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Advancement Director: NSCDA-Dumbarton House

29 Jan 2020 10:39 AM | Karen L. Daly

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, headquartered at Dumbarton House, is undergoing an exciting transformation. Guided by an ambitious, new strategic plan and governed by engaged and dedicated board leaders, the institution approaches its final year in its largest fundraising campaign to date with over $7.8m committed in a $10m campaign, a focus on NSCDA membership growth and engagement, and a goal to raise visibility for the organization’s work in historic preservation, history education, and patriotic service. The Advancement Director, a newly created role for the organization, is responsible for building awareness, engagement, and support for the NSCDA and Dumbarton House from all sources. Comfortable leading, managing, and working alongside a “small shop” of colleagues, the Advancement Director will develop and implement strategies and plans for fund development, public relations, and NSCDA membership recruitment and engagement, working closely with the Executive Director and volunteer committees/board leadership. A team player, the Advancement Director will be a savvy self-starter, comfortable serving in a role that is both strategic and tactical, and committed to building a strong advancement department and program to sustain the organization’s work for the future.

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Salary will be commensurate with experience, in the $70-85,000 range. Full-time, exempt, with benefits (100% employer-funded healthcare, transit benefits, life insurance, pre-tax retirement fund access, paid vacation-sick-personal leave plus 9 paid holidays and paid time off between Christmas and New Year’s).

To Apply:

Please send cover letter & résumé to Karen L. Daly, Executive Director, with “Advancement Director” as the subject line.  No phone calls please.

About the NSCDA:

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America ( is one of the oldest historic preservation organizations in America. Founded in 1891 as a women's lineage organization, the NSCDA now has over 15,000 members in 44 Corporate Societies and owns, operates or supports over 90 historic properties and sites throughout the United States. Our mission is to promote respect for the people, places and events that led to the formation of our country through historic preservation, patriotic service, and history education programs.

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