Opportunities

Vice-President, External Affairs 

Senior Management  |  Full-time  |  Exempt

Position Summary: The Vice President of External Affairs is responsible for stewarding the National Women’s History Museum’s (NWHM) brand as well as external and internal communications strategies; developing and executing national and localized marketing initiatives to increase awareness and understanding of NWHM; serving as a spokesperson and representative for the organization; developing strategic partnerships; managing public affairs, public relations, and stakeholder relations; overseeing traditional and social media ongoing efforts; managing NWHM’s website, publications, and communications staff. As a member of the senior management team, this individual participates with Board members, the President and CEO, and other senior managers to
help chart NWHM’s direction, assure NWHM’s accountability to all constituents, and ensure NWHM’s effective operation.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Develop, oversee, and manage all external communications, marketing strategy, branding, influence, and promotional efforts to enhance NWHM image and position, and to increase NWHM awareness and understanding within the marketplace, with target constituents, and with the general public, collaborating interdepartmentally with senior staff.
  • Grow existing and develop new relationships at local, regional, and national levels with sector-influencing media, individuals, and organizations.
  • Work closely with development director and other senior part- or full- time staff to help create print, electronic, and oral materials to support fundraising initiatives, including appeals, campaigns, and events.
  • Work with all NWHM divisions to ensure branding and other desired positioning and messaging consistency in all print, electronic, and oral materials, including in the educational outreach and all other program areas.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for NWHM with the media as appropriate.
  • Represent NWHM at related community events and participate in other projects.
  • Develop stakeholder engagement plan and manage current national coalition.
  • Work closely with consultants and internal team to ensure NWHM’s external assets meet high standards of quality and enhance NWHM’s reputation as a trusted source of information.   
  • Contribute to and support internal (including Board) communications strategies that further institutional goals, as well as team awareness, understanding, and involvement as NWHM ambassadors, providing training and support as needed.
  • In helping to set external and internal organizational communications goals, determine and execute quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods to assess corresponding success rates, then propose and implement strategic tactics and next steps as appropriate.
  • Create and launch dynamic new vehicles to communicate and promote NWHM’s initiatives and events.
  • Implement and maintain branding guidelines to ensure high-quality, unique branding is integrated across all business activities and outputs. 
  • Develop and oversee short- and long- term budget plans for NWHM marketing and communications efforts.
  • Working closely with the President and CEO, serve as a liaison to the Board of Directors, providing regular opportunities to connect board members with NWHM’s work, share news and information to enhance each Board member’s capacity to serve as NWHM ambassador, explore possible new board members, and ensure smooth transitions between board members as they arrive and depart the board.
  • Anticipate and develop communications resources, policies, and competencies to respond to emerging issues and crises.
  • Keep up-to-date on media, marketing, and communication industry trends and developments, in order to address and advise the President and CEO, Board, and senior staff regarding changes, opportunities, and/or challenges, as well as implications of organizational policy and program decisions.
  • Supervise departmental fellowship, intern, and volunteer participants.
  • Maintain successful relationships with program partners as well as consultants, third-party providers, and other outside vendors.   


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of progressively responsible experience in communications, marketing, and external affairs. 
  • Five years in management at an upper or executive level.
  • Demonstrated track record in brand development and management, as well as experience and proficiency in web-based marketing and social media.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and implement successful, large-scale marketing campaigns, lead integrated marketing communications, and build effective media relations.
  • Audience development and program evaluation experience.
  • Proven record of people and project management with strong leadership, communications, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have strong writing and oral communications skills as well as an exceptional attention to detail.
  • Creative as well as research/fact-checking and analytical skills required.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced context within a close, collaborative working environment.
  • Experience in budget development and management.
  • Proficiency working in Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, Word), and experience with Drupal; Demonstrated computer design and database literacy.
  • Museum and/or non-profit experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style and Associated Press editorial guidelines.
  • B.S. degree required, Master’s degree a plus.

 

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. EOE.

Please submit resume and cover letter noting salary requirement to [email protected] with the subject line “VP External Affairs.” Candidates will be reviewed until a hire is made. 


