The Development and Communications Director provides leadership and delivery in all areas of
development and communications to maintain and grow diverse revenue streams in support of AARCH’s
program and budget goals and to promote and strengthen the mission and programs of AARCH to
current and potential members, funders, and the larger community. Reporting directly to the Executive
Director, the Development and Communications Director is an integral member of a four person team.
The primary focus of this position is to help maintain and grow diverse revenue streams which support
AARCH’s program and budget goals. In cooperation with the Executive Director and other appropriate
staff and board members, the Development and Communications Director will plan and implement a
strategic, well-positioned development plan with multiple revenue development initiatives including:
? Grow the AARCH membership and cultivate greater individual giving to the organization,
including through major gifts, the annual appeal, and an expanded program of planned giving.
Grow corporate and business support through memberships, sponsorships, and unrestricted
Grow the support that AARCH receives from foundations.
Organize development events ranging from the annual benefit event to intimate gatherings in
Develop web and social media based initiatives for fundraising.
Identify and respond to potential new funding sources.
Fundraise for special AARCH projects including, for example, the adaptive reuse of AARCH’s
Manage all other aspects of the above work including maintain databases, work with the AARCH
board and board committees, write development materials, ensure prompt and thorough
acknowledgement of gifts, conduct detailed record keeping, assist in preparing and monitoring
organizational budget, and oversee other administrative duties associated with a strong
The secondary focus of this position is to promote and strengthen, through communications, the mission
and programs of AARCH to current and potential members, funders, and the larger community. In
cooperation with the Executive Director and other staff and board members, the Development and
Communications Director will help to plan, oversee and implement a strategic, well-positioned
communications plan that includes:
Develop and implement communication strategies and campaigns to promote the mission and
programs of AARCH with an emphasis on reaching new and diverse audiences, growing
AARCH’s effectiveness and influence, and enhancing understanding of and financial support for
the organization’s work.
Contribute to AARCH’s communication vehicles including its newsletter, e-newsletter, brochures,
website, and AARCH’s social media platforms.
Prepare press releases and field inquiries from the press.
Offer presentations at various venues including but not limited to community meetings and
AARCH sponsored events.
Assist the Executive Director and other staff members with other projects, as needed.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
General: Bachelor’s degree, with advanced degree in relevant field preferred, and 3-5 years of
professional experience in the nonprofit sector or in a related field. Interest and experience in
historic preservation is desirable.
Development: Strong track record in developing and cultivating a variety of nonprofit funding
streams, including membership and individual donors, business and corporate giving, public and
foundation support using traditional and nontraditional (web based, crowd funding) means; and a
demonstrated experience in organizing and tracking development strategies.
Communications: Demonstrated track record as an effective communicator with excellent writing
and verbal skills, and exceptional interpersonal, networking, and presentation skills; demonstrated
expertise in traditional public relations and effective web-based communications including social
media marketing. WordPress or other Content Management System experience is highly
Professional: Experience and success in a collaborative work setting; the ability to multi-task with
high-volume workloads; excellent time management skills and the ability to consistently meet
deadlines; familiarity with appropriate software (design, fundraising, web tools, communications), a
strong eye for design and attention to detail; ability to maintain professional relationships with
various stakeholders; a commitment to AARCH’s mission as well as extensive knowledge of the
complexity of issues relating to AARCH’s work
Salary and Benefits:
The salary range for this position is $37,000 to $42,000, commensurate with education and experience.
The benefits package includes health insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan, and generous vacation, holiday,
and sick leave allowances. AARCH is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from