Living Classrooms Foundation is seeking a qualified
individual to fill the position of Development Officer. The Development Officer
reports to the Vice President of Development and will have strong
interpersonal, writing/communication, and organizational skills.
Proposal Writing/Prospect Research
Write proposals, solicitation letters, and
Continually research and seek new sources of
funding including government, corporate, and foundation grants
Work cohesively with other grant writers and
members of the Development Team
Work cohesively with program directors to stay
up to date on programming and needs
Fundraising and Special Events
Assist in planning and staffing special events
Secure sponsorships / table sales
Secure food donations and other vendor donations
including, but not limited to lighting, sound, stages, music, and other donated
goods and services as needed
Secure silent auction items; assist with on-site
auctions at Foundation special events
Attend and assist at fundraisers and networking
Secure major gifts as part of Living Classrooms
$70m capital and endowment campaign
Help organize committees
Write and deliver high-impact presentations and proposals
Fleet Week Sponsorship
Maryland Fleet Week &
Air Show Baltimore (September 7 - 13, 2022) brings thousands of
people to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Fort
McHenry, Fells Point, Martin State Airport, and other areas
around the city to visit US Navy Ships, witness an amazing airshow, and enjoy
the festive atmosphere created by this family-friendly event. It also serves to
raise the profile of the Foundation’s Historic Ships in Baltimore program
featuring USS Constellation, USS Torsk, USCGC WHEC-37, Lightship 116
Chesapeake, and the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse. This incredible event raises
the public profile of both Living Classrooms and Historic Ships
and generates critical unrestricted funds which support all
of the Foundation’s programs and initiatives.
This position works
directly with the LCF President of Heritage Programs. This
position requires strong verbal and written communication, time management,
organizational, computer skills as well as the ability to work cohesively as a
member of the Living Classrooms and Historic Ships Teams to produce
Primary Responsibilities for
Fleet Week include but are not limited to:
Meeting the sponsorship sales goal of $300,000.00 in
support of Maryland Fleet Week and Airshow Baltimore as outlined by the LCF
Vice President, Heritage Programs.
Researching potential sponsorship
Making direct contact with potential sponsorship
Development of customized sponsorship benefit
Securing sponsors and negotiation of sponsorship
Overseeing sponsorship fulfillment before, during, and
Responsibilities for Fleet Week include but are not limited to:
Attending working Fleet Week Team meetings and
reporting on progress towards goal.
Working with the LCF Development Team to develop
and review prospect list.
Working with the Event Hotel and Hospitality Manager
to ensure sponsor fulfillment requirements are met.
Working with the Festival Manager to ensure
sponsor fulfillment requirements are met.
Working with the Marketing
and Communications Manager to ensure sponsor
fulfillment requirements are met.
Working with the Education Manager to ensure sponsor
fulfillment requirements are met.
Working with the entire Fleet Week Team to
help produce a high quality, family-friendly event.
Strong organizational, time management, and
2 or more years prior experience in sponsorship sales
and grant writing.
4-year, bachelor’s degree.
Must have reliable transportation and be able to
arrive on time to work full days.
Must work well as part of a team.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite/Office 365.