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OrganizationThomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello)
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineJanuary 31, 2023
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$110,000 to $140,000
Phone(434) 984-9889


Director of Development

Are you looking for a purpose-driven position where you can make an immediate impact? Does working for a nationally recognized, non-profit UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes museum, gardens, library and research center, and stewards 2600 of the plantation’s original 5000 acres appeal to you? Are you excited about our mission of preserving the past to educate our future? Do you find the thought of educating and inspiring prospective donors exciting? If you’ve answered yes to all these questions, please apply to join a team that preserves to teach and teaches to preserve!

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization that owns and operates Monticello, is committed to a culture of DEAI, sustainability, and competitive wages. Monticello is grounded in a mission of preservation and education, with a vision of bringing history forward.

With an operating budget of $39 million and 320 employees, we seek a Director of Development to manage our major gifts program and directly supervise the development team. Ideal candidates will be fundraising professionals with 10+ years of progressive responsibility in the field and have demonstrated managerial experience plus an enthusiasm for history and the power of museums to educate and inspire.

This position will manage the development team of 6 employees and have a personal portfolio of up to 100 prospects. The Director will collaborate with colleagues on our annual fund program and develop strategic plans for fundraising as well as corporate and foundation partnerships. Reporting to the Vice President of External Affairs and working closely with the President & CEO, Board of Trustees, and senior staff in multiple departments; the successful candidate should be comfortable managing a team goal of $10 million annually outside of a campaign. Superior interpersonal communication skills, excellent writing and editing skills, a BA degree, and management experience are required. Travel and attendance at events which are frequently held outside standard office hours is required.

If you are looking for a family-oriented organization that respects history, its staff, and the community, this is the team you want to join. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to craft a major fundraising campaign that will position Monticello as a lightning rod for the nation’s 250th anniversary in 2026.

Monticello is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply! This position is open until filled. The salary ranges from $110,000 to $140,000 and is commensurate with experience.

Please apply online at: https://monticello.applicantpro.com/jobs/2655993.html