Director of development

Immediate opening.

Full Time: 40 hours/week, salary commensurate with experience and nonprofit work.

The Director of Development of Maine Preservation plans and executes development and communication efforts with the ability, work ethic and positive attitude to meet the ever-changing project demands of a growing and dynamic statewide nonprofit organization. The position reports to the Executive Director.

The Director of Development identifies donors for campaigns and fundraising events, develops campaign materials and solicits memberships, annual fund donors, patrons, sponsors and preservation professionals; identifies, applies to and provides grant reports for foundations and other grant funding sources; manages a robust and growing membership program and increases upper donors and overall membership; maintains donor relations, schedules donor visits for the Executive Director, and coordinates with and provides all staff support for the Development Committee; oversees the recording of donations, drafting of acknowledgements and updating of member records; plans and executes development campaigns and organizes and works with volunteers to organize and execute development events. Experience with creating a positive atmosphere and cultivating and galvanizing funders – including implementation of successful membership, annual fund campaigns and fundraising events – is preferred.

Because this is a hybrid position, the ideal candidate must also be able to plan and execute communications and marketing activities for the organization; develop communications plans; compose and distribute external communications including website, social media, Constant Contact email blasts, news releases, op-eds, and crowd-source activities; and oversee an annual magazine. The Director will also work in coordination with other staff to keep the website current and coordinate social media and other communications, as well as composing and editing documents.

Competence and aptitude with Microsoft programs including Access, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook and especially Donor Perfect other relevant programs and apps is essential and a working knowledge of QuickBooks is helpful. The ability to skillfully use and learn other programs such as Adobe Suite is also helpful.

The Director of Development must be dependable, punctual, and trustworthy, able to work effectively both independently and as a team member, and manage and implement detailed work accurately and efficiently. The Director of Development must be able to juggle multiple priorities with enthusiasm, meet deadlines, accept and understand direction, communicate clearly and work well with other staff, trustees, volunteers and interns. Interest and ability in developing a working knowledge of historic preservation is essential.

A Bachelor’s degree is required, graduate work is a plus as is education or experience in historic preservation. The position offers broad exposure to committed people throughout Maine and to nationally recognized experts in the preservation field. The new Director of Development will also gain familiarity with state-of-the-art methods for rehabilitation and repair of historic houses and buildings and with associated programs and policies.

Interested candidates should provide both a cover letter and resume to

The deadline for responses is February 19, 2019.