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: 09.09.14

Donor Relations Manager                                    Dept: Advancement

  • Employment Type: Regular Full Time
  • Benefits: Available
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Summary: Working closely with the Vice President of Advancement, creates and implements designated fund raising programs, including support from individual patrons and/or corporate entities. Heavy emphasis on developing business relationships in order to generate sponsorships for the Garden’s programs, exhibits and events. Direct responsibility for sponsorship and unrestricted donation programs, including memorials and honorariums, contributing to the Garden’s Operating budget. In addition to donor program development, this position also requires coordination of events, meetings, programs and other elements designed to enhance donor relationships and recognition.
  • Primary Functions: Perform all task related to the fulfillment of annual sponsorship revenue budgets including research and analysis of individual and corporate donor prospects and past supporters in order to develop strategies for gift growth or acquisition. Develop and maintain donor programs such as memorials and honoraria, donor recognition and solicitation calls for sponsorship; Work closely with Vice President of Advancement, other staff and volunteers to insure clear lines of communication for donor/prospect management; Design and execute donor appreciation/cultivation events and activities; Provide timely and accurate status reporting of various donor programs, including tracking of sponsorship commitments, progress towards goals, and documentation of communications with donors in the constituent database.   
  • Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent related experience) with 2+ years of fund raising, sales or business development experience. Strong computer skills with prior experience utilizing Microsoft Office 2010 Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point. Prior experience with a CRM or constituent database program highly desirable.
  • Skills: Proven excellence in organizational and communication skills. Ability, desire, and confidence to interact effectively with varied constituencies, including cold calling prospects. A self-motivate team player with initiative and energy. Demonstrated ability to set and achieve established goals. Dedication, flexibility, and attention to detail are a must. 
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.