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Director of Development - Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Company: Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Date Posted: November 7, 2017


The Development Director is a talented and energetic fundraising professional who implements the Center’s mission by leading fund development and legislative relationships. A member of the Stowe Center management team, the Development Director works closely with the Executive Director and Board to build individual giving, membership, and corporate and foundation support. This is a full-time position reporting to the Executive Director and supervising the Development Coordinator. The Stowe Center is a dynamic work environment, relying on a talented and diverse team of skilled museum professionals presenting mission-driven programs inspiring social justice and positive change.


• Establishes and executes annual development plan for operational, capital budget and special project support and growth plans. Develops a balanced funding mix of solicitation strategies and donor sources.
• Works with the Board of Trustees and Executive Director to meet fundraising goals
• Expand the Center’s growing fund development program including individual annual giving and membership; grants management, coordination and reporting to public and private foundations and corporations; campaigns; events; sponsorships, including for the annual Big Tent Jubilee; and special projects and other solicitations
• Manages strategies and activities for donor cultivation, stewardship, solicitation, and relations
• Builds and manages relationships with influencers, funders, and local, state and federal officials
• Develops and manages department budget; works with finance staff on program budgets for grant applications and reports.
• Communicates with donors and potential donors
• Supervises donor and gift record-keeping and coordinates development research
• Develops a planned-giving program
• Develops fundraising training for Trustees and other leadership volunteers
• Oversees the management of databases and all records, files, and gift processing, and manages office systems supporting Development projects and operations


• Three or more years of fund development experience, with a track record of success in individual giving
• An understanding of how to create and nourish relationships with individuals and institutions
• Self motivated with goal/outcome orientation
• Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and meet internal and external deadlines
• Ability to operate in a leadership capacity with an organizational perspective
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills
• Knowledge of fundraising ethics and legal issues
• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with others
• Knowledge of budget preparation and analysis
• Interest in the Stowe Center’s mission and the related history
• Computer literate
• Well organized and attentive to detail
• B.A. degree or equivalent
• Museum or cultural organization experience a plus

Applicants subject to background check. Applicant review begins immediately until position filled. Salary commensurate to experience. EOE

To apply send cover letter, resume, salary history and 3 professional references to Maria Agramonte-Gomez, Business Manager,

November 2017