John F. Kennedy Library Foundation seeks a team player who is interested in
joining a dynamic, fast-paced team and building a career in nonprofit
fundraising, events, and operations. Reporting to the Development Events and
Stewardship Coordinator, the Development Assistant will provide
cross-functional support on fundraising efforts for the Foundation’s
Development Department. This is an excellent position for an individual who
wishes to gain and develop a broad skillset in a supportive, positive work environment
with committed and passionate team members.
the Director of Development Events and Operations and the Development Events
and Stewardship Coordinator in ensuring the success of the Foundation’s
fundraising gala, The May Dinner.
with a robust suite of fundraising and cultivation events. Events include, but
are not limited to, programs associated with select Kennedy Library Forums;
the New Frontier Network; the Friends of the Hemingway Collection; and other
initiatives as assigned.
Leading the department’s gift entry and
recording procedures, ensuring timely and accurate processing of contributions
and handoff to the Finance Department.
Working extensively within Salesforce,
the Department’s CRM/database—ultimately serving as its primary administrator. In
addition to gift entry, database work includes but is not limited to:
Supporting efforts to optimize CRM
system, including identifying potential fixes and upgrades, and either leading
or supporting efforts to implement adjustments.
Updating constituent records.
Performing data clean-up as needed.
Building and maintaining reports and
Working closely with the Department’s Individual
Giving team to appropriately code and input data for the Foundation’s direct
Producing reports for and reconciling
records with the Finance Department.
Supporting the Department’s stewardship
efforts and coordinating the flow of acknowledgements and correspondence for
the Executive Director and Vice President of Development.
Preparing materials, briefs, and other
items as needed for the Executive Director and Vice President of Development’s
donor and prospect meetings, and for other staff as assigned.
Updating department webpages as assigned.
Supporting fundraising efforts for the
Friends of the Hemingway Collection membership program.
or executing mailings, answering donor inquiries, preparing expense reports,
tracking invoices, maintaining accurate electronic and paper files, and other development
and administrative duties.
About the John F. Kennedy Library
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 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.
Today, the Kennedy Library in Boston is one of
the most visited of the 13 presidential libraries in America. Over 225,000
people from around the globe visit the museum each year, including serving over
70,000 students annually through a host of free educational programs. We also
reach over 12 million people annually through our website.
The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity toward all
communities and individuals who may seek our services, for all employees,
qualified applicants and volunteers, in every area of employment, without
regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy (and pregnancy related
conditions), gender identity or expression, citizenship status, national
origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability,
genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, familial status, status
as a victim of domestic violence, military or veteran status or any other
category protected under applicable federal, state or local law.