The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial is seeking a professional, part-time assistant for the Museum’s Development and Membership Department.

Position:                  Development Assistant

Reports To:            Director of Development

Division:                   Development & Memberships

Remote:                   Mix of working from home and the ship, 20-30 hours a week


This key employee will assist the Director of Development in meeting the fundraising and membership goals of the Museum.


Employer Background

The Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey, Inc. (HPA), is a private non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of restoring, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the history of the former USS New Jersey and her veterans via our primary artifact, the Battleship New Jersey, this nation’s longest, fastest, and most decorated battleship. Additionally the HPA develops educational programs about the Battleship New Jersey and supports the economic growth of the City of Camden, New Jersey.


Via our primary programs of tours, school tours, group outings, overnight encampments and special event rentals, the Battleship draws over 80,000 guests annually to a site which includes the Battleship, a Memorial Pier and a Promenade with a visitor’s center with a box office and gift shop.


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Assist the Director of Development in meeting the fundraising and membership goals of the Museum.

  • Input donations and memberships received by mail into the ship’s Blackbaud Altru donor database
  • Update donor records
  • Create and mail thank you letters and membership cards for donors and members
  • Research donors and members to update, clean up, fix, and deduplicate database records
  • Call and/or email donors as needed to invite them to events, request donations, etc.
  • Work with Director of Development and outside vendors to create mailed appeal letters
  • Look for Major Gift Prospects in donor database
  • Look for new Major Gift Prospects in sources like Foundation Center Online and others
  • Prepare and mail membership renewal letters each month
  • Track down contact information for records missing that information
  • Creating records in our database for supporters who buy retail items on our web site
  • Contact supporters to cultivate as needed
  • Contact and research supporters to find out why they support the ship
  • Create and maintain an online database of obituaries of ship veterans
  • Contact current and lapsed library members to keep membership active and update contact information
  • File annual charity registrations with states as needed
  • Be trained as a tour guide and conduct tours when needed
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Very experienced with Excel and Word
  • Strong donor communication skills
  • Comfortable soliciting donations
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required
  • Non-profit experience helpful
  • Experience with Blackbaud or other CRM helpful
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher required
  • Flexible hours including some nights and weekends


Battleship New Jersey recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly-qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner.


Battleship New Jersey may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting, search firms and others Equal Employment Opportunity.


Battleship New Jersey strongly support equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, sex, religion, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation or preference, medical condition (including pregnancy) or protected disability where it is unrelated to the ability to perform a job, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, or any other category prohibited by federal, state or applicable local law, regulation or ordinance.


This position is Exempt.

Overtime may be required.

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