Opportunities

Development Coordinator

Role Purpose

The NWHM’s Development Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative support daily for all aspects of development, fundraising and event related activities.  This role oversees all membership-related engagement, data entry and management, including working with accounting to ensure accurate data input into DonorQuest, answering donor membership calls and mail, sending out birthday and thank you cards, etc. Development Coordinator will report directly to Head of Development and work closely with Development Team to ensure alignment with online and offline correspondence as well as overall efforts complement general organizational and strategic efforts. S/he helps field general inquiries both from internal and external stakeholders and the general public, providing high-quality interactions to help foster long-term engagement with NWHM. Additionally, the Development Coordinator supports NWHM’s policies and practices to ensure excellence in customer service and donor stewardship.

Role Responsibilities (Major Responsibilities/Outcomes Expected)

  • Membership Management – effectively manage and grow our membership base while ensuring data is accurate, engagement practices are adhered to, and members’ needs are met. Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
    • Updating and maintaining membership records
    • Managing recruitment and retention tracking and reports
    • Collecting and analyzing current, new and potential member information
    • Working with the Accounting Dept in managing all aspects of the database
    • Working with Development team to do annual Membership Drive and Mailing projections for all house-file and prospect mailings and other multi-channel direct response and marketing communications
    • Conducting ongoing assessment and make recommendations for enhancement of new member recruitment and retention plans.
  • Administrative Duties - Provide administration support answering and routing incoming phone calls into the Museum and addressing inquiries from Membership base.
  • Research and Donor Cultivation - Research and prepare confidential donor and prospect reports, using both internal and external sources, for use by staff in cultivating and soliciting prospects.
  • Develop and Maintain Collateral & Correspondence Participate with outreach to prospects, donors and sponsors, and facilitate donor requests and information. Compose, edit, and prepare donor correspondence, solicitation mailings, acknowledgements, and other donor communication materials as appropriate for corporate and individual giving, and sponsorships. Works in collaboration with Development team to execute strategies to identify and solicit qualified major gift prospects.
  • Grant Applications - Assist with grant proposal writing and preparation of documents for submission and maintains grants calendar including updating deadlines, reports, grant status, etc. Assists in identifying and pursuing additional funding opportunities.
  • Other – Other development duties as required.

Role Requirements

  • Exceptional writing and personal engagement skills; communicates effectively and clearly over the phone with key stakeholders
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1 to 2 years of office experience; previous experience in fundraising and data management programs like DonorQuest, Raiser’s Edge, DonorPerfect, Sage or MissionAssist strongly preferred
  • General knowledge of museum practices and/or non-profit administration preferred
  • Strong customer service skills, planning, and organizational skills required
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Ability to flexibly manage multiple tasks with attention to detail, high energy, ability to work in a matrixed environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills

Please submit your cover letter and resume to info@womenshistory.org with the subject line of “Development Coordinator”

Call 703-461-1920 for more information.


Education Department Research Intern

The National Women's History Museum is seeking an intern to assist with a variety of tasks including but not limited to historic research, creating content, image rights acquisition, and light administrative assistance.

  • Qualified candidates should be current or recent undergraduate or graduate students in History, Museum Studies, Women’s Studies, or a related field.
  • Applicants should have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills as well as the ability to multitask.
    • Experience with historic research highly preferred.
  • Start date is flexible. The internship will run between May and August.
  • Must be able to work at least 16 hours per week to total 200 work hours over the course of the internship.
  • Must be able to complete all work hours in the Museum offices located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Interns will receive a stipend of $1000 to be used for travel, housing, and other expenses. 

To be considered for Fall 2018, applications must be submitted by 9am Eastern Time on July 23rd.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to history@womenshistory.org with the subject line of “Education Department Research Internship.”

Call 703-461-1920 for more information.


Graduate Archives Intern

The National Women's History Museum is seeking an intern to assist with a variety of tasks including but not limited to basic cataloging, data entry, and rehousing of manuscripts and records in the collections.

  • Qualified candidates should be current or recent graduate students in Library Science, Archival Science, Preservation, History, or a related field.
  • Applicants should have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills as well as the ability to multitask.
    • Experience with archival principles highly preferred.
  • Start date is flexible. The internship will run between May and August.
  • Must be able to work at least 20 hours per week to total 240 work hours over the course of the internship.
  • Must be able to complete all work hours in the Museum offices located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Interns will receive a stipend of $1000 to be used for travel, housing, and other expenses.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to history@womenshistory.org with the subject line of “Graduate Archives Intern.” Call 703-461-1920 for more information.

To be considered for Fall 2018 applications must be submitted by 9am ET August 1st.


Paid Fellowship in Education and Public History

The National Women’s History Museum is pleased to announce the opening of a fellowship in Education and Public History. This program is open to graduate-level students and recent graduates in history, American studies, or a related program, including those at the doctoral level.

The Fellow will research and write print and digital content for student, teacher, and general audiences based on the Museum’s current curriculum initiatives. The topics vary across American women’s history. Content varies in length, according to each project.

Those who wish to gain further training in informal education initiatives that reach the K-12 classroom, and public history projects that make historical research available to general museum audiences should apply.

The Fellow will be based at the Museum’s administrative offices in Alexandria, Virginia, and will report directly to the Education Programs Manager. Applicants must be available to work part-time (15-20 hours per week) for a full nine-month academic year, beginning in September 2018. A $10,000 stipend is awarded with this fellowship.

Please submit a CV, cover letter, three references, and a writing sample of no more than 1,000 words to history@womenshistory.org by COB on August 20, 2018.