The Associate Director for Development (ADoD) at President Lincoln’s Cottage is responsible for strengthening the organization financially through a growing fundraising program. Reporting to the Director, the ADoD will be responsible for identifying new fundraising opportunities, participating in ongoing strategic planning and oversight of a 3-year marketing and development plan designed to diversify and strengthen fundraising activities at the site (e.g. launch of a new planned giving program and annual fund, and strengthening the existing membership and major giving programs). The ADoD also oversees all communication and marketing activities that support fundraising, extending the messages and brand of the institution to the broader public.
- Support the Site Director in stewardship of the major donor portfolio
- Oversight of all fundraising and marketing activities including goal setting, tracking, acknowledgments, and follow-up
- Face-to-face interaction with donors and prospective donors
- Supervision of Development Coordinator staff member
- Implementation and management of a planned giving strategy and annual fund
- Assist the Site Director in developing strategies to strengthen fundraising and marketing
- Coordination and implementation of foundation and corporate strategies, including identifying and coordinating applications for appropriate grants.
- Participation in strategic planning process
- Assist the Site Director in engaging the Advisory Board
- Serve as liaison with the NTHP development staff
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree preferred.
- Minimum 3-5 years direct fund raising experience.
- Willingness to build a fundraising program at a new site and proven ability to build membership, donor base, and campaigns.
- Highly organized and proven oral, written, administrative, and organizational skills. Must be able to articulate the site’s mission to a wide range of audiences using a variety of methods and tools.
- One (1) writing sample requested.
How To Apply
To apply please include a cover letter in the body of your message and email your resume as a Word or PDF attachment to 87930-CSfirstname.lastname@example.org
More about Lincoln’s Cottage
Located on a picturesque hilltop in Washington, DC, President Lincoln’s Cottage is the most significant historic site directly associated with Lincoln’s presidency aside from the White House. During the Civil War, President Lincoln and his family resided here from June to November of 1862, 1863, and 1864.
During the Civil War, President Lincoln and his family resided seasonally (June – November 1862-64) at the Soldiers’ Home in Washington, DC. Founded in 1851 as a home for retired and disabled veterans of American wars, the Soldiers’ Home stood on 250 acres atop the third highest area in the District of Columbia. Like President Buchanan before him, Lincoln enjoyed the cool breezes and refreshing peace of the Soldiers’ Home which was three miles north of downtown. But unlike his predecessor, Lincoln could not escape the Civil War and his burden of leadership even while at this seasonal retreat.
After a $15 million restoration by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a private, non-profit organization, President Lincoln’s Cottage opened to the public for the first time in 2008, giving Americans an intimate, never-before-seen view of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and family life.
Designated a National Monument by President Clinton in 2000, President Lincoln’s Cottage served as Lincoln’s family residence for a quarter of his presidency and is the most significant historic site directly associated with Lincoln’s presidency aside from the White House. President Lincoln’s Cottage is located on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in northwest Washington, DC.