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Assistant Director of Development and Outreach,

American Numismatic Society, New York, NY

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Development and Outreach works directly with the Director of Development to define and implement the fundraising goals of the Society. Working parallel to the Assistant Director of Membership and Development, the person in this position will aid in the execution of all aspects of fundraising, including, but not limited to, setting goals and implementing strategies to meet these goals and grow revenue; designing and writing appeals for targeted campaigns and programs; and managing database systems to track and solicit donors. The Assistant Director of Development and Outreach will focus on the stewardship of major donors and Trustees, the development of marketing materials both in print and online, donor relations and solicitations, communications, major events, and budgeting.

Essential Functions

  • Ensuring the timely solicitation and acknowledgment of donors.
  • Assistance with the development of donor recruitment and retention strategies, planning of campaigns, marketing materials, and new programs and services for high donors.
  • Assistance with the creation of reports for Board and Executive Committee meetings.
  • Coordination of production schedules for all print and online fundraising material.
  • Writing appeals and thank-you letters on behalf of the Executive Director.
  • Ensuring the integrity of the donor data within the ANS database.
  • Coordinating special events such as the annual gala, and assisting with the scheduling and implementation of lectures, parties, and other programs as needed.


A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree is preferred. Previous fundraising experience is not required, nor is knowledge of numismatics, though a background and/or experience in history, art history, archaeology, classical studies, or a related field would be valued as well.

Essentially, this is a position that demands the ability to organize substantial amounts of data, and to work independently as well as within a team-oriented setting.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal and writing skills, analytical skills, and a keen attention to detail. Knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Blackbaud/e-tapestry or other donor management systems are all a plus, as is familiarity with various social media platforms and a willingness and ability to travel.

Salary and Benefits

$50,000–$70,000 per annum is the salary range. The salary offered to the successful candidate will be based on qualifications and level of prior experience. The ANS offers a generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, paid vacation leave, contributions toward an employee’s retirement account after one year of employment, and more.

Application Materials

Please send a résumé or CV and a cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the position to

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

About the American Numismatic Society

The American Numismatic Society is dedicated to the study and public appreciation of coins, currencies, medals, and other related objects. Since its founding in 1858, the ANS has assembled a permanent collection with over 800,000 objects dating from the second millennium BCE to the present and a numismatic library, which houses approximately 100,000 books, documents, and artifacts. These resources are used to support publications of books and periodicals, lectures, academic seminars, and exhibitions.

The American Numismatic Society is an equal-opportunity employer. The ANS provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, gender/sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital status, or any other legally protected category.

The American Numismatic Society, organized in 1858 and incorporated in 1865 in New York State, operates as a research museum under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is recognized as a publicly supported organization under section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) as confirmed on November 1, 1970.