Development Director (part time)

Deadline August 29, 2023

The Lord & Schryver Conservancy is recruiting for part-time Development Director to join a dedicated board, long-term volunteers and a full-time Head Gardener to raise awareness of and increase resources to interpret Lord & Schryver’s work and legacy into the future.

Since 2005, the Lord & Schryver Conservancy has worked to preserve, interpret, and steward the legacy of pioneering women landscape architects Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver. Headquartered in Salem, Oregon, at Gaiety Hollow, the historic home and garden of Lord & Schryver, the Conservancy offers educational and cultural programming to the public and maintains an archive.

A successful grassroots capital campaign enabled the Conservancy to purchase Gaiety Hollow and rehabilitate its nationally recognized garden (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) to its period of significance. It is now poised to engage and cultivate diverse new audiences through community-responsive programming and educational opportunities.

Lord & Schryver is looking for candidates with:
• Successful nonprofit fundraising experience for 3-5 years (preferably in the Pacific Northwest)
• Exemplary interpersonal skills and confidence and ease interacting with others
• Familiarity with and experience working in non-profit organizations
• Highly effective written and presentation skills

Be part of a unique growing nonprofit that brings together historic preservation, design, horticulture, Oregon women’s history and issues of sustainability!

Full job description:

To apply: Submit a cover letter outlining why your professional experience is relevant to this development role at the Lord & Schryver Conservancy and a resume that includes a chronological work history to Please include your full name in the subject line of the email.

Application review begins on August 29, 2023 and will be continue until the position is filled.

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Salem, Oregon

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