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Posted: 05/30/2017

Civil War Trust

If you want to work for a highly effective non-profit organization with a dedicated staff and generous and supportive membership and Board, the Civil War Trust is the place for you. We save historically-significant land where the battles of the Civil War, the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812 were fought. We also educate the public about these Wars that are so important to our American history. Check out our website to learn more about us and our work: www.civilwar.org.

Development Manager for Giving Societies
Professional Opportunity
Washington, DC

Do you love raising money for causes you feel passionate about? Do you want to make a tangible difference in the world? Do you want to work at an organization with passionate staff and donors? Finally, do you have a real passion for preserving Americas history by saving endangered Civil War, Revolutionary War, and War of 1812 battlefields?

We are looking for a new Development team member who, first and foremost, loves building relationships and cultivating members of our major donor societies: The Color Bearers (those who give a $1,000-$25,000/year membership gift to the Civil War) and The Standard Bearers (those who give a $1,000-$25,000/year membership gift to the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 through our Campaign 1776 program). These generous individuals love our organization and love our mission, and the Development Manager will work closely with them to ensure that they continue to support battlefield preservation.

Job Responsibilities:

The Development Manager for Giving Societies is responsible for all aspects of the Color Bearer and Standard Bearer membership programs. The Development Manager will:

Plan and prepare a series of innovative marketing campaigns designed to acquire new Color Bearers and Standard Bearers.

Design other creative ways to get more individuals to join the Color Bearers and Standard Bearers.

Create and implement a plan to upgrade existing Color Bearers and Standard Bearers to higher membership levels.

Increase retention of existing Color Bearers and Standard Bearers through stewardship, cultivation, customer service, acknowledgement letters, and renewals.

Oversee all administrative aspects of the program.

Qualities sought:

Exceptional work ethic, attention to detail, initiative, polished professionalism, creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, proficiency on all Microsoft Office programs, and the requirement to excel as part of a highly functioning and collegial team.

Previous experience in membership fundraising (2-5+ years) highly preferred, but demonstrated success in other business or professional fields will be (definitely) considered.

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Until Filled

How to apply
Position is based at our downtown DC national Headquarters. Salary is commensurate with experience, and we offer excellent benefits. Occasional overnight travel, evening and weekend work will be required. Email a convincing cover letter and resume to developmentresumes@civilwar.org. No phone calls please.
Alice Mullis
Phone: 2023671861
1156 15th street nw
suite 900
Washington, DC 20005

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