See below for an exciting term-limited job opportunity with Historic New England. If you’re interested in applying, be sure to submit your application by the November 5th deadline!

Advancement Assistant – Term Limited

Classification: Full time, non-exempt, term-limited

Location: Primarily remote, must reside in New England

Responsibilities: This five to six month term-limited position provides high-level administrative support that ensures the smooth operation of Historic New England’s fundraising programs and reports to the Development Communications and Events Manager. This employee provides superior internal and external customer service through efficient and effective support of daily advancement office activities. Provides exceptional customer service to high level donors, funders, and governance volunteers.  

  • Manage and facilitate the creation of the donor pages in the Gala Tribute Book for the March 2021 fundraising gala.
  • Communicate individually with sponsors to help them design their pages for approval and coordinate with the graphic designer.
  • Handle all development committee logistics, prepare materials, and coordinate meetings including taking minutes.
  • Assist high level donors and funders ensuring excellent customer service.
  • Provide event assistance including creating email invitations and communications, and RSVPs.
  • Assist at events as needed, requiring some evening and weekend work.
  • Draft written communications as assigned, including acknowledgement letters and other individual constituent communications, and development reports.
  • Develop and draft the communication tools for the development team, including development web pages, the Patron Program Newsletter, the Vice President of Advancement’s email to donors, and the development team’s Looking Forward submission. 

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent job experience, and two to three years of job-related experience in a busy office environment, preferably in a development office. Exceptional organizational skills and ability to thrive in a fast-paced setting while maintaining precise attention to formats, procedures, details, accuracy, punctuality, and quality. Ability to balance and manage competing priorities with flexibility. Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills; familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style. Excellent internal and external customer service skills, interpersonal communication, and tact and diplomacy for regular interaction with high-level constituents. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Fully competent computer and technical skills, including WordFly or similar e-marketing platform, WordPress or similar web content management system, Zoom or similar virtual meeting platforms, constituent management databases, and advanced working knowledge of MS Office Suite. Must be a team player with the ability to work independently.

Applications: Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to

Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation.