Director of Development

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Development Director (DD) serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting The Royal Oak Foundation. In partnership with the ED, this position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities, and will also play a role in executing communications strategies for Royal Oak. The successful candidate will strengthen and expand relationships with existing donors while also identifying and developing new donors to build Royal Oak’s financial resources. The DD will also design and implement a comprehensive plan for cultivating philanthropic support.

The Development Director will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure and fundraising capacities needed to grow funding through the solicitation of individual major gifts, patron membership support, planned giving, special events, and corporate and foundation support. He/she will expand and diversify the organization’s donor base and work closely with other team members at Royal Oak and the National Trust to secure funding for special campaigns and initiatives. In addition, the DD will work closely with the National Trust and will support Royal Oak board members in their fundraising activities.




Travel in the US and UK is required


Salary will be commensurate with experience. Full-time benefits include: employer paid health, dental, and vision plans; paid vacation and sick leave; employer-paid commutation within New York City; employer contribution to 403B plan after one full year’s employment.

About The Royal Oak Foundation

The Royal Oak Foundation is an American not-for-profit organization established in 1973 with a mission 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.
Royal Oak is the Trust’s U.S. membership-affiliate. In the U.S., Royal Oak offers educational and cultural programs.

How to Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to with the subject line “Development Director.” Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls or emails please.