About the Senator John Heinz History
The Senator John Heinz History Center is a
Smithsonian-affiliated museum and a first-day Pittsburgh attraction
that presents compelling stories from American history with a
Western Pennsylvania connection, all in an interactive and engaging
environment for visitors of all ages. The largest history
museum in Pennsylvania, the
AAM-accredited History Center attracts large and
diverse audiences to its 370,000-square-foot facility in
Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District that includes six floors of
long-term and changing exhibition space along with spectacular
spaces for special events.
The History Center’s family of museums includes the Western
Pennsylvania Sports Museum, a dynamic museum-within-a-museum; the
Fort Pitt Museum in Point State Park; and Meadowcroft Rockshelter
& Historic Village, a National Historic Landmark located in
Avella, Washington County, Pa. The History Center also leads a
partnership of more than 125 regional historical societies,
museums, and organizations dedicated to preserving local history –
the History Center Affiliates Program.
A popular destination for families and visitors to our
region, the History Center attracts more than 250,000 visitors
annually and reaches millions through virtual programs and digital
outreach. The History Center was recently recognized as America’s
#2 History Museum by USA TODAY and “Pittsburgh’s Best Museum” by
The Heinz History Center is seeking an Advancement Associate,
Research & Constituent Records. This full-time position is
responsible for conducting prospective donor research; preparation
of event and meeting research materials; assisting with processing
of charitable contributions and memberships; updating constituent
profiles; filing contribution and membership records; and assisting
with fulfillment of membership packets and other advancement
mailings. As a member of the Advancement team, the Advancement
Associate will also assist with membership, cultivation, and
fundraising events (some evening and weekend hours required) and
provide support with other administrative tasks and special
projects, as needed.
The Advancement Associate must follow best practices in
fundraising and maintain strict confidentiality related to the
personal and financial information of History Center trustees,
donors, members, and other constituents. The position requires
superior customer service; ability to communicate professionally in
person, on the phone, and in writing; attention to detail; and the
ability to manage their time and prioritize multiple projects
efficiently and effectively. The Advancement Associate will work
both independently and collaboratively to assist the Advancement
team in meeting our strategic and organizational goals.
This is a full-time, salaried / non-exempt position
reporting to the Membership Engagement Manager.
- High school graduate or equivalent experience required.
- At least two years of experience in the not-for-profit sector
or other office environment.
- Prior fundraising or museum experience is a plus.
- Ability to work with a variety of people, handle delicate
issues, and maintain donor confidentiality.
- Must be a self-starter, proactively anticipating team needs,
with superior customer service skills and the ability to creatively
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication
- Ability to pay close attention to details, work efficiently,
and meet deadlines within a fast-paced work environment
- Planning, organization and prioritizing multiple tasks are key
- Ability to learn new skills
- Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook,
OneDrive, and Teams.
- Experience with Fundraising or Prospect Research software is a
The successful candidate will be required to prove that they
have received the COVID-19
vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be
Why Work at the History Center?
- Rewarding, mission-driven work that makes an impact in the
- Dynamic workplace located in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip
- Flexible Work Schedule
- Full benefits package including medical, dental, and vision
- 403(B) retirement plan
- Paid time off
- Nine (9) paid holidays
- Company paid life insurance / LTD
- Discounts in the Museum Shop and Cafe
The History Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The
History Center celebrates diversity and is committed to treating
all applicants & employees fairly based on their abilities,
achievements, and experience without regard to race, national
origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation,
gender identity or any other classification protected by