Director of Development

Full Time: 40 hours/week.

Salary commensurate with experience and nonprofit work.

The Director of Development of Maine Preservation plans and executes development efforts and helps coordinate communications 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 administers a complete development program, including: identifies donors for campaigns and fundraising events, develops campaign materials and solicits memberships, annual fund donors, patrons, sponsors and preservation professionals; identifies, manages deadlines, completes applications 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; manages fundraising campaigns, maintains donor relations and schedules donor visits for the Executive Director; coordinates and provides all staff support for the Development Committee; and oversees the recording of donations, drafting of acknowledgements and updating of member records. Organizes and works with volunteers to execute all elements of events including the Gala, Honor Awards and Old House Forum & Annual Meeting and other events. Experience with creating a positive atmosphere and cultivating and galvanizing funders – including implementation of successful membership, annual fund and other fundraising campaigns and fundraising events – is preferred.

The ideal candidate will also have experience with planning and executing communications and marketing activities for the organization; developing communications plans; composing and distributing external communications including website, social media, Constant Contact email blasts, news releases, op-eds, and crowd-source activities; and overseeing 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 Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; especially DonorPerfect; experience with social media and other relevant programs and apps is essential. A working knowledge of QuickBooks and skillfully learn and use 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 Development Director 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. Deadline for applications is June 15.

How To Apply: Please send email to Philip Jones at Please include your cover letter and resume.

Application Deadline: 6/15/2019