The Opportunity | Drayton Hall Preservation Trust
For more than 250 years, Drayton Hall has stood witness to the evolution of American. Among the best and most complete examples of Southern colonial life open to the public today, the property holds a vital educational responsibility. It is also an active archaeological site with an extensive museum collection of rare 18th- and 19th-century objects and artifacts. Drayton Hall has been recognized by Architectural Digest’s “Most Iconic Building in Every State in America” list and called the “Best Place to see in South Carolina” by Condé Nast Traveler.
Drayton Hall Preservation Trust’s mission is to foster a deeper understanding of colonial America and the evolution of life in the South by discovering, researching, conserving, and interpreting the history, context, and culture of Drayton Hall and the people who lived and worked there.
The Drayton Hall Preservation Trust is a privately funded nonprofit organization responsible for the operation and administration of Drayton Hall, a National Trust for Historic Preservation site. In 2020, Drayton Hall will release a new strategic plan which will showcase the future growth potential of this iconic property.
The Community | Charleston, SC
Charleston, South Carolina is a port city founded in 1670 and characterized by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel antebellum houses. Not only is Charleston the oldest city in South Carolina but dubbed “The World’s Best City” according to Travel + Leisure 2016. It is world renowned for its history, architecture, cultural offerings, coastal environment and outstanding restaurants. Charleston is part of a vibrant tri-county area of over 700,000 yet retains the charm of a small college town. Charlestonians enjoy mild winters and long summers which allows for plenty of time on the city’s world class golf courses and miles of beaches.
Charleston’s prosperity has been supported historically by the Port of Charleston, among the most active shipping centers in the nation. In recent years, the local economy has been ignited by the aerospace industry and technology innovation, particularly in computer engineering and biomedical technology.
Position and Leadership Statement | Director of Philanthropy
The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for strengthening Drayton Hall through an active, comprehensive, and integrated fundraising program. Reporting to Drayton Hall’s President and CEO, the Director of Philanthropy will strategize, implement and direct fundraising activities, which include major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, membership and grant programs. All efforts are in support of the strategic plans of Drayton Hall Preservation Trust.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Qualities and Qualifications
Drayton Hall has retained Capital Development Services to assist with professional recruitment. Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or online by clicking here.
Candidates should include a cover letter, a resume, and a list of three references. All material will be confidential. Additional inquiries may be directed to Jen Tozier at Capital Development Services, 336-747-0133 x 208.