Annual Giving, Development – General, Donor Relations/Stewardship
4 Year Degree
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director will be responsible for organizing, supporting, and coordinating Castle fundraising initiatives. This staff member will ensure that all ambassadors (Board and ED) have the tools and information to be successful in their efforts to increase financial resources. The Development Director will develop systems, research prospects, and help with donor stewardship – supporting the ED and Board to be fully engaged in the efforts to raise needed funds.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
With the Executive Director and Board Development Committee create an annual fundraising plan, timeline, and budget
Act as the staff liaison to and an active member of the Board Development Committee, including preparing monthly reports and taking minutes in meetings
Maintain continual and effective communication with CPS’ donor base through a combination of personal contact, mailings, and electronic communication.
Conduct regular prospect research to grow the donor base targeting individuals, corporations, and foundations
Regularly research, suggest, and assist with application for grant funding based on the needs of the organization
Coordinate donor cultivation opportunities for the ED and/or Board members with individual prospects
Create and maintain tracking systems to monitor donor prospect progress through the development process
Organize and maintain appropriate gift recognition programs
Oversee use of donor management software to effectively review and analyze donor behavior and ensure accurate and timely data entry
Work closely with the ED and Board of Directors to achieve organizational fundraising goals
Manage paid and volunteer staff assigned to Development tasks
Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
The ideal candidate will bring passionate energy, vision, and resourcefulness to this position and will be an organized self-starter dedicated to implementing the CPS mission. Familiarity and experience with fundraising techniques and tracking systems is required, especially regarding donor prospect research (individuals and grants/foundations) as well as donor stewardship best practices. The ability to prioritize and make decisions in a fast paced environment is key. Excellent communication and decision making skills are essential; particularly the ability and personality to motivate staff, board, and volunteers. Must have a working knowledge of nonprofit or museum fundraising principles and practices, as well as experience developing and using donor tracking systems. Proficiency with computer software related to the position, in particular experience with Microsoft Office products, donor management databases, and desktop publishing software is also necessary. A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with a minimum of five years’ experience with a track record of success is required.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
About Castle in the Clouds
Castle Preservation Society is the nonprofit organization that owns and operates Castle in the Clouds, the historic Lucknow Estate in Moultonborough, NH. With a mission to preserve, restore, and share this multi-faceted historic site, Castle in the Clouds offers tours of the 1914 Arts and Crafts mansion, an on-site restaurant and ice cream stand, wedding and event rentals, and educational programming. Surrounded by 5300 acres of conserved land in the Ossipee Mountains, the Castle also offers a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities for visitors to New Hampshire's Lakes Region.