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Posted: 10/07/2013

Knox Heritage

Knox Heritage is a non-profit organization that advocates for the preservation of the 16-county Knoxville region’s historic and architectural legacy. Since its founding in 1974, Knox Heritage has been a major advocate for and active participant in thoughtful and meaningful preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings, landscapes and architectural artifacts. Additional information is available at: knoxheritage.org.

Director of Development and Communications
Professional Opportunity
Knoxville, TN

In carrying out all of the responsibilities that follow, the Director of Development and Communications needs to provide a balanced mix of:
    Technical knowledge of fund development
    Attention to compliance with professional and legal standards
    Leadership by example
    Management skill
    Customer service within the organization, to donors and to the community
The responsibilities of this position include working with the Knox Heritage executive director, Board of Directors and staff to:
    Lead and manage capital, endowment, annual, sponsorship and membership efforts resulting in a comprehensive fundraising strategy focused on identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding of individuals, corporations and foundations
    Oversee the development of promotional and informational materials related to charitable giving
    Undertake prospect research
    Create cultivation, solicitation and planned giving strategies specific to donor constituencies including the selection of appropriate consultants and management of contracts
    Plan and coordinate fundraising events, direct mail campaigns, fundraising activities, and volunteer corps who assist in donor cultivation and solicitation
    Implement the donor and member acknowledgment programs, as well as benefit fulfillment.
    Direct communications and marketing/promotional efforts through all media outlets, including advertising, media releases, print and electronic newsletter articles, knoxheritage.org, and social media sites.
    Supervise Assistant Director of Development and Communications.
    Supervise computerized record keeping and gift receipting.
    Maintain compliance with relevant regulations, accounting activity and required reporting.
    Provide staff support to the Knox Heritage Board of Directors and perform other duties supporting the organization.
The position reports to the Executive Director.  A comprehensive salary and benefits package is offered.
Baccalaureate Degree or equivalent experience is required. 
At least five years of progressive, results-oriented fundraising experience and a fundamental understanding of capital, endowment, annual and major gift fundraising is desired.  Experience in a related field, such as marketing or public relations, and a knowledge of historic preservation and real estate development, is desirable.  Experience including fund development and board development experience is desirable.  Candidates must possess excellent human relations, communication, organization, leadership, administration, marketing, and computer skills. Ability to work effectively with people of diverse personalities, cultures and communication styles, including campaign volunteers, community leaders, business representatives, board members, and staff colleagues.  Experience in a non-profit setting and working knowledge of public funding programs is desired.
Posting Date: October 4, 2013   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply by October 31, 2013.
Additional information may be obtained by calling (865) 251-5309 or emailing kimtrent@knoxheritage.org.

Knox Heritage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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How to apply
Send a resume and “Letter of Application” addressing qualifications and interest in the position. Mail or deliver to: Kim Trent Knox Heritage P.O. Box 1242 Knoxville, TN 37901 Application by email to kimtrent@knoxheritage.org is preferred followed by hard copy submission.
Kim Trent
Phone: 865-523-8008
Fax: 865-523-0938
P.O. Box 1242
Knoxville, TN 37901

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