Position Summary The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for strengthening Drayton Hall through an active, comprehensive, and integrated fundraising program. Reporting to Drayton Hall’s President and CEO, the Director of Philanthropy will strategize, implement and direct fundraising activities, which include major gifts, annual giving, planned giving and grant programs. A priority will be managing and completing an active capital campaign for new facilities. All efforts are in support of the strategic plans of Drayton Hall Preservation Trust.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Contribute to the overall success of Drayton Hall in achieving its mission. • Be a team leader and tactfully lead, follow and/or support colleagues. • Lead the implementation of an integrated development strategy, inclusive of annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, and grants, in consultation with President and CEO. • Meet or exceed Drayton Hall development goals while adhering to DHPT best practices and policies. • Play a lead role in the strategic implementation of a capital campaign for Drayton Hall's new facilities and associated programs. • Work with Development Associate to identify, cultivate, and solicit annual, major, and planned gifts from individuals. • Coordinate and oversee the development and management of grants from private and public sources. • Serve as liaison with Drayton Hall Preservation Trust Board of Trustees, Development Committee, and major donors. • Directly oversee Annual Giving Coordinator, whose primary focus is the management and maintenance of the Friends of Drayton Hall program, encouraging the transition of modest supporters into major donors. • Oversee the planning and execution of major fundraising events. • Write donor-related briefing materials, proposals, stewardship reports and correspondence for the President and CEO, members of the Board of Trustees, and others as appropriate. • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills) • B.A. or B.S. required, advanced degree preferred. • Minimum of 10 years of proven performance in fundraising success in professional capacity with non-profit organizations required. • Proven oral, written, and organizational skills are critical, as are supervisory skills and ability to lead and be a team player. • Experience with capital campaigns is desirable, as is a genuine interest in museums, historic preservation, and education. • Advanced skills using Microsoft Office software, with proficiency in the use of Fundraising/Donor Management software – Altru preferred • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. • Demonstrated willingness to learn. • Ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment. • Ability to work independently and work as a member of a team. • Genuine belief in the mission of Drayton Hall Preservation Trust.
About Drayton Hall Preservation Trust
The Drayton Hall Preservation Trust is a privately funded nonprofit organization responsible for the operation and administration of Drayton Hall, a National Trust for Historic Preservation site.
For more than 250 years, Drayton Hall has stood witness to the American South. Among the best and most complete examples of Southern colonial life open to the public today, the property holds a vital educational responsibility. It is also an active archaeological site with an extensive museum collection of rare 18th- and 19th-century objects and artifacts.