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Position is Closed.

Updated: Apr 19, 2023

Director of Development and Communications

Position Description

The Director of Development and Communications is the primary staff person responsible for coordinating fundraising and marketing activities at London Town and Gardens. This person will also assist the Executive Director with organizational oversight.


Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with executive director on operational planning and strategy as well as board development and staff administration. Serves as managing director when director is on leave.

  • Oversees fundraising, including stewarding and increasing membership and annual donations; planning and executing the annual benefit and targeted fundraisers; writing grant proposals and reports; working with staff and board on identifying fundraising needs, goals, and strategies; managing the customer relation management database; and creates fundraising policies, plans, calendars, and goals.

  • Supervises marketing, including working with the press; creating ads; ensuring inclusion in online calendars; managing the website; organizing external communications in consultation with other staff; and directing London Town's social media strategy.

  • Participates in service to the museum community and professional organizations.

  • Perform other duties as assigned and needed.

Requirements:

  • Ability to perform all duties, with a welcoming, friendly, and professional demeanor.

  • Ability to quickly learn and perform all duties with accuracy and efficiency.

  • Knowledge and understanding of museum and/or public gardens principles, objectives, and practices.

  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.

  • Ability to have multiple projects ongoing while prioritizing them to meet deadlines.

  • Proficiency in operating Microsoft Office, customer relationship management software, website editing software, email, and ability to learn new programs.

  • Willingness to work independently and as a team.

Work Schedule: The Director of Development and Communications is considered a full-time position. The incumbent will generally work a 40-hour work week Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm. After a 30-day learning period, this position can become hybrid with 1 – 2 days offsite/telework per week and 3 – 4 days onsite.

For certain programs and site-wide events throughout the year there is a need for extended hours and/or additional workdays. These hours and needs will be arranged ahead of time with the Executive Director.


Employees and volunteers who work at Historic London Town and Gardens work for the London Town Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The Foundation is generally considered a small organization in terms of personnel. As such all employees and volunteers should expect to perform tasks and duties that are generally outside of their usual assignments.


Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required or a minimum of 4 years of experience in the field.

  • At least 2-3 years of experience raising revenue from foundations, corporations, public entities, special events and individual donors.

  • Experience in all forms of marketing including print, social media, and website maintenance.

  • Experience managing grants with a proven track record of success.

  • Strong communication and project management skills.

  • Experience working in a collaborative organization with various internal and external stakeholders, balancing competing demands for time and priorities.

Reports to: Executive Director


Job Type: Full-time


Compensation: $68,000 – $73,000 annually

This position is considered a full-time position and is eligible for the following benefits:

  • Retirement plan and Foundation match

  • Foundation-paid flexible spending account ($750)

  • 10 days of accrued annual and 7 days of personal leave each year plus paid holidays.

About Historic London Town and Gardens

Historic London Town and Gardens is operated by the London Town Foundation (a 501c3 nonprofit entity) on behalf of Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks. As such, our job is to ensure that we appropriately manage our historic, archaeological, and horticultural resources. We work with the Anne Arundel County government and other heritage organizations to promote London Town as an educational resource while ensuring the site’s sustainability for future visitors.


How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Executive Director Mickey Love at executivedirector@historiclondontown.org.


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