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🔗Development Director

  • Full Time
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • $58,000 to $63,000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • 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.