Associate Director of Development

Historic Deerfield, Inc., Deerfield, MA

Major New England museum reopens its search for an experienced development professional for direct solicitation of major gifts, active donor cultivation, prospect research, and stewardship of a portfolio of 100-125 donors and prospects making gifts of $500 to $10,000+. • Responsible for a minimum of 10 face-to-face visits per month. • Help manage a broad fundraising program to secure lead annual gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations. • Work to improve strategies to increase donor retention, upgrades, and donor acquisition. Strong oral/written communication skills required. • Build complete prospect profiles and maintain up-to-date files (including trip reports and solicitation activity records) for all assigned prospects. • Responsibilities include grant writing and fundraising event support. • Minimum 3 years major gift solicitation experience. This is a must. • Significant fundraising database expertise required (Raiser’s Edge or equivalent). • Campaign experience preferred. (Currently laying groundwork for a future campaign.) • Familiarity with social media fundraising strategies preferred. • Museum experience preferred. • Annual salary: $54,000-$61,000, commensurate with experience. • Office size: team of three. Some evening /weekend hours required. • FT, benefits, AA/EOE. • Send resume/cover letter to David Barclay, Director of Development • Museum Overview. Historic Deerfield, Inc. is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of Deerfield, MA and the Connecticut River Valley. The museum’s Flynt Center of Early New England Life and 12 historic houses contain one of America’s top six collections of American decorative arts, including furniture, silver, textiles, glass, ceramics, and paintings. Posted on: 12/07/2015