Campaign Director (National Archives Foundation)

National Archives Foundation
Washington, DC

The National Archives Foundation is the non-profit partner to the National Archives and Records Administration, the agency charged with preserving access to the most valuable documents in the history of the United States. The Foundation promotes the Archives to the public, generating financial and creative support and public awareness for exhibits, programs, projects, partnerships, and educational initiatives.

The Foundation has increased the Archives’ visibility and accessibility in recent years, with major permanent exhibitions at the Archives Museum in Washington, D.C., traveling exhibits and events at facilities across the country, and digital archives that are accessible to any teacher, student, or citizens with an internet connection.

Today the Foundation seeks a Campaign Director to design and implement a comprehensive $100M campaign that will culminate with the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.


Ideal candidates for the Campaign Director role will have:

  • 15 years of experience in non-profit fundraising, including experience in at least one significant campaign.
  • Some experience fundraising for a museum, university, or cultural institution.
  • Sophisticated knowledge of the principles of campaign design and management.
  • Successful record of cultivating, soliciting, and securing 6- and 7-figure campaign gifts.
  • Experience building productive working relationships with donors, campaign chairs, and other volunteers at all levels.
  • Interest in American history or civic engagement is desired.