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Director of Development


Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street
Brooklyn , NY 11232

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About Green-Wood
Over the past decade, Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery has become one of the most unexpected and exciting destinations for culture and education in New York City. As a 478-acre accredited Level III Arboretum, Green-Wood is one of Brooklyn's largest green spaces. Some of its most recent programs include a climate change initiative with Cornell University on urban grasslands, arboretum interpretation, and wildlife studies, in addition to outdoor musical performances, concerts in the catacombs, and art installations on the grounds. As a National Historic Landmark whose beginnings date back to 1838, Green-Wood welcomed more than 330,000 visitors in 2018 alone. Some visited the graves of the famous, or the infamous. Green-Wood's bold ambition for the 21st century is to become a major destination for New Yorkers and tourists by providing extensive public programming and visitor services, while maintaining its status as one of the nation's most beautiful, historic landscapes. Its unique combination of art, history and nature make Green-Wood a beloved destination for visitors from around the world.

Duties & Responsibilities 

The Green-Wood Cemetery is seeking a Director of Development to maintain and broaden the base of contributed support as the institution expands audiences for educational and cultural programs, and invests in the preservation and development of its world-class architectural, sculptural, historic, and horticultural assets. The Director of Development will report to the Vice President of Development & Programming and will oversee the work of the Membership and Public Engagement Manager.
The Director of Development is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing Green-Wood’s fundraising efforts to meet the organization’s strategic and budgetary goals.

Education and Experience 

Experience with Raisers Edge or similar fundraising database required. Familiarity with computers, including Office suite is necessary. Must have at least five years’ experience in fundraising, including annual appeals and major individual gifts, as well as corporate, foundation, and government grants. Must adhere to the highest ethical standards, demonstrate an empathetic disposition and perseverance, and convey sensitivity to the needs of donors. Excellent attention to detail and follow-through, as demonstrated through effective project management experience is required, as is demonstrated excellence and finesse in writing and editing skills.

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How to Apply
Please submit a resume along with a cover letter that shows off your writing skills and addresses why you would like to work at Green-Wood. Lisa Alpert at Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. Please use the subject line: Development Director: Your Last Name.

We are a small, but growing team that is passionate about sharing this National Historic Landmark with Brooklynites, New Yorkers, and tourists from around the globe. We are looking for a creative and dedicated new member of our team. Green-Wood is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, domestic partner status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and any other basis or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Full Name 
Lisa Alpert