Needham History Center & Museum Needham History Center & Museum, Needham Massachusetts 02492

Needham Historical Society is Seeking Part-Time Development Manager

P/T Development Manager


The Needham Historical Society is seeking a part-time Development Manager to assist with the development and implementation of the Society’s fundraising and membership strategies. These include the annual appeals, corporate and individual appeals, membership solicitations, sponsorships, grant writing and special events. This is a part-time position, and reports to the Executive Director.



  • Working with development committee to contribute to the organization’s development plan and financial growth.
  • Manage and implement the annual fund and membership appeals including direct mail, social media, and phone and personal interactions with donors in the community and on site.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate donor and membership records and database and reports for board of directors.
  • Collaborate on development and implementation of special events.
  • Attend and participate in development and fundraising committee meetings.
  • Manage and monitor a prompt acknowledgement system. Review periodically for accuracy, efficiency, and tax reporting purposes.
  • Work with staff and volunteers on various projects, including mailings, display, exhibits, and programming.
  • Opening the building and receiving guests for public and private meetings and events. Secure building after guests leave.
  • Other duties as assigned, including greeting and interacting with visitors, answering phone and inquiries.



Associates degree, Bachelors degree preferred.

One year + successful experience in fundraising (annual fund preferred), community organization, or related field.



Microsoft Office Suite

Excellent verbal and written skills with careful attention to detail

Ability to work independently without supervision

Needham resident or familiarity with community a plus


Hours: 16-20 per week. Flexible, including occasional evenings and weekends.

Benefits: Two weeks’ paid vacation; federal holidays unpaid.


CONTACT:   Please send resume and cover letter to Gloria Greis, Executive Director, at the Needham Historical Society, 1147 Central Avenue, Needham, MA 02492 or