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Director of Planning and Development

Posted 2 years ago in Nonprofit & Fund

Part-time Director of Planning and Development, Dudley Observatory

We seek a part-time Director of Planning and Development to assist the Board and Executive Director of the non-profit Dudley Observatory to increase the operating budget through marketing, fund-raising, and creating successful financial models for our programs. In the longer term, he or she will facilitate moving the Observatory to a more visible location and writing a Strategic Plan.

The successful candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills, and experience with non-profit fundraising and media relations. A four year degree or equivalent relevant experience is required.

The position is offered part-time with the potential of full-time. Hours are negotiable. Paid time off is offered (vacation, sick, personal, and holidays), but no additional benefits are available at this time. Salary is up to $25K per year commensurate with experience.
A more comprehensive job description can be found at

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to:
Dudley Observatory
107 Nott Terrace, Suite 201
Schenectady, NY 12308

Applications received by 10/23 will receive full consideration;
applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

About Dudley Observatory:

The Dudley Observatory, chartered by the State of New York in 1852, is the oldest independent organization in the United States supporting research and education in astronomy and the history of astronomy. Our library contains one of the world's finest collections of historically significant astronomical texts, including rare books of Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler. The Dudley Observatory Archives is a fascinating collection of historical records pertaining to both astronomy and Albany.
The current focus of the Dudley Observatory is on using astronomy to promote science education, with an emphasis on education, recruitment and early career development in science and technology. We have enjoyed a great deal of success with projects that fire the imaginations of the young, nurture them through the early stages of career development, and instill a life-long appreciation and enjoyment of science.

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