About Weeksville Heritage Center 

Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC) is a historic site and cultural center in Central Brooklyn that uses education, arts, and a social justice lens to preserve, document and inspire engagement with the history of Weeksville, one of the largest free Black communities in pre-Civil War America, and the Historic Hunterfly Road Houses. Founded in 1838, Weeksville was the second largest of approximately 100 independent African-American communities established before the Civil War.

When a group of community activists rediscovered three remaining original homes 1968, they purchased, rehabilitated, and restored the Hunterfly Road Houses, re-opening their doors as the Weeksville Heritage Center in 1973. In 2014, WHC opened its new Cultural Arts and Education Center and campus, including a visual arts gallery, performance space, resource center, and administrative offices. WHC is now poised for a bright new era, with the resources and vision in place to fully activate our history and expand our education, preservation, and public programming.

Recently announced as New York City's newest Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) member, the first since 1998, WHC is one of New York City’s cultural treasures, dedicated to preserving and celebrating the story of the 19th century African-American community of Weeksville, a nationally significant, exceptionally well-documented and rare extant example of an independent African-American community organized by Black entrepreneurs and land investors to promote economic, social, and political rights.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of the individual and corporate giving program, including drafting and sending out letters and materials
  • Coordinate the development of annual fund appeals
  • Ensure that all donations are properly tracked and reconciled with the finance team
  • Support the data/CRM (Salsa) migration project
  • Assist in the creation and execution of the multi-platform fundraising & information campaigns
  • Aid in preparing onboarding materials for new Board of Trustees members
  • Schedule and coordinate quarterly Board of Trustees meetings
  • Coordinate the moves management chart, tracking deadlines and updates
  • Collaborate with the marketing and development teams to create and send donor and funder communications
  • Assist CEO in tracking and responding to development related emails and correspondences
  • Collaborate with other departments to execute development related events and site visits


Required Skills, Knowledge, and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in fundraising 
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects for various stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to execute deliverables and meet conflicting deadlines


This is a full-time exempt position with a salary range of $50,000-$55,000 annually. Weeksville Heritage Center offers a benefits package that is competitive with the market, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a retirement plan that employees can contribute to after the eligibility period, and paid vacation, paid sick leave, and personal days with the option for a hybrid work schedule.

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