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Join our energetic and passionate team at the National Archives Foundation!

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.

For 25 years, the Foundation’s support has made possible the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC and national efforts, which include: the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, the David M. Rubenstein Gallery and its “Records of Rights” exhibition, the “Public Vaults” exhibition, the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery, the William G. McGowan Theater, Boeing Learning Center, the DocsTeach website, as well as regional and national advertising and marketing campaigns.

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:

Interested in an internship? We are always looking for candidates for communications, development, and special events interns. Send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@archivesfoundation.org to be considered on a rolling basis. No calls.


Director of Corporate & Institutional Giving

Overview:

The Director of Corporate & Institutional Giving will manage and oversee all aspects of the Foundation’s corporate, institutional, and sponsor fundraising. They will be a frontline fundraiser with a portfolio of prospects and sponsors and have responsibility across the full spectrum of connected development activities, including prospect research, engagement, solicitation, applications/grant proposals, stewardship, recognition, and reporting. A primary focus of the position is to secure sponsorship for exhibitions, programming, events, educational initiatives, and other activities, as well as sustain and expand the Foundation’s corporate membership program. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated prior success in similar endeavors.

This position will oversee the Corporate & Foundation Relations Associate, report to the Development Director, collaborate with other Foundation staff, as well as with our National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) professional staff partners, and help support our upcoming national campaign.

Key Responsibilities:

  • – Manage and oversee all aspects of corporate, institutional, and sponsor fundraising
  • – Serve as a frontline fundraiser, with a portfolio of prospects and sponsors
  • – Design and create solicitation, sponsorship, and stewardship materials
  • – Utilize research and prospecting skills to continually identify new prospects/sponsors and manage the involvement of our Board of Directors and other supporters in soliciting and stewarding corporate/institutional donors and
  • – Direct and expand the Corporate Council, the Foundation’s corporate membership program
  • – Oversee sponsor recognition and diplomatically engage and collaborate with our NARA staff partners to ensure appropriate credit for donors across funded activities and programs
  • – Draft grant applications for funding and create reports on grant and sponsored activities
  • – Supervise the Corporate & Foundation Relations Associate and occasional interns
  • – Other Development or organizational needs as assigned

Qualifications:

  • – Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of fundraising experience and knowledge of fundraising strategies for corporate, institutional, and sponsorship giving (preference given to those with demonstrated success in corporate/sponsorship fundraising for nonprofit/cultural institutions)
  • – Superior communication and interpersonal skills, including facility as a frontline fundraiser conducting direct and personal pitches and solicitations
  • – Experience with research, grant writing and reporting, and fundraising databases and technology (Raiser’s Edge preferred)
  • – Exceptional organizational and analytic skills
  • – Willingness to approach activities with a positive attitude and proactive working style; and comfort as both an independent worker and in small team environments
  • – Comfortable with deadline-driven responsibilities and the capacity to handle multiple priorities at once
  • – Ability to work occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays (particularly 4th of July)
  • – A strong interest in American history, civic engagement, and/or museums is a plus

About the National Archives Foundation:

The National Archives Foundation is an independent nonprofit that increases public awareness of the National Archives, inspires a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage, and encourages citizen engagement in our democracy. As the National Archives’ nonprofit partner, the Foundation generates financial and creative support for National Archives exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives, introducing America’s records to people around the U.S. and the world. The Foundation is headquartered at the historic National Archives building on Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. Learn more at archivesfoundation.org.

How to Apply:

Resumes reviewed on a rolling basis. Start Date: November 1. Salary commensurate with experience. Email resume, cover letter, salary preference, and three references to:

Chris McCleary, Development Director
National Archives Foundation
jobs@archivesfoundation.org

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


Marketing Manager

The National Archives Foundation is seeking a Marketing Manager. As the National Archives’ nonprofit partner, the Foundation generates financial and creative support and public awareness for exhibitions, public programs, capital projects, strategic partnerships and educational initiatives. The Foundation advances its mission by inspiring a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage and encouraging citizen engagement in our democracy by introducing America’s records to people around the U.S. and the world.

The Foundation’s partnership with the National Archives has produced numerous achievements over the years including renovating the Rotunda where the Charters of Freedom are on view, the creation of the Public Vaults permanent exhibition space, DocsTeach.org education resource, and the David M. Rubenstein Gallery with the “Records of Rights” permanent exhibition. The Foundation has supported many notable special exhibitions and public programs. The annual Gala is a highlight of the year as the Foundation brings together notable figures from business, society, and government to recognize an individual whose work has fostered a broader national awareness of the history and identity of the United States through the use of original records. For more information on the Foundation, visit archivesfoundation.org.

Scope and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Communications, we are looking for a full-time Marketing Manager to raise awareness of the Foundation and its core mission, increase membership, and improve retention rates. The Marketing Manager will support, develop, and execute marketing activities and tactics with a focus on digital and online initiatives to drive the organization’s growth and help us tell America’s story. The manager should have a solid understanding of traditional marketing strategies.

This is a critical role for NAF as we are looking to embark on tremendous growth. The incumbent will be expected to think and act both strategically and tactically, will need to be a reliable collaborator within teams, and be able to communicate clearly and compellingly at all levels of the organization. You will wear many hats, work fast and smart, and adapt and iterate quickly. We are looking for someone who is ready to roll-up their sleeves and join a tightly knit team that is tackling interesting and challenging opportunities!

