Employment Opportunities

Development Director – Part Time

Position Summary

The Charter Oak Cultural Center is seeking a part-time Development Director to work with the Executive Director and Development Committee of Charter Oak’s Board in execution of various fundraising initiatives.
Support the Executive Director with all fundraising initiatives, including:

  • Developing and cultivating donor/funding prospects
  • Manage a multi-year capital campaign
  • Special fundraising event planning and execution
  • Manage annual campaigns
  • Communicating with individual and corporate donors
  • Managing all elements of high donor relationships
  • Processing donor communications including renewal letters, thank you letters, new donor mailings, solicitation mailings
  • Aid in creating fundraising-specific marketing materials
  • Playing key role in the Annual Gala
  • Conceptualize, plan and execute dynamic, mission-centered activities and events for individual donor prospects and renewals (e.g. ”ask” breakfasts, house parties, donor recognition receptions) in partnership with board and event committees that raise funds, awareness and visibility of the organization
  • Any other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director


  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve, meet deadlines and work independently
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail, including planning and setting priorities
  • Ability to work effectively with various individuals, as well as balance and prioritize multiple requests
  • Experience with data base management
  • Computer technology proficient with internet and MS Office programs
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and five years fundraising or sales experience required
  • Experience working in a nonprofit organization is preferred
  • Experience managing a capital campaign is preferred

Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to:

Donna Berman

Executive Director

21 Charter Oak Avenue

Hartford, CT 06106

Or email to: Yashira.Santiago@charteroakcenter.org

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