Job Opportunities

Development and Communications Manager

Position: Development and Communications Manager

Location: New York, NY

The Development and Communications Manager plays a critical role in developing strategy and executing plans for growing individual giving and donor stewardship.  The position reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for managing one staff member.


Maintain and increase funding from individual donors through effective identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship;

  • Manage a portfolio of individual prospects and donors;
  • Support management of the Heritage Circle patron membership program, including soliciting and securing gifts, drafting correspondence, designing and implementing engagement activities, and creating acquisition, renewal, and upgrade strategies;
  • Develop and oversee special programs and tours for Heritage Circle members;
  • Track and report on revenue goals;
  • Manage budgets for the Heritage Circle program and for other fundraising activities;
  • Oversee annual fund appeals, special events, and planned giving;
  • Manage volunteer fundraising and event committees;
  • Assist in the planning and production of important Royal Oak donor communications, including the website and social media, newsletter, and annual report;
  • Support other aspects of fundraising and communications, as needed.


The ideal candidate for this position must possess the following:

  • Four or more years of development experience interacting with high-level donors;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • The ability to operate with a high level of discretion, maturity, and sensitivity;
  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of art history and historic preservation preferred.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to

About the Royal Oak Foundation

The Royal Oak Foundation’s mission seeks to raise awareness of and advance the work of the
National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland by inspiring support from the United
States for the Trust’s efforts to preserve and protect historic places and spaces—for ever, for
everyone. Located in New York City, Royal Oak is a nonprofit organization established in 1973
as the membership and fundraising affiliate of the National Trust. The Royal Oak Foundation
fulfills its mission by organizing fundraising initiatives and membership programs, encouraging
visits to National Trust properties, and presenting events and activities designed to build
awareness and engage a broad community of individuals across the United States. For more
information, please visit
The Royal Oak Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.