Posted: May 2, 2017, 8:12 am
Description of Work: Professional Development position at Tryon Palace, has direct responsibility for collaborative planning of fundraising goals from private sources for capital campaigns, endowment, annual funds, memberships, sponsorships and planned giving. Direct supervision of two positions. Provides professional leadership, expertise, guidance and direct support to the Tryon Palace Foundation; for management of gift, prospect and donor records. Initiates, plans and manages a wide variety of fundraising and institutional development projects. Oversees fundraising feasibility studies, strategic plans, and case statements. Organizes the process of fundraising, developing prospects, cultivating donors, soliciting financial gifts and donor stewardship. Uses professional methods to achieve fundraising goals through direct contact with private sources. Provides regular public programs to support public outreach and fundraising. Works collaboratively with Executive Director, Foundation President and Commission Chairman. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES: **To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. ** Qualified candidates must possess: 1.Working knowledge and experience of effective fundraising techniques and procedures, such as Capital Campaigns, Endowments, Annual Funds, Memberships, Sponsorships or Planned Giving. 2.Thorough knowledge of presentation equipment and PowerPoint. 3.Ability to initiate, plan, organize and follow-up on fundraising projects. 4.Must have the ability to target potential statewide funding sources and federal sources. 5.Excellent public speaking skills with the ability to express ideas clearly and persuasively in writing and speaking. 6.A valid NC driver's license is needed. Management Preference (But not required): 1.An established career professional with demonstrated success and expertise working with capital fundraising, planned giving, annual giving, membership, sponsorships and grants. 2.Knowledge of museum methods and practices. 3.Leadership of successful fundraising; and 4.Knowledge of Blackbaud/Raiser's Edge software. MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from a four-year college or university preferably with a degree in communications and three years of experience in public relations, communications or fund-raising; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.