DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Oatlands, a National Trust Historic Site, seeks an enthusiastic and seasoned Director of Development with a successful record of leading multi-million dollar campaigns. Located in one of the nation’s wealthiest and fastest developing counties, Oatlands interprets over 200 years of history and comprises more than 400 acres of preserved rolling fields and features a magnificent 4.5-acre formal terraced garden, an 1804 Mansion, the South’s Oldest Greenhouse and several other important and historic assets that must be protected and preserved for the future.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development is responsible for creating and managing comprehensive fundraising strategies to retain and identify and cultivate new relationships with individual, corporate and institutional donors to support the organization’s pioneering work in generating new audiences, support, and funding for education and preservation, new programs, and strategic expansion.
Development and Major Donor Cultivation
Education and Job Qualifications:
About Oatlands Historic House and Gardens: Oatlands is a 400-acre estate located in the Piedmont region of Virginia between Washington, D.C. and the Shenandoah Valley within Loudoun County, one of the nation’s fastest growing areas. Once part of the extensive Carter family plantation holdings, Oatlands tells the stories of a 19th century working plantation, an early 20th century country house, and the people who lived and worked there -- including the enslaved community. In addition to the mansion, Oatlands property includes magnificent formal terraced gardens, one of the earliest extant greenhouses in North America, barns, and other outbuildings. Oatlands is owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and operated by Oatlands, Inc., both non-profit, non-government organizations.
Oatlands is a treasured resource for the community, state, and nation. We provide historical, educational and recreational experiences to our many visitors.
Oatlands welcomes more than 75,000 visitors per year through our school programs, house and garden tours, afternoon teas, and large-scale events such as Oatlands’ Strawberry Festival, World War I and World War II Weekend, Harvest Festival and more.
Start date: Immediately
Employment type: Full Time
Professional level: Executive
Job functions: Development, fundraising, donor management, historic site, non-profit, museum, and administration.
Education: College degree required, relevant advanced degree welcome.
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