Job Description:

  • – Create, manage, and execute integrated marketing campaigns to include content marketing, email marketing, events, exhibits, eStore, social, SEO, SEM/PPC, direct mail, and advertising
  • – Support design/maintenance of the website content (WordPress) and develop it further as an integral piece of the Foundation’s marketing efforts to increase brand awareness online, drive traffic, and increase conversion rates
  • – Leverage key technologies in marketing efforts, including customer relationship management tools and email marketing tools (i.e.: Marketo and/or Hubspot)
  • – Lead internal team on the marketing contact database; managing the ideal customer/member/donor profiles, named account lists, lead qualification, and lead scoring criteria.
  • – Perform weekly, monthly, and quarterly reporting on KPI’s, marketing campaigns, lead generation, channel activity, and pipelines
  • – Identify, research, and write content for web, email campaigns, newsletter, annual report, and other marketing materials
  • – Collaborate across departments to ensure strategic communications and conversions by engaging with target audience
  • – Work with marketing team to maintain department budget
  • – Manage relationships with advertisers and negotiate contracts
  • – Develop timelines and manage internal communications calendar including social media, email, and advertising
  • – Continually evaluate evolving trends and technologies and recommend new channels for driving digital subscriber growth
  • – Manage external designers, videographers, and content teams to develop creative concepts and campaigns that attract and engage audiences

Qualifications:

  • – Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of experience in marketing roles, preferably nonprofit
  • – Knowledge of various marketing capabilities-including content creation, email marketing, social media, SEO/PPC, events, and partner marketing
  • – Proficiency of Marketo, HubSpot or other marketing automation platform is required
  • – Exceptional interpersonal skills; must be able to interact with staff, volunteers, board members, corporate executives, and professionals in government, academia, and the nonprofit sector
  • – Detail-oriented, deadline-focused, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • – Ability to work both collaboratively and independently, with a high degree of pro-activeness
  • – Maintains up to date knowledge of current trends and tactics in marketing
  • – Proficiency in WordPress and working knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • – Ability to work occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays (particularly 4th of July)
  • – Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, a BIG plus, but not required

How to Apply:

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

Patrick M. Madden, Executive Director
National Archives Foundation
jobs@archivesfoundation.org

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


Retail Manager (full-time)

Qualified candidates must have a strong retail sales background, proven merchandising skills, senior management and leadership abilities with experience recruiting, developing, motivating and retaining talent. The Retail Manager is fully accountable for the success of the store through achieving sales goals, providing a seamless shopping experience, sustaining exceptional visual presentation standards and effective payroll management. 3+ years of retail management experience required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • – Provides day to day leadership and management to achieve strategic and operational objectives that drive the business in partnership with Director of Retail & eCommerce
  • – Visual presentation creating compelling merchandise stories to maximize sales and profitability
  • – Actively conduct and lead daily store walk-throughs with team to ensure the consistency and quality of merchandising and visual execution
  • – Analyze merchandise related reports, proper placement of merchandise, executes price reduction program for slow selling products
  • – Hire exceptional talent and maintain required staffing levels
  • – Provide training, coaching, motivating and staff development
  • – Communicates clear expectations and holds team and self accountable to all policies, procedures and standards of performance and behavior
  • – Development plans and annual performance reviews for associates
  • – Effective scheduling to meet payroll budget, efficiency and productivity goals
  • – Oversee cash handling, register functions and day-end reconciliation
  • – Maintain repairs and maintenance programs of all gift shop equipment
  • – Partners with Director to identify product performance trends, new revenue opportunities and operational excellence.
  • – Ensure availability and proper organization, maintenance and storage of visual elements, tools and equipment

Qualifications:

  • – College Degree preferred
  • – Three years Retail Management experience
  • – Visual merchandising experience of soft and hard goods
  • – Strong leadership and supervisory experience
  • – Time management , organizational skills, conflict management, priority setting
  • – Embrace and lead change
  • – Excellent verbal and written communication
  • – Computer proficiency

How to apply:

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

Angela Catigano, Director of Retail and eCommerce
National Archives Foundation
jobs@archivesfoundation.org

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


Part-Time Sales Associate

The National Archives Store seeks part-time Sales Associates for our busy Spring and Summer season. Job duties will include assisting visitors in the store, answering questions about our exhibits and the National Archives, processing cash and credit card transactions at the registers, restocking merchandise, and assisting shop management with various projects and evening events.

We are looking for individuals who are able to work 24-30 hours a week. Working weekends and holidays is a requirement. Ideal candidates should have exceptional customer service skills, be familiar with the Washington, DC area and its tourist attractions, and possess an attention to detail.

The National Archives receives more than one million visitors a year to view the foundations of our nation’s history-the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights-on permanent display year round. The National Archives Store is located in the National Archives building on Pennsylvania Avenue and is convenient to several Metro stations and multiple bus routes.

How to Apply:

Email resume, cover letter, and past work or academic references to:

Angela Catigano, Director of Retail and eCommerce
National Archives Foundation
jobs@archivesfoundation.org

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