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Posted: 10/18/2013

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Tudor Place Foundation operates a historic property located in the heart of Washington’s Georgetown area. Firmly rooted in the community, Tudor Place Foundation’s mission is to educate the public about American history and culture. Its focus is on the historical development of the Federal City and the Nation’s Capitol Region from the 18th century as seen through the lens of Tudor Place, home of Martha Washington’s granddaughter and six generations of her descendants, the Custis-Peter family. The Foundation is committed to protecting, preserving, maintaining, and interpreting the historic property and the collections, while instilling the value of the past in the public perception.

Development Officer
Professional Opportunity
Washington, DC
Commensurate with Experience

Title: Development Officer

Reports to: Director of Advancement

Classification: Exempt, Full-time

Budget Responsibility: Departmental  


PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Development Officer advances the mission of Tudor Place by planning, developing, coordinating, directing and managing Annual Giving including membership and major donor acquisitions, renewals, reactivation, and upgrades; donor research; planned giving; and member/donor events including the Spring Garden Party and Holiday Party.Working with the Executive Director, the Development Officer supports foundation and corporate funding, the Annual Report, and the capital campaign. The Development Officer manages all aspects of The Raisers Edge database.

RESPONSIBILITIES: In accordance with the Annual Development Plan, the Development Officer is responsible for:

Annual Giving

·         Conceive and write annual fund letters and materials as well as acknowledgement letters

·         Manage donor contacts for Trustees, Executive Director, and the Director of Advancement

·         Initiate mail and telephone campaigns for gift renewals

·         Promote and track matching gift opportunities

·         Ensure timely acknowledgments and progress reports

·         Reconcile giving records with Finance on a monthly basis

·         Manage development events such as Spring Garden Party, Holiday Party, exhibition previews, acquisition, reactivation, upgrading events, and the campaign


·         Develop and implement a long-range strategy and goals to grow the membership program in terms of total number of members and net revenue

·         Manage memberships of $250 and below:

o   Coordinate member communications, including acknowledgement letters, notifications, and renewal notices

o   Maintain accurate and detailed records on membership, including retention rates and new member acquisition data

o   Utilize captured data to continually improve the membership program

·         Identify members who have potential for major gifts

·         Work with the Director of Advancement t to develop cultivation and stewardship strategies to encourage increased giving

·         Conceive, develop, and manage member cultivation events, including Tudor Nights

·         Develop analytics on activities to monitor success of different strategies; research membership trends and strategies to improve retention and acquisition rates

·         Prepare periodic membership reports for the Board of Trustees, Development Committee, and Executive Director


·         Structure and support solicitation, cultivation, and procedures to increase number of donors, improve donor services, and encourage donor satisfaction and loyalty


OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to Erica Prakop at eprakop@tudorplace.org with “LAST NAME, First Name – Development Officer” in the subject line. No calls please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Erica Prakop
Phone: 2029650400
1644 31st Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

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