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Advance Sales Representative
Full time position

Position Summary
Provide customer service to visitors/customers by assisting callers in making reservations for all events sold by Gettysburg Foundation.  Enter all reservations including confirmations, charge credit cards for deposits.  Assist callers with planning, directions and questions.


  • Check phone messages, return calls and make, change or cancel reservations.
  • Answer all calls in a timely and professional manner
  • Assign Licensed Battlefield Guides according to needs of clients
  • Work closely with the Park and Licensed Battlefield Guides including providing necessary reports
  • Charge credit cards for deposit and balances. 
  • Call Licensed Battlefield Guides and notify Gettysburg Tour Center & Eisenhower Farm of any changes in scheduling. 
  • Contact clients regarding payments due.
  • Perform client research
  • Assist sales manager in all outreach programs designed to attract new clients and retain current clients
  • Coordinate arrivals and services including giving directions for speediest arrival and notifying guide of their location and estimated time of arrivals
  • Mail information requested by clients
  • Develop familiarity with all the services we offer


HS/GED plus 1 year of experience in Sales background, Tourist business, Customer service, banking, or a related field.  Sales goal oriented, Ability to clearly communicate – written and oral, problem solve, prioritize and multi-task, operate efficiently under pressure.  Ability to use appropriate application software currently, Patron’s Edge, desired.

Please send cover letter and resume to sgrim@gettysburgfoundation.org  EOE.

  Director of Philanthropy, Individual Giving
Full time position

Position Summary

As a senior member of the development team, the Director of Philanthropy, Individual Giving must be an innovative development professional responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and securing major philanthropic gifts from individuals to the Gettysburg Foundation. Must demonstrate a high level of experience in building long term relationships with donors and prospects and a proven track record of identifying, cultivating, soliciting, closing, and stewarding gifts ranging from five to six (and ideally seven) figures.


  • Responsible for soliciting five and six figure or higher gifts from identified and qualified donor prospects
  • Build and manage a portfolio of approximately 125 to 150 prospective donors including qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding these donors.
  • Work collaboratively with and in support of volunteers, other development staff, and other Foundation representatives to cultivate and solicit donors for organizational priorities.
  • Monitor all prospect contacts to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations.
  • Accurately manage all prospect/donor activity in Raiser’s Edge to ensure cross-departmental communication and coordination.
  • Research and identify suspects and prospects both from within the Foundation’s existing database and external thereto.
  • Provide support to the Foundation President, Chief Development Officer, the Board of Directors and other members of the development team as requested and appropriate.
  • Participate in the Foundation’s efforts to market planned giving to a broad circle of constituents.
  • At all times, conduct themselves in accordance with the highest professional and ethical standards.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience in development and fundraising with at least 5 years of experience closing individual major gifts. Experience in supervision a plus. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal/interpersonal. Good organization and attention to detail skills, desired. Business management and strategic management ability. Marketing/sales/promotion skills a plus. Ability and willingness to travel independently approximately 35% of the time. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus.

Please send cover letter and resume to sgrim@gettysburgfoundation.org. EOE.

Executive Assistant to the President

The Executive Assistant provides a wide range of executive and administrative assistance to the president, including the president’s meeting and travel schedule, interacting with Board of Directors and donors. The Executive Assistant provides timely coordination with all senior staff leadership and Departments.

In their role with the president, the Executive Assistant will need to maintain confidentiality and exhibit discretion on all matters. This person needs to be a team player in assisting with administrative activities of other office staff. Moreover, the Executive Assistant needs to be a high level problem-solver, critical thinker and possess the capacity for long-range planning, creativity, and an ability to work independently. Given the role the Executive Assistant will serve, they should exhibit a high level of organizational savvy, attention to detail, and communication skills. Given the work style of the president, the Executive Assistant must be able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously-switching gears constantly under pressure and scrutiny. In addition, the Executive Assistant must be able to make independent decisions regarding calls, meetings and requests for the president’s time.

The responsibilities of the Executive Assistant, include:

  • Schedule the president’s calendar (internal and external) including preparation of detailed itineraries, and make various travel arrangements, etc.
  • Prepare (every Friday) the President’s briefing book for the following week, coordinating with various departments for briefings, meeting documents and such.
  • Screen and prioritize all calls, visits and requests to meet with the president.
  • Prepare correspondence for president’s signature. Keep up to date mailing lists for president’s use.
  • Ensure that all documents, letters, briefings and other materials going to the president are in perfect and final format, including but not limited to grammar, content, substance, and accuracy.
  • Serve as a liaison with the members of the board of directors and their assistants and coordinate board member itineraries as directed by the president.
  • Work with and develop relationships with board of director and donor’s executive secretaries and assistants.
  • Assist Foundation president and board secretary in preparation of board meeting materials, preparing all logistics for all board and committee meetings as directed by the president. The board of directors meets a minimum of three times a year in various locations throughout the country.
  • In the absence of the board secretary, records the minutes of the board of directors meetings, executive committee meetings, etc.
  • Schedule and coordinate all board of director meetings, executive committee meetings and other special board/committee meetings, dinners, and activities.
  • Ensure that all board briefing materials are developed on time and are in final draft for president’s review and approval; prepare and