The primary mission of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is to support the work of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum whose core function is to collect, preserve, and make available for research the documents, audiovisual material and memorabilia of President Kennedy, his family, and his contemporaries.

The Foundation, representing a wide variety of constituencies within the general public, works closely with the National Archives and Records Administration to develop programs that advance the study and understanding of President Kennedy’s life and the times in which he lived; and that promote a greater appreciation of America’s political and cultural heritage, the process of governing, and the importance of public service.

In addition to its support of the Kennedy Library, the Kennedy Library Foundation directly sponsors programs and activities that help people understand the major challenges facing democracy today; that inspire current and future generations to political participation and public service; and that promote debate and discussion of issues at the heart of contemporary democracy that relate to the legacy of President John F. Kennedy.

Today, the Kennedy Library in Boston is one of the most visited of the 13 presidential libraries in America. Over 220,000 people from around the globe visit the museum each year, including serving over 70,000 students annually through a host of free educational programs.

Job Description:

The Foundation is seeking a Development Database and Research Associate to manage the Development department’s database, ensure accuracy of digital records, and generate comprehensive analytical reports and prospect briefings.

Database and Reporting

  • Maintain development database at the highest level of accuracy by entering data, performing data conversions, global updates, and software upgrades
  • Support development operations by producing queries and reports from Raiser’s Edge database, including mailing lists, event invitation lists, and gift reports
  • Work with development staff to produce in-depth fund analytics for reporting purposes

Prospect Research

  • Generate and maintain prospect reports, including contact information, action items, notes, and oral and written
  • Assist in prospect research by creating timely and accurate briefs for calls, meetings, and events
  • Work closely with the Executive Assistant to provide timely research reports and prospect briefings for Executive Director’s donor and prospect meetings
  • Assist Grant Writer with research tasks
  • Perform other research requests as needed
  • Other office duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1-2 years of experience working in database management, development, or nonprofit organizations
  • General knowledge of fundraising practices required
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Aptitude for and interest in understanding relational databases and web software systems - experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • Must have strong computer skills in the areas of database management, word processing, and spreadsheets
  • Strong analytic skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage competing deadlines
  • Available to work occasional night and weekend events (including the Kennedy Library Foundation’s Annual Gala, the May Dinner)

Salary: $40,000 - $45,000

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of American politics, history and culture, the process of governing and the importance of public service. We seek a responsible, resourceful, and energetic individual who shares a commitment to promoting President Kennedy’s legacy and the ideals of education and public service that he championed, and who enjoys working as part of a dedicated and strong team.

The Kennedy Library Foundation is an EOE/employer, offering excellent benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and references Sarina Sadana, Manager of Development Events and Operations, at hr@jfklfoundation.org.

Please use the subject line "Development Database and Research Associate Application."

No phone calls, please.