Are you ready to grow with us? Make a difference! Join our dynamic team to help spark excitement in architecture, history and design.
Glessner House is a globally recognized National Historic Landmark that is undergoing exciting growth and change. We serve our guests through a compelling array of public programs and are the proud stewards of the last remaining H.H. Richardson building in Chicago. We are known for our extraordinary Arts & Crafts collection, our painstaking restorations, and the quality and depth of our programming.
We have recently adopted a new strategic plan and mission and are about to implement the results of a new fundraising plan.
Our stunning 19th century fully restored mansion is home to dozens of tours, events, classes, lectures, concerts, celebrations and more.
We strive to inspire people to enrich their lives through experiencing the power of architecture, design and cultural history.
The Position: We are looking for a Development Manager.
Oversee the growth and maintenance of the annual giving and membership campaigns
Help implement the recommendations in the fundraising plan developed by Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt
Build new and upgraded support from internal and external constituents, including visitors, donors, and members of the local community
Lead the implementation of consistent and coherent messaging for all fundraising activities
Cultivate positive relationships with members and donors
Create a donor recognition program
Support the Executive Director with identification and solicitation of major donors and prospects
Research current and potential donors using DonorSearch (or comparable)
Support the Fundraising Committee of the board and other committees related to fundraising activities
Maintain the donor management database
Research potential foundation grant opportunities
At least 3 years of relevant fundraising experience
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience working with donor management software
Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively and meet goals and deadlines
Desire to be part of a small and motivated team
Enthusiasm for helping to create new fundraising campaigns
Willingness to work evening and weekend hours as needed
Interest in history, architecture and design and/or previous professional experience with an organization in one of these fields preferred
This is a two-year contract position, currently funded by a foundation grant. Continuation of the position will be determined in June of 2020.
We offer our employees full health coverage, scheduling flexibility, and the opportunity to enrich people’s lives. Salary range is $40,000 - $50,000.
How to Apply
Write a cover letter telling us why you want to work at Glessner House and how your background and skills will help Glessner House evolve to meets its goals
Email your cover letter and your resume to Michele Rudnick at email@example.com
The posting will remain open until the position has been filled. To learn more about Glessner House visit our website: glessnerhouse.org.
About Glessner House
Glessner House is an internationally-known architectural treasure completed in 1887 and located in Chicago’s South Loop. Welcoming tens of thousands of guests annually, Glessner House sparks excitement in architecture, history, and design through an extensive schedule of tours, lectures, performances, and events which explore and celebrate the house, its family and its preservation.