Vice President, Development

Senior Management  |  Full-time  |  Exempt

Background: At this special moment in time, we have the unique chance to generate momentous positive change that will have enormous, lasting effect. As the worldwide Me Too! Movement momentum continues and we gear up for the milestone centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment ratification in 2020, the National Women’s History Museum seeks a new leader to partner with our CEO, Board, and Staff team to help us shape and realize a significant growth and capital Campaign resulting in a world-class venue in Washington D.C. and a major expansion that will benefit millions of girls, women, and all people – not just today, but also throughout the future.

For over two decades, the non-profit National Women’s History Museum has excelled in engaging people nationwide as a “museum without walls” through incredible live presentations featuring accomplished individuals from many industries; educational programs that include outstanding curriculum and professional development series; a state-of-the-art interactive website; exciting online and physical exhibits; and strong social media communications. By showcasing women’s roles in every aspect of our culture and society, NWHM serves as a guiding light to inspire people regardless of gender, class, race, or culture to move into the future with respect, equal confidence, greater partnership, and opportunity. For additional information visit womenshistory.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Develop, oversee, coordinate, execute, and reliably steward all fundraising initiatives (operations, special campaigns, capital, endowment, and/or other) to meet revenue goals via contributed and in-kind gifts as well as net event proceeds, including related strategy and promotional efforts, collaborating interdepartmentally with senior staff.
  • Grow existing, renew lapsed, and develop new relationships at local, regional, and national levels with individual, institutional, and government donors and prospective donors, in part by managing prioritized prospecting and research efforts, executing next steps, communicating assignments, evolving plans as needed, and driving forward all progress.
  • Work closely with VP, External Affairs and other senior part- or full- time staff to help create print, electronic, and oral materials that adhere to NWHM standards to support fundraising campaigns and initiatives, including but not limited to: proposals; appeals; presentations; request letters; other solicitations; reports; flyers; banners; and other promotional materials; invitations; programs; other special event and gala materials; and donor credits.
  • Supervise small but growing full-time fundraising and development staff as well as departmental fellowship, intern, and volunteer participants, in part by creating and managing timelines as appropriate.
  • Support event management efforts, including but not limited to: participation in seating process; speaking agenda development work; and personal attendance at NWHM events in order to cultivate relationships and meet and greet donors, prospects, and other guests.
  • Work with all NWHM divisions.
  • Contribute to and support internal (including Board) fundraising and development solicitation and stewardship strategies to further institutional goals as well as team awareness, understanding, and involvement as NWHM ambassadors, providing training and support as needed.
  • In helping to set external and internal organizational fundraising goals, regularly generate and review revenue projection reports with appropriate Staff, Board, and/or Volunteer leaders, determine and execute quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods to assess corresponding success rates, then propose and implement strategic tactics and next steps as appropriate.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for NWHM with donor constituents as appropriate.
  • Represent NWHM at related donor events and participate in other projects.
  • Develop and manage short- and long- term budgets related to all NWHM fundraising and development efforts.
  • Working closely with the President and CEO and VP, External Affairs, maintain connections with the Board of Directors, providing regular opportunities to support and involve Board members with NWHM’s fundraising and development work, share news and information to enhance each Board member’s capacity to serve as NWHM ambassador, and explore possible new Board members.
  • Keep up-to-date on fundraising media, marketing, and communication industry trends and developments, in order to address and advise the President and CEO, Board, and senior staff regarding changes, opportunities, and/or challenges, as well as implications of organizational policy and program decisions.
  • Maintain successful relationships with program partners as well as consultants, third-party providers, and other outside vendors.   


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of progressively responsible fundraising and development work, with individual giving experience and active involvement in making high-level solicitations. Customer service orientation and membership experience required.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and implement successful, large-scale fundraising campaigns.
  • Five years in management at an upper or executive level, with proven record of people and project management.  
  • Excellent verbal, written, general communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, with exceptional attention to detail. Ability to clearly articulate organization’s mission and goals with energy and passion.
  • Ability to recognize opportunities and pro-actively pursue them.
  • Creative and analytical skills required.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced context within a close, collaborative working environment.
  • Experience and proficiency in web-based fundraising and communications tactics, including use of social media.
  • Experience in budget development and management.
  • Proficiency working in Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel); Database literacy.
  • Ability to practice a high level of confidentiality.
  • Museum and/or non-profit experience a plus.
  • B.S. degree required, Master’s degree a plus.

 

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. EOE.

Please submit resume and cover letter noting salary requirement to [email protected] with the subject line “VP Development.” Candidates will be reviewed until a hire is made.