Join our energetic and passionate team at the Foundation for the National Archives.

As the independent nonprofit that serves as the National Archives’ private-sector partner in the support of exhibitions, educational initiatives and public programs, your work with the Foundation will contribute to our mission to educate, enrich, and inspire a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage through the records held in trust by the National Archives.

The Foundation offers opportunities for employment and internships with a competitive benefits package. Job postings are updated regularly. We welcome applications and inquiries.

Open positions (as of 08/07/14):

Director of Marketing & Communications

The Foundation for the National Archives is seeking a Director of Marketing & Communications. This is a new position that will play a vital role in fulfilling the Foundation’s mission by helping to shape how partners, corporate sponsors, donors, members, and the general public perceive and engage with the organization.

The Director of Marketing & Communications will use traditional and online marketing channels as well as the media to establish and expand the profiles of the Foundation and the National Archives.

Responsibilities include:

  • - Creates and implements a comprehensive marketing strategy, including print and online advertising, electronic media, and direct mail promotion activities
  • - Manages public relations firm and coordinates communications strategy/messaging with National Archives communications department.

  • - Evaluates market research and develops membership and product sales marketing strategy to meet changing conditions.
  • - Oversees FNA branding across marketing and communications channels
  • - Drafts organizational communications materials, such as web copy, internal/external news articles, talking points, marketing materials, etc.
  • - Oversees Annual Report development and production.
  • - Collaborates with E-store manager to maximize product development opportunities, sales marketing, and consumer growth of
  • - Plans and oversees the Marketing & Communications Department’s budget.
  • - Oversees Online Communications Manager along with content, and related web sites, social media, and web-based communication channels

Experience Required:

  • - Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • - Minimum of 4-6 years experience in marketing or branding at a nonprofit, association, or corporation. Experience marketing exhibitions and museums preferred.
  • - Experience in membership marketing strategies and/or institutional communications/PR.
  • - Experience collaborating with staff and supervising contractors.
  • - A passion for U.S. history and a commitment to educating the public on the mission of the Foundation and the National Archives.

How to apply:

Resumes reviewed on a rolling basis. Email resume, cover letter with salary preference, and three references to:

Cynthia Drakeman, Deputy Executive Director
Foundation for the National Archives


References will not be contacted until candidate is a finalist. EOE. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted. No calls please.

Grant Writer & Program Liaison

Join the Foundation for the National Archives team as our Grant Writer & Program Liaison! The position will support the efforts of the Manager of Institutional Giving by researching, planning approaches to, and applying for grants from corporate and foundation sources. Additionally, this position will also interact with National Archives curatorial and education staff to craft program-specific language for other fundraising efforts, and ensure implementation of program grant and sponsorship benefits. Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • - Developing, writing, assembling, and submitting grant proposal components to foundations and other grant-making organizations, including letters of interest, a compelling and persuasive narrative, accurate budgets, and any supplemental materials;
  • - Preparing and submitting reports to grant makers and corporate sponsors;
  • - Conducting high-level research to identify prospective corporate and foundation funders;
  • - Maintaining department calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports;
  • - Prioritizing projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner;
  • - Providing additional writing support of donor and member acknowledgements, and other correspondence for the development department as necessary; and,
  • - Meeting with National Archives staff to monitor and support donor recognition implementation.

Required Qualifications:

  • - Bachelor’s degree
  • - Outstanding writing skills
  • - 3+ years experience in grant writing or similar nonprofit position, with the ability to write clear, structured, and persuasive proposals
  • - Strong analytical and research skills, and attention to detail
  • - Broad awareness of traditional fundraising strategies and techniques
  • - Collegial working style and ability to work well in a team environment
  • - Comfortable with deadline-driven responsibilities and the capacity to handle multiple assignments at one time
  • - Ability to participate in evening/weekend events
  • - A strong interest in American history, civic engagement and/or museums
  • - Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software desired

How to apply:

Resumes reviewed on a rolling basis. Salary commensurate with experience. Email resume, cover letter, salary preference, three references, and three writing samples to:

Jordan Zappala, Manager of Institutional Giving
Foundation for the National Archives


References will not be contacted until candidate is a finalist. EOE. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted. No calls please.