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Campaign Coordinator for SLCHA

The St Lawrence County Historical Association seeks applicants for a Campaign Coordinator. This is a one-year, part-time position with a salary of $25,000 and no benefits provided. Potential exists for renewal of position or conversion to a permanent position. A start date of February 1, 2019 is planned.

The Campaign Coordinator will assist the board and management in coordinating an effective capital campaign with a goal of raising $60,000 in 2019. The Campaign Coordinator will report to the Executive Director, who along with the Living Legacy Committee will review his or her work progress every three months.

Expected Deliverables for the Campaign Coordinator include the following:

  • Develop collateral materials, such as a brochure about the campaign, letterhead, reply form, thank you cards, etc.
  • Draft letter to potential donors, including SLCHA members, SLC Legislators, and select businesses and organizations, seeking appointments to discuss in person the potential for a major gift to the campaign
  • Write proposals to private and corporate foundations
  • Visit with and solicit potential major donors
  • Plan event in conjunction with the SLCHA board to announce campaign once 40-60% of goal has been pledged
  • Prepare for public phase of campaign by creating mini-case statement/brochure and appropriate related communications
  • Periodically update major donors regarding campaign progress
  • Conduct public phase of campaign by direct mail solicitation to various funding sources
  • Maintain accurate campaign records
  • Write news releases about campaign throughout the public phase

Qualifications for the Campaign Coordinator include:

Bachelor’s degree; experience in membership recruitment, endowment building, and non-profit fundraising; understanding of methods of charitable giving and planning and legal/tax implications; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff, volunteers, board members and community organizations; excellent organizational, interpersonal communications, information management, and budget management skills.

Preferred Qualifications include:

Master’s degree in business, marketing or nonprofit leadership; and five years’ development experience in a non-profit, preferably a historical association.

Personal knowledge of St Lawrence County communities and businesses is also an important asset.

To be considered, applicants must submit: a letter of application, a resume and contact information for 3 professional references. The deadline for receipt of all applicant materials is January 12, 2019. Application materials should be sent to Susanne Longshore, Executive Director, St Lawrence County Historical Association, 3 East Main Street, Canton, New York 13617, Attn: Campaign Coordinator.

Clio, Muse of History by Pierre Mignard

Clio, Muse of History

by Pierre Mignard

From Wikimedia Commons

The St Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House is open Tuesday through Thursday noon to 4 pm, Friday noon to 6 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. Admission to the museum is free; admission to the archives is free for members and children, $2.50 for college students, and $5 for the general public.The St Lawrence County Historical Association is located at 3 East Main Street, Canton. Parking is available in the back of the SLCHA, next to the museum's main entrance.

The St Lawrence County Historical Association is a membership organization open to anyone interested in St Lawrence County history. For more information, or to become a member, call the SLCHA at 315-386-8133 or e-mail. Exhibits and programs are made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.