Job Opportunities

Director of Development

Reports to:  Executive Director

Classification:  Exempt, Full-time

JOB SUMMARY:   The Director of Development is part of the Museum’s senior management team. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development is responsible for all Museum fundraising and development activities.

The Director of Development will work closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Operations, Director of Public Programs and Engagement, the Museum Board’s development committee, Furman University’s Development Office and the Furman University Grants Administration Office.

The position is charged with maintaining existing funding relationships and forging new ones to build the Museum’s visibility, impact, and financial resources.  The Director of Development will design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support.

The Director of Development is responsible for improving the Museum’s development capacity through the successful solicitation of major gifts; individual giving; federal, state, and local  grants; special events; and corporate and foundation support.

The Director of Development will expand and diversify the Museum’s donor base and work closely with other team members to secure funding for key initiatives, with a strong emphasis on supporting the Museum’s education, exhibit, and program initiatives and general operations.

Among the Director of Development’s key priorities is the expansion of the donor base with a special effort directed at identifying the next generation of donors and leaders. Serves as the key staff fund advisor for the Museum and provides vision, leadership, and overall supervision for all fundraising efforts.

For a full job description:   Director of Development.


To apply for this position, send your resume and cover letter to:

Dana Thorpe
Executive Director
Upcountry History Museum – Furman University
540 Buncombe Street
Greenville, SC 29601

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