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Job posting: Development Director

  • Subject: [cg] Job posting: Development Director
  • From: "Tom Dietrich" tdietrich@metroparks.org
  • Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 13:59:34 -0500

FYI-- Below is a job posting.


Tom Dietrich
Grow With Your Neighbors 
Dayton, OH

G*A*R*D*E*N*S	Position Description

Position:	Director of Development			Division:
Reports to:	President  and CEO				Status:
Mission:	The Director of Development is responsible for the daily
management of the institution's development activities. As a member of
the management team, the Director of Development provides advice and
leadership on matters affecting Brookgreen Gardens, interacts with the
Board of Trustees, and shares responsibility for the success of the
Examples of duties:
*	Manages the annual giving program composed of membership, annual
appeals, and other components, focusing personally on the recruitment
and renewal of upper level memberships.  Supervises the membership
clerical staff.

*	 Takes the lead responsibility for restricted fund-raising
projects as assigned.  In these cases, identifies potential donors,
directly solicits gifts and/or supports those who do, maintain
relationships with donors during and after the projects.

*	Oversees the use of the donor database (Raiser's Edge) for
record keeping, mailings, research and billings.  Utilizes available
training to ensure up-to-date knowledge of the software and its

*	Pursues corporate sponsorships for special events and exhibits.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of IRS and other regulations regarding

*	Seeks facilities rentals from upper level members and potential
members and plans rental events.  May from time-to-time manage such
events as they occur.

*	Adheres to all ethical requirements of Brookgreen Gardens, the
Association of Art Museums (AAM), the American Zoo and Aquarium
Association (AZA) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals
(AFP); requires similar adherence from direct reports; and expects it
from all other employees and from Trustees.       

*	Maintains strict confidentiality of all donor records.  Requires
all direct reports to similarly maintain such confidentiality and
expects all other employees and Trustees to do likewise.

*	Develops and executes plans for the Huntington Society annual
dinner and other cultivation events, working with caterers, musicians,
vendors and other various suppliers.

*	Produces timely, accurate and useful reports.

 Director for Development

Examples of duties (continued):

*	Serves as liaison to the Board of Trustees and its committees.

*	Undertakes other appropriate tasks as may be assigned.        
Supervision:  Receives general supervision and performance assessments
from the President & CEO. 

Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge of fund-raising policies and
procedures as generally practiced by not-for-profit, cultural
organizations; skill in using Raiser's Edge software and overseeing its
use by others; ability to achieve fund-raising goals; ability to
maintain confidentiality; ability to conduct research, prepare reports,
and communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to manage and
conduct social and other events; ability to supervise employees and to
work comfortably and effectively with Board members, membership groups,
donors, volunteers, peers, and subordinates, and a demonstrated
commitment to excellence in work products and relationships with
co-workers -- as generally represented by the completion of an
undergraduate degree in an appropriate field and three years of
successful experience in development or a related field.
Preferred Qualifications:  A graduate degree in an appropriate field;
certification from the Indiana University School of Philanthropy,
Council of Foundation Executives or other appropriate institution or

Approved by:  	L. Todd/A. Kempe/R. Jewell

Date approved:  	12/15/2003

Date effective: 	1/1/2004

Benchmarked to:	AAMD "Development A" 

Benchmark file location:	F:\Accounting\HR\Benchmarking\2003
Revisions\Dir of Development.doc

File location:	F:\HR\Development\Dir of Development.doc

Replaced File:	F:\HR\Development\AVP Development.doc

Tom Dietrich
Grow With Your Neighbors
Program Manager
1301 E. Siebenthaler Avenue
Dayton, OH  45414
937-277-6545 ext. 1607

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