Director of Development

JOB TITLE: Director of Development


REPORTS TO: President & CEO


LOCATION(S): Main Facility and Off-Site Locations

SUMMARY: The Director of Development oversees financial and resource development on behalf of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum, ensuring delivery of the mission and vision established by the Board of Directors. The Director is responsible for stewardship, serves as the primary contact for donors, and is responsible for growing the donor base throughout the state. The Director manages ongoing prospecting for many aspects of the organization’s operations, including education and Museum programs, general operations, special events, and the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony. The Director also is responsible for volunteer management of the organizations under 40 associate board—Second Century.


  • Create ongoing opportunities for corporate and individual contributions, event sponsorships and grants throughout the state through the management of fundraising efforts at all levels.
  • Manage the Development Associate(s) and Director of Special Events by providing strategy and coordination to ensure that all fundraising goals are met.
  • Ensure all donors are being properly acknowledged for their generosity in a timely fashion.
  • Develop and secure major gifts (including individuals and businesses); cultivate, encourage and maintain relationships with existing and potential high-level donors through personal contact, customization of benefits, and acknowledgement of support.
  • Prepare and submits funding proposals and grant submissions to foundations, corporations and service clubs as well as any reporting information once the gift is secured.
  • Draft annual appeals for donor renewal efforts.
  • Develop, track and evaluate donor benefits, making benefit changes as warranted.
  • Manage the Development Committee as well as the Friends of the Medallion Event Committee, comprised of members of the board of directors and enthusiastic Oklahoma Hall of Fame supporters by preparing for their meetings and implementing strategies and plans set by the committees.
  • Manage the organization’s giving society, Friends of the Medallion, by creating and implementing solicitations as well as planning special events exclusive to the group.
  • Assist the President with major gift solicitations in partnership with the Board of Directors, board committee(s) and other key leadership volunteers. Solicit individual and corporate donors for major/planned gifts and other program funding.
  • Identify, cultivate, develop and encourage Board and volunteer leadership and participation in the organization’s fundraising events and activities.
  • Serve as staff liaison to Second Century Board (under 40 associate Board) and guide them in creating outreach events and planning their annual fundraiser, Oklahoma Born & Brewed.
  • Advocate and promote the Oklahoma Hall of Fame/Gaylord-Pickens Museum to its community and donors through speaking engagements, tours of the museum, and presentations to civic, professional, and social groups; act as OHA representative at community events.
  • Demonstrate commitment to professional development and maintain up-to-date knowledge of the general trends in philanthropy.
  • Maintain donor database.
  • Build queries and reports as needed to enhance performance/user friendliness of database and in response to requests of the President and Board.
  • Duties otherwise unassigned

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred and at least three years with a non-profit organization in fundraising.


  • Exceptional planning and coordination skills
  • Work well with teams
  • Maintain deadlines and project check points
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to represent the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum in a consistently positive and professional manner to internal and external audiences
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in fundraising database program preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand; must have visual acuity to read and draft reports, memorandums, and other printed matter, and must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee will work year round in both an office environment and outdoors. The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to loud; situations characteristic to working with school-age children are common; and travel to other sites within the metropolitan area and to rural communities statewide are possible.

The qualifications, physical demands, and work environment described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.


  • Complete in its entirety the Employment Application located at
  • Attach current resume and cover letter detailing your fundraising experience.
  • Email to: Gini Campbell at