Director of Development

The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is the looking to fill the full-time position of Director of Development.

Job Summary

Plan and coordinate all fund raising activities of the Museum to meet capital, operating and project financial goals. Oversee and implement the Major Gifts and Planned Gifts Programs of the Museum.

Duties and responsibilities

Identify, research, cultivate, solicit and provide ongoing stewardship for donors capable of contributing major gifts and planned gifts.
Participation in and management of elements of capital/endowment campaigns.
Coordinate production of materials in conjunction with development associate and marketing for annual fundraising campaigns, membership, and materials to be used in promoting major gifts and planned giving
Develop and implement Museum’s membership program
Coordinate a system of direct (face-to-face) contacts and follow-up to generate a flow of further inquiries and completed planned giving agreements
Plan and organize solicitation visits with president
Develop grant proposals for individual, corporate and foundation solicitation
Ensure accurate and confidential record keeping, and timely, personalized communications with donors and members
Prepares departmental budget and is responsible for managing departmental approved budget
Experience in working with Board of Trustees and Committees.
Hires, trains, evaluate, schedules, and disciplines departmental staff as necessary
All other duties


B.A. in non-profit management business, history or related field; Master’s Degree preferred
Five years’ experience in the development field
Working Knowledge and experience with planned giving
Experience with grant writing and museum donor cultivation/solicitation
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to work well with others in a team situation
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Experience in Abila or similar fundraising software and Microsoft Office Suite
Able to travel

Email resume and cover letter to: or mail to Director of Development Search, P.O. Box 1992, Savannah, GA  31402. No phone calls please.

The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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