Employment Opportunities

Current Employment Opportunities

  • Annual Fund Coordinator

    The Kentucky Historical Society Foundation (KHSF) is seeking to fill a full-time Annual Fund Coordinator position. The KHSF is a single-purpose foundation, established to accept support solely for the benefit of the Kentucky Historical Society.

    The Coordinator’s primary responsibility is the strategic execution and oversight of a comprehensive annual giving program, including the coordination and execution of supporting initiatives in the areas of development services and donor relations. The Coordinator develops a coordinated matrix of communication and solicitation strategies involving direct mail, phone/mail, personal visitation and volunteer (board) engagement, all focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of annual giving. The Coordinator also provides strategic direction and long-range/short-range planning for annual fund and membership in the context of growing the annual giving/membership program for the KHS Foundation.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Develop and lead a comprehensive annual giving program, including strategies to incorporate direct mail, e-campaigns, giving circles/clubs, focus on new donors, donor retention, major gifts, and increasing annual gift amounts of individual donors.
    • Work with Chief Development Officer to determine annual giving goals and build strategic and tactical plans for achieving these goals.
    • Ensure thorough gift processing of all donations into Raiser’s Edge, assigning deposit categories and preparing paperwork for check deposits.
    • Oversee all annual giving, development services and donor relations programs, including planning and implementing multiple direct mail appeals and newsletters, including mail-house, mailing schedule, theme, and artistic concept with Chief Development Officer and the KHS Director of Marketing and Communications.
    • Evaluate appeals to develop analysis on past giving trends and program results, and plan for market segmentation for future mailings and/or cultivation activities.
    • Formulate and execute a communications program supporting annual giving and membership, while focusing on effective communication and solicitation activities within specific market segments identified as having potential for the greatest growth.
    • Manage a prospect pool with annual goals for personal visits and giving outcomes, working effectively with the Chief Advancement Officer and other Development staff.
    • Assists with the development of budgets and monitoring expenses related to fundraising.
    • Maintain complete and accurate records of all fundraising events and/or activities.
    • Manage membership program and retention through membership renewals, appeals, stewardship.

     

    Qualifications:

    Education/Experience – A minimum of 3 years experience in nonprofit or educational fundraising and a bachelor’s degree is required. 

    Communication – Must be able to demonstrate clear, concise and persuasive communication skills, especially in creating development materials, all the while exhibiting a spirit of collegiality and a positive outlook.

    Computer Skills – Must be proficient in basic internet work, word processing, spreadsheets, and have experience with the Raiser’s Edge (or a similar donor management database).

    Work Environment – Must be able to organize files and projects and complete projects in a timely manner; and must be able to manage projects from concept to completion. Must also be willing to work some evenings and weekends and occasionally travel.

    Physical Demands – Must be able to lift materials of up to 25 lbs; must be able to remain stationary for long periods of time (stand/sit); must be able to inspect documents and make decisions from such; must be able to use various office machines (calculator, computer keyboard and screen, etc).

    Salary is based on experience. This is a full-time position located in Frankfort KY. A healthy benefits package is included. 

    To apply, send resume and cover letter to Robert F. Micou, Chief Advancement Officer, Kentucky Historical Society Foundation, 406 High St., Frankfort, KY 40601, or email to Robert.Micou@ky.govNo phone calls please.

    Application deadline is Aug. 30, 2016. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D.

  • Stewardship Coordinator

    Job Summary:

    The Kentucky Historical Society Foundation Inc. is a single-purpose foundation, established to accept support solely for the benefit of the Kentucky Historical Society.

    The Kentucky Historical Society Foundation is seeking to fill a part-time Stewardship Coordinator. This position is responsible for ensuring the successful operation of a comprehensive stewardship program that involves individual donors, corporate and foundation donors and board members (Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Governing Board & Kentucky Historical Society Foundation (KHSF) Board).

    Essential Duties:

    • Manage the stewardship function of the KHSF Development office including, but not limited to: commemorative items programs, letter writing, producing donor reports, responding to member and donor queries, overseeing all donor acknowledgements, ensuring that recognition procedures for gifts are consistent across audiences, and planning and executing donor recognition events and regional outreach events.
    • Plan, manage and execute meetings and events that advance donor involvement, cultivation and stewardship for gifts to KHS/KHSF.
    • Work in partnership with Development staff and KHS staff to identify and develop recognition opportunities.
    • Assist with Annual Giving fundraising efforts in collaboration with the Annual Giving Coordinator and the Chief Advancement Officer.
    • Manage the Raiser’s Edge database ensuring that information is entered in a timely fashion and that data is updated as needed.
    • Generate timely acknowledgment letters; and prepare various summaries and reports.
    • Serve as the primary liaison with KHS finance staff and outside accountants. Responsible for oversight of the chart of accounts, accurate gift deposits, account coding and any other financial records in a timely fashion.

    Qualifications:

    Education/Experience – A bachelor’s degree is required; or a minimum of 3 years experience in fundraising or an equivalent client-focused environment. Basic understanding of accounting (debits, credits, account types: liability, assets, revenue, expense) required.

    Communication – The successful candidate will demonstrate clear, concise and persuasive communication skills, especially in creating development materials, all the while exhibiting a spirit of collegiality and a positive outlook.

    Computer Skills – The successful candidate will be proficient in basic internet work, word processing, database management, spreadsheets, and have experience with the Raiser’s Edge.

    Work Environment – Must be able to organize files and projects and complete projects in a timely manner, and must be able to manage projects from concept to completion. Must also be willing to work evenings, weekends and occasionally travel.

    Physical Demands –Must be able to lift materials of up to 25 lbs.; must be able to remain stationary for long periods of time (sitting/standing); must be able to inspect documents and make decisions from such; must be able to work for extended periods of time with various office machines (computer screen, keyboard, calculator, etc).

    Salary is based upon experience. This is part-time position (less than 100 hours per month) in Frankfort KY. Benefits are not included.

    To apply, e-mail cover letter and resume to khs.hr@ky.gov. No phone calls please.

    Application deadline is Aug. 30, 2016.

    Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D.

 

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The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is a state agency and membership organization that is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Our mission is to educate and engage the public through Kentucky history in order to confront the challenges of the future.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D.