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Join our energetic and passionate team at the National Archives Foundation.

As the National Archives’ nonprofit partner, the Foundation generates financial, creative support, and public awareness for exhibitions, public programs, capital projects, strategic partnerships, and educational initiatives. The Foundation advances its mission by inspiring a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage and encouraging citizen engagement in our democracy by introducing America’s records to people around the U.S. and the world.

The Foundation’s partnership with the National Archives has produced numerous achievements over the years including renovating the Rotunda where the Charters of Freedom are on view, the creation of the Public Vaults permanent exhibition space, DocsTeach.org education resource, and the new David M. Rubenstein Gallery with the “Records of Rights” permanent exhibition.

A visit to the iconic Archives building and its famous Rotunda requires long entrance lines and wait times to enter existing exhibitions and education spaces that were designed in the last century, which impede a memorable and positive visitor experience. The Foundation’s comprehensive Campaign includes a redesign and upgrades to the permanent exhibition space, theater, learning center sections of the building seek to expedite the entrance process, increase visitation capacity, and create a new museum and education experience for visitors grounded in civics and U.S history using modern exhibition strategies and technology. In addition to the physical upgrades to the building, the Foundation is also undertaking:

  • ● Support of the Archives’ national civic education program, “Civics for All Of Us”
  • ● A national 250th anniversary program of our founding and the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 2026.
  • ● A national 250th anniversary of our founding and the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 2026.
  • ● The creation of permanent funds to support on-going exhibition, education, and research projects at the National Archives.

Cultivating an inclusive staff is central to the National Archives Foundation’s focus on advancing equity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The National Archives Foundation is an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without attention
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

The Foundation offers opportunities for employment and internships with a competitive benefits package. Stay tuned for up-to-date opportunities.

The National Archives Foundation is currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Communications and Outreach Manager 
  • Marketing Manager
  • Donor Stewardship & Communications Senior Manager
  • The National Archives Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. A diversity of ideas and opinions is paramount in our workplace and advancing our mission to educate Americans and inspire a deeper appreciation for our nation’s history. All qualified candidates will be reviewed regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion. 

Resumes are reviewed on a rolling basis. Email resume, cover letter with salary preference, and three references (references will only be contacted if the candidate is a finalist).

Interested candidates please apply online to jobs@archivesfoundation.org

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Position Scope and Responsibilities

The Communications and Outreach Manager reports to the Director of Marketing and Communication and is responsible for the oversight and implementation of all public facing communication initiatives. This includes writing and editing all communications collateral, developing and managing media relations, and the management of the Foundation’s website and social media accounts. This position is responsible for creating content for all public facing channels, with the primary focus of delivering clear and impactful messaging on behalf of a complex and dynamic organization. 

This position is also responsible for managing and implementing outreach efforts on behalf of the organization, to include the partner outreach and collaborations, stakeholder engagement, and engaging new audiences with the mission of the Foundation. 

Primary Responsibilities

Communications 

  • In collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Communications, develop an annual communications plan for the organization to align with strategic goals
  • Manage all outgoing organizational email communications, to include newsletters, invitations, registration reminders, custom stakeholder messaging, and other organizational email communications as needed 
  • Responsible for the development and delivery of the Foundation’s weekly and monthly newsletters, including strategy management, writing/editing, design, schedule and delivery, and performance tracking 
  • Manage NAF relationship with NARA communications team to ensure communication is shared in a timely manner 
  • Draft and/or review all external communications including public remarks, fundraising campaign appeals, promotional materials, event signage, annual impact reports, and other messaging as directed
  • Manage info@archivesfoundation.org email account on behalf of the organization

Website

  • Oversee management of NAF website, ensuring content is updated regularly
  • Work with various departments to ensure timely updates to information
  • Manage website vendors to ensure web maintenance is performed in a timely manner 

Social Media 

  • In collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Communications, build and advance annual social media strategy to align with annual strategic goals
  • Manage all social media accounts for the organization, including content creation, posting, engaging with social community, influencer management, and staying abreast of current trends and best practices  
  • In collaboration with Marketing Manager, ensure that social media is leveraged to support marketing objectives
  • Collaborate with NARA communications to increase social media reach for Foundation messages

Outreach 

  • Serve as POC for NAF partnerships, as assigned
  • Manage partner database and outreach strategy
  • Manage delivery and track performance of planned partner and outreach email communications 
  • Manage NAF’s presence in Civic Season promotion, and ensure that NAF has a strong presence and voice throughout
  • Identify new audiences to engage with the NAF mission and initiate/manage outreach efforts

Media

  • As directed by the Director of Marketing and Communications, draft press releases and media advisories as well pitch story lines to media outlets and journalist contacts
  • Build and maintain list of local media contacts for the organization
  • Manage media database, including updating media contact lists/templates and using software for reporter outreach
  • Assist with the production of Op Ed opportunities for Foundation as assigned
  • Manage media onsite for all events and programs 
  • Follow up on any additional information as needed post-event with journalists
  • Create and maintain a record of all earned media coverage

