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Full-Time, Washington, DC
The nonprofit Civil War Trust is seeking an outstanding professional to serve as Executive Assistant to the President, and also provide critical administrative support to other departments within the organization. The Civil War Trust is a recognized leader in historic land preservation.
Responsibilities include arranging President's travel and scheduling, preparing correspondence, recording meetings and phone calls, serving as liaison with members of organization's Board of Trustees, and preparing materials for multiple board meetings throughout calendar year. The Executive Assistant also provides general support for department heads and other organization staff, responds to member inquiries, assists with employment questions, and provides assistance with fundraising mailings and events.
In addition, the Executive Assistant will have opportunities for meaningful involvement in the Trust's development, education, and website activities.
The potential candidate must be well-organized and very attentive to details, have excellent writing and communication skills, demonstrate good judgment and discretion, have knowledge of standard office administration practices and techniques, and have ability to function under pressure. A bachelor's degree or equivalent and a minimum of two years of relevant work experience as a top-level administrative assistant is preferred. A passion for history and preservation is a definite plus. Salary negotiable.
Full-Time, Washington, DC
The Civil War Trust, America's largest battlefield preservation organization, is seeking an enthusiastic individual with a passion for protecting historic open space. The position of Project Associate is immensely satisfying, as he/she is responsible for preserving historically important sites in perpetuity.
The Project Associate is responsible for obtaining federal, state or local government and private grants to fund land preservation projects, as well as working closely with senior Trust staff, landowners, and local preservation groups on specific battlefield projects. The Project Associate must be capable of establishing close working relationships with various public and private partner organizations, meeting project deadlines, have excellent writing skills and must be willing to travel. A B.A./B.S. degree is required. Experience in real estate, finance, and/or law is preferred. Land preservation experience is a plus. A passion for land conservation and American history is essential. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Please forward a cover letter and resume via e-mail to Tom Gilmore at email@example.com or by mail to:Thomas M. Gilmore
Director of Real Estate
Civil War Trust
1156 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
[No phone calls please]
The Civil War Trust is seeking a part-time intern to assist its Policy & Media Department with day-to-day functions, including grassroots advocacy, government relations, media outreach, social media management, website content and general staff and administrative support. The internship will be in the Trust’s Washington, D.C., office and begins immediately.
Past Civil War Trust interns have participated battlefield tours with congressional staff, attended news conferences with celebrity guests like Trace Adkins and Ben Stein, helped plan receptions and events at historic venues, assisted in generating news coverage, and conducted research for the Trust’s wide-reaching interactive offerings. This internship is also an excellent opportunity to complement formal education by honing skills related to public relations, journalism, public policy and non-profit office management.
The ideal candidate will possess a passion for history, thorough understanding of government functions, experience managing social media and web content, and possess excellent writing skills. Applicants must be proficient in MS Office and Excel. Administrative skills and video editing and CMS experience a plus.
To apply, please send your cover letter, résumé, and one brief writing sample (no more than five pages, excerpts from a larger work is fine) to Griffith Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org or to 1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005. Please indicate availability and how many hours you would like to work per week. Electronic applications are preferred, no phone calls please.
The Civil War Trust, America's largest battlefield preservation organization, provides students interested in history and conservation with opportunities few groups can match. If you have a passion for the American Civil War, Civil War Trust is the place you’ll want to be.
The Civil War Trust offers paid internships on both a full and part time basis. Typically we are flexible enough to accommodate students and their busy schedules.
Interns will get hands-on experience working on a variety of projects for a leading nonprofit organization. Because the Civil War Trust has a small office, interns will have the benefit of taking on meaningful projects.
Depending on interest or aptitude, an intern might engage in any number of the activities at the Civil War Trust: developing content for our organization's website and our quarterly magazine, developing land acquisition applications, maintaining public relations resources, conducting donor research, or researching Civil War educational topics.
In order to help us evaluate appropriate internship matches, applicants should indicate their areas of experience and the types of skills they hope develop over the course of their tenure with the Civil War Trust.
To apply, please send your cover letter specifying availability and interests, résumé, and two brief writing samples (no more than five pages each, excerpts from larger works is fine) to:
Civil War Trust
1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20005
Or send via e-mail to: email@example.com
The Civil War Trust is looking for students with a passion for history, as well as good interpersonal, writing and computer skills. Applicants proficient in MS office preferred. Web publishing skills are a significant plus.
The Civil War Trust is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.