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||Director of Development
||Sewall Belmont House and Museum
||DC Metro Region
||The Sewall-Belmont House and Museum located on Capitol Hill has an immediate opening for a full-time Director of Development. This is a full time position with the incumbent reporting directly to the executive director. The successful candidate will be a seasoned professional with at least 5-7 years of fundraising and staff management experience. Benefits include health insurance, annual leave, participation in 401 K, and paid parking. If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Page Harrington, Executive Director at email@example.com by December 13, 2012 for consideration. No phone calls please. No relocation assistance will be provided.
The Director of Development (DD) is responsible for the advancement of all fundraising campaigns, with a focus on major gifts, for the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum. The DD will work closely with the executive director and the board of directors to effectively outline the annual fundraising plan for the organization and to perform the day to day execution and aggressive implementation schedule needed to fulfill the annual fundraising goal.
Requirements: B.A. with a minimum 5-7 years experience in researching, cultivating, and soliciting varied funding sources. A background in women's organizations and/or politics is preferred; background in special events, foundation grants, and/or museums is a plus. The ability to work with relational databases and strong written and oral communication skills are required. The successful candidate will have outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills, have the ability to work with a wide range of individuals, a willingness to engage with donors and patrons, the ability to meet deadlines and must be a team player. Candidates must also have a proven track record of leading successful development campaigns.
-Develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy in order to raise/exceed annual budget, with a focus on major gifts
-Develop fundraising messaging for print/e-blasts and any collateral materials needed
-Execute the Alice Award Luncheon and campaign
-Develop and maintain regular stewardship program with donors across all giving levels
-Assist executive director and board of directors in making solicitations, also responsible for solicitation of a portfolio of new and existing donors
-Create detailed reports and materials, and analyze monthly data for executive director
-Conduct tours of the historic house as needed including those for potential funders, VIP's, and board members
-Manage donor database and oversee P/T staff and interns in data entry and acknowledgement process
-Provide leadership, coaching and support to the executive director and board of directors for all aspects of fundraising activities/responsibilities
-Participate in the budget preparation cycle, manage annual department budget, and report to executive director on income and expenses for quarterly and annual goals and any variables
-Provide leadership in building and maintaining relationships with donors
-Participate in the development and execution of public programs
-Represent SBHM at local professional organizations to promote the mission of the Museum
-Manage and assist in selected special projects and perform other related duties, as assigned
-Minimum of 5-7 years professional fundraising/development experience, particularly with a successful record in high donor campaigns
-Thorough understanding of principles associated with fundraising
-Excellent written and verbal communications skills
-Ability to inspire confidence and build trust
-Relationship builder who can identify prospects and move them along the engagement continuum
-Highly organized and detail oriented
The position requires a B.A. and at least 5-7 years of solid experience in fundraising. Candidates will be highly organized, proactive, and flexible with excellent analytical, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work productively in a small office and collaborative environment. Strong oral and written communication skills are a must. S/he should be able to establish and maintain effective working relations with staff, board, interns and donors. S/he will have the capacity to multi-task, deal effectively with deadlines and handle change at a moment's notice in a fast-paced environment. S/he must have the ability to work well with a variety of individuals and audiences, and must have the organizational skills necessary to manage a variety of responsibilities.
Computer proficiencies should include relational databases, Adobe and Office suites, and social media sites including Facebook and Twitter. Knowledge of QuickBooks financial software is a plus. Some nights and weekends are required.
||Dec 13 2012 12:00AM
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