Under the direction of the Director of Advancement, the
Advancement Coordinator will be responsible for Advancement’s utilization of
the Tessitura database, including:
Gift Processing: timely processing and
acknowledgment of all gifts, pledges, pledge payments, and other contributions.
Assist in communicating with donors by creating timely acknowledgment letters,
pledge reminders, and responding to donor calls and emails. Handle credit card
processing, electronic fund transfers and the recording of gifts of securities
and other real property.
Database Changes: update address and other
contact information in donor records on Tessitura and incorporate appropriate
biographical information provided by gift officers and through donor and
prospect research. Ensure the integrity and accuracy of the database.
Annual Report: organize plans for the annual
report and work closely with Digital Strategy & Communications, Administration,
and Advancement leadership on the content and design of the report. Provide
verified lists of donors, giving societies, and giving circles from Tessitura.
Advancement Events: manage the logistics for
advancement events including invitation lists and mailings, reservation
processing, ticket processing, site arrangements, and other event-related work.
Special Projects: assist with foundation research,
letters of interest, proposals, advancement communications, online fundraising,
PowerPoint presentations, and other requests.
Assist the Advancement Services Specialist in
generating reports from the database as requested.
Provide additional assistance to members of the
Advancement team as requested.
This exciting entry-level position is a non-exempt, hourly, on-site position located
in Boston, MA. The normal work
schedule is Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work
Some of our outstanding benefits include; Medical, dental, vision, generous paid time off, 403(b), tuition reimbursement, AFLAC, and much, much more!
Two-plus years of work experience, preferably in
a nonprofit development or advancement office
Experience with using Tessitura highly desirable
Experience with using Microsoft’s Office 365
Strong communication skills, spoken, phone and
High level of accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to handle multiple projects
simultaneously, and to focus on the task at hand despite interruptions and
How To Apply:
Please send compelling cover letter
and resume to Michelle Major, Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating “Advancement Coordinator”
in the subject line. No phone calls please.
March 25, 2022
$32,000 - $36,000
About this Organization:
American Ancestors / New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America’s founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. Established in 1845, American Ancestors / NEHGS is the nation’s leading resource for family history research. American Ancestors / NEHGS provides comprehensive family history services through an expert staff, original scholarship, educational opportunities, world-class research center, and award-winning website, AmericanAncestors.org, to help family historians of all levels explore their past and understand their families’ unique place in history.
American Ancestors / NEHGS is a member-based nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the study of family history in America and beyond, by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through our scholarship, collections, and expertise.
As the flagship genealogical society in the nation, American Ancestors / NEHGS serves more than 260,000 members and millions of online users with more than a billion searchable records on AmericanAncestors.org, and through the assistance of a full-time staff of more than 100 genealogical experts and nonprofit professionals.