Kingwood Center Gardens is seeking its first development director. The development director will be part of the senior management team, responsible for the Garden's future.
Responsibilities: Coordinate Capital Campaign with consultants, board, staff and volunteers. Conduct annual fund drive for operating funds. Lead and coordinate the membership program. Identify and apply for grants that support and enhance our operations. Gain sponsorships for events. Represent Kingwood in the community.
Skill Set: Ability to write and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan. Ability and willingness to ask for money. Knowledge of fundraising methods such as direct mail, grants, special events. Knowledge of our software systems (Blackbaud's Altru preferred). Exemplary written and oral communications skills. Social media fluency.
Personal Characteristics: Ability to make and sustain relationships with all types of people. Knowledge of the community. Outstanding verbal and compositional skills. Self-motivation and the ability to think and work independently. A congenial and collaborative mode of work. Willingness to be measured by plan implementation and funds raised.
Additional Salary Information: Salary posting based on American Public Garden Association salary survey. Includes a benefit package of such items as health insurance, 401-K with 5% match, 4 weeks vacation, holidays sick time, etc.
Kingwood Center Gardens is a public garden created in 1953 from the 47 acre former estate of Charles Kelly King and funded, even today, primarily from the Trust that he created. Kingwood has been moving away from nearly exclusive dependence on the Trust for several years by developing opportunities for earned income. Now, equipped with strategic visions and master plan we are embarking on our firs...t ever capital campaign, which will initiate a dramatic growth in our development ambitions. We are looking for a Development Director to work with our consultants in the capital campaign and then go on to flesh out and operate our emerging development program.