About Us


The Huntsville Botanical Garden is a growing non-profit garden located in Alabama. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. To provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. The Garden does not discriminate in employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Postings as of: 08.18.14

Director of Development

·        Employment Type:  Salaried (Exempt)

·        Benefits:  Available

·        Start Date:  Immediate

·        Duties Include:  Reporting to the Vice President of Advancement, responsible for the ongoing development and execution of the strategic fundraising plan in support of the long-term mission of the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Develop, implement and execute solicitation strategies for operating budget fundraising to include corporate and individual sponsorships, unrestricted gifts, public support, grants and appeals. Effectively perform donor solicitation activities including prospect identification, donor calls, and CRM documentation. Support and manage development events and relationship building practices. Insure donor database is properly maintained to include pledges, payments and all constituent development contact history. Work with Marketing and other staff resources to insure all sponsorship commitments are executed properly. Participate in development and implementation of capital fundraising initiatives. Develop and cultivate relationships with community leaders, associated organizations, and members (both past and present) of the various Garden Boards of Directors to provide support for the promotion and expansion of the Garden. 

·        Education/Experience:  Minimum of Bachelor's degree (or equivalent related experience) with 2+ years of professional fundraising or business development experience. Previous business management experience with an emphasis on outside sales, communication and fund raising or revenue production. Prior direct or in-direct (Board participation) experience in a non-profit environment participating in fundraising programs such as annual giving, capital campaigns, special projects, grants, planned giving, fundraising events or endowments. Strong computer skills with prior experience utilizing Microsoft Office 2012 Suite of products and donor or CRM database program. 

·        Skills:  Proven excellence in fundraising/sales, organizational, and communication skills. Demonstrates the ability, desire, and confidence to interact effectively with varied constituencies, including cold calling prospects. Must demonstrate a clear understanding of the full cycle of fundraising activities. A self-motivated team player who is capable of providing leadership and direction through initiative, ownership and positive energy. Demonstrated ability to set and achieve established goals. Excellent written, presentation and social interaction skills. Dedication, flexibility, and attention to detail are a must. Ability to lift minimum of 20 pounds and periodically work in an outdoor environment,

    To Apply please submit your cover letter and resume as follows:

            E-mail: hr@hsvbg.org
            Fax: (256) 830-5314
            Mail: Huntsville Botanical Garden,
                     4747 Bob Wallace Ave., 
                     Huntsville, AL  35805

    OR      Complete Employment Application (available at Visitor’s Center desk).

     ***All applications submitted must indicate the name of position for which you are applying as well as your salary history and requirements.  *** 



    To Apply:

    By Mail:
    Attn: H/R, Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave.,
    Huntsville, AL 35805

    Via Fax: 256-830-5314

    Via Email: hr@hsvbg.org. When submitting a resume or employment application, please specify the name of the position for which you are applying as well as your salary history and minimum salary requirements in a cover letter.

    Thank you for your interest in the Huntsville Botanical Garden.

    Current job postings are regularly posted in the lobby of our visitor center. Employment applications are available at the front desk of the Linda J. Smith Visitor Center.