Skip to main content Skip to home page

Development Administrator

Classification:          Full-time (Exempt) 

Reports to:                    President 

Job Summary:              The Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) is seeking a Development Administrator. The Development Administrator is responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining a fundraising program to support and enhance the mission of NRF to include the following areas: the major gifts program, grants, annual fund, planned giving, corporate and foundation fundraising and special events.  This position works closely with the President in all development and fundraising endeavors.

Salary Range:             $55,000 – $60,000 (commensurate with experience), medical, dental vision life, insurance, health savings account, 401(k) contribution (not a match), 15 vacation days, 10 sick days, holidays, professional development assistance 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Create an annual fundraising plan in collaboration with the President.
  • Research and apply for grant opportunities.
  • Assist the President in the cultivation of donor relationships.
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations.
  • Identify, develop and track proposals and reporting requirements for all fundraising.
  • Organize and coordinate the planning and management of the annual Doris Duke Preservation Awards and other fundraising events.
  • Manage the annual fund campaign.
  • Work closely with Marketing on fundraising collateral and communications to build support for the NRF.
  • Develop and maintain the policies and procedures manual for gifts and data entry in accordance with fundraising principles.
  • Maintain and manage fundraising database.
  • Maintain gift recognition programs and donation acknowledgements.
  • Attend Foundation events and create and implement strategies to cultivate/steward prospects and donors.
  • Attend community events, networking events, and conferences to further fundraising goals.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the President’s Office.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Business, Public Humanities or relevant field.
  • Prior nonprofit development experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Grant writing experience preferred.
  • Strong computer and database knowledge.
  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality of work related information.
  • Self-motivated individual with creative problem solving skills, and ability to organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and dependable car for use in various tasks.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to  The position is open until filled. EOE.

Back to top