Topic ID #37008 - posted 5/11/2016 7:55 AM

Coordinator of Fundraising, Programs, & Special Events


Coordinator of Fundraising, Programs & Special Events
Full time - 40 hours/week
Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society at the Sigal Museum
Easton, Pennsylvania


The Northampton Historical and Genealogical Society (NCHGS), Easton, Pennsylvania, seeks an experienced and personable Coordinator of Fundraising, Programs & Special Events to grow future support for this 110-year-old historical society. The Coordinator of Fundraising, Programs & Special Events works closely with the Executive Director and staff to plan, execute, and evaluate fundraising and development. The Director is responsible for establishing fundraising priorities and objectives; creating fundraising strategies to meet specific program goals; identify and profile current and prospective corporate, individual, and foundation support prospects; cultivating positive relations with donors and prospects; and solicits and stewards major donors. This position coordinates and collaborates with the institution’s professional staff. Volunteers and local cultural entities for programs and special events of various sizes and time frames.  An important aspect is to coordinate media and public relations both locally and nationally.  This position reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Board of Trustees and its committees. 




·       Creation and implementation of a comprehensive strategic development plan;

·       Ability to assist the executive director and staff with grant writing and other solicitations;

·       Coordinate marketing organization of copy and design for fundraising literature and web content; 

·       Assist with the publication of the quarterly newsletter and other organizational publications;

·       Collaborate with the Executive Director and Director of Operations with daily and long-range operations;

·       Oversee management of donor database, maintain security and quality controls;

·       Assist in training Board members in development best practices and engage them in various fundraising activities;

·       Plan and execute fundraising for Society operations, project, and exhibit needs: including the Annual Giving Campaign, Wine Gala, Annual Dinner, Planned Giving, Legacy Society, Matching and in-kind gifts, major gifts, corporate and individual sponsorships, and grants;

·       Cultivation of Community Relationships through outreach, publicity, and interaction throughout the County and with various organizations;

·       Creates an atmosphere that invites volunteer spirit and inspires members and others to give their time and talent to the benefit of the Society, engages members in the society’s activities and volunteer opportunities, and actively promotes the value and benefits of society membership;

·       Supervise planning and expansion of Society’s membership program;

·       Plan, direct, and attend member events and donor receptions and ensure recognition of distinguished contributors;

·       Maintains a working knowledge of significant developments and trends that may be relevant to NCHGS, its museums, collections, and mission;

·       Ability to prepare budgets and work with the organization’s accountant on internal financial issues.

Qualifications and Skills


·       The successful candidate must have a proven track record of leadership in development in the museum or non-profit sector with securing sponsorships and gifts within, but not limited to the $10,000- $50,000 range;

·       Experience managing a matching gift, team based annual fundraising campaign.

·       Strong interpersonal skills to work with volunteers and staff that enhance the mission of NCHGS within the community and among individuals;

·       Excellent written and verbal skills, especially in grant writing and public speaking;

·       In-depth knowledge of public relations and marketing strategies;

·       Ability to manage day to day facilities operations and event planning;

·       Some evening and special event work is required;

·       Ability to be flexible and be a “team player.”

·       CFRE certification a plus


Salary and Benefits

Negotiable and commensurate with experience. 


Since 1906, the Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society (NCHGS) has been collecting, preserving and showcasing art, culture and American history made in Northampton County. NCHGS is a private not-for-profit (501c3) that preserves, protects, and showcases extensive collections of artifacts, history books, and family genealogies at various sites in the county seat of Easton, PA. Northampton County is home to 2 of the top 10 voted “Best Cities to Live in Pennsylvania.” The Society operates from its flagship Sigal Museum at 342 Northampton Street, also home to the Jane S. Moyer Library. Special programs and events are held at the Sigal Museum and other NCHGS locations - the 1807 Jacob Nicholas House Museum, the 1833 Mixsell House & Archives of Historical Fashion, and the 1753 Bachmann Publick House. Please view us online at


Please submit cover letter, resume, minimum of three written references and three contact references, support materials and salary requirements to:


Andrew A. Zellers-Frederick
Executive Director
342 Northampton St.
Easton, PA 18042

 Deadline for submission is June 15, 2016.

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