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🔗Director of Development

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



  • How to Apply:

    To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and resume to

  • Contact Name: Susan Adler
  • Application Email:
  • Application Phone #: 912-233-7787
  • Application Address: 321 East York Street Savannah, GA 31401

Website Historic Savannah Foundation

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Historic Savannah Foundation – Director of Development

Are you a fundraising powerhouse that loves history and the Savannah region? We’re on the hunt for a Director of Development who will lead the charge in shaping the future of our organization through a robust fundraising program for the Historic Savannah Foundation, including soliciting donations for the annual fund, corporate and foundation proposals, sponsorships, and planned giving.

  • Your Mission:  Set Fundraising Goals and drive our organization forward by establishing clear one-year, five-year, and long-term fundraising objectives.
  • Cultivate Donor Relationships: Maintain a treasure trove of potential financial donors, spanning corporations, foundations, and individuals who share our
  • Unearth Funding Opportunities: Be our grant-seeking guru, researching potential sources of grants and public funding, and skillfully applying for them.
  • Oversee and Thrive: Be the guardian of our fundraising process, meticulously maintaining records of funds received and disbursed.
  • Fundraising, Not Event Planning: This role is laser-focused on fundraising and doesn’t involve event planning.
  • Membership:  Manage Membership for the organization.  Develop new members, retain current members.  Develop annual and long-range membership goals and initiatives.
  • Cultivate a Culture of Giving: Lead efforts to instill a culture of philanthropy within and outside our organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Fundraising Guru: Oversee fundraising initiatives, including Annual Appeal, Large Gifts, our Capital Campaign for the Save the Sheftall Building, Membership development and the solicitation of Event sponsors for various programs and initiatives.
  • Connect with Corporations and Foundations: Forge strong relationships with corporations and foundations that align with our mission.
  • Support the Board: Provide invaluable assistance to the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees when required, and produce reports for our President & CEO, Development Committee, and Board of Trustees.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive Fundraising Expertise
  • Stellar Leadership
  • Exceptional Communication
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Knowledge of Tax Planning Principals
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and familiar with Blackbaud’s eTap or a similar donor management system.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree:
  • 5+ years of Experience in fundraising

To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and resume to