Communications and Development Fellow

Position DescriptionCommunications and Development Fellow

Flexible-time, Unpaid

Habitat for Humanity of Durham (Durham Habitat) is seeking a fellow to assist the development team in fundraising and communications efforts. This competitive fellowship is an unpaid, volunteer position designed to offer participants a unique insider experience in the world of non-profit marketing, communication, and development; a six month commitment is preferred. The position will be located in Durham Habitat office’s in downtown Durham. The Communications and Development Fellow will work closely with the the Annual Fund and Communications Manager.


  • Hone marketing, communications, development, and social media skills at a dynamic and internationally-recognized non-profit
  • Assist in management of social media, website, blog, and email communications
  • Create copy and source image content for social media, including regular and timely social media updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, and YouTube
  • Research and activate new social media platforms
  • Measure, track, and evaluate metrics related to marketing activity and outcomes to achieve mission and goals

Skills & Talent:

  • A passion for the mission and vision of Habitat for Humanity of Durham
  • Hold or pursuing a degree in Marketing, Journalism, Communications, or related field
  • Sound understanding of the principles of marketing
  • Creative and innovative
  • Highly organized, self-driven, and detail oriented
  • Familiarity with multiple forms of new media including WordPress, HTML, Google Analytics, Basecamp, Bronto, LinkedIn, and Google +
  • Strong understanding of new technologies and how they can be applied to marketing
  • A mature and confident personality, a sense of humor, and ability to handle pressure with professionalism

Please send resume and cover letter to

Habitat for Humanity of Durham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Durham Habitat

Durham Habitat is a community based low-income, housing developer which builds homeshope and community. Founded in 1985 by a group of visionary leaders, Durham Habitat is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) and has built and rehabbed more than 300 homes in collaborative partnership with low-income, working families and other partners that care.   

Our Faith. Founded on Christian values in 1985, Durham Habitat partners with those who share our ideals of love, respect, compassion and justice for all. We welcome those of any faith - or no faith - to join us building homes, hope and community in Durham.  

We build and repair homes, and we deconstruct homes. Habitat builds new homes and we rehab existing homes in partnership with hard-working families in Durham and others that care. We repair homes for veterans and low-income, elderly neighbors, and our deconstruction program salvages and resells building materials from homes under renovation. 

We build hope. Habitat homes are not given away, but are sold to low-income neighbors who do not qualify for traditional home loans. Lower construction costs, zero-interest mortgages, and green building principles keep our homes affordable for our partner families.

We build community. As we transform the lives of the families who buy our homes, we also transform Durham neighborhoods by stabilizing communities to make them safer and stronger. We work in partnership with the communities in which we build, and we embrace asset- based community development. Our volunteer programs bring Durham neighbors together across racial, class, and socio-economic divisions to make Durham a stronger community.

Habitat Success Stories

Twenty years ago, Bob came to a Habitat construction site, and he's been volunteering since. "Framing is the fun part," Bob says, "but my favorite task is roofing." He also leads a youth group in making rain barrels for each Habitat home.