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Employment Opportunities, Jobs & Internships in Preservation & Cultural Resources
Historic Seattle’s Mission
meaningful places to foster lively communities.
invites applications for the position of Director of Philanthropy. Our incoming
Director of Philanthropy will be a talented and experienced individual joining a
cohesive senior staff team and organization of individuals dedicated to its
mission. Our fundraising program is supported by a great team of individuals
with specific focus on community, donor, and constituent engagement primarily
through our annual fund program, grant writing, estate giving and major gifts
programs. This position will be responsible for leading this team and ensuring
that these core functions support the fundraising strategies and goals that
will be created by the Director of Philanthropy.
Not only will this
position have the support of colleagues focused on community, donor and
constituent engagement, the Director of Philanthropy will also have the
opportunity, with the Executive Director, to build and steward the Development
Committee of Historic Seattle’s Council. The recent creation of this committee
within the governance structure of the organization is intended to amplify
Historic Seattle’s commitment to developing and curating a culture of
philanthropy that will help to make it possible for Historic Seattle to expand
our advocacy outreach and effectiveness, develop even more engaging education
programs, and maintain and expand our community-centered, historic real estate
Candidates for this position
must bring demonstrable, senior-level experience raising gifts in a variety of
ways and from a variety of sources while leading a team of colleagues and
volunteer leaders. Funds raised by our Director of Philanthropy will help our
organization achieve the goals articulated within our 5-year strategic plan:
growth of our financial capacity, strengthening our advocacy toolkit, boosting
our real estate portfolio, cultivating relationships, and building brand awareness.
The Director of
Philanthropy reports directly to the Executive Director and closely collaborates
with all Historic Seattle Staff, Council and Foundation Board Members to
strategically develop and cohesively execute these core activities.
Essential Job Functions:
responsibilities of the position break down into the following broad categories:
Fundraising (80% Time)
Relationship and Volunteer Management (15% Time)
- Expands an existing major gifts program in support of the organization’s five-year strategic plan.
- Expands our estate giving program.
- Oversees the Assistant Director of Philanthropy and
Communications as they manage the annual and monthly giving programs,
corporate sponsorship program, grant research, writing and reporting,
donor stewardship, development of donor-centric publications including the
annual report, newsletters, and collateral materials.
- Oversees the Engagement Coordinator as they execute the logistical and administrative duties in support of the philanthropy team, including grant writing and reporting, gift acknowledgement, and database administration.
- Creates strategy and leads the execution of donor-centric events such as an annual awards gala, and donor cultivation, and recognition events.
- Applies a diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility lens to fundraising and implements and advances appropriate elements of the team’s DEIA work plan.
Relationship and Volunteer Management
- Identifies new and existing constituents with financial and/or network capacities, builds and cultivates relationships, and recruits prospects to join and actively participate on Historic Seattle’s Development Committee.
- Builds and stewards professional relationships with co-workers, community groups, audience members, tenants, neighbors, and Historic Seattle constituents.
Executive Director in additional needs as requested.
works with and supports all other staff to integrate fundraising goals and
strategies in support of education programs, community engagement
activities, advocacy efforts, and real estate initiatives.
- Plays an integral, team-oriented role with other Historic Seattle Staff and Council members as we foster a supportive organizational culture based on transparent communication and mutual accountability.
position is a full-time, 40 hours per week, exempt, salaried position, and
reports to Historic Seattle’s Executive Director. Candidate must be willing to
work outside of normal business hours on occasion.
$75,000 - $90,000
annual salary, dependent upon experience; eligible for medical benefits, long
term disability, holiday, vacation, and sick days. A comprehensive benefits
package is offered with employer retirement contribution. Historic Seattle
offers the opportunity for a hybrid (in office/ work from home) flexible
Qualifications and Experience:
years fundraising experience developing and effectively stewarding
relationships and volunteers, targeted fundraising related communications,
program, and audience development to enhance and support fundraising
activities. Candidate should have a
track record of securing major gifts.
- Experience in and knowledge of historic
preservation, real estate development, and public funding programs.
- Provide effective writing,
organizational, leadership, administrative, public speaking, and
- Ability and desire to work effectively
with people of diverse personalities, cultures, and communication styles,
including volunteers, community leaders, business representatives, Council
members, and colleagues.
in a non-profit setting.
- Ability to work effectively and efficiently at multiple, concurrent tasks in a self-directed manner while managing scheduled activities and seamlessly adjusting and prioritizing workflow when unexpected activities and emergencies occur.
- Time management skills and experience independently managing projects of varied size and scope.
- Experience working within a team environment, pro-actively solving problems in imaginative as well as practical ways, and effectively communicating with other team members, constituents, contractors, and vendors.
- Experience interfacing respectfully with people from diverse populations.
to communicate clearly and professionally in both verbal and written form.
Proficiency with personal computers and common software applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
How to Apply
will be accepted until October 17 at which time candidates for the position
will be contacted and interviews scheduled during the week of October 24.
Please email a cover letter addressing qualifications and interest in the
position, résumé highlighting relevant experience, and at least three
references, to Kji Kelly, email@example.com, with “Director of
Philanthropy” in the email’s subject line.
information about Historic Seattle can be found at www.historicseattle.org. Questions
may be directed to Kji Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants representing the diversity
of our community are encouraged to apply.
Seattle’s Working Equity Action Statement
Seattle is committed to becoming an anti-racist organization and to
implementing an equity lens in all of our areas of work. To advance this
commitment, we have retained the services of RISE LWP, which brings equitable
solutions to fast-paced, constantly shifting economic and political landscapes.
In partnership with RISE LWP, we are learning the
nature of change agency and its impact on individuals as well as companies and
organizations. We collectively believe that equity is an ardent journey toward
well-being as defined by the affected. We collectively know that equity demands
sacrifice and redistribution of power and resources in order to break systems
of oppression, heal continuing wounds, and realize justice.
To achieve equity and social justice in economic and
political landscapes, we must first root out deeply entrenched systems of
racism. This lies at the root of our work with Rise LWP, which works to build
strong foundations of agency, disrupt systems of oppression, and guide clients
through discomfort, with the goal of creating the bold restoration that equity
brings. This work is fundamental to the community we want to build. Rise LWP is
committed to striving for equity in all of its work, including in partnership
with Historic Seattle.
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