Apply Now: Development Officer at Monticello


Apply Now: Development Officer at Monticello


The Development Officer provides critical support and initiative in the Foundation’s fundraising efforts through the cultivation and stewardship of a national portfolio of individual donors with the capacity to make meaningful contributions. This position also assists with implementing plans and programs to identify new potential donors and tracking progress related to relationship development.


The successful candidate must posses:

  1. knowledge of philanthropy and the nonprofit industry;
  2. knowledge of the importance of history, art, architecture, and specific information about Thomas Jefferson and Monticello;
  3. and excellent organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills.

Additionally, qualified candidates must have 3+ years in the development field, a BA degree, and superior interpersonal communication skills. Enthusiasm for history is preferred. Some travel required, and events are frequently held outside standard office hours.

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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



About the organization

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation has a twofold mission of preservation and education, and was incorporated in 1923 to preserve Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Today, the Foundation seeks to bring history forward into national and global dialogues by engaging audiences with Jefferson’s world and ideas, and sharing the history of everyone, enslaved and free, who lived and labored at Monticello. Monticello is recognized as a National Historic Landmark, a United Nations World Heritage Site and a Site of Conscience.

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