The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry is always looking for energetic, up-beat people who love to work with children. In particular, we are looking for individuals who have experience in education, theater or child care.
POSITION: Director of Development
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
DESCRIPTION: The Director of Development is
responsible for broadening and strengthening all aspects of the Children’s
Museum of the Lowcountry’s (CML) giving program. The director will foster a culture of engagement and giving across key
stakeholder groups and ensure that CML is a leader among peers.
I. Individual & Corporate Giving
- Implement a cohesive
development strategy to enhance
organizational revenues and execute day-to-day fundraising operations.
- Identify, cultivate,
solicit and steward individual, corporate and foundation donors based on
research and local knowledge with annual goals
for personal visits and giving outcomes.
- Execute Annual Appeal
- Establish a Corporate Membership program.
2. Special Events & Volunteer Management
management of all special events sponsorship programs.
- Work with fundraising event committees to produce
annual Party in the Spring and FAM JAM festival in the Fall (staring in
- Engage a highly effective and sustainable
volunteer component within all development areas.
and/or participate in local, regional and national meetings/conferences as
and implement local, state, regional and national level development
strategies and efforts.
3. Other Responsibilities
- Work with Grant Writer to ensure timely requests
and proposals are delivered and proper follow up efforts are made.
- Work with Marketing Department to develop and
implement a communication strategy for all aspects of development
- Oversee donor and prospect computer-based
information and gift records
- Other duties and responsibilities as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelors Degree in appropriate field.
Prefer Masters and/or CRFE.
years in non-profit development.
leader and team player who passionately embraces CML’s mission and vision.
to represent CML in a professional manner.
organization, planning, writing and communication skills.
to work as part of the senior management team.
clear understanding of mission and goals of organization.
to translate Board and Executive Director organizational vision into an
effective development strategy.
to maintain confidentiality at all times.
- Proficient in Microsoft
- Able to learn new software
- Openness to new ideas and their implementation.
- Ability to react and adapt to changing situations
- Ability to successfully work with diverse
constituencies and collaboration opportunities internally as well as
within the community
- Demonstrated analytical and fundraising skills
with the ability to recognize opportunities, identify critical, high
pay-off activities and prioritize them to attain goals.
above job description is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities
of the position and in no way is to be construed as a contract. As with all positions at CML, employment is
“at will” or voluntary on both the part of the organization and the
employee. Employment is not for a set
period of time and may be discontinued by either party for any reason with or
Fax or Email resume & cover letter to:
Children's Museum of the Lowcountry
25 Ann Street
Charleston, SC 29403
While we may not have full-time openings at this time, we are always accepting applications from interested persons. We will review these applications when a position becomes available. Please submit a cover letter and resume to
PLEASE NOTE: We are always looking for volunteers and interns to help out at the Museum as well. Many of our current employees started off as volunteers. CLICK HERE to check out all of our volunteer opportunities.