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    Director of Education and Programs

    The New England Historic Genealogical Society is seeking a Director of Education and Programs to lead, plan, and coordinate dynamic programing including genealogical and historical seminars, national and international research tours, and online education offerings.

    Job responsibilities include program design and planning; budget preparation; promotional material design and dissemination; travel to and from program and tour locations, administrative oversight of program registration processes, and correspondence with participants and supplemental education and tour service providers.

    The position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to organize and prioritize tasks; and extreme attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have experience planning public programs, events and tours and have an affinity for if not an expertise in American history, and be comfortable working in the environment of a nonprofit, cultural institution

    Candidates must demonstrate ability to work with a wide range of individuals, including staff colleagues, senior management, donors; vendors; members; and prospective program participants.

    Experience with Microsoft Office suite, website content management systems, customer relationship management software; budget preparation and financial record keeping skills; and time management skills are required. Domestic and international travel required.

    How to Apply:

    Send resume and cover letter to:
    Michelle Major
    Human Resources Coordinator
    New England Historic Genealogical Society
    99–101 Newbury Street
    Boston, MA, 02116

    Senior Development Officer

    General Responsibiity

    To manage a full portfolio of 150+ nationwide donors and prospects by planning their qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship on behalf of the New England Historic Genealogical Society/

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Assume responsibility for managing an initial portfolio of approximately 125 members, donors and prospects including their cultivation, face-to-face solicitation, and stewardship. The initial portfolio will consist of: (a) NEHGS members who have been qualified as having major gift potential but who have not supported NEHGS at significant levels in the past; (b) long-time NEHGS members who have been qualified as having the potential to make planned gifts to NEHGS; and (c) other prospects who have been identified as potential contributors to special projects (e.g., the Jewish Heritage Center, etc.) but who have not yet been qualified or cultivated. The position will require nationwide travel.
    • Build the portfolio to 150 or more members by identifying through conversations with those donors and prospects already part of the portfolio and by qualifying those additional prospects through “discovery” calls.
    • Undertake such other responsibilities as may, from time to time, be assigned by the Vice President of Development and Member Services.



    • A deep commitment to the mission of the New England Historic Genealogical Society: “to advance the study of family history in America and beyond, NEHGS educates, inspires, and connects people through our scholarship, collections, and expertise.” Accordingly, some personal experience in doing family history would be desirable.
    • At least three (3) years of direct (i.e., face-to-face) experience in cultivating and soliciting five-figure and above gifts from individuals.
    • Availability to travel outside New England as required.
    • Ability to use online and database resources for retrieving and entering information on donors and prospects, for researching donors and prospects, and for generating outright and future (“deferred”) gift proposals.
    • Highly effective communication skills in both conversation and writing.


    How to Apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, a current resume and a list of three references to:
    Michelle Major
    Human Resources Coordinator
    New England Historic Genealogical Society
    99–101 Newbury Street
    Boston, MA, 02116


    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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