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🔗Director of Development

  • Full Time
  • Savannah, GA
  • $60,000 - $70,000 commensurate with experience USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Job Summary: Fundraising
  • Job Qualifications:


    Required Skills/Abilities:

    Extensive knowledge of fundraising strategies and principles
    Excellent management and supervisory skills
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    Excellent interpersonal skills
    Knowledge of tax planning principles and techniques that favor charitable giving
    Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Blackbaud’s eTap or similar donor management system

    Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree
    Five years of experience in fundraising for a nonprofit organization

  • How to Apply:

    Please send cover letter and resume to

    Sue Adler,


  • Contact Name: Susan Adler
  • Application Email:
  • Application Phone #: 912-856-0323
  • Application Address: 321 E York Street Savannah, GA 31401

Website Historic Savannah Foundation

The Director of Development will plan and implement a fundraising program to include Annual Fund solicitations, corporate and foundation proposals, sponsorships, and planned giving.

This is strictly a fundraising position.


  • Establish fundraising objectives for the organization, setting one-year, five-year, and longer-term goals
  • Maintain a list of potential financial donors, including corporations, foundations, and individuals
  • Develop a fundraising message for the institution
  • Develop fundraising literature for distribution to previous donors and the public
  • Research potential sources of and apply for grants and public funding
  • Oversee the fundraising process and maintain records of receipts and disbursements of funds
  • This is NOT a Special Events or event planning position. This is strictly a fundraising position
  • The Membership & Fundraising Associate will report to the Director of Development
  • Foster a culture of philanthropy within and outside the organization.
  • Manage fundraising
  • Large Gifts
  • Capital Campaign – for Save the Sheftall Building campaign
  • Solicit Event sponsors – Gala, Preservation Month, Lecture series, Davenport House programs, etc.
  • Solicit corporations and foundations
  • Collaborate with the CEO & President to develop annual and long-range fundraising goals and objectives.
  • Oversee and process all gift income for the purpose of providing receipts and maintaining giving records of donors.
  • Oversee data entry into eTap.
  • Maintain and update eTap data.
  • Serve as staff support for the Board of Trustees Development Committee as needed and assigned.  As requested, produce reports for the President & CEO, Development Committee, and Board of Trustees.