The Civil War Trust, the largest and most effective nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s battlefields, seeks an Assistant to the organization’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) based in Hagerstown, MD. The Assistant CFO would start by supporting bookkeeping functions and learning the Trust’s systems, with the goal of growing into the CFO role in the next 2-3 years. Responsibilities would include running payroll, entering invoices and managing accounts payable, preparing financial reports, accounting for taxes, coordinating the budget, and other accounting tasks. The Assistant would also interact with the Trust’s President and management team in Washington, DC, as well as the Board of Trustees, on financial management matters to help fulfill our mission of battlefield land preservation and education.
Candidates must be able to work in Hagerstown, MD and must have at least five years of experience in an accounting, financial management, or other relevant capacity. Candidates also must bring outstanding skills in Quickbooks and Excel, as well as exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. It is a major plus if candidates also have an interest in history and a passion for preserving the battlefields that played a vital role in determining the course of our nation.
The Civil War Trust, America's largest non-profit 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 in perpetuity historically important sites associated with the Civil War, Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812.
The Project Associate works closely with landowners, government grant sources, partner organizations, and other Trust staff to complete land preservation projects, including conservation easements and fee simple transactions. The Project Associate must be able to establish excellent working relationships, meet project deadlines, have superior writing skills, and must be willing to travel. A B.A./B.S. degree is required. Graduate degree (JD, MBA, or MA) and experience in real estate, finance, and/or law is preferred. Land preservation experience is a plus. A passion to save American history is essential. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Thomas M. Gilmore
Chief Real Estate Officer
Civil War Trust
1156 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
(No phone calls, please.)
The Civil War Trust provides students interested in history and conservation with outstanding opportunities to work on meaningful projects and gain perspective on dynamics of an efficient, top-rated nonprofit organization.
The Trust offers paid part-time internships in our Washington, D.C. office, up to 30 hours per week, in three typical terms: Spring (January–May), Summer (May–August) and Fall (August–December). Successful candidates may be able to arrange for varied tenures, depending on availability. While we strive to accommodate the schedules of qualified candidates, the selection process is competitive and organizational staffing needs are consideration criteria.
Internships are available in the following disciplines:
Interns will learn the mechanics of the nonprofit industry, including event planning, prospect research and donor and member cultivation and management.
These internships entail a wide variety of Civil War and Revolutionary War research, writing, content creation and image or video editing in support of our education programs on our web site, at Civil War Trust events and in print.
Government & Public Relations:
Interns learn a variety of effective messaging and advocacy techniques and how they can sway public opinion and shape policy from city hall to Capitol Hill.
Interns will work on land acquisition projects that may include the review of land records, transaction documentation and grant tracking — a perfect fit for detail-oriented law students.
Team members with social media, digital editing and web publishing skills help 19th-century history meet 21st-century technology.
Applications for the Fall term are due by August 1; Spring term by December 1 and Summer term by March 15. Successful candidates will be notified by August 31, December 31 and April 15, respectively. As part of the selection process, candidates may be asked to participate in an interview, either in person or over the phone. We regret that due to the volume of submissions, we may not be able to respond personally to all applicants. No calls, please.
Candidates must specify which department (first and second choices are welcome) they wish to be considered for and for which term(s) they are available. Application packages containing a cover letter, resume and two writing samples (no more than five pages; excerpts welcome) should be submitted to email@example.com or:
Intern Coordinator Civil War Trust 1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900 Washington, D.C. 20005
The Civil War Trust is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.