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Executive Assistant to the President

The Civil War Trust, the largest and most effective nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s battlefields, seeks an Executive Assistant to the organization’s President.  The Executive Assistant would support the President in all administrative functions, including scheduling, logistics planning, and document production, and would play a key role in communication and coordination with the Board of Trustees, partner organizations, public officials, members, and donors.  The Assistant would also provide on-call administrative support to the Civil War Trust’s operating departments to further our mission of battlefield land preservation and education.  Such other support could include updating fundraising registrations, producing an internal newsletter, planning staff social activities, and planning and supporting press conferences, member events, and educational programs.

Candidates must have at least three years of experience in an administrative, managerial, or other relevant capacity.  Candidates also must bring outstanding organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and writing 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.

To apply for the position, please send a resume and cover letter to:  No calls, please.


Director of Digital Strategy

The Civil War Trust, the largest and most effective nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s battlefields, seeks a Digital Director to help preserve battlefield land through digital education, fundraising, and advocacy. The right candidate will have the vision to take us forward, the skills to implement that vision, and will adore the fact that s/he is helping to permanently preserve our hallowed battlegrounds in creative ways. The Digital Director reports directly to the President, and is responsible for managing the organization’s website, mobile battlefield apps, and other digital products. S/he oversees all digital channel marketing efforts designed to drive growth and supervises a small staff and several outside contractors. The digital team supports other departments in digital initiatives related to the needs of each.

Candidates must have at least ten years of experience in multi-channel digital marketing and website management as well as customer management across different channels. Candidates also must be an experienced manager of people and tasks and have excellent interpersonal, verbal, and communication skills.

To apply for the position, please send resume and cover letter to:  No calls, please.


Development Manager for Giving Societies

Do you love raising money for causes you feel passionate about? Do you want to make a tangible difference in the world? Do you want to work at an organization with passionate staff and donors? Finally, do you have a real passion for preserving America’s history by saving endangered Civil War, Revolutionary War, and War of 1812 battlefields?

We are looking for a new Development team member who, first and foremost, loves building relationships and cultivating members of our major donor societies: The Color Bearers (those who give a $1,000-$25,000/year membership gift to the Civil War) and The Standard Bearers (those who give a $1,000-$25,000/year membership gift to the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 through our Campaign 1776 program). These generous individuals love our organization and love our mission, and the Development Manager will work closely with them to ensure that they continue to support battlefield preservation.

About the Civil War Trust:

If you want to work for a highly effective non-profit organization with a dedicated staff and generous and supportive membership and Board, the Civil War Trust is the place for you. We save historically-significant land where the battles of the Civil War, the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812 were fought. We also educate the public about these Wars that are so important to our American history. Check out our website to learn more about us and our work:

Job Responsibilities:

The Development Manager for Giving Societies is responsible for all aspects of the Color Bearer and Standard Bearer membership programs. The Development Manager will:

  • Plan and prepare a series of innovative marketing campaigns designed to acquire new Color Bearers and Standard Bearers.
  • Design other creative ways to get more individuals to join the Color Bearers and Standard Bearers.
  • Create and implement a plan to upgrade existing Color Bearers and Standard Bearers to higher membership levels.
  • Increase retention of existing Color Bearers and Standard Bearers through stewardship, cultivation, customer service, acknowledgement letters, and renewals.
  • Oversee all administrative aspects of the program.

Qualities sought:

  • Exceptional work ethic, attention to detail, initiative, polished professionalism, creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, proficiency on all Microsoft Office programs, and the requirement to excel as part of a highly functioning and collegial team.
  • Previous experience in membership fundraising (2-5+ years) highly preferred, but demonstrated success in other business or professional fields will be (definitely) considered. 

Other information:

Position is based at our downtown DC national Headquarters. Salary is commensurate with experience, and we offer excellent benefits. Occasional overnight travel, evening and weekend work will be required.  Email a convincing cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.

Project Associate

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. 

Please forward a cover letter and resume via e-mail to Thomas M. Gilmore, Chief Real Estate Officer at or by mail to: 

Thomas M. Gilmore 
Chief Real Estate Officer 
Civil War Trust 
1156 15th Street, N.W. 
Suite 900 
Washington, DC 20005

(No phone calls, please.)

Part Time Administrative Assistant, Real Estate Department

The Civil War Trust (the “Trust”) is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to preserving American Civil War, War of 1812 and Revolutionary War battlefields, successfully preserving over 46,000 acres in 23 states in its 30-year history. We are looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant within the Real Estate Department who will be dedicated to the Trust’s mission of acquiring and preserving the country’s most important Civil War, War of 1812 and Revolutionary War sites. The Administrative Assistant will be primarily responsible for office support activities for the department, including filing (electronically and physically); updating and reviewing various spreadsheets; organization of transactional documents relating to acquisitions, dispositions, conservation easements and grants; research related to historic land use and land preservation projects, including but not limited to zoning and comprehensive plan; and, responding to inquiries regarding land transactions.


A BA/BS is required. Candidates must be detail-oriented, possess strong knowledge of MS Office programs, along with strong organization and communication skills, and problem solving and research abilities. An interest in American history and preservation is essential.

This position is based in the Washington, D.C. office. It is a part-time position, with no more than 30 hours per week.

Electronic cover letters and resumes (preferred) may be e-mailed to, attention Kathy Robertson, Deputy Director of Real Estate No phone calls please.

The Civil War Trust is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


Internship Opportunities

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.

Land Preservation:

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 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.