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Posted: 12/20/2011

Greater Portland Landmarks

Greater Portland Landmarks preserves and revitalizes the architectural fabric, history, and character of greater Portland by renewing our neighborhoods, spurring economic development, and keeping Portland one of the most livable cities in America.

Director of Development
Professional Opportunity
Portland, ME

Position Description: The Director of Development works closely and collaboratively with the Executive Director, the Landmarks Board and Staff to design, implement and successfully execute comprehensive fundraising efforts to achieve the goals and objectives set forth in Landmarks strategic plan.

Fundraising responsibilities will include development and implementation of capital campaign goals, membership cultivation, annual appeal solicitations, grant writing, and planned giving. Activities will expand the base of individual donors, build and strengthen relationships with major donors and funding sources, provide stewardship of donors and prospects, obtain grants to meet organizational goals, and plan special events that foster close relationships with members, supporters, and constituents. Create a marketing plan and coordinate with staff and Marketing Committee.

The Director of Development is an optimistic, outgoing team player, with excellent interpersonal and sales skills, who will represent the organization well and develop, implement, and market fundraising strategies that will maximize revenues, visibility, and ongoing support for the organization.

Job Duties:

Prepare and execute annual work plans for all aspects of fundraising and donor cultivation.

Create and implement membership development plan and recruitment strategies to support increased membership activity and other membership cultivation goals.

Organize and manage the Annual Appeal for unrestricted gifts to Landmarks.

Create and implement a strategy for major donor cultivation and stewardship. Identify key prospects and new supporters, continue and strengthen donor relationships.

Plan and implement cultivation and donor recognition events.

Write grant proposals to meet funder requirements.

Plan, implement, and secure sponsorships for special events. Develop and implement marketing plans for special events.

Work collaboratively with the Marketing Committee and staff to develop an organizational marketing plan that increases visibility and awareness of Landmarks.

Promote planned giving to Landmarks.

Attend Board, committee, and task force meetings as assigned.


College degree and 3-5 years of proven success in Development: membership cultivation, annual appeal solicitation, and cultivation, stewardship, and retention of major donors

Experience with capital campaigns

Proven track record and ability to plan strategically and raise funds to meet development goals

Excellent human relation skills and collaborative approach

Demonstrated entrepreneurial, creative and opportunistic skills in approaching fundraising, marketing, and membership development

OPen until

How to apply
Please send cover letter, resume, sample of grant writing, and contact information of 3 references. Application may be submitted via email, but email text does not substitute for cover letter.
Hilary Bassett
Phone: 207-74-5561
93 Hgh Street
Portland, ME 04101

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