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TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineSeptember 14, 2019
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$52,000-$60,000


Menokin seeks an outside the box fundraiser-one that believes in the power of nonprofits to create immense change in the community. The Development Director position provides the opportunity to make a significant contribution to a cutting edge cultural heritage site in the heart of Virginia’s Northern Neck. Menokin, a 500-acre land conservancy and home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, is in the midst of a multi-year capital campaign to fund the most engaging preservation project in America. Position Summary The Development Director will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Menokin development department and for direct solicitation of high-level support for both the operational and capital campaigns. The Development Director oversees a comprehensive and integrated fundraising program to develop individual and corporate contributions for the capital campaign, cultivate and steward donors, and manage the annual campaign and planned giving. The Development Director reports directly to the Executive Director to carry out the annual development plan that supports the strategic plan of the Menokin Foundation. ENTRY LEVEL CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Job Duties

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Identify, qualify, research, cultivate, solicit, and steward high-level supporters
  • Work with Executive Director to schedule and prepare meeting with important donors
  • Meet with high level supporters in a variety of locations, generate high dollar solicitations, and follow-up through donation
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, create and implement the Menokin development plan and fundraising strategy
  • Oversee the daily running of the development database and creation of donor research, donor correspondence, fundraising appeals, mailing lists, and donor recognition efforts and events
  • Work with Marketing Director to develop and implement a comprehensive public relations strategy for donor development
  • Work proactively with the board
  • Oversee grant planning and writing in collaboration with Executive Director
  • Assist with public programming when needed, including giving talks to potential donors and tours to visitors
  • Report quarterly development progress to the board and generate end-of-year analyses and development reports with the Executive Director

Skills Required

  • BA degree in a related field, advanced degree preferred
  • A strong passion for cultural institutions
  • Positive belief in a non profit’s ability to create change
  • Engaging and positive ttitude
  • Ability to work with a variety of different personalities
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, required
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Available for weekend and evening events
  • Experience at a history or cultural non-profit or an interest in American history required
  • Ability to work closely and in unison with existing Menokin staff

Additional Info

To Appl: Send cover letter and resume to Executive Director Sam McKelvey at Hours: Full Time with Employee Health Insurance Plan