Development Manager, Tudor Place Historic House & Garden (Washington, DC)

Job Description

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden seeks a Development Manager. The Development Manager is an integral part of fundraising and communications activities at Tudor Place, including Annual Fund appeals, the Spring Garden Party, the membership program, and development events. The ideal candidate will be an energetic fast learner and creative problem-solver who enjoys working with a dedicated group of colleagues, members and donors — eagerness to participate in historic-house-related trivia games a plus!

Job Respobsibilities

Development & Communications

  • Execute direct mail appeals throughout the year by pulling mailing lists from the Altru database and generating mail merges and assisting with electronic campaigns
  • Assist with communications before and after public events and programs
  • Provide assistance for all planning and fundraising associated with the Spring Garden Party (Tudor Place’s largest fundraising event of the year), including invitation design and mailing, program design, acknowledgement mailings, ticket sales/contribution processing, event logistics, solicitation of corporate sponsors and event fundraising, working with Garden Party Co-Chairs, and assisting with the Honoree Reception
  • Ensure timely written acknowledgments of all donor contributions
  • Prepare contribution reports bimonthly for the Executive Director and Director of Development & Communications


  • Manage membership cultivation and donor recognition events and programs, such as Tudor Nights, the annual member breakfast, and other events as assigned
  • Coordinate logistics of all member related events (includes collaboration with other staff and outside vendors)
  • Produce and send member packets
  • Generate member renewal notices and manage member renewal processes
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records on membership, including retention rates and new member data
  • Assist Director of Development & Communications in identification of members who have potential for greater cultivation, including major gifts or membership upgrades
  • Prepare periodic membership reports
  • Produce the member newsletter – Tudor Place Times— in collaboration with department team

Database Management

  • Maintain Altru constituent records, including entry of all grants, contributions, in-kind gifts, and other relevant constituent data
  • Reconcile giving records with financial records on a monthly basis with the Director of Finance & Administration
  • Create database links for event registration, payments, and online giving

Other Responsibilities

  • Maintain development supplies inventory (event supplies, office supplies, member cards)
  • File all documentation of gifts and donor correspondence in electronic donor files
  • Assist with the coordination of committee meetings and related activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Experience & Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • At least three to five years experience in fundraising department of a non-profit organization
  • Experience with event management and/or customer service
  • Prior experience with bookkeeping or accounting

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; Excel expertise preferred
  • Knowledge of CRM software; Altru or Raiser’s Edge database knowledge preferred
  • Knowledge of email marketing solutions, Constant Contact, MailChimp or other
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to proofread, edit, and ensure accuracy in records and correspondence
  • Excellent project management skills, including ability to prioritize tasks, remain organized, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to be an enthusiastic promoter of Tudor Place’s mission and programs
  • Appreciation for the fast-paced environment of a small non-profit museum
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as to work independently

Compensation & Benefits

Salary range: low $40s
Tudor Place provides excellent benefits to eligible employees, including paid leave, paid holidays, life
insurance, medical benefits, free on-site parking, and a staff Museum Shop discount.

To Apply

Please email Helen Hubbard-Davis, Director of Finance & Administration, at with a
resume and cover letter. Please include ‘DEVELOPMENT MANAGER’ in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Tudor Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer