Job Opportunities

Executive Director
Development and Communications Manager
Program Coordinator

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer


The Royal Oak Foundation (Royal Oak) seeks as its next Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer (ED&CEO) a visionary executive and an experienced fundraiser who can lead the organization through a new phase of growth.  The Board of Directors recently embarked on a planning process that reaffirms Royal Oak’s commitment to expanding philanthropic support for priority National Trust projects.  The next ED&CEO will lead the organization in shaping a strategic direction and implementing an operating plan that significantly enhances Royal Oak’s impact and effectiveness.

Position Overview

The ED&CEO works with the Board and staff to develop and ensure the execution of the overall vision, strategic direction, operations, and fiscal plans to ensure the successful fulfillment of Royal Oak’s mission.  He or she will strengthen Royal Oak’s established reputation by further building, maintaining and nurturing a network of influential contacts relevant to Royal Oak’s mission, and continue to develop organization’s cohesion and visibility.  The ED&CEO will have overall responsibility for leadership, program direction, membership development, fundraising, staff development, and the financial integrity of the organization.

ED&CEO reports to the Royal Oak Board.

Position Responsibilities

  • Fundraising
  • Board and Trust Relations
  • External Relations/Communications
  • Membership Recruitment/Retention
  • Fiscal/Fiduciary Management
  • Human Resources

Contact Information

If you wish to explore this position, please contact:

Beth Hare    hare@criterionsg.com         or       Nika Smith  nikasmith@criterionsg.com

Criterion Search Group, Inc.

Phone:   610.581.0590

www.criterionsg.com



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.

Responsibilities

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

  • Manage a portfolio of individual prospects and donors;
  • Manage 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.

Requirements

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 with salary history to tgalitz@royal-oak.org.


 

Position: Program Coordinator

Location: New York, New York 

The Program Coordinator assists in the planning and execution of national lectures and events for Royal Oak members on topics directly and indirectly related to National Trust’s priorities, including British country houses and gardens, art and architecture, and British history.  The position reports to the Program Director.

Responsibilities

  • Research and identify dynamic program speakers with a special emphasis on National Trust topics, properties, and Royal Oak/NT fundraising initiatives
  • Manage all aspects of program planning, including seasonal calendar development, contracts, venue scheduling, catering, rentals, speaker travel and accommodations, and program budgets
  • Manage onsite logistics for programs in NYC and cities throughout the U.S.: setup, registration, check-in, speaker introduction, attendee engagement, book sales, receptions, vendors
  • Work in close coordination with the Program Director and CFO on program-related budgets, payments, and receivables
  • Manage all aspects of promoting and marketing lectures, including developing brochures, newsletter content, postcards, online promotions, and eblasts; partner with membership department on special member outreach efforts
  • Assist with phone registrations for seasonal events
  • Serve as a primary liaison with new and continuing cosponsoring organizations; represent Royal Oak at relevant cultural events
  • Assist Executive Director and Development staff with engaging donors and prospective supporters; assist with development of related cultivation activities
  • Develop and arrange special access upper-level member and donor tours and receptions in coordination with the Executive Director, Development, and Membership staff
  • Perform other responsibilities, as needed

Requirements

The ideal candidate for this position must possess the following:

  • Four or more years of professional experience in a cultural organization or equivalent;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • The ability to operate with a high level of discretion, maturity, and sensitivity;
  • Availability to travel and work evenings seasonally;
  • 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 with salary history to search@royal-oak.org.