Assistant to Vice President for Advancement
Location: Otis House Museum, Boston,
This newly created position
will be a key player in our dynamic fundraising team.You will
be responsible for providing
high-level administrative support that ensures the smooth operation of Historic
New England’s fundraising programs. Reporting directly to the vice president
for advancement, this employee provides superior internal and external customer
service through efficient and effective support of daily advancement office
activities. Also provides support for
development activities in the office of the president. Provides exceptional customer service to high
level donors and funders.
Provide administrative support to the vice president for
advancement, including but not limited to monitoring program progress against goals, tracking income and expenses
against budget, coordinating development team schedules and meetings,
maintaining electronic records and paper files, monitoring supply inventories,
producing reports, and taking meeting minutes. Coordinate development
team requests for support and approvals from the marketing team.Provide administrative support to the
president and coordinate president’s fundraising activities. Schedule donor and prospect meetings and
prepare materials.Assist with preparations
for governance-related meetings and activities.
Assist high level donors and funders in various aspects of contact with
Historic New England, ensuring excellent customer service and following up to
ensure timely and satisfactory fulfillment. Draft various written materials
such as letters, other constituent communications, and reports.
Bachelor’s degree and at least four years of job-related
experience supporting senior management in a busy office environment. Ability
to balance and manage competing priorities with flexibility and good humor.
Exceptional organizational skills and ability to thrive in a fast-paced setting
while maintaining precise attention to formats, procedures, details and
writing skills, interpersonal communication, tact and diplomacy. Excellent
internal teamwork across the organization and exemplary external customer
service skills. Excellent external
service, including assisting and directing services to high level donors.
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Fully competentcomputer
skills, including advanced working knowledge of MS Office Suite, databases, and
September 29, 2017
$45,000 - $50,000
About this Organization:
Historic New England is a museum of cultural history that collects and preserves buildings, landscapes, and objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present and uses them to keep history alive and to help people develop a deeper understanding and enjoyment of new England life and appreciation for its preservation.
Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer
with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for
diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all
qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race,
color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation.
People of color are encouraged to apply. Historic New England offers generous and comprehensive vacation, holiday,
and health and wellness benefit packages.