John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125

Date Posted:
August 01, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Membership and Annual Fund Coordinator


Historic, visionary national institution with dynamic, small-shop development team seeks professional with a special focus on museum membership and annual funds.

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is in an exciting period of growth following the JFK100 Centennial Celebration and expansion of the development staff.

Reporting to the Director of Individual Giving and the Vice President of Development, the Membership and Annual Fund Coordinator will lead the effort in new member acquisition, uphold member retention, and ensure the success of unrestricted gifts to the Foundation’s annual fund. This position will also work with other development staff to ensure excellent stewardship for members and annual fund donors. The ideal candidate will have a background in museum membership and annual funds, a passion for analyzing data, and confidence to be “the face of membership,” ready to promote its benefits to prospective members at all John F. Kennedy Library events, as well as through direct mail acquisition and e-solicitations.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Growing and developing our Membership, Annual Fund, and Friends of the Hemingway Collection programs.
  • Providing support for the JFK Library Foundation’s planned giving group, the Victura Society, including responding to inquiries, coordinating acquisition efforts, and managing estate settlement processes.
  • Supporting the annual fund major gifts efforts of the Vice President of Development and the Director of Individual Giving by identifying new major gifts prospects.
  • Coordinating the cycle of membership renewals and acquisitions including list management and analysis, renewal schedule mailings, e-communications, website updates, on-site and online acquisition and renewals, member correspondence, and benefits fulfillment.
  • Coordinating production of direct mail and email annual fund solicitations, including list management and analysis, e-communications, website updates, and donor correspondence.
  • Working with vendors on content, design, production, and calendar for all print and online membership and annual fund materials.
  • Working with Digital Strategies and Communications teams to streamline and enhance all online and mobile giving pages, and promote giving within all digital communications, including e-news and announcements, and analyze digital media engagements.
  • Leading crowdfunding efforts for the Kennedy Library Foundation in conjunction with the DOIG, including planning and implementation, content design, and coordination between Archival and Foundation departments.
  • Stewarding membership, annual fund, and Hemingway Collection donors making gifts up to $5,000.
  • Supervising Membership Representative(s) in their work soliciting memberships in the Museum, as well as providing support for their stewardship of current members.
  • Working closely with all Development staff on events, taking a lead role in membership events.
  • Creating regular reports to chart progress towards revenue and engagement goals.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of experience with museum membership and/or annual fund programs.
  • Superior interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Outstanding organizational and problem-solving skills, with ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects.
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills, including ability to analyze data and create engagement plans.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office and CRM systems.
  • Enthusiasm and desire to make an impact on a mission-driven team.
How To Apply:

The Kennedy Library Foundation is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and is an EOE/employer, offering excellent benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with experience.To apply, please email cover letter, resume and three references under the subject line “Membership and Annual Fund Coordinator” to James Jenkins, Director of Individual Giving. Apply here. No phone calls please.

Apply by:
September 26, 2018
About this Organization:
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of our nation's thirty-fifth president and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world. Located on a ten-acre park, overlooking the sea that he loved and the city that launched him to greatness, the Library stands as a vibrant tribute to the life and times of John F. Kennedy. Come tour our Museum which portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys his enthusiasm for politics and public service, and illustrates the nature of the office of the President. Students and scholars can also arrange to conduct research using our collection of historical materials chronicling mid-20th century politics and the life and administration of John F. Kennedy.