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🔗Development Director

  • Full Time
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • $58,000 to $63,000 USD / Year
  • December 2, 2023
  • Job Summary: The Development Director is responsible for stewarding the organization’s development program working to attract, engage and retain donors with a strong focus on goal setting and creating clear, measurable metrics to gauge success.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Position Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing, communications or related
    • Five to ten years of professional experience
    • Meaningful experience in organizational fundraising, excellent communicator, understanding of philanthropy and nonprofit sector
    • Demonstrable record of building and developing a fundraising infrastructure and strategy
    • Proven track record of closing five-figure gifts
    • Self motivated with strong organizational and time management skills, including an ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment
    • The ideal candidate will have an understanding and experience in historic preservation and working within a nonprofit environment
    • Strong communicator with ability to use storytelling to drive action
    • Committed to equity, diversity and inclusion
    • Excellent writing and editing skills with an eye for details
    • Technical skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office, experience with membership
  • How to Apply:

    Applications should be sent to To be considered, please include:

    • Resume
    • Cover letter
    • Three professional references (applicants will be notified before references are contacted)
    • Two writing samples that best showcase writing and communication skills
    • One example of fundraising, development work
  • Job benefits: Health insurance, dental insurance, 401(k) with company match, PTO
  • Contact Name: Dafni Kirkpatrick
  • Application Email:

Website Florida Trust for Historic Preservation

The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation is a charitable nonprofit with a mission to promote the preservation and the inclusive sharing of the diverse architectural, historical and archaeological heritage of Florida.

Job Responsibilities

Financial Security (50% of time)

  • Create year round giving strategy and execute strategies and tactics.
  • Lead researching and prospecting for grant funding opportunities for the organization.
  • Lead grant writing and management.
  • Focus on growing and promoting planned giving program.
  • Help plan and manage fundraising events.
  • Support CEO in major donor and stakeholder outreach and engagement.
  • Manage all stewardship and individual giving correspondence including appeals, year-end giving campaigns and donor updates.

Connect (40% of time)

  • Share the Florida Trust mission and its stories through managing messaging across platforms.
  • Clearly define membership levels, and incentives for each, set communication cadence across all membership levels.
  • Assure growth of membership with clear communications, utilizing metrics and providing timely reporting.
  • Oversee eight regional councils statewide to best track and address relevant issues concerning preservation.
  • Coordinate regional awareness events with support of Regional Council Ambassador.

Organizational Excellence (10% of time)

  • Manage Relationship Coordinator.
  • Prepare reports, assist with program budgeting, lead presentations for Board of Directors.
  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact for details.


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