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Director of Philanthropy

National Corvette Museum


Job Summary

The Director of Philanthropy is a leadership team member position responsible for developing, establishing, and carrying out effective multi-year fundraising programs to support the on-going programs, projects, and activities of the National Corvette Museum (NCM). Specific roles of focus include furthering a culture of philanthropy at the Museum, building and maintaining donor relationships, and securing significant financial resources from individuals, foundations, corporations, and others to support the Museum’s mission.  This position will also lead future capital campaign efforts.  Approximately 30% of this role will be domestic travel.



Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and successfully carry out a fundraising strategy, working closely with the President & CEO and Director of Marketing & Communications.
  • Identify and build relationships with potential donors.
  • Prepare and/or assist with preparation of communication materials to aid in securing major gifts and to support donor engagement.
  • Secure commitments of donation and/or participation from donors.
  • Ensure donors are thanked in a timely manner.
  • Recruit sponsors, participants, and/or volunteers for fundraising events.
  • Ensure preparation of materials for charitable events, such as fundraising envelopes, bid sheets, gift bags, etc.
  • Work closely with the President & CEO and other leadership team members to identify income-generating opportunities.
  • Work closely with the Marketing & Communications team to create deliverables for our corporate sponsors.
  • Establish fundraising and/or participation goals for special events and specified time periods.
  • Attend events, meetings, or conferences to promote organizational goals and to solicit donations or sponsorships. 
  • Monitor and regularly report to the leadership team on the progress of fundraising initiatives and secured donations.
  • Travel within the continental U.S. to visit with donor prospects and present philanthropic opportunities to Corvette Clubs.
  • Responsibilities are not all inclusive, additional duties may be assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business, or other related discipline required.  

Other qualificaitons include:

  • Knowledge of federal guidelines regarding tax advantages for different types of contributions by potential donors.
  • Exemplary communication skills and presentation skills and ability to demonstrate these at all levels.
  • High level of commitment to team, mission, and company values.
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud systems preferred but not required.
  • Superb sales and negotiation skills, tempered with diplomacy.
  • An extremely organized, disciplined, self-directed, hands-on and process-oriented individual who is not afraid of digging into details when necessary.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Unquestioned personal and professional integrity with assertiveness, presence and confidence.
  • Attention to detail, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Commitment to continued professional growth and development.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Willing to travel as needed (approx. 30% of this role will be domestic travel).
  • Valid state driver’s license required.

Additional Information


Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) with generous match contribution, Bonus, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick, Employer Funded HRA Card, Paid Holidays

How to Apply

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to


  • Date Posted: October 7, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Philanthropy / CSR
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8am - 5pm