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  • Development Coordinator
  • Press & Media Relations Officer
  • Programs Coordinator
  • 2020-2022 Bonnie Burnham Fellowship

POSITION SUMMARY

Since World Monuments Fund (WMF) was founded over half a century ago, it has been a groundbreaking organization conserving in an innovative way the world's irreplaceable treasures — architectural and cultural sites that span the history of human civilization.

World Monuments Fund (WMF) is seeking a qualified professional for the role of Development Coordinator to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, team-oriented development department. Reporting to the Vice President of Development and Partnerships, the Development Coordinator supports the fundraising efforts of the development department. The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, energetic, pro-active individual with excellent organizational and communication skills. Helping to move forward and support the development department’s most urgent goals and priorities is the key responsibility of this position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the Vice President of Development and Partnerships with scheduling internal and external meetings, drafting correspondence to donors and funders, tracking expenses, and managing communications with the team
  • Coordinate development team meetings, working with staff to set the agenda, take minutes, and follow up on action items
  • Coordinate with Programs Coordinator to maintain up-to-date information on projects
  • Develop and generate revenue reports for department and senior staff
  • Conduct individual and institutional prospect research, preparing profiles for VP of Development and Partnerships, CEO, and other development staff
  • Work closely with Executive Assistant to the CEO to coordinate board communications, giving, and select board committee meetings
  • Assist with the creation of proposals and reports, including research, editing, and writing
  • Help maintain the database, updating donor records as well as tracking moves management, proposals, and appeals
  • Assist with coordination of events; occasional evenings required
  • Monitor WMF’s general and development email inboxes

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred major in Art History, English, or International Affairs)
  • 1-2 years of experience in development or similar office environment
  • Computer fluency in Microsoft environment (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Raisers Edge preferred; strong database skills

SKILLS

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with funders and board members and work well with staff at all levels
  • Highly organized and detail oriented with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work gracefully under pressure

REPORTS TO

  • Vice President of Development and Partnerships

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Commensurate with experience, including excellent benefits package that includes, medical, dental, life, 403B and more.

ORGANIZATION

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@wmf.org. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.

World Monuments Fund is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. WMF is an at-will employer.

World Monuments Fund’s mission is to preserve the world’s architectural heritage of significant monuments, buildings, and sites. In partnership with local communities, funders, and governments, WMF seeks to inspire an enduring commitment to stewardship for future generations.

POSITION SUMMARY

WMF seeks a skilled and thoughtful communicator to join our team as Press & Media Relations Officer. Under the supervision of the Vice President of Communications, the Media Relations Manager acts as the key press liaison for the World Monuments Fund. This person plans and implements strong and effective campaigns to publicize the World Monuments Fund’s activities through local, national, and international channels. The Media Relations Manager identifies stories and pitches and places in the media via the development of pitch letters, news releases and/or web stories.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Media Relations

  • Maintain and utilize strong media relationships with journalists in the US and international markets to regularly secure earned media placements around projects and organizational news, including the biennial World Monuments Watch
  • Create and execute press strategies for major milestones or announcements, including writing press releases and pitches, building targeted short and long lead press lists, and coordinating interviews and site visits/materials
  • Work closely with program staff to collect information pertinent to reporters' inquiries and make the information understandable to journalist and the public
  • Act as a clearinghouse for incoming media requests for interviews and images
  • Handle inbound media, press and other inquiries and provide timely responses
  • Media monitoring, tracking and development of media results reports
  • Administrative tasks, including media list maintenance coordination with monitoring and news services, and management of news clip files

Crisis Communications & Advocacy

  • Lead communications planning and response efforts to position WMF as a thought leader during newsworthy moments of crisis or global attention, including earned media placement, op-ed drafting and placement, and digital strategy
  • Plan and execute crisis communications efforts when needed to maintain WMF’s strong reputation

Content Strategy

  • Maintain media-related resources on wmf.org
  • Oversee WMF’s Twitter and LinkedIn accounts in coordination with the Digital Marketing Associate

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism or related field with 3 years of related experience
  • Strong oral and copywriting skills; ability to write under pressure for multiple campaigns and platforms simultaneously
  • Understanding of primary social media platforms
  • The drive to take initiative and work independently while also working as a team player who is collaborative, positive, and flexible
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Sensitive to political context and ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies at all levels
  • Knowledge of historic preservation is a plus

REPORTS TO

  • Vice President of Communications

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Commensurate with experience, including excellent benefits package that includes, medical, dental, life, 403B and more.

