Director of Development

Newport Restoration Foundation, Newport, RI

The Newport Restoration Foundation is seeking a Director of Development who will be responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining a fundraising program to support and enhance the mission of the Foundation to include the following areas: the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, corporate and foundation fundraising, special events and capital campaign. The Director works closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees in all development and fund raising endeavors. Responsible for global fundraising strategy which will result in the design of short- and long-term fundraising goals; the creation of a development calendar; and implementation of the fundraising strategy. Oversee grant seeking. Build the planned giving program. Direct all capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives. Oversee and manage staff responsible for data entry and gift processing (eTapestry database). Qualifications:8 years minimum experience in professional fundraising. A bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, communications, business administration or related field. Proven track record of raising funds from multiple sources. Knowledge and experience in fund raising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising. Donor data management and fund development analytics. Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other stakeholders. Ability to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls. Demonstrate follow through on tasks and goals. Send résumé, cover letter, three references and a writing sample to Human Resources, NRF, 51 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840 or Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The position is open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer. Posted on: 03/31/2016