Tower Hill Botanic Garden’s mission is to inspire
the use and appreciation of horticulture to improve lives, enrich communities
and strengthen commitment to the natural world.
Our core values are Learning, Stewardship, Sustainability, Inclusivity, Joy
and Excellence. Our vision builds on
Tower Hill Botanic Garden’s unique vantage point atop Tower Hill in Central New
England. We will grow our gardens and programs to connect with new audiences
and deepen our relationship with those who know us. Our gardens will become a must-see
destination drawing visitors from near and far. We will strive to become a
collection of people and plants that can make a difference beyond our
The Development Manager is responsible for managing
and overseeing, in concert with the Director of Institutional Advancement and Manager
of Major Gifts, the expansion of the financial foundation of the Worcester
County Horticultural Society. Particular focus for the Development Manager is
on the raising of annual unrestricted support for operations.
Manage the Annual Fund, including the
development of periodic print and electronic fundraising appeals. This position
is responsible for monitoring and implementing all activities related to
appeals, including working with outside vendors and consultants. Identify
trends, track performance, and recommend strategies and tactics as appropriate.
Identify and pursue viable sources of corporate,
foundation, and government philanthropic support, most especially to fund
operations, but also in support of any fundraising campaign priorities. Manage the Department’s grant writing program,
including strategizing in partnership with the Director of Institutional
Development to meet goals. Coordinate and complete grant applications and
stewardship reports, working as necessary with other staff and departments.
Manage and implement development-related events,
including fundraising galas, John Green Society events, and other donor
In concert with the Director of Institutional
Advancement and the Manager of Major Gifts, assist with the identification of
prospects and with the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of the donor
base. Assist with the management of prospect data and the recording of donor
actions in the Raiser’s Edge database.
Support the commemorative giving program at
Tower Hill. This is comprised of communicating and touring with prospects, and
soliciting donations for memorial dedications (ie. trees and benches), as well
as assisting with any events associated with commemorations.
Support the Director of Institutional Advancement
and Development Committee in the implementation of any fundraising campaigns.
Participate in the development and oversight of
departmental budgets and work plans.
As may be appropriate, participate in the
supervision of Advancement support staff.
Other projects or tasks, as assigned.
Extensive experience with fundraising in a non-profit
environment (3-5+ years of professional experience or the equivalent strongly
Demonstrated personal success in the cultivation, solicitation, and
stewardship of donors (both individual and institutional).
Knowledge of best practices and trends in non-profit
fundraising, most particularly in the area of annual fundraising and
grant-making. Experience with financial management and marketing is desirable.
Experiencein using and managing data in Raiser’s
Edge or similar CRM, and proficiency with standard productivity software, such
as Excel and PowerPoint.
Strong relationship builder capable of
interacting in a professional manner with opinion leaders, donors, and support
staff and proven expertise working effectively and collaboratively with a
diverse range of constituents.
Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal
Tower Hill Botanic Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.