Development and Communications Manager
History Cherokee is building a new Cherokee County History Center and Museum that will open in summer 2022. It is anticipated that the History Center will draw an audience of 20,000 per year. To learn more visit https://historycherokee.org/support.
Cherokee County, Georgia is nestled between metro Atlanta and the scenic Chattahoochee National Forest with historic communities and multiple cultural and recreational opportunities. The Cherokee County School District is one of the top in the state and nation.
Working with the Executive Director, the new Development and Communications Manager is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to attract and retain new donors and members, and increase giving levels among current supporters. Additionally, this position will guide the strategy for all fundraising, marketing, public relations and membership programs, including branding, digital marketing, advertising, website, promotions and member experience.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Fundraising and Development
- Close out the current History in the Making Capital Campaign by working with the Campaign Committee to solicit donations from individuals, corporations and foundations.
- Develop a long-term fundraising strategy in collaboration with the Executive Director and Fundraising Committee to increase the overall donor base, gift size and planned giving.
- Manage the donor database including gift processing and donor acknowledgement
- Coordinating with a volunteer committee, implement at least two fundraising events per year.
- Create ads, press releases and other material for upcoming events and programs.
- Develop and implement media campaigns for the History Center.
- Oversee content and production of quarterly newsletter and social media posts.
- Working with Museum Staff, develop new membership levels for the History Center and manage the membership database, including input of records.
The Development and Communications Manager should be outgoing, detail-oriented, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and enjoy planning events. We are looking for a team member who is highly organized, independently motivated and who has a passion for museums and community work.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field
- At least two years of professional experience in nonprofit development, communications, marketing or donor relations.
- Knowledge, comfort and experience with many types of fundraising, including annual giving/donor engagement programs, major gift campaigns, membership programs, corporate sponsorship, events, direct mail appeals, and crowdfunding.
- Proven experience with many types of marketing and communications strategies and tools, including digital, advocacy, and social tools.
The position is full time, with some nights and weekend work required; telecommuting options available. As a small nonprofit, other duties may be assigned. The Cherokee County Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. Please send resume and cover letter to sjoyner@historycherokee(dot)org by Friday, October 29, 2021.