Tudor Place Historic House and Garden is looking for the right person to help propel this Washington, D.C. landmark into its third century. Along with the staff, Board of Trustees, and volunteers, the Director of Development is part of a team that celebrates the history of Tudor Place and understands the need for its preservation. The Director of Development leads our fundraising endeavors and promotes awareness of this extraordinary site in historic Georgetown. These efforts center upon major donor cultivation, membership programs, special event fundraisers, and converting an exploding number of program participants into supporters.
The ideal candidate must enjoy working long and often strange hours as well, subsisting on leftover cheese and crackers. Creativity, the ability to communicate effectively with fascinating people, and the capacity to manage multiple projects at once are critical. A desire to be part of a dynamic team and a quirky sense of humor are helpful.
The Director of Development advances the mission of Tudor Place by managing and coordinating activities associated with the organization’s development efforts, including Annual Fund, Membership, Spring Garden Party, planned giving, and all aspects of donor relationships. The Director of Development supervises the Communications Director and the Development Manager. This position also works collaboratively with the Third Century Capital Campaign Director to advance the campaign’s objectives.
Identify, cultivate, and maintain ongoing relations with individual and corporate donors.
Manage donor contacts for Board members and the Executive Director, using a constituent management database
Strategize and plan yearlong annual giving program.
Write annual giving solicitations and acknowledgement letters.
Plan and implement online giving programs and other initiatives.
Promote and manage matching gift opportunities.
Coordinate application for and management of corporate, foundation, and government grants for general operating support.
Supervise projects and activities of the Development Manager and collaborate on membership initiatives to enlarge membership rolls and encourage increased giving by members.
Identify members who have potential for major gifts.
Spring Garden Party
Identify the Garden Party chairperson(s) and honoree(s), in collaboration with the Executive Director, Development Committee, Garden Party Committee, and Development Department staff.
In coordination with the Garden Party chairperson(s) and Committee, develop plans for the event with thoughtful consideration to the management of expenses, including catering, tents and lighting, parking, entertainment, and all other event logistics.
In collaboration with the Executive Director and Garden Party chairperson(s), develop strategies to maximize event revenue, including establishing ticket prices and sponsorship opportunities.
Motivate and engage Committee members and Trustees to develop the invitation list strategically and to conduct follow up activities for event attendees.
Gifts in Kind
Identify institutional needs that might be met through in-kind/non-cash support.
Solicit and acknowledge gifts as appropriate.
Foundation and Corporate Solicitation
Assist in the research and preparation of proposals and reports.
Meet with potential corporate donors.
Prepare information and materials on planned giving opportunities for inclusion on the website and distribution upon request.
In cooperation with the Executive Director and Communications Director, develop strategies for promoting an interest in planned giving among the Board of Trustees, membership, and other supporters of Tudor Place.
Develop a program for the recognition of past and future planned giving donors.
Serve as staff liaison with the Committee; collaborate with the chairperson(s) and Director of Finance & Administration to create meeting agendas and to manage meeting logistics.
Identify and orient new Committee members, in coordination with the Executive Director and Committee chairperson(s).
Collaborate with the Communications Director on corporate branding and outreach that advance the organization’s visibility and outreach efforts.
Assist the Third Century Capital Campaign Manager in identifying campaign prospects, developing plans for their cultivation, and conducting campaign events.
Perform other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
B.A./B.S. degree preferred.
Three or more years’ experience fundraising department for a non-profit organization, preferably a museum or other cultural organization.
Experience supervising and working collaboratively with staff on development activities.
Experience managing special events of all sizes (from one-on-one donor lunches to 500+ person events) on limited budgets.
Experience with research on individuals, foundations, corporations, and government funding sources.
Experience with portfolio management preferred.
Experience managing relations with donors and potential donors.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Must be an energetic, creative, and responsible individual who is proactive, a team player, and able to manage multiple tasks in a timely manner.
Excellent written and verbal skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent organizational and planning skills.
Strong skills with online communications and e-marketing preferred.
Knowledge of Altru constituent management program.
Detail-oriented, with accuracy in all records, correspondence, and publications.
Tudor Place Foundation operates an historic property located in the heart of Washington's Georgetown area. Firmly rooted in the community, Tudor Place Foundation's mission is to educate the public about American history and culture. Its focus is on the historical development of the Federal City and the Nation's Capitol Region from the 18th century as seen through the lens of Tudor Place, home of M...artha Washington's granddaughter and six generations of her descendants, the Custis-Peter family. The Foundation is committed to protecting, preserving, maintaining, and interpreting the historic property and the collections, while instilling the value of the past in the public perception.