Tower Hill Botanic Garden’s mission is to inspire
the use and appreciation of horticulture to improve lives, enrich communities
and strengthen commitment to the natural world.
Our core values are Learning, Stewardship, Sustainability, Inclusivity, Joy
and Excellence. Tower Hill Botanic
Garden believes that diversity in nature promotes healthy ecosystems and a
contributes to a vigorous garden. Similarly, we believe that diversity among
our staff promotes a healthy work environment and a vigorous organization. We
recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion,
color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other
protected status as required by applicable law. Tower Hill is an equal
Working with the Director of Institutional
Advancement and Manager of Major Gifts, the Development Manager is responsible
for the expansion of the financial foundation of the Worcester County
Horticultural Society. Particular focus for the Development Manager is on the
raising of annual unrestricted support for operations.
Manages the Annual Fund, including the
development of periodic print and electronic fundraising appeals. This position
is responsible for monitoring and implementing all activities related to
appeals, including working with outside vendors and consultants. Identify
trends, track performance, and recommend strategies and tactics as appropriate.
Manages and implements development-related
events, including an annual fundraising gala, John Green Society events, and
other donor gatherings.
Manages business partnership and sponsorship
outreach. Work with Advancement staff and volunteers to coordinate corporate
outreach; develop collateral materials; ensure fulfillment of benefits,
recognition, and stewardship for corporate partners.
Working with the Director of Institutional Advancement
and the Manager of Major Gifts, The Development Manager assists with the
identification of prospects and with the cultivation, solicitation, and
stewardship of the donor base. Assists with the management of prospect data and
the recording of donor actions in the Raiser’s Edge database.
Supports the commemorative giving program at
Tower Hill. This involves communicating and touring with prospects, and
soliciting donations for memorial dedications (ie. trees and benches), as well
as assisting with any events associated with commemorations.
Supports the Director of Institutional
Advancement and the Development Committee in the implementation of any
fundraising campaigns. Collaborate with other staff, as appropriate, on development
and membership activities undertaken within the Advancement Department.
Participates in the development and oversight of
departmental budgets and workplans.
As appropriate, participate in the supervision
of Advancement support staff.
Other projects or tasks, as assigned.
A minimum of three years experience with fundraising in a non-profit
environment (. Preference will be given for experience with annual appeals,
events, and corporate engagement.
Demonstrated personal success in the cultivation, solicitation, and
stewardship of donors (both individual and institutional).
Knowledge of best practices and trends in non-profit
fundraising, most particularly in the area of annual fundraising. Experience
with financial management and marketing is desirable.
Experiencein using and managing data in Raiser’s
Edge or similar CRM, and proficiency with standard productivity software, such
as Excel and PowerPoint.
Strong relationship builder capable of
interacting in a professional manner with donors, volunteers, and support staff,
and proven expertise working effectively and collaboratively with a diverse
range of constituents.
Effective and persuasive communication skills.
Must be able to work outdoors to support
fundraising events as needed.
Must be able to navigate uneven grounds and
Mustbeableto workwithappropriate computer and communications
Note: Duties described above, other duties
and physical demands have been identified as essential functions as required by
the Americans with Disabilities Act.