The South Carolina Historical Society (SCHS) seeks a motivated individual with exceptional fundraising skills to serve as Director of Development. This person is responsible for planning and implementing all fundraising including the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events, and capital campaigns. He or she also supervises the Membership Coordinator.
Meet prospective donors frequently to establish effective communication
Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors.
Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements
Build a planned giving program with focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies.
Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.
Direct the membership program, including mailings and other communications
Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives
Identify fundraising events that will be carried out by the Programs/Event Coordinator
Oversee the Board Development and Membership Committees
Oversee fundraising and membership database and tracking by Membership Coordinator
Maintain gift recognition programs
Write and carry out a yearly development plan
Significantly increase number of major donors, including corporations
Significantly increase memberships from across the state and the country
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Aware of and appreciate the educational advantages of historical literacy for all ages
Interest in and knowledge of American history with specific insight into the importance of SC history
Ability to inspire and motivate others
Ability to travel wherever there are opportunities to meet potentially major donors
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Knowledge and experience of fundraising techniques
At least five years’ experience in fundraising, with a focus on major donors
Experience overseeing staff and volunteers
Ability to build relationships through good interpersonal skills
Organized and able to follow through on tasks and goals
Display a positive attitude, common sense, and good listening ability
Effectively utilize Altru, Microsoft Office, Outlook, and other software used by SCHS.
Please email a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to email@example.com. Please note “Director of Development” in the subject heading.
About South Carolina Historical Society
The South Carolina Historical Society (SCHS) is a nonprofit 501 c 3. It houses the state’s largest private repository of historic documents, produces two quarterly publications, and sponsors a variety of outreach programs for members, educators, students and the public. In 2018, the SCHS opened a museum in the historic Fireproof Building in Charleston. The organization’s mission is to expand, preserve, and make accessible its invaluable collection, and to encourage interest and pride in the history of the State of South Carolina. Membership in the Society is open to anyone who is interested in the state’s past and supports the mission of the SCHS.