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Posted: Thursday, February 8, 2018 12:07 AM


Company Name: Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg

Job Function: Development/Membership
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: 5-7 Years
Required Travel: 10-25%

Job Description

The Director of Development will provide vision, leadership and direction for all fundraising activities for Seminary Ridge Museum including membership programs; annual fund; grant seeking and fulfillment; major gifts; donor cultivation; and administrative activities of the development function.  The Director of Development supervises the development staff and is responsible for the development, planning, management, and evaluation of all fundraising programs.  S/he will implement and manage the principal systems supporting the Museum’s fundraising.  The Director must serve as an effective leader, inspiring confidence and motivating colleagues in the development office and throughout the organization.  This position requires the ability to communicate with a variety of audiences and carries a high level of responsibility, integrity, confidentiality and sensitivity. 

This position reports directly to the Executive Director. 


  • Oversee all aspects of the development operation including the annual campaign, major gifts, corporate relations, foundation relations, donor relations, events and development services.
  • Supervise development staff.
  • Oversee preparation and production of all promotional mailings, printed pieces and web communications as related to fundraising.
  • Produce all solicitation and support materials with the intent to retain and upgrade donor gifts when possible.
  • Direct the creation, development, and implementation of programs designed to build meaningful relationships with Seminary Ridge Museum’s constituencies; involving the CEO, board, staff, and volunteers to secure their support.
  • Develop positive relationships with current donors and provide stewardship to the donors.
  • Carry a portfolio of principal and major gift prospects.  Responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects.
  • Ensure donors receive appropriate stewardship and recognition via reports, pledge reminders, and other appropriate follow-up; prepare appropriate reports and follow-up correspondence for meetings and contact with major gift prospects. 
  • Plan and implement a comprehensive giving program to broaden the donor base.
  • Develop, implement and track a multi-channel annual giving plan to include direct mail, online giving and other creative fundraising strategies.  Analyze effectiveness of various fundraising methods and messages; adapt future appeals accordingly.
  • Monitor the monthly progress of annual giving results compared to financial goals.
  • Manage donor benefit implementation.
  • Provide overall management of development services to include receipt, acknowledgement, and recording of all gifts. 
  • Collaborate in the preparation of all development related information and reports needed

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates for this position will possess:

  • A minimum of five years of experience in development with a successful track record including the building of development program infrastructure, formulating and executing a fundraising plan.
  • First-hand knowledge of the key areas of development and philanthropy, including campaigns and major gifts; donor cultivation; membership programs and annual giving; corporate and foundation giving.
  • Experience staffing and operating a Development department, including gift processing; record keeping; research activities; production of solicitation materials; recruitment and training leadership, management of volunteer solicitors; communications programs; and regular progress reporting of fundraising.
  • Proficiency in using integrated information systems in support of membership and development activities.
  • The interpersonal skills needed to create and nurture productive relationships across disciplines and departments.
  • The communications skills required to articulate the mission and philanthropic proposition of the organization to diverse audiences.
  • The poise, confidence and intellect needed to engage and cultivate relationships, via business and personal interactions with donors.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit with demonstrated resourcefulness and flexibility.
  • Strong intuitive, conceptual, and creative problem-solving skills.


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required; a masters’ degree is strongly preferred. 


Send a letter of application, resume, and list of 3 references.

Contact Person: Scott Ganley
Email Address:

• Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, York

• Post ID: 60301912 york
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