Graphic Design 

  • Assist with Foundation design projects, including the design of social graphics, invitations, promotional materials and others as needed
  • Support and collaborate with third party vendors who assist with content creation for the organizational campaigns and initiatives
  • Work with Marketing Manager to develop promotional collateral for all NAF partners, programs, and events 

Administrative

  • Assist in yearly audit of communications budget to ensure technology and subscription costs are most valuable for our spend
  • Support management of department budget as assigned
  • Maintain photo/video database, uploading new files as needed 
  • Ensure tracking spreadsheets are updated on a regular basis, to include social media KPIs, email KPIs, website KPIs, and other annual performance metrics as assigned
  • Prepare shot lists for photographers, and assist photographers at NAF events as assigned
  • In coordination with the Marketing Manager, maintain Marcomms shared drive
  • Lead and assist with tours including organization-wide tours and special events with the ability to work evenings and weekend hours as assigned.
  • Provide courteous, professional and effective customer service via phone, email, and on-site.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Strong writing skills required
  • Strong relationship building skills required
  • Minimum 3 years managing social media accounts for a nonprofit, association, or corporation required 
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a communications manager role at a nonprofit, association, or corporation required  
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working with Canva, WordPress and Mailchimp 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree preferred 
  • Experience working with the media preferred
  • Experience with Adobe design software a plus
  • Graphic design experience a plus
  • Experience collaborating with federal government employees and staff as well as supervising contractors/vendors preferred 
  • Experience working with Meltwater/Cision or similar platform a plus 
  • A passion for U.S. history, a commitment to education and civic engagement, and an enthusiasm for the mission of the Foundation and the National Archives 

The National Archives Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. A diversity of ideas and opinions is paramount in our workplace and advancing our mission to educate Americans and inspire a deeper appreciation for our nation’s history. All qualified candidates will be reviewed regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion. 

Resumes are reviewed on a rolling basis. Email resume, cover letter with salary preference, and three references (references will only be contacted if the candidate is a finalist).

Interested candidates please apply online to jobs@archivesfoundation.org

 

Position Scope and Responsibilities

The Marketing Manager is responsible for the implementation of all Foundation marketing initiatives, which includes promotion of public programs, events, fundraising campaigns, awareness campaigns, the National Archives Store, and other mission driven initiatives. Additional responsibilities include tracking and analyzing the performance of advertising campaigns, managing the marketing budget and ensuring that all marketing material is in line with brand identity This position is a key member of the Marketing and Communications Team, with a focus on increasing awareness around the National Archives Foundation and ensuring successful promotion of Foundation initiatives. 

Primary Responsibilities

General Marketing 

  • In collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Communications, develop annual integrated marketing strategy for the Foundation, to include programs, special events, exhibits, fundraising appeals, retail objectives, and other mission objectives as needed 
  • Manage marketing timelines, task lists, and budgets
  • Manage print and online advertising, electronic media, and promotional activities
  • Find new and innovative marketing strategies for the Foundation to include social media, influencer and micro-influencer marketing, engaging with partner organizations, digital campaigns, and others as identified 
  • Evaluate marketing research and revise/develop marketing strategies as needed
  • Manage NAF Membership with Destination DC and other marketing partners and tour companies as assigned, ensure appearance in listings, curated emails, and other available partner opportunities
  • Ensure program and event placement on calendar listings
  • Manage and maintain concierge list and ensure NAF promotions are being distributed to local venues
  • In collaboration with the Communications Manager, drive email acquisition across FB, IG, DSP.
  • Co-manage NAF branding across all departments, especially within marketing and communications team
  • In collaboration with the Communication Manager, drive influencer strategy for the Foundation to promote key initiatives 
  • Furnish marketing reports and metrics on advertising performance across platforms  
  • Manage NAF Google Grant and google ads and update as needed

eStore Marketing

  • Collaborate with the Senior Director of Retail and eCommerce and the Director of Marketing and Communications to develop and implement an annual marketing strategy to increase revenue for the National Archives Store
  • Manage the implementation of the annual eStore marketing plan, including social media ads, google ads, influencer marketing, gift guides, and other channels as assigned
  • In partnership with Comms Manager, manage retail emails for eStore
  • Co-manage eStore Google Ad Words account 
  • Furnish marketing reports and metrics on advertising performance across platforms  

Direct Mail Marketing

  • In collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Communications, manage the annual direct mail strategy to ensure campaigns are integrated across platforms and channels
  • Co-manage Direct Mail Marketing timelines, messaging, and package assembly
  • In collaboration with the Communications Manager, develop content and copy for direct mail appeals

Graphic Design

  • As assigned by Director of Marketing and Communications, work with Communications Manager to develop promotional collateral for all NAF partners, programs, and events  
  • Support and collaborate with third party vendors who assist with marketing collateral design 

Programs and Partnerships 

  • Develop and manage audience building strategies for NAF programs
  • Work with NARA public programs team to improve and strengthen outreach, attendance and interest
  • Collaborate with Partners on cross-promotion opportunities
  • Find new partner organizations (institutions, advocacy organizations, etc.) to help promote key mission objectives 
  • Lead and assist in organization-wide tours and special events with the ability to work evenings and weekend hours as assigned.
  • Provide courteous, professional and effective customer service via phone, email, and on-site.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in the digital marketing and branding field 
  • Minimum of 3-years experience working with Google AdWords, Canva, WordPress and Mailchimp 
  • Marketing and branding experience at a nonprofit, association, or corporation 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree preferred 
  • Retail marketing experience a plus 
  • Experience with Adobe design software a plus
  • Experience collaborating with federal government employees and staff as well as supervising contractors/vendors preferred 
  • Experience working with Meltwater/Cision or similar platform a plus 
  • A passion for U.S. history, a commitment to education and civic engagement, and an enthusiasm for the mission of the Foundation and the National Archives 

The National Archives Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. A diversity of ideas and opinions is paramount in our workplace and advancing our mission to educate Americans and inspire a deeper appreciation for our nation’s history. All qualified candidates will be reviewed regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion. 

Resumes are reviewed on a rolling basis. Email resume, cover letter with salary preference, and three references (references will only be contacted if the candidate is a finalist).

Interested candidates please apply online to jobs@archivesfoundation.org

Position Scope and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Campaign Operations, this position serves as the lead for donor engagement within the development team, advancing the mission of the National Archives Foundation by leading efforts to steward relationships with donors and prospective donors and maximize philanthropic support. This multifaceted position encompasses strategic communications and storytelling, donor recognition and stewardship, impact reporting, event-related collateral and communications, fundraising collateral and pitch decks, and the strategy, development, and implementation of impactful digital campaigns.

The Donor Stewardship & Communications Senior Manager is a proactive, confident self-starter that thrives in a fast-paced environment. The incumbent is persistent and driven to succeed in retaining and growing a robust, engaged community of individual and institutional donors. Success in this role will require candidates to be:

  • Self-motivated, self-sufficient, and driven to lead and collaborate with others to achieve success.
  • Detail-oriented and analytical;
  • Strategic, proactive, and forward-thinking;
  • Persuasive, outgoing, and confident with exceptional communication skills.

Job Elements

  • Provides leadership and day-to-day management in planning, developing, and coordinating a comprehensive donor engagement and communications program.
  • Leads and coordinates bespoke communications (including significant writing and/or editing) on behalf of the development team.
  • Ensures that all development communication efforts are of the highest quality and executed with precision, accuracy, and expedience. Drives consistent, meaningful, and unified messaging across platforms, tools, and messengers.
  • Collaborates with the Executive Director, Director of Campaign Operations, and Marketing Director to develop persuasive and compelling content that brings the Archives’ story to life through fundraising collateral, emails, newsletters, social media campaigns, and impact stories that inspire, engage, and motivate supporters’ philanthropic activity.
  • Leads implementation of internal and external fundraising communications projects, including integration of donor communication strategies with the marketing and communication team’s efforts.
  • Uses analytics and metrics to optimize digital campaigns and improve donor engagement, conversion rates, and retention.
  • Leads the development and implementation of donor engagement and stewardship plans in collaboration with frontline development staff.
  • Defines and develops content for donor recognition initiatives, ensuring appropriate acknowledgment.
  • Collaborates closely with the Development and Special Events teams to conceive and implement targeted communications, stewardship, tailored events/experiences, and donor recognition/appreciation efforts to deepen engagement and support.
  • Liaises with external vendors, tech platforms, and agencies for specific donor communication projects as needed.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience in donor engagement/communications or equivalent experience in nonprofit communications strategy development.
  • Demonstrated prior success in bespoke customer experience, donor engagement/stewardship, and/or donor communications.
  • Impeccable verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to think strategically and anticipate the needs and expectations of colleagues and executives.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple concurrent tasks, exhibit flexibility, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to analyze and present data effectively.
  • Strong computer skills, including fluency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office.
  • Familiarity with RE NXT or similar CRM systems is preferred.
  • A passion for U.S. history, a commitment to education and civic engagement, and an enthusiasm for the mission of the Foundation and the National Archives
  • Bachelor’s Degree in English or Communications or equivalent work experience required. An advanced degree or specialized certification/designation is beneficial.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed for donor/public tours and special events.

The National Archives Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. A diversity of ideas and opinions is paramount in our workplace and advancing our mission to educate Americans and inspire a deeper appreciation for our nation’s history. All qualified candidates will be reviewed regardless of race, sexual orientation, or religion.

Resumes are reviewed on a rolling basis. Email resume, cover letter with salary preference, two original writing samples (PDF or URLs), and three references (references will only be contacted if the candidate is a finalist).

Interested candidates, please apply online to jobs@archivesfoundation.org