Preservation Maryland is currently recruiting for a full-time development associate to join our growing organization.

Update: The Development Associate position at Preservation Maryland has been filled. Meet Victoria Patterson and all Preservation Maryland staff on our Meet the Team page.

Meet the Team

Organization  Background

Preservation Maryland is the first and foremost historic preservation organization in the state.  Founded in 1931, it has been a leader in the preservation movement of our state and nation ever since.  Our mission is the preservation of Maryland’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes and archaeological sites through outreach, funding, and advocacy.

Preservation Maryland achieves its mission through an expanding group of core programs.  We provide leadership to a large coalition of individuals and organizations at the state, county, city, and community level that advocate for the causes we support.  We organize more than a dozen events, large and small, which provide information, training, award recognition and professional development to urban and rural historic communities and their leaders.  Each year we select six at-risk historic properties or programs for focused assistance.  We lead Maryland’s Smart Growth program which advocates for state and local policy priorities that direct new public and private investment in housing, commercial development, transportation and public services which will benefit Maryland’s historic and traditional core communities.  We partner with Maryland’s leading historic preservation, environmental conservation and land preservation agencies and organizations to help achieve our Smart Growth mission. We make flexible grants to support the preservation of Maryland history and historic properties in partnership with local nonprofit organizations, community groups and churches.  We are the national partner for the advancement of craftsmanship training in the historic trades which can open pathways to successful careers for at-risk youth and returning veterans.

Position Description

The Development Associate reports to the Director of Development and provides a wide range of supporting services that raise the funds we need to achieve our goals.

This is a full-time, exempt position that requires a minimum of three years of professional experience. Demonstrated practical experience in charitable nonprofit fundraising, the preservation of historic buildings, or environmental conservation is a plus.

Preservation Maryland provides a generous benefits package including health insurance, retirement fund contributions, vacations, holidays and a flexible work schedule.  Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.


This position will assist in the raising of funds across all donor groups including individuals, corporations, agencies and foundations, planned giving, and major gifts.  The position will assist the Director of Development by:

  • Overseeing the execution of organizational events which have received significant corporate or foundation support
  • Conducting donor research
  • Assisting with drafting of fundraising appeals to members and donor groups
  • Drafting marketing proposals for corporate support
  • Drafting grant proposals to agencies and foundations
  • Drafting promotional materials for planned giving
  • Assisting with grant administration
  • Working with the database administrator to maintain accurate files on all supporters
  • Provide assistance as needed to the Development Committee of the board of directors
  • Assisting the Director of Communications in the preparation of the Annual Report
  • Participating as needed in meetings with prospective major donors and supporters

To Apply

Email your resume and cover letter summarizing your professional skills, relevant work experience, and interest in the preservation of Maryland history to: with the subject line: DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE. Selected candidates will be contacted by Preservation Maryland to set up an interview.

The deadline to apply for the position is April 20, 2019.