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    Development Coordinator

    The Development Coordinator is an integral position on a team of fundraising professionals who strengthen relationships and maximize philanthropy at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. As the leader of the donor management system, he/she is responsible for the integrity of all donor data management, including pledge and gift entry, accurate donor record keeping, event registration, timely gift acknowledgements for all areas of giving, and monthly pledge reminders. The position will support all fundraising activities promoted by the Society, including restricted projects, development staff travel, donor contact/correspondence/recognition, special events, and the creation of related printed materials. Other responsibilities include generating reports, coordinating the Annual Report, various writing assignments, and interdepartmental coordination, especially with the Member Services and Finance teams.

    The ideal candidate will exhibit initiative and a high level of responsibility. The job demands excellent interpersonal and written skills, the ability to work within a collaborative team structure, the ability to meet deadlines, skill with detailed and analytical work, a high level of discretion and knowledge of fundraising ethics, and evidence that he/she will support the active and meaningful relationships NEHGS shares with its donors and members. He/she should be experienced with all aspects of fundraising (or similar) software. Candidate should have 3-5 years of experience in a related field.

    About NEHGS

    To advance the study of family history in America and beyond, the New England Historic Genealogical Society educates, inspires, and connects people through our scholarship, collections, and expertise. We have a 7-story research center on Newbury Street in Boston, with over 70 full-time staff, and we serve 25,000 members nationally and 80,000 total constituents. Founded in 1845, NEHGS is the nation’s founding genealogical society.

    How to Apply:

    Send resume and cover letter to Ms. Michelle Major, Human Resources Coordinator, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 or e-mail to


    NEHGS is looking for full and part time researchers who will be responsible for conducting research for the NEHGS Research Services Department (completing a minimum of 20–25 billable hours per week for full time). The ideal candidate should have a thorough knowledge of genealogical skills, techniques, and sources; and be able to efficiently conduct research in the time allotted by clients.


    • Bachelor’s degree in a history related field
    • Genealogical training
    • General computer skills including internet, e-mail, and word processing.
    • 3–4 years of professional genealogical experience
    • Ability to analyze documents and compile detailed narrative research reports.


    Salary and Benefits

    Dependent on experience

    How to Apply:

    Send cover letter, resume, and a written sample of genealogical research to
    Michelle Major
    Human Resources Coordinator
    New England Historic Genealogical Society

New England Historic Genealogical Society
99 - 101 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116, USA

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