Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities at The Historic Trust

The Historic Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire civic pride and economic vitality through education, preservation, and celebration of our community’s history. The Trust excels in its day-to-day work to fulfill this mission, including preserving, developing, and managing properties; producing and hosting community events and ceremonies; providing educational and engaging programming; and creating fundraising and volunteer opportunities. The Trust welcomes new perspectives and commitment to community.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at The Historic Trust will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.  The Historic Trust does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression other than other characteristic protected by law.

Job Description

Title:  Development and Outreach Manager

The Historic Trust has the honor of producing some of the region’s most iconic community events and public programming as well as preserving its most prized historic assets and leasing spaces within them to valued tenants. This full-time position offers a great opportunity for an outgoing person with a heart for service and an understanding of cause marketing, fundraising, and community partnerships.

Reporting to the President & CEO of the Trust, the Development & Outreach Manager position is full-time and is expected to take the lead on the organization’s fundraising events, sponsorship activities, and community connections. Work includes but is not limited to: planning, strategy, and acquisition related to the Trust’s sponsorship of programs and events; managing a department assistant; collaborating on communications in a variety of media; collaborating on Trust-sponsored public events; staffing Trust events as needed.


  • Familiarity with and understanding of Vancouver/Southwest Washington community, businesses, and social landscape strongly desired.
  • Ability to take and provide direction and to motivate others through good communication practices, modeling collaborative behavior, optimism, and desire for high achievement.
  • Excellent, clear oral and written communications.
  • Strong strategic project management skills with ability to prioritize wisely, multitask, and creatively solve complex problems
  • Openness to new ideas and their implementation. Ability to adapt to changing situations.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to organize and implement special events and donor stewardship activities.
  • Ability to build trust internally and externally, and command a professional image.


  • Work in concert with President & CEO to develop and implement short-range/long-range plans for fund development and community engagement goals at the Trust.
  • Design, implement, and manage sponsorship plans focused on growing revenue across industries and sectors.
  • Develop strategic, proactive relationships with potential sponsors and corporate partners, and other supporters of the philanthropic community.
  • Work collaboratively with staff to activate sponsorships and ensure all sponsorship agreements are adhered to.
  • Creatively steward all corporate partners and sponsors as donors to the organization, maintaining ethical standards at all times.
  • Work collaboratively with staff to identify and act on opportunities for outreach and engagement within the community, according to the organization’s strategic direction.
  • Manage department assistant and to understand and ensure fulfillment of their day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Lead and collaborate with colleagues on Trust fundraising events.


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, non-profit administration, fundraising, public relations or related field is preferred.
  • In lieu of education, three (3) years of experience in sponsorship sales or cause marketing, preferably in a nonprofit or association environment.
  • Experience building a sponsorship or similar sales program and success in meeting or exceeding targets is preferred.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office, social media, Adobe Cloud, and basic office computing.
  • Experience with or ability to learn computer programs and management systems used by the Trust such as Bloomerang, Stripe, Greater Giving, etc. and participate in trainings as needed.


Position is in-person, on-site. Sustained posture in a seated position and prolonged periods of typing.  Ability to lift 25 pounds for moving of tables, chairs for meeting set-up. Position requires the flexibility to work occasional evenings, weekends and holidays. Frequent verbal contact with others. Fast-paced workplace.

Reports to: President/CEO

Hours: Full-time

Pay: $60-65,000 annually.

Benefits: Generous benefit package that includes healthcare coverage, life, and retirement contributions in accordance with the Trust’s policies. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Position open until filled.


If interested, please email the following to

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how you are qualified.
  • Your resume (including at least three professional references).