Apply Now: Director of Development at Monticello

Apply Now: Director of Development at Monticello


With an operating budget of $39 million and 320 employees, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation seeks a Director of Development to manage its major gifts program and directly supervise the development team. Ideal candidates will be fundraising professionals with 10+ years of progressive responsibility in the field and have demonstrated managerial experience plus an enthusiasm for history and the power of museums to educate and inspire.

This position will manage a development team of 6 employees and have a personal portfolio of up to 100 prospects. The Director will collaborate with colleagues on the annual fund program and develop strategic plans for fundraising as well as corporate and foundation partnerships. Reporting to the Vice President of External Affairs and working closely with the President & CEO, Board of Trustees, and senior staff in multiple departments; the successful candidate should be comfortable managing a team goal of $10 million annually outside of a campaign.


Superior interpersonal communication skills, excellent writing and editing skills, a BA degree, and management experience are required. Travel and attendance at events which are frequently held outside standard office hours is required.

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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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