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Development Director

  • 9 Jan 2023
  • 20 Feb 2023
  • Crossroads of the American Revolution, Trenton NJ

Crossroads of the American Revolution

Development Director

The Development Director will coordinate with Crossroads of the American Revolution’s consultant to manage and support a major capital campaign to secure contributed revenue for projects and activities to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution in New Jersey (75%) and ensure its lasting impact. The Development Director will also manage development and fundraising for the Crossroads of the American Revolution Association (25%). Reports to the Executive Director of Crossroads.

Who we are:

Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area. Crossroads, with the New Jersey Historical Commission, forms RevolutionNJ, a public-private partnership authorized by the New Jersey Legislature to coordinate and plan the programs and observance of New Jersey's commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States, and to ensure that New Jersey is appropriately recognized for its role in the American Revolution.


• Research corporate, foundation, and individual prospects, including giving priorities, application guidelines, geographic focus, and leadership biographies.

• Record research and grant-making activities in donor database and server files.

• Conduct case-building research (analysis of demographic trends, educational data, etc.) to support grant proposals.

• Oversee annual giving campaigns, assist with organizational fundraising and institutional advancement activities, provide support for fundraising event logistics. • Create, manage and maintain donor profiles, membership programs, fundraising and gifts records in electronic donor database.

• Build and maintain long-term donor relationships including strategy, networking, and follow-through. Work with the donors to develop the relationship with the organization and move them up the donor pyramid.

• Ensure gift documentation and related files are handled securely and that accurate records are maintained.

• Manage acknowledgement letters and provide support and outreach to current and potential donors.

• Prepare grant proposals and performance reports to corporate, foundation, and government funders, with Executive Director and Board of Trustees.

• May be required to work the last two weeks of December, during peak year-end gift processing and grant deadline period.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree

• Minimum five years of professional development experience with a nonprofit organization, preferably a museum or other cultural institution, with proven experience in database management.

• Must possess outstanding written and oral communication, and public speaking skills

• Demonstrated experience with a capital campaign

• Demonstrated expertise working with a CRM/fundraising database such as Little Green Light, Raiser’s Edge, Donor Perfect, or similar.

• Excellent computer skills including internet search and Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Constant Contact.

• Experience with varied methods of generating financial support for nonprofit organizations (individual, private, government, and corporate; planned giving, donor advised funds, revenue generating programs, etc.)

• Detail-oriented and self-motivated with strong organizational and time management skills

• Must maintain donor confidentiality always.

• Ability to think strategically and understand strategic development

• Ability to work in a collaborative environment while also functioning autonomously

• Some nights/weekend hours are required.

• Resumé and list of professional references


knowledge of New Jersey’s philanthropic landscape; passion/knowledge of New Jersey history and historic sites


• 401k

• Health benefit plan (contributory)

• Paid personal, vacation, and sick leave


• Full-time; remote work option 1-2 days/week

• Own transportation required

• Monday – Friday; some nights/weekends required

• 7-hour shift (9-5, 1 hour unpaid lunch)

The salary range for this position is between $75,000 and  $85,000. 

Interested applicants should submit a professional resume  with a cover letter, brief writing sample, and contact information for three references to:  resume@RevolutionaryNJ.org

Deadline: 5pm February 13, 2023

Search Committee Crossroads of the American Revolution Association

101 Barracks Street Trenton, NJ 08608

100 Campus Town Circle | Suite 103 #2050 | Ewing, NJ 08638  

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