Job Openings

Gorman Heritage Farm Foundation

Job Title: Director of Development
Category: Fulltime
Classification: Exempt
Reports to: Executive Director

Purpose: To cultivate funds and relationships for GHF in support of the mission.

Create and execute annual fundraising plan
Secure grants including research, writing, metrics and reporting
Fundraising with individuals: including research, solicitation and stewardship as well as mailings, small events, major gifts, annual appeals and capital campaigns
Secure and steward corporate partners and event sponsors annually
Member cultivation and stewarding including annual member event
Annual event planning and execution – Row by Row and Sunflower Festival
Marketing of organization events
Community outreach and public speaking
Stay abreast of trends and new developments in the field
Work with volunteers and interns
Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 5 years fundraising experience or equivalent experience. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Strong social, organizational and analytical skills. Effective networking skills and knowledge of the funding landscape in Greater Cincinnati. Belief in the mission of GHF.

Physical Demands: Physical demands: This position requires the following physical activities: climbing, bending, lifting, standing, walking, sitting, reaching, finger dexterity, repetitive motions, talking, hearing, visual acuity. The work is performed both indoors and outdoors.

Salary: $30,000 – $45,000 based on experience and qualifications
To apply: Send cover letter, resume and one writing sample to

Volunteer Opportunity:

Volunteers are expected:
To be at least 19 years of age.
To have the ability to accept supervision and guidance.
To have the ability to speak to and lead a group of 10 children and several chaperones and teachers on foot for 1.5 miles along several gradient changes on a paved/gravel path for several hours on the Gorman Heritage Farm site AND/OR facilitate a stationary activity to a group of 10 children and several chaperones and teachers while remaining alert, friendly, and patient.
To have the capacity to implement the Gorman Heritage Farm Education Program (training will be provided to all volunteers on the program and site).
CPR Certification is preferred but not required.
To complete an FBI background check

Volunteers will:
To be responsible, along with the Education Team, for the oversight and engagement of visitors to Gorman Heritage Farm in order to achieve the mission of the Farm.
To help educational groups at Gorman Heritage Farm have a safe, happy, and empowering experience.
Volunteers are expected to lead groups, but are not responsible for the direct supervision of these groups. Supervision is provided (and required) by group chaperones, teachers, and aides.
This position reports to the Education Manager, and is supported by other Education positions.
To know, adhere to, and implement the policies and procedures of Gorman Heritage Farm.

Volunteers will:
To attend Gorman Heritage Farm Volunteer Educator orientation and to participate in the training.
To read the volunteer manual.
To participate in at least 2 education shadowing sessions prior to leading a group.
To arrive promptly to the Gorman Heritage Farm site on days when scheduled to volunteer.
To meet and welcome education groups when they arrive to Gorman Heritage Farm.
To introduce themselves and their role to education groups.
To support education staff, lead, and take part in introducing the Gorman Heritage Farm site, and in informing groups of restrooms, first aid locations, and farm resource center.
To lead education groups throughout the Gorman Heritage Farm site while implementing the pre-structured program, including providing information about farm structures, farm activities, and farm history.
To help prepare education groups for their visit and to answer questions and/or find the individual best able to answer questions
To ask for help and feedback.
To appropriately and politely direct chaperones in the event that support is needed during an education tour.
To communicate any issues/challenges/questions from tour groups.
To instruct education group participants in emergency procedures should the need arise.


Field trips and Tours happen indoors and outdoors, so volunteers should expect to experience outdoor weather conditions, including heat, sunshine, rain, and thunderstorms. Volunteers are regularly exposed to animals, animal dander, hay, and animal waste.

Physical Demands
Volunteers should have the ability to use hands and fingers to handle items, and will be required stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The volunteer is occasionally required to sit. The volunteer is expected to have the physical dexterity and coordination to lead an education group along a 1.5 mile route and up and down several gradual elevation changes and must physically be able to participate in the tour group program without assistance.

Emotional / Mental Demands
The volunteer must cognitively be able to participate in the education program without assistance and is required to communicate and work with education groups of 10 or less children (and several adults) and to provide necessary instruction and information to participants and/or staff. The volunteer must also be able to identify and communicate safety concerns and emergency situations and procedures to participants and staff.

Interested persons should email Nicole