Arts/Cultural/Humanities, Community, Social Services, Nonprofit
To ensure Hill Center’s future financial security and structural integrity, the Old Naval Hospital Foundation (ONHF) has launched a campaign to build a $3 million Preservation Endowment dedicated to funding the facility’s long-term capital expenditure needs. The Director of Development will be responsible for refining and implementing the fundraising strategy and effectively communicating Hill Center’s mission and programs to potential donors. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will oversee all aspects of the fundraising program in coordination with Hill Center’s board, staff, and volunteers. This is a half-time position that offers flexible hours and the opportunity to operate partly from home.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Design and pursue strategies for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts and a wider base of individual donors from among Hill Center patrons and Capitol Hill residents.
Engage ONHF board members and Hill Center staff and volunteers in development activities.
Cultivate outreach to local businesses and foundations for endowment gifts and program sponsorships.
Develop a legacy giving program as a primary, long-term means of building the endowment.
Manage gift processing and acknowledgement system.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Familiarity with the Capitol Hill neighborhood
Excellent writing/communication/organizational and interpersonal skills
Minimum three years’ experience fundraising for nonprofit organizations
Experience in major and legacy gift fundraising
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Experience with gift processing software (e.g., GiftWorks)
Interested applicants should submit a résumé (including salary history) and cover letter explaining their interest in the position and detailing relevant qualifications, experience and salary requirements to jobs@HillCenterDC.org. Deadline: June 1, 2018.
About Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Hill Center opened in the fall of 2011 in the Civil War-era Old Naval Hospital at 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE in Washington, DC after a landmark $11 million rehabilitation of the building and grounds. Under the leadership of its all-volunteer board of directors, the Old Naval Hospital Foundation has raised an additional $1 million to date to fund further renovation and ongoing capital maintenance, and to launch a permanent Preservation Endowment.
Hill Center operates as a vibrant center for lifelong learning, arts and cultural enrichment, and community connections. Located in the heart of the Capitol Hill neighborhood near historic Eastern Market, the Center offers a wide range of classes, exhibits, lectures, performances, and social programs. The environmentally friendly campus is also a unique venue for special events and conferences and provides office space for local nonprofits. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.HillCenterDC.org.