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We are proud that the Florida Trust is a great place to come to work. As a growing nonprofit with a big mission, we tackle important projects that make a difference to people around the state. We have built a team environment of trust and collaboration, where your thoughts and experience matters. We are seeking creative people and solutions to protect Florida's extraordinary historic places. Join Us!

The Florida Trust is an equal opportunity employer committed to racial justice, equity and an inclusive workplace.

Our Values: Member Focused | Trusted | Community Oriented | Inspiring | Inclusive

We are now hiring!

Position: Development Director

We are looking for an enthusiastic Development Director to help support our Mission and be part of a close-knit team working to move our 45-year-old nonprofit into its next phase of growth.

This role will be a key member of the Florida Trust leadership team and pivotal in supporting our Connect strategic pillar. The Development Director is responsible for stewarding the organization’s development program working to attract, engage and retain donors with a strong focus on goal setting and creating clear, measurable metrics to gauge success. The successful candidate will create, manage and implement a robust organizational development strategy, in cluding stakeholder analysis and communication planning. The role will oversee the Relationship Coordinator staff member, who is the primary point of contact for membership, and will ultimately be responsible for management of the organization’s membership platform and serving as the lead in growing membership.



Financial Security (50% of time)

  • Create year round giving strategy and execute strategies and tactics.

  • Lead researching and prospecting for grant funding opportunities for the organization. Lead grant writing and management.

  • Focus on growing and promoting planned giving program.

  • Help plan and manage fundraising events.

  • Support CEO in major donor and stakeholder outreach and engagement.

  • Manage all stewardship and individual giving correspondence including appeals, year-end giving campaigns and donor updates.

Connect (40% of time)

  • Share the Florida Trust mission and its stories through managing messaging across platforms.

  • Clearly define membership levels, and incentives for each, set communication cadence across all membership levels.

  • Assure growth of membership with clear communications, utilizing metrics and providing timely reporting.

  • Oversee eight regional councils statewide to best track and address relevant issues concerning preservation

  • Coordinate regional awareness events with support of Regional Council Ambassador


Organizational Excellence (10% of time)

  • Manage Relationship Coordinator.

  • Prepare reports, assist with program budgeting, lead presentations for Board of Directors.

​​Position Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing, communications or related  

  • Five to ten years of professional experience.

  • Meaningful experience in organizational fundraising, excellent communicator, understanding of philanthropy and nonprofit sector.

  • Demonstrable record of building and developing a fundraising infrastructure and strategy.

  • Proven track record of closing five-figure gifts.

  • Self motivated with strong organizational and time management skills, including an ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment.

  • The ideal candidate will have an understanding and experience in historic preservation and working within a nonprofit environment.

  • Strong communicator with ability to use storytelling to drive action.

  • Committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.

  • Excellent writing and editing skills with an eye for details.

  • Technical skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office, experience with membership platforms/donor databases a plus.


Position Details:

  • Job type: Full time, salaried, health and dental insurance, 401(k) with company match, PTO

  • Salary: $58,000 to $63,000

  • Reporting to CEO & President

  • Schedule: Monday to Friday, with some travel/events during evenings and weekends

  • Location: In-office position at the Florida Trust House in Tallahassee

The Ideal Candidate

  • Is committed to the organization’s mission and historic preservation

  • Is an exceptional project manager with strong organizational skills and the ability to work simultaneously on several projects

  • Is a strong communicator, both verbally and through the written word

  • Is results- and action-oriented, a self-starter able to anticipate next steps and proactively take actions to meet goals

  • Is a team player who others can rely on

The Florida Trust is an equal opportunity employer committed to racial justice, equity and an inclusive workplace.


To Apply:

Applications should be sent to To be considered, please include:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Three professional references (applicants will be notified before references are contacted)

  • Two writing samples that best showcase writing and communication skills

  • One example of fundraising, development work

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