Job Opportunities

Director of Development

JOB SUMMARY:  Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will design and execute a comprehensive development strategy for the Museum.  The Director will oversee, design, and execute a comprehensive fundraising program to develop donors for the museum as well as communicate the museum’s mission and success to established donors.

The Director of Development is charged with planning, developing, and directing the development, fundraising, and membership programs for the purpose of improving funding through increased donations and grants to support the museum’s operations. 

The position is responsible for securing exhibition, program, general operating, and capital support from corporations, foundations, individuals, and government entities and works to ensure effective cultivation and stewardship of funders. 

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 positions key priorities is the expansion of the donor base with a special effort directed at identifying the next generation of donors and leaders. As a member of the senior management team serves as the key staff fund advisor for the Museum and provides vision, leadership, and overall supervision for all fundraising efforts.

For the 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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