Development Manager

Posted: 04/01/2024

Responsibilities and Essential Duties:

  • Responsibility for the broad fundraising priorities and strategies for the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
    • Work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to set annual and long-term development goals
    • Develop and manage an annual fundraising plan and budget
    • Represent the organization in the community in pursuit of fundraising goals
  • Maintaining a robust annual fundraising calendar to support operational funding needs for interpretation, education, historic preservation, and public programming
  • Management of day-to-day fundraising operations, including annual appeal, gift processing and acknowledgements, appointment setting, and donor and member communications/stewardship
    • Donor research and engagement to identify and cultivate new and increased gifts
    • Management of donor database in the Blackbaud Altru CRM System
    • Coordination of annual membership renewal and expansion within campaign strategy context
  • Assist in the application and management of corporate, foundation, and government grants
  • Coordination of comprehensive campaign efforts for the board with our campaign counsel
    • Serve as a point of contact and effective partner for the board
  • Coordination of LRHS’s major events (assisted by varying department heads per event)
    • Development, solicitation, and management of sponsorship levels, agreements, and benefit packages for programs and events
    • Introduce and manage new member and donor cultivation events/programs
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements and Qualifications
  • Bachelors’ degree or equivalent experience
  • 7 years professional development and fundraising experience
  • Demonstrated experience exercising judgment, confidentiality, and diplomacy with donors
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with a donor management database, Blackbaud Altru preferred
  • Excellent administrative skills
  • Ability to work independently, handle a large volume of detailed work, and use good judgment in prioritizing work