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The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation

Administrator-Development Assistant Job Description:

The Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation seeks an Administrator-Development Assistant, starting on June 1, 2015. At present, the position is part-time, approximately 15 hours per week, with a goal that the Administrator will assist in seeking funding to grow the position to be a full-time position. Candidates for the Administrator-Development Assistant position should have the following experience and abilities:

  • Researching fundraising opportunities, supporting fundraising initiatives, and administering fundraising activities
  • Non-profit/NGO administration experience, including budget planning
  • Membership development and management
  • Event/conference planning and administration
  • Website management
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, accounting, graphic design, and web design software
  • Marketing
  • Interest in cultural heritage preservation, law and policies

Duties of the Administrator–Development Assistant

Under the direction of the Officers and Board of Directors (“Board”), the Administrator-Development Assistant is responsible for furthering LCCHP’s mission and financial objectives. The key roles of the Administrator-Development Assistant are focused on fundraising opportunities, initiatives, and activities, and on administering the operational functions of the organization.


The Administrator-Development Assistant is expected to provide the following services:

a. Budget and Finance:

1. Research fundraising opportunities, support fundraising initiatives, and administer fundraising activities.

2. Reconcile income and expenditures; create the annual budget.

3. Monitor compliance with applicable not-for-profit law and prepare filings as needed.

4. Keep the Board fully informed on the financial condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.


b. Program Development and Administration:

1. Coordinate LCCHP activities.

2. Work flexible hours, to accommodate needs of LCCHP, averaging 15 hours per week.

3. Maintain and update web site with upcoming events, special announcements, advocacy efforts, resources, etc.

4. Track memberships and renewals; send reminder messages to and follow up with those who do not renew.

5. Maintain and update the LCCHP social media websites.

6. Refer inquiries concerning LCCHP and the field of cultural heritage law to LCCHP Board members, where appropriate.

7. Plan logistical aspects of the annual conference and additional regional conferences and events as they arise.

8. Participate, either in person or by phone, in all board meetings scheduled by the President and the LCCHP Board.

9. Oversee interns.


c. Committee Responsibilities:

1. Schedule Board and Committee Meetings.

2. Take minutes and ensure all participants receive the agenda, minutes and financials at least 10 days before the next meeting.


The salary will be $15,000, with potential expansion of position upon LCCHP developing a more robust financial condition. This position is a contractor position with a one year contract. There will be a probationary period of 90 days with a subsequent review at six months. Interested persons should send cover letter, curriculum vitae and references by e-mail by May 15, 2015 to Elizabeth Varner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and Diane Edelman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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