ORGANIZATION 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@wmf.org. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.

World Monuments Fund is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. WMF is an at-will employer.

World Monuments Fund’s mission is to preserve the world’s architectural heritage of significant monuments, buildings, and sites. In partnership with local communities, funders, and governments, WMF seeks to inspire an enduring commitment to stewardship for future generations.

POSITION SUMMARY

Since World Monuments Fund (WMF) was founded over half a century ago, it has been a groundbreaking organization conserving in an innovative way the world's irreplaceable treasures — architectural and cultural sites that span the history of human civilization.

World Monuments Fund (WMF) is seeking a qualified professional for the role of Programs Coordinator to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, international programs department that delivers a wide variety of cultural heritage projects around the world. Reporting to the Vice President of Programs, the Programs Coordinator supports the efficient functioning of the Programs Department and works closely with multiple members of the team. The successful candidate will be an energetic, proactive, and detail-oriented individual with excellent organizational and communication skills. This position plays a key role in supporting the goals and priorities of the Programs Department, ensuring the successful administration of a large portfolio of international projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the Vice President of Programs by scheduling internal and external meetings and travel, tracking expenses, and managing communications with the Programs team
  • Coordinate the development, review, and approval of project agreements, consultant contracts, and quarterly reports in close collaboration with Programs team and relevant departments   
  • Ensure efficient processing of payments in coordination with Administration, tracking associated expenditures and cross-referencing invoice amounts and deliverables with executed contracts  
  • Collaborate with Development Coordinator to develop project proposals and required donor reports, coordinating with Programs team members to compile all required information 
  • Schedule Programs team meetings, working with staff to set the agenda, take minutes, and follow up on action items  
  • Conduct research and develop reports on Programs operations
  • Assist with preparation of Powerpoint presentations and various meeting materials
  • Monitor Vice President and general email inbox and coordinate responses to general inquiries

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree required (preferred major in Area Studies, Archaeology, Art History or International Affairs)
  • 2-3 years of experience in administration, project management or similar office environment 
  • Computer fluency in Microsoft environment (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); experience preparing presentations desired
  • Graduate degree and familiarity with the heritage sector are a plus

SKILLS

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with international colleagues and develop effective working relationships with colleagues within the organization and beyond
  • Highly organized and detail oriented with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work gracefully under pressure
  • Proficiency in another language highly desirable
  • Comfort working in an international environment

REPORTS TO

Vice President of Programs

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Commensurate with experience, including excellent benefits package that includes, medical, dental, life, 403B and more.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@wmf.org. Candidates must have authorization to work in the United States. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.

ORGANIZATION

World Monuments Fund is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. WMF is an at-will employer.

World Monuments Fund’s mission is to preserve the world’s architectural heritage of significant monuments, buildings, and sites. In partnership with local communities, funders, and governments, WMF seeks to inspire an enduring commitment to stewardship for future generations.

POSITION SUMMARY

World Monuments Fund (WMF) is seeking applications for the 2020-2022 Bonnie Burnham Fellowship. The Burnham Fellow will provide programmatic, administrative, and communications support for the World Monuments Watch, a global program that uses built heritage conservation to improve the well-being of communities and benefit society. The Burnham Fellow will report to the Senior Program Manager who has oversight of the World Monuments Watch program. This is a full-time, paid position for a two-year term. The fellowship term is to begin in the fall of 2020 (some flexibility is possible).

The Burnham Fellowship will provide the opportunity to participate in the administration of a complete cycle of a program that seeks to discover, spotlight, and take action on behalf of heritage places facing challenges of direct relevance to our global society.

World Monuments Fund (http://www.wmf.org) is the leading independent (non-governmental) organization working globally for the protection of the world’s architectural heritage of significant monuments, buildings, and sites. WMF’s mission is to protect against loss of architectural heritage by building partnerships to conserve key sites and by building public understanding about the central importance of cultural heritage in contemporary life. WMF’s work makes historic places accessible and sustainable, builds and replenishes skills needed to care for these places, and communicates the benefits of this work to the global public.

RESPONSIBILITIES

In the first year of the fellowship (2020-2021):

  • Assist in the preparation of written materials describing the upcoming cycle of the program, including guidelines and other documents
  • Assist in the design of an online nomination form for the program
  • Assist in the dissemination process of a public call for nominations
  • Respond to inquiries from constituents interested in submitting a nomination to the program
  • Carry out independent research into potential nominations to the Watch program that would advance the programmatic priorities of World Monuments Fund
  • Provide administrative support to the review of submitted nominations by internal and external reviewers
  • Assist in organizing internal meetings for the review and selection of submitted nominations
  • Assist in organizing meetings for the review and selection of submitted nominations with external participants
  • Assist in the preparation of publicity materials for the announcement of the selected sites, including copy for WMF’s website and contributions to Watch, the organization’s annual magazine for supporters and advocates

In the second year of the fellowship (2021-2022):

  • Collect information on new developments at sites included on the 2022 World Monuments Watch, through WMF staff and by applying superior research skills to the task
  • Produce written content related to World Monuments Watch sites for dissemination through WMF’s website and social media in collaboration with WMF staff and local partners
  • Assist in the development of action plans and fundraising proposals for World Monuments Watch sites
  • Coordinate planning for Watch Day activities (locally organized public events dedicated to raising awareness and celebrating the importance of each World Monuments Watch site to the local community and beyond) with WMF staff and local partners, ensuring that administrative requirements for Watch Day activities are met
  • Support the writing of a publication reporting on the outcomes of the two-year World Monuments Watch cycle
  • Participate in the selection process for the successor Burnham Fellow

Additional responsibilities:

  • Monitor media coverage of current and past World Monuments Watch sites
  • Maintain statistics on the history of the World Monuments Watch program and update information on past sites on an ad hoc basis
  • Support measurement and evaluation related to the World Monuments Watch
  • Carry out other administrative tasks related to the World Monuments Watch throughout the various phases of the two-year cycle

SKILLS AND OTHER QUALITIES

  • Exceptional research and writing skills
  • Attention to detail, organization skills, work management skills, and general office procedures
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and a willingness to help with a wide range of assignments
  • Ability to carry out tasks as assigned and communicate with supervisor if questions arise
  • Warm, professional, and engaging manner in interactions with external constituents

REPORTS TO

Senior Program Manager, World Monuments Watch

DIRECT REPORTS

None

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-2+ years of professional experience in an office environment
  • Graduate degree in a field relevant to the mission of World Monuments Fund (including Historic Preservation, Cultural Heritage Management, Heritage Studies, Archaeology, Anthropology, Urban Planning, other)
  • Willingness to make a commitment of two years to World Monuments Fund
  • Demonstrated interest in cultural heritage conservation and its international dimensions; interest in the areas of climate change policy, sustainable tourism, underrepresented heritage, emergency preparedness and response, post-conflict recovery
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

SALARY AND BENEFITS

$40,000 per year, with full benefits package

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (ten pages or fewer) as e-mail attachments to jobs@wmf.org by 5 pm (Eastern Time) on Friday, August 28, 2020. The cover letter should explain your interest in World Monuments Fund and the 2020-2022 Bonnie Burnham Fellowship, and how your experience matches the requirements of the job description. No phone calls please.