Careers at American Ancestors/NEHGS

Help us educate, inspire, and connect people through family history

We are supported by 100 employees and hundreds of dedicated volunteers, serving more than 250,000 members. Our jobs span a broad range of careers, from entry-level to professional, including genealogical research, publishing, library science, curatorial, internet technology, finance, information systems, development, sales, education, and member services.

Group photo from staff outing at Crane Estate, Ipswich

Open Positions

For immediate consideration to any of our open staff positions, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to:

Michelle Major
Director of Human Resources
mmajor@nehgs.org

Leadership Giving Officer

Under the direction of the VP for Advancement, the Leadership Giving Officer will assist in executing an annual leadership gifts initiative to fund the important work of American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society, the oldest and largest genealogical society in the country. Using moves management and prospect tracking, this Leadership Giving Officer will be responsible for assisting with the identification, rating, cultivation, solicitation, recognition, and stewardship of assigned donors in the pipeline and waiting to be discovered.

This exciting opportunity is a full time, exempt position located at our headquarters on Newbury Street in Boston. Some of the outstanding benefits include medical. dental. generous paid time off, paid holidays, Employee Assistance Program, tuition reimbursement, FSA, 403(b) Retirement plan, and so much more!

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of 120 active and discovery prospects and execute cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for each.
  • Responsible for the meaningful cultivation and solicitation of annual giving donors, including face-to-face visits, as well as email, telephone, and mail communications.
  • Participate in outreach and stewardship activities for donors including quarterly dinners and American Ancestors/ NEHGS programs.
  • Participate in “moves management” program with a focus on cultivating, rating, soliciting, and stewarding gifts.
  • Document all cultivation and solicitation activities with prospects/donors and employ prospect clearance policies. Maintains accurate and timely records of all activities in donor database.
  • Work with the VP for Advancement to identify and strategize giving options and to structure gifts that accommodate donor interests and meet institutional needs/opportunities.
  • Ensure that gifts are recorded, acknowledged, and recognized in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Collaboration with the team will be important to create a strong and continuous portfolio.
  • Comfortable reaching out to cold prospect through various forms of communication
  • Provide additional assistance to organizational executives and other members of the Advancement team as requested.

Skill and Qualifications

  • Exemplary oral and written communications skills are necessary.
  • Ability to manage several development activities and strategies simultaneously while maintaining timeframes.
  • Must have strong organizational and project management skills, as well as the ability to establish priorities and apply available information and resources to complete assignments on a timely basis.
  • Excellent social skills and ability to relate to persons from many different backgrounds.
  • Significant administrative work, including travel planning, itinerary building, correspondence, and accurate and timely documentation of all work.
  • Experience with using Tessitura highly desirable.
  • Experience with using Microsoft’s Office 365 suite required.
  • Interest in genealogy, history or related subject matter.

Education Level

Bachelor’s degree with 2-4 years of professional experience in the development field including experience in individual gift cultivation and face-to-face solicitation.

Salary: $86,000- $89,000

How To Apply

Please send compelling cover letter and resume to Michelle Major, Director of Human Resources at mmajor@nehgs.org. No phone calls please.

Marketing Specialist

The Marketing Specialist will serve as the key operations manager for all projects and services undertaken by the NEHGS Business Development area. Reporting to the Vice President of Business Development and Revenue Growth, this role will support and execute the operations of marketing including, but not limited to, email marketing, social media advertising, and Google Ads.

This exciting opportunity is a full time, non-exempt position located at our headquarters on Newbury Street in Boston. Some of the outstanding benefits include medical. dental. generous paid time off, paid holidays, Employee Assistance Program, tuition reimbursement, FSA, 403(b) Retirement plan, and so much more

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Will serve as the key operations manager for email marketing projects undertaken by NEHGS
  • Assist and coordinate the planning, development, execution, production, and on-time delivery of all approved projects in support of the Society’s marketing initiatives. Projects include primarily email marketing, social media advertising, and Google Ads.
  • Serve as primary individual responsible for the Society’s marketing communications via email, using the resources made available through contracts and services with HubSpot or other preferred suppliers, tracking their performance and issuing frequent reports to interested parties concerning results.
  • Actively involved in the creation and coordination of elements of paid social advertising, implementing an approved strategy to support the NEHGS marketing plan and issuing frequent reports tracking performance and engagement in the category.
  • May be required to pull reports and handle back-end operations of NEHGS’ online ecommerce platform, Shopify.
  • Some travel required; some overtime and weekend duties as needed to support the calendar of events of the organization and to meet urgent marketing deadlines.

Skill and Qualifications

  • Previous professional experience using the marketing software tool, HubSpot, as the primary function of their duties.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in launching and maintaining Google Ads and Facebook ad campaigns.
  • Familiarity with email marketing solutions and CMS platforms. Working knowledge of Shopify (preferred, but not required)
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret marketing and customer data
  • Understands the processes and strategies involved in building a strong marketing funnel
  • Proven experience creating reports, optimizing processes, and managing dashboards
  • Experience writing email marketing copy
  • Possess the skills to undertake leadership, planning and execution of some special marketing projects or promotions deemed to be of interest to the organization.
  • An understanding of the marketing support function within the non-profit sector
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of teams.
  • Must have strong organizational and project management skills, as well as the ability to establish priorities and apply available information and resources to complete assignments on a timely basis.
  • Competency in all basic MS Office software technology required
  • Interest in genealogy, history or related subject matter

Education Level

  • Bachelor’s degree in business/marketing/analytical field
  • 5 years of work experience in a position and at a level that would contribute skills and knowledge to be applied to the various marketing tasks at NEHGS, where teamwork is an important part of the organization’s success

Salary: $24.00- $36.50 per hour, 35 hours per week

Please send resume and a compelling cover letter by October 15,2021 to, Michelle Major, Director of Human Resources mmajor@nehgs.orgNo phone calls please.