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Part-Time Individual and Planned Giving Officer, Rhode Island

Classification: Part-time (16 hours per week)

Location: Casey Farm, Saunderstown, R.I.

Description: This position is responsible for meeting Historic New England's steadily growing revenue goals by cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual donors and prospects in Rhode Island, and helping to identify institutional prospects in the state.

Identify and cultivate donors, prospects, and foundations; develop solicitation strategies; and solicit outright and planned gifts from individual donors. Travel throughout Rhode Island to meet and personally solicit donors. Coordinate the involvement of other teams in the process of cultivation and solicitation of individuals and families as appropriate to achieve financial success. Analyze data, including giving history and participation in programs, events, trips, and special events, and utilize the information to strengthen donor relationships and increase revenue. Participate in major gift strategy development with the President, Vice President for Advancement, and board-level committees as appropriate. Meet or exceed assigned annual visit and revenue goals. Participate in Rhode Island fundraising event strategy and coordination with volunteer donor committee, Vice President for Advancement, and Events Manager. Identify and cultivate attendees and sponsors of Rhode Island fundraising events. Attend Historic New England membership and fundraising events and programs to generate leads for individual and planned gifts.

This position is based at historic Casey Farm in Saunderstown, Rhode Island. Periodic travel to locations throughout Rhode Island and occasionally to other locations in New England. Weekend and evening work are periodically required.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. Five to ten years of job-related experience. Appreciation of and commitment to the mission of Historic New England and ability to effectively communicate this to others. Excellent interpersonal communication, writing skills, tact, and diplomacy. Requires excellent internal teamwork across the organization and exemplary external customer service skills.  Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Experience with planned giving solicitations. Willingness and ability to travel on a regular basis throughout Rhode Island and periodically to other New England locations for meetings with donors and prospects, and for staff meetings. Requires fully competent computer skills, including advanced working knowledge of MS Office, databases, and internet research. Valid driver’s license and means of transportation.

Applications: Please send resume and cover letter to

Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation. People of color are encouraged to apply.

Part-Time Individual and Planned Giving Officer, Rhode Island