Botanical Garden of the Piedmont


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Director of Advancement

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Director of Advancement

Job Qualifications

Development Responsibilities:

• Work collaboratively with the Board of Directors and Development committee members to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors.
• Create and implement Development strategy for major gift cultivation.
• Set priorities and expectations; maintain comprehensive metrics to track areas of success and improvement. Provide regular reports to the Board of Directors and ED.
• Travel locally for donor/prospect visits. Plan and execute BGP annual fund including two solicitation mailings per year.
• Oversee grant subcommittee which researches and writes grants to secure funding for BGP.
• Manage Development budget and forecast for BGP. Work with ED and Treasurer on monthly reconciliation.
• Maintain Donor records and reports.
• Plan Development Committee meetings.
• Oversee gift acknowledgement process.
• Organize and execute donor and fund-raising events.

Marketing Responsibilities:

• Develop, and execute annual Marketing plan, including management of Marketing budget.
• Oversee content and updates to all Marketing vehicles, including BGP website, Social Media Channels, newsletter, and all marketing materials, including the Annual Report.
• Manage BGP relations with area media, including drafting press releases, scheduling interviews and arranging coverage of BGP events.
• Provide regular updates to ED and Board of Directors.

Education and Experience

• Proven track record of driving successful fundraising campaigns
• Keen understanding of basic fundraising principles and development best practices
• Strong prospect identification and qualification skills
• Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
• Proficiency in eTapestry database software
• This position may be remote, but only within the Charlottesville-area.
Education and Experience Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Master’s degree preferred
• Minimum five years of fundraising or non-profit experience

Position Application


• Commensurate with experience. BGP offers a competitive package including salary, benefits and vacation.

How to Apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Jill Trischman-Marks at
Botanical Garden of the Piedmont is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and community that is free of all forms of discrimination. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Botanical Garden of the Piedmont brings people of all ages and backgrounds together as a community to celebrate and nurture our native flora and fauna. The organization embraces inclusion by inviting everyone to participate in the Garden whether they be visitors, supporters, volunteers, or staff, to further our goal of being a place that promotes human and environmental well-being. In nature and in society, diversity matters—we welcome and celebrate it! For more information, visit