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 John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as its New Frontier Network (NFN) Coordinator. The NFN Coordinator will work closely with the JFKLF’s volunteer leadership (Board Members and New Frontier Network Steering Committee) as an integral part of the development team focused on increasing, diversifying, and sustaining philanthropic support from young people and corporations.

Reporting to the Manager of Development Events and Operations, the NFN Coordinator will coordinate all programmatic and fundraising efforts for the JFKLF’s New Frontier Network, a donor program that aims to attract support from a) younger audiences with no living memory of President Kennedy and b) philanthropists and corporations.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • 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 Awards and Special Projects to strategically align the NFN to the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards, presented to two young Americans under the age of 40 each year who are doing good in their communities;
  • Convene NFN Steering Committee regularly to determine strategy for expanding NFN support, identify new members and corporate sponsors, and hosting of cultivation events;
  • Work with the Manager of Development Events and Operations to execute a suite of cultivation, stewardship and fundraising events ranging from 50 to 300 guests;
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit a portfolio of corporate and individual donors to support the NFN – now in its 5th year – with gift sizes ranging from $50 to $1,000 for individuals and $2,500+ for corporations;
  • Identify and recruit prospective individuals from a broad cross-section of industries to join the New Frontier Network as members, ultimately spending 50% of time on external meetings and engagements;
  • Coordinate NFN Profiles in Service Breakfast Speaker series: secure guest speakers and moderators, drive attendance, and steward program sponsor(s);
  • Work with Kennedy Library’s Forums Committee to create 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;
  • Actively recommend and explore ways to expand JFKLF audience and donor base by attending networking opportunities and external meetings;
  • Support the Development Department in achieving its overall goals annually.


  • Commitment to President Kennedy’s 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 leadership/steering committees;
  • Some weekend and evening work required based on event schedules.

Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and offers a generous benefits package. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and references to HR@JFKLFoundation.org with the subject line "New Frontier Network Coordinator Application."

Sarina Sadana
Manager of Development Events and Operations
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Columbia Point, Boston, Massachusetts 02125

E-mail: HR@JFKLfoundation.org

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