HDC Is Seeking A New Development Director

The Historic Districts Council (HDC) is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods. HDC is dedicated to preserving the significant historic neighborhoods, buildings and public spaces in New York City, defending the integrity of New York City’s Landmarks Law, and furthering the preservation ethic.

HDC is seeking to hire a full-time Director of Development. This position will work closely with the Executive Director, staff and Board to lead, manage, and build HDC’s development efforts for corporate, foundation, public and individual giving. He/she will be responsible for the overall vision and strategy for fundraising including shaping and implementing the organization’s short- and long-term fundraising goals to secure revenue of $750,000 annually. He/she will maintain and steward the current giving base while also identifying and cultivating new donors and funding sources for a more holistic fundraising portfolio. Responsibilities will also include working with programming staff on fundraising events.




Three years of experience in membership, foundation grant-writing, and/or non-profit fundraising


Must be a New York City-area resident


Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Ability to take initiative, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, problem-solve, adhere to deadlines, and work as part of a team


Interest, knowledge, and background in New York City history, civics and/or politics a plus




Please send a cover letter & resume with references.

Must by a New York City-area resident.



This is a full-time salaried position with a full benefits package. Presence at some evening events will be required.

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