstate is hiring a self-motivated Development Specialist with experience in fundraising. This position reports to the Community Engagement Director.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $55,000-$65,000 including bonuses and based on experience

Hours & Compensation

  • Forty hours per week; evening and weekend work may be required
  • Flexible schedule; ability to occasionally work remotely
  • Generous vacation policy


What if you could go to your place of employment every day with a renewed sense of purpose and direction, confident in the knowledge that the work you do contributes to the greater good? When you work with Rebuild Upstate as a fundraiser, this could be your life. Grow to understand our potential donor pool and hold a vital role in planning events and coordinating other activities to encourage donations and help us move toward our goal of helping improve the lives of more low-income neighbors through home repair. Work on a close-knit, enthusiastic team under the direction of the Community Engagement Director to meet and exceed fundraising goals. Stretch and improve your communication & leadership skills and organizational capabilities in this pivotal role.


Mission: 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.



  • Raise funds and regularly meet or surpass fundraising targets
  • Research donor prospects to gain insight into needs, beliefs and donation habits
  • Assist in brainstorming and creating new methods to raise funds for Rebuild Upstate
  • Leverage technology and social media where possible to enhance fundraising activities
  • Assist in planning and coordinating specific events meant to develop donors and raise funds
  • Collaborate with marketing staff to disseminate strategic messaging to current and prospective donors
  • Coordinate activities of volunteers and interns related to fundraising event planning and execution
  • Analyze the performance of fundraising events and other fundraising activities for effectiveness and to identify areas for efficiency and effectiveness
  • Maintain complete, orderly records of donor information and all donor communications
  • Build upon existing donor relationships to maintain and increase giving
  • Form new donor relationships frequently
  • Collaborate with other organizations and groups within the community to build partnerships that enhance fundraising activities


Job Skills & Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree or higher
  • At least five (5+) years of fundraising or sales experience
  • Motivation to achieve and exceed goals
  • Exemplary communication abilities
  • Outgoing, yet poised personality
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational abilities and attention to detail
  • Quick thinker and ability to make decisions under pressure
  • Experience with a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system
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