Vice President for Advancement

New England Historic Genealogical Society

Boston, Massachusetts

New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America’s founding genealogical organization. It is not only the leading comprehensive resource for family history research, it is the largest society of its kind in the world. Since 1845, NEHGS has been dedicated to advancing the study of family histories in America and in the world beyond. Located on Newbury Street in the heart of Boston, NEHGS conducts and publishes critical research and offers valuable educational opportunities and support for genealogists of all skill levels. NEGHS is a member-based nonprofit. Its recent Connecting Families, Advancing History campaign surpassed its $55 million goal, enabling the purchase of a new building, strengthening the endowment and vastly increasing annual giving.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President of Advancement will direct all fundraising across the New England Historic Genealogical Society. This visionary leader will provide strategic direction for the development and membership program teams in major gifts, planned giving, constituent relations and member outreach. The Vice President of Advancement will develop and execute philanthropic strategies for the “Cornerstone Project,” a 5-year campaign to renovate an adjoining building to NEHGS headquarters. The successful candidate will possess a minimum of ten years of successful fundraising experience, along with an extensive knowledge of management, team leadership, major gift planning, prospect development and membership.