Major Responsibilities: Work with Director of Development to develop strategies and execution around restricted and unrestricted fundraising. Assist in planning events designed to encourage philanthropic support. Prepare and coordinate verbal and written communications aimed at individual, corporate, and foundation donors.
Assist with planning and execution of the Hagley Annual Fund and Residence Fund
Assist with planning and execution of Residence Committee events, including staffing both the annual Spring Party and New Year’s Eve party
Assist in planning and execution of Hagley’s annual fireworks event
Give museum and library tours
Manage details of donor cultivation events throughout the year
Regularly meet with donors in order to maintain positive donor relationships
Work with business office and appropriate departments to gather information required for compliance and reporting
Draft proposals, grant reports and other correspondence
Work with Gift Processing and Database Administrator to ensure that records regarding gits are accurate and maintained in the Raiser’s Edge database
Participate in major gift discussions and meetings
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge and Skills:
Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
Ability to absorb technical information from professional staff.
Strong participant in team environments.
Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge and Excel software.
Strong editing skills and attention to detail.
Experience working in deadline-driven environments and ability to meet deadlines.
Ability to research prospects and evaluate potential.
Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; some graduate training preferred. Ability to work occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
About Hagley Museum and Library
Located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware, Hagley is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. This example of early American industry includes restored mills, a workers' community, and the ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont family.
Hagley's library furthers the study of business and technology in America. The collections include individuals' papers and companies' records ranging from eighteenth-century merchants to modern telecommunications and illustrate the impact of the business system on society. Hagley Library is a proud member of the prestigious Independent Research Libraries Association (IRLA). Click here for more information about the Library.
The Library’s Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society organizes and administers the Hagley Museum and Library's interaction with the world of scholarship. It brings attention to Hagley's research collections and generates intellectual dialogue at Hagley.