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Development Manager/Director - Boscobel House & Gardens

Boscobel House & Gardens
New York, United States
$60,000.00 - $85,000.00
Closing date
Jun 30, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Special Events
Employment Type
Full Time
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Development Manager/Director


The Development Manager/Director is a key member of Boscobel management and will lead the organization into its next phase of growth. They will work with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and a team of committed, creative colleagues to increase contributed income to support an annual operating budget of over $3 million.  They will oversee Boscobel’s membership and annual fund drives; solicit gifts, grants and corporate sponsorships; plan and implement donor events; and formalize the museum’s prospect research, solicitation, acknowledgement, recognition, and reporting procedures. The Development Manager will be an active, hands-on fundraiser who is as comfortable making the ask as crafting the ask.   


The Development Manager/Director's title is commensurate with experience and demonstrated accomplishment.  The position is full-time and reports to the Executive Director, a seasoned, active solicitor of leadership gifts. The Development Department is supported by a part-time Development Assistant, contract grant writer and other consultants as needed, part-time Data Entry Specialist, and works closely with the Communications Manager, Event Manager, and all other department heads to identify and fulfill funding needs.  The successful candidate will demonstrate superlative abilities in strategy, communication, organization, collaboration, resourcefulness, and mastery of relevant technologies.  Altru is Boscobel’s fundraising, CRM, retail inventory database, and ticketing platform.


Specific Duties to be performed:


  • With the Executive Director and Board of Directors, plan and execute a comprehensive development plan that supports Boscobel’s mission and strategic goals, broadens its donor base, increases its financial resources, and is operationally sustainable.


  • Understand and articulate Boscobel’s mission, operations, and strategic goals in ways that inform and excite potential donors; draft and edit letters, proposals, reports, digital copy, talking points, etc.


  • Collaborate with key staff to develop, maintain, and effectively utilize contact lists and data analytics.


  • Lead and manage fundraising initiatives; track their success. Prioritize resources and find efficiencies to achieve maximum results within staff, time, and budget limits.


  • Lead and manage sponsorship proposals and grant applications, acknowledgements, recognition, and reports. Works with part-time Grant Writer.


  • Develop and execute with key staff and trustees fundraising, friend-raising, and recognition events, including evening, weekend, and holiday occasions.


  • Represent Boscobel favorably to donors and the donor community, and coach and inspire other staff members and trustees on doing the same.


  • Cultivate productive relationships with internal colleagues, donors, programmatic partners, government officials, and the local fundraising community.


  • Work closely with the Director of Finance and Human Resources to prepare and manage the fundraising reports and budgets; and to structure and monitor the development department’s budget to achieve maximum results.


  • Prepare prospect research, call lists, and remarks for the Executive Director, trustees, and other development ambassadors.


  • Additional duties as assigned.



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