Director of Development, The Authors Guild Foundation
The Authors Guild Foundation seeks a proven professional fundraiser with experience in major
gifts, special events, and direct mail to lead its fundraising program. Working closely with the
Executive Director and an active Board, the Director of Development will lead and actively
participate in all forms of fundraising to achieve ambitious goals.
Fundraising and long-term donor cultivation is the key responsibility of the Foundation, and the
Director of Development will lead the development and execution of a multi-year fundraising
plan that effectively engages Guild members, authors, board members, advisory board members,
and other volunteers in fundraising efforts. The Director of Development will personally solicit
funds, with board members and other senior staff, and will be responsible for orchestrating and
overseeing all solicitation efforts by professional staff, board members, and other volunteers.
Specifically, the Director of Development will marshal the attributes, resources, and networks of
the Authors Guild Foundation to raise annual, endowment, and special project funds through:
An annual half-million dollar gala, including finding honorees, presenters, hosts, sponsors,
and guests, and overseeing entire event, with an auction
Graceful communication, an ability to understand the needs and motives of donor-investors, and
experience in structuring agreements that simultaneously fulfill the requirements of the Authors
Guild Foundation and donors are key elements of this position. Preferably, the candidate will
have some knowledge of the literary world or be an avid reader.
Candidate should have the following qualifications and experience:
Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Sandy Long at