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Director of Development

Tyler Arboretum
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
May 9, 2024

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Administrative, Other Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Development

Tyler Arboretum
Media, PA

Tyler Arboretum seeks a creative and collaborative Director of Development at a crucial moment in the organization's history, to support strategic goals for capacity-building, sustainability, and robust community engagement.

About Tyler Arboretum
Located in the heart of Delaware County, PA, Tyler Arboretum is a place of fantastic natural beauty, with a rich history dating back to the time of William Penn. Today, Tyler serves the Greater Philadelphia region through horticulture, education, and preservation. With renowned collections of gardens and champion trees as well as 550 acres of natural lands and 17 miles of hiking trails, Tyler's diverse and unique habitats ranging from woodlands to meadow offer a rare glimpse into the natural world right outside of Philadelphia.

In 2024 Tyler Arboretum is celebrating its 80th anniversary as an arboretum with the mission to preserve, develop, and share diverse horticultural, historic, and natural site resources to stimulate stewardship and an understanding of our living world. Tyler fulfills its mission through high-quality educational programs, extensive horticultural collections and displays, preservation of its historic buildings, and stewardship of 650 acres of woodlands, meadows, and stream valleys. Tyler Arboretum is a delight for nature lovers, birders, botanists, and those who want to rediscover the natural world.

As Tyler looks toward the decade ahead, it sees increased popularity for the natural resources and wonder found within its property, as Philadelphia and Delaware Counties develop further and green space becomes more needed than ever for public respite. With challenges from climate change, invasive species, and stormwater management, Tyler is looking to grow its ecological management capacity to better care for the 550 acres of natural lands beyond its 100 acres of manicured gardens. Tyler will also be looking to connect with more culturally and geographically diverse communities, to learn from the Indigenous Nations and stewards of the land it is situated on, and to amplify its impact in connecting people to the natural world.

The Opportunity
The new Director of Development will lead fundraising and institutional growth for Tyler Arboretum, drawing on a large membership base, strong existing donor base, and a deep history rooted within the community, while also building new donor pathways for the growing demographics the Arboretum serves. This role will have the ability not only to reorganize and optimize existing Development staff roles and positions, but also to create new support positions within Tyler's fundraising engine.

Compensation and Benefits
The compensation range for this position is $110,000 to $120,000, based on experience and ability to have broad impact quickly. Tyler provides a flexible/hybrid work schedule and generous employee benefits including medical benefits and personal time off. Note that the final salary will reflect internal equity and the selected candidate's individual experiences and qualifications.

Tyler Arboretum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability.

To read the full position profile, nominate prospective candidates, or express interest, please visit the position posting: on Koya Partners' active searches website.


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