Jobs

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 09/18/14):


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 myarchivesstore.org
  • - Plans and oversees the Marketing & Communications Department’s budget.
  • - Oversees Online Communications Manager along with archivesfoundation.org 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

Email: jobs@archivesfoundation.org

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


Development Intern

Join the Foundation for the National Archives team as our Development Intern! The position will support the Development Department on a wide variety of office tasks to help facilitate the Foundation’s fundraising strategies. These tasks include:

  • Training in use of the Raiser’s Edge database and data entry
  • Preparing and assembling mailings using mail merges
  • Filing donor records
  • Conducting online research into prospective supporters
  • Assisting with tours and events (ability to work some evening and weekend hours preferred)
  • Drafting social media posts and letter content
  • Compiling marketing materials and benefits fulfillment packages

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in American history, civic engagement, and/or museums and will be able to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.

This position will be full-time during regular business hours at an hourly rate of $10.12 per hour, up to 40 hours per week.

How to apply:
Resumes reviewed on a rolling basis. Email resume, cover letter, and three references to:

Dianne Hammond, Membership Manager
dianne.hammond@archivesfoundation.org

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


Development Research Intern

Join the External Affairs team of the Foundation for the National Archives as our Development Research Intern! Supporting the Development department, this position will serve primarily as a prospect researcher, and will help facilitate the Foundation’s fundraising strategies. Under the general supervision of the Manager of Institutional Giving, he/she will:

  • Identify new individual, corporate, and foundation prospects
  • Proactively track and independently disseminate fundraising, donor and prospect-related information to the team on a regular basis
  • Use a variety of the most reliable sources to gather, evaluate and analyze data to prepare basic and comprehensive research profiles
  • Draft prospect profiles for the External Affairs team for cultivation and solicitation
  • Update Raiser’s Edge database with research findings
  • Prepare materials for fundraising approaches
  • Assist with Museum tours and events (ability to work some evenings or weekend hours preferred)
  • Support the Development team with membership and institutional outreach as needed

The ideal candidate will have an interest in American history, civic engagement, and/or museums, and will be able to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills. Strong preference will be given to those with prior research experience in the nonprofit or academic sectors.

This position is full-time at an hourly rate of $10.12 per hour – up to 40 hours per week.

How to apply:
Resumes reviewed on a rolling basis. Email resume, cover letter, and three references to:

Jordan Zappala, Manager of Institutional Giving
jordan.zappala@archivesfoundation.org

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