Director of Development
Development Director is a full-time, year-round, salaried position, and an
integral member of the management team at an accredited Museum with an
incomparable early colonial collection and a nearly 200 year record of
institutional success. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, they are
responsible for developing strategies to achieve fundraising goals for
individual and institutional giving, planning and implementing all fundraising
and patron cultivation activities, and growing the Society’s development
program at an exciting time as Plymouth commemorates its 400th anniversary.
They oversee a wide and ongoing range of operational development, marketing,
and membership activities, and help set marketing strategy to increase
institutional engagement at all levels, working both independently and in close
collaboration with the Executive Director, the Development Committee, and
subcommittees. They supervise a PT Group Tour & Marketing Manager and PT
Development Administrative Assistant.
Development Director will identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects to secure
donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations through leadership
gifts, sponsored gifts, annual appeals, memberships, and special events, and
oversee all membership activities. They oversee patron management tracking,
major gift cultivation and solicitations, and development writing.
Responsibilities include coordinating annual fundraising; managing special
events; developing strategies to meet or exceed budgeted revenue goals; and
working to ensure cultivation and stewardship of all philanthropic constituents.
They maintain productive and timely donor communications; utilize the donor
database to track development revenue and ensure accurate and comprehensive
donor records; prepare regular reports on donor activities; and assist in grant
research, proposal, and grant writing. They build and maintain strong
relationships with individuals, organizational partners/sponsors, corporations,
foundations and other major donors, and constructively engage the Museum's many
stakeholders, including members, Trustees, volunteers, and the Plymouth
Bachelor’s degree or higher and at least 5 years
experience in development; superior written and oral communication skills as
well as excellent research skills; organizational and time management skills;
ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines; knowledge of regional and
local philanthropic community; proficiency in Excel, Word, and fundraising
databases. Capital and/or endowment campaign experience preferred; familiarity
with Raiser’s Edge a plus.
How To Apply:
Send cover letter and CV to Dr. Donna D. Curtin, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 22, 2019
About this Organization:
Pilgrim Hall Museum (PHM), erected 1824, is the oldest continuously operating museum in the country. The museum’s unsurpassed collection of Pilgrim possessions highlights the actual experiences of America’s earliest beginnings. What did the English families aboard the Mayflower bring with them to make a new life in a new world? See everyday objects like the wicker cradle of Peregrine White, the Bible of early Governor William Bradford, and the beaver hat worn by teenager Constance Hopkins. Explore the history and the mythology of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag of early Plymouth in an array of changing and permanent exhibitions, and uncover a story of struggle, courage, perseverance, and hope. Pilgrim Hall Museum is open seven days a week, 9:30 am-4:30 pm, from February through December 30, excepting December 24-25.