Assistant Director of Development – Axios Charlotte

The Lynnwood Foundation, a nonprofit organization established in 1996, has a twofold mission: To maintain and preserve the national historic site known as the Duke Mansion by operating it as a unique meeting facility and community gathering place, and to create and operate the Lee Institute , which focuses on building collaborative community leadership.

The Assistant Director of Development plans, coordinates, and administers both independently and in partnership, and at the direction of the Director Development, all of annual giving, supports capital and endowment campaigns, designs and manages social media for marketing, programs and donors events , supports and participates in a number of events each year, has a regular responsibility for donor stewardship including thank you notes and regular contact with donors such as RSVPs. The Assistant Director also supports programming by the Duke Mansion including four–six public events each year.
Also connects and supports a variety of volunteer committees including primary support of annual auction and fundraising event.

Donor relations and stewardship
• Process donations and prepare acknowledgment letters and other correspondence
• Continually update and correct database records and email lists
• Regularly interface with donors on the phone, by email and in person
Solicitation process
• Implement the solicitation calendar for annual giving
Event planning and implementation
• Support volunteer efforts
• Participate in the design and implementation for a wide range of events both in print and digitally
• Maintain guest lists, gathers, and prepare registration materials and other duties as assigned for fund-raising events
• Attend and help manage 10-15 evening or weekend events per year
Social media and marketing
• Design and implement Facebook and Instagram strategies
• Design and implement email marketing
• Supports and connections with other teams including the sales and operational team at the Duke Mansion and Lee Institute
• Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

Minimum qualifications:
• College degree or equivalent experience
• One to two years’ experience in a professional office setting
• Extremely detail-oriented
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Extensive knowledge of Word, Excel, Publisher and Power Point; graphic design software experience preferred
• Warm, collegial demeanor; friendly and optimism personality; team player
• Excellent, polished interpersonal skills
• Ability to thrive in a team environment and be supportive of multiple colleagues working on numerous projects with overlapping deadlines
• Ability to communicate/collaborate with diverse community groups and individuals
• Ability to juggle multiple concurrent projects
• Proactive, self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision

Compensation and benefits:
• Salary $45,000
• Position is salaried and eligible for medical, dental and vision insurance, PTO, and retirement benefits

To apply:
Please email resume and cover letter to Heather Andreas at

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