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Director of Development
position. Posted on 06-25-2019.
  • 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.

  • Apply for this position using the contact information below.



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