John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125

Date Posted:
June 14, 2017

Eastern Massachusetts



Development Assistant


Reporting to the Manager of Development Events and Operations, the Development Assistant will support the fundraising operations for the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation’s Development Department. Duties comprise maintaining an updated and consistent database; entering gifts; maintaining donor files; and providing events support and staffing. Some weekend and evening hours are required. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring accuracy and consistency of Raiser’s Edge fundraising database
  • Processing donations and updating constituent records as needed
  • Preparing reports for and reconciling records with the Finance Department
  • Serving as one of the first points of contact for all donor inquiries
  • Assisting with prospect research and preparing department staff for meetings
  • Maintaining accurate and updated electronic and paper files
  • Initiating the donor acknowledgment process
  • Drafting correspondence and reports as requested
  • Updating department webpages
  • Staffing special events and meetings and assisting with department event preparations, including collecting R.S.V.Ps, preparing registration lists and name badges, as well as other materials. Events include but are not limited to: The May Dinner, the Kennedy Library Foundation’s annual fundraising gala; Development events associated with select Kennedy Library ForumsNew Frontier Network receptions and Profiles in Service breakfasts; Development Committee Meetings; and Board of Advisors Meetings

The Kennedy Library Foundation is an EOE/employer, offering excellent benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with experience. For more information about the Foundation, please visit

  • Must possess superb organizational skills and be detail-oriented with demonstrated interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
  • Ideal candidate has a strong work ethic and is comfortable in a small, fast-paced, team-orientated work environment;
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills required
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising database a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree and prior experience in an office setting required, experience in Development preferred
How To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume with the subject line “Development Assistant Application” to:

Sarina Sadana
Manager of Development Events and Operations
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

Columbia Point

Boston, MA 02125


No phone calls, please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Apply by:
July 07, 2017
About this Organization:
The primary mission of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is to support the work of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum whose core function is to collect, preserve, and make available for research the documents, audiovisual material and memorabilia of President Kennedy, his family, and his contemporaries.

The Foundation, representing a wide variety of constituencies within the general public, works closely with the National Archives and Records Administration to develop programs that advance the study and understanding of President Kennedy’s life and the times in which he lived; and that promote a greater appreciation of America’s political and cultural heritage, the process of governing, and the importance of public service.

In addition to its support of the Kennedy Library, the Kennedy Library Foundation directly sponsors programs and activities that help people understand the major challenges facing democracy today; that inspire current and future generations to political participation and public service; and that promote debate and discussion of issues at the heart of contemporary democracy that relate to the legacy of President John F. Kennedy.