The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum is the nation's official memorial to John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. It is a Presidential Library administered by the National Archives & Records Administration and supported, in part, by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, a non-profit organization. 

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John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

Manager of New Frontier Network & Corporate Giving

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Manager of New Frontier Network & Corporate Giving will work closely with the JFKLF’s volunteer leadership (Board Members and New Frontier Steering Committee) as an integral part of the development team focused on increasing, diversifying, and sustaining philanthropic support from young people and corporations. 

The Manager position will focus on two significant initiatives: (1) Lead all programmatic and fundraising efforts for the JFKLF’s New Frontier Network (NFN). (Note: NFN is a donor program to attract support from a younger audience ages: 21-49). (2) Support the effort to secure significant corporate gifts for the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation’s strategic priorities as determined by the organization’s leadership.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The New Frontier Network:

  • Oversee the New Frontier Network program, and serve as primary liaison for all New Frontier Network activities, fundraising and donors;
  • Collaborate with the Director of the New Frontier Award Program to strategically align the NFN to the New Frontier Awards;
  • Convene NFN Steering Committee bi-monthly to determine strategy for expanding NFN support, identify new members and corporate sponsors, and host cultivation events;
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit a portfolio of corporate donors to support the NFN – now in its 3rd year– with gift sizes ranging from $50 to $1,000 for individuals and $2,500+ for corporations;
  • Manage NFN “Profiles in Service Breakfast Series,” secure guest speakers and moderators, and steward program sponsor;
  • Manage NFN “Forums For a New Frontier” – a subset of JFK Library Forums designed to attract young people, and actively work with forum producer to determine guests for this program.

Corporate Giving:

  • Assist the Development Department’s effort to research, draft, seek out and secure corporate sponsorships opportunities for JFKLF programs;
  • Actively recommend ways to expand JFKLF audience and donor base by attending networking opportunities;
  • Assist in May Dinner-related fundraising, securing renewal gifts and lower level regret gifts from corporations;
  • Conduct prospect research and prepare corporate prospect briefs as needed;
  • Analyze geographic areas, conduct corporate prospect research, develop new relationships and leverage existing ones by traveling to meet with and solicit potential corporate donors;
  • Conduct research to identify prospective corporate donors, develop solicitation plans, plan contacts, and coordinate engagement opportunities.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to President’s Kennedy legacy of public service and civic engagement
  • Experience in creating and managing successful events ranging from small networking events to large scale fundraisers
  • Impeccable attention to detail, strong prioritization skills, and ability to multi-task
  • Must be able to work collaboratively to draft and submit proposals for sponsorship and other support
  • Ability to build effective professional relationships with stakeholders including staff, board members, external partners and donors
  • Experience with fundraising databases or similar software
  • Proven ability to lead successful volunteer leaders/steering committees
  • Some weekend and evening work required based on event schedules

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a generous benefits package. Interested and qualified candidates are asked to send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

Nat Arata
Director of Development
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Columbia Point. Boston, Massachusetts 02125
E-mail: nat.arata@JFKLfoundation.org
No phone calls please

Digital Content Coordinator

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, located in Boston, Massachusetts, seeks Digital Content Coordinator to join our dynamic and entrepreneurial communications team.

The ideal candidate is an innovative self-starter with strong skills and experience in developing, managing and marketing web content. Reporting to the VP of Communications and Digital Media, the Digital Content Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining and updating the content, visual appearance, accessibility, consistency and usability of the JFK Presidential Library website, and play a key role in its upcoming major refresh. The position requires a commitment to continual learning and exploration of new technologies and best practices. Excellent interpersonal skills are a must as this person will work closely with website authors across all departments and of varying skill levels.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Review existing content and refresh/update it through the web content management system;
  • Implement best practices for marketing digital content through the website;
  • Work with website developer and other vendors to add website features and diagnose and resolve technical issues;
  • Work with the staff of the digital archives to maintain smooth integration of archives in the website experience;
  • Coordinate staff training on CMS systems and practices;
  • Prepare documentation regarding web systems and processes;
  • Manage user permissions and workflows;
  • Manage special web-based projects, such as new microsites, apps, online curriculum, etc., as they arise;
  • Work creatively with Foundation and Library staff to create new digital content that enhances site engagement;
  • Analyze site traffic, organize usability testing and filter test results for recommended improvements to the site;
  • Other tasks as assigned.

 

Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience working with a commercial content management system (3 or more years working with Sitecore or Ektron preferred);
  • Thorough knowledge of web content management, authoring, user access rights, templates, image, audio and video assets;
  • Proficiency in web scripting languages and protocols such as HTML, JavaScript, .Net;
  • Proficiency in basic graphic design and film editing;
  • Experience working with content distribution networks;
  • Ability to work with site developer to diagnose, clarify, and resolve technical issues;
  • Familiarity with open source and third-party applications;
  • Experience with information architecture, visual design, and usability;
  • Willingness to accept and meet new responsibilities as the position and division evolve;
  • A flexible attitude with proven experience working in a small team environment;
  • Demonstrated experience working with different groups to manage divergent priorities;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to keep up to date with new, rapidly changing internet technologies.

 

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.


Interested and qualified candidates are asked to send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

Rachel Flor
VP, Communications and Digital Media
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Columbia Point
Boston, Massachusetts 02125
E-mail: HR@jfklfoundation.org
No phone calls please.


       


      The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of our nation's thirty-fifth president and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world.

      The institution collects materials that relate to the life and times of John F. Kennedy, the 35th U.S. President. This includes the collections (textual documents, audiovisual items, and museum artifacts) of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Kennedy, as well as over 600 other collections including Kennedy family members, authors, politicians, and individuals and organizations who worked for, with, or because of John F. Kennedy. The John F. Kennedy Library also houses the Ernest Hemingway Collection and John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Programs.