Job Description

About the organization

Our mission is to teach the lessons of the Holocaust to inspire action against bigotry, hatred, and violence.

Our primary activities include: displaying artifacts and photographs which tell the individual stories within the larger history of the Holocaust; providing educational programs and activities to students at all grade levels at the Museum and at schools; and presenting general public programs and exhibits that highlight elements of our collection and stories related to the Holocaust and other genocides. The Museum was founded in 2001 and has grown to serve more than 30,000 people annually. More information is available at


The Development Specialist is responsible for all administrative aspects of the Museum’s Development plan, event coordination, and guest relations volunteers. This is a full-time position that reports to the President

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Fundraising and membership mailings and gift processing
    • Maintain and refine the Museum’s database of all donor, member, and prospect information.
    • Direct the production and mailing of Museum campaigns (e.g., appeals, membership acquisitions, event invitations).
    • Create weekly and monthly reports for Museum’s President and CEO regarding donations, membership, grants, and event results.
    • Manage processing and input of Museum income (e.g., bank deposits, admissions, sales, donations, event tickets) and coordinate reporting with the bookkeeper.
    • Create and process weekly thank you letters/tax receipts.
  • Events and Programs
    • Design and create invitations and event programs.
    • Manage preparation for and execution of Museum events (e.g., Triumph, Luncheon, lectures, Movies That Matter).
    • Serve as the primary contact, beyond the Museum’s President and CEO, for the Museum’s fundraising events.
    • Create and manage online forms for ticket sales and event registrations, assist guests who have questions, prepare check-in lists and train check-in volunteers.
  • Guest Relations and Reception
    • Manage volunteer training, scheduling, stewardship.
    • Check the Clover cash register daily, serve as main point of contact for Clover tech needs.
  • Other
    • Design and create Museum materials (e.g., exhibit posters, programs, front desk signs).
    • Apply for and track grants.
    • Assist President and CEO with cultivation and stewardship of prospects and donors.
    • Serve as the Museum’s representative, when necessary, in the community.
    • Other duties as assigned.


  • Passion for the mission of the Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and technology-proficiency essential; experience with fundraising database management systems (for example, DonorPerfect) and basic graphic design program (InDesign). Training in DonorPerfect provided as needed.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in nonprofit development and/or marketing.
  • Must have reliable transportation, ability to sit for extended periods of time and lift at least 20 pounds.
  • Normal work hours are Monday-Friday during business hours; must have flexible schedule to include evenings and weekends as donor events and activities dictate.

The Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to No phone calls, please.

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