Employment Opportunities

Help us educate, inspire and connect family historians

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 are supported by 90 employees and hundreds of dedicated volunteers, serving 225,000 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.

For immediate consideration to any of our open staff positions, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: Michelle Major, Human Resources Coordinator, New England Historic Genealogical Society, mmajor@nehgs.org.

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Executive Assistant

Description:

American Ancestors / New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) seeks an Executive Assistant to the President and CEO. The candidate will provide administrative support to the President and CEO and executive office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages the President and CEO’s calendars and schedules appointments, requiring interactions with donors, members of the board of trustees and staff on all levels and across all departments.
  • Executes substantive projects and other duties as assigned by the President and CEO.
  • Screens incoming calls and correspondence and responds independently when possible.
  • Organizes meetings and events by arranging schedules, facilitating the design and issuance of invitations and event information, arranging facilities and caterers, coordinating speakers and controlling event budget.
  • Prepares agendas, notices, minutes and resolutions from NEHGS meetings and assists with the preparation of presentations for internal and external meetings, lectures and events.
  • Composes confidential correspondence and reports. Prepares payment requests and organizes monthly expense reports of President and CEO.
  • Creates, updates, and maintains database and spreadsheet files.
  • Arranges complex and detailed travel plans and itineraries and compiles documents for travel-related meetings and events.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all organizational, personnel and research matters.
  • Works closely in cooperation with fundraising and development team.

Skill and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of professional work experience in nonprofit business environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer service experience
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Event planning knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of computer/internet skills, such as: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; experience with CRM platforms is required.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree.

Job Type:

Full-time

Compensation:

Competitive nonprofit salary and exceptional benefits package.

How to Apply:

Email a compelling cover letter and a resume to mmajor@nehgs.org. No phone calls, please.

Apply by:

August 17, 2017

About the Organization:

American Ancestors / New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America’s founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. Established in 1845, American Ancestors / NEHGS is the nation’s leading resource for family history research. American Ancestors / NEHGS provides comprehensive family history services through an expert staff, original scholarship, educational opportunities, world-class research center, and award-winning website, AmericanAncestors.org, to help family historians of all levels explore their past and understand their families’ unique place in history.

American Ancestors / NEHGS is a member-based nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the study of family history in America and beyond, by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through our scholarship, collections, and expertise.

As the flagship genealogical society in the nation, American Ancestors / NEHGS serves more than 225,000 members and millions of online users with more than a billion searchable records on AmericanAncestors.org, and through the assistance of a staff of 90 genealogical experts and nonprofit professionals.


Director of Business Development

Description:

American Ancestors / New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) seeks a dynamic and passionate leader to serve as Director of Business Development with the key responsibilities of increasing the organization’s market position and achieving financial growth through the development of purpose-driven earned income initiatives.

As the organization’s leader of earned income activities, the Director of Business Development will oversee the planning, implementation, and execution of initiatives to develop, market, and monetize family history services, products, and partnerships to support the genealogical research endeavors of new and existing constituents while helping to further the financial sustainability of the institution.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and author a growth strategy based on our core values that achieves increased gross and net revenue, market expansion, and maintains high constituent satisfaction.
  • Conduct research to identify target markets, constituent needs and industry trends.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and recommend scalable and sustainable service and product offerings that meet constituent needs.
  • Develop business opportunities by analyzing market strategies, requirements, revenue potential, and financial cost-benefit.
  • Implement marketing and sales activities, arrange business meetings with prospective partners, and negotiate opportunities.
  • Create and implement efficient and effective sales processes for products and services.
  • Participate in key field events to increase awareness of the American Ancestors / NEHGS brand and favorably position us to targeted constituents within the industry.
  • Build long-term relationships with new and existing constituents, potential partners, and industry representatives.
  • Close new business opportunities by coordinating requirements, developing and negotiating contracts, and integrating requirements with staffing and business operations.
  • Continuously update job knowledge and knowledge of our services and products by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, participating in professional organizations, etc.
  • Prepare timely reports including sales forecasts, pipelines and projections.
  • Participate in annual budget development.
  • Review monthly financials for budget adherence.
  • Supervise Marketing and Sales team.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, finance, or related field; an MBA, a plus.

Skill and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years of professional work experience with proven sales planning, prospecting, marketing and closing skills.
  • Three or more years of management and team leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet sales goals and produce sustained revenue growth.
  • Strong business analytic skills.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Exceptional presentation skills.
  • Demeanor that is energetic, professional, and pleasant combined with exceptional communications skills.
  • Strong knowledge of computer/internet skills, such as: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Adobe Creative Cloud; Knowledge and experience with CRM platforms is required.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Appreciation and interest in family history.

Job Type:

Full-time

Compensation:

Competitive nonprofit salary and exceptional benefits package.

How to Apply:

Email a compelling cover letter and a resume to mmajor@nehgs.org. No phone calls, please.

Apply by:

August 7, 2017

About the Organization:

American Ancestors / New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America’s founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. Established in 1845, American Ancestors / NEHGS is the nation’s leading resource for family history research. American Ancestors / NEHGS provides comprehensive family history services through an expert staff, original scholarship, educational opportunities, world-class research center, and award-winning website, AmericanAncestors.org, to help family historians of all levels explore their past and understand their families’ unique place in history.

American Ancestors / NEHGS is a member-based nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the study of family history in America and beyond, by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through our scholarship, collections, and expertise.

As the flagship genealogical society in the nation, American Ancestors / NEHGS serves more than 225,000 members and millions of online users with more than a billion searchable records on AmericanAncestors.org, and through the assistance of a staff of 90 genealogical experts and nonprofit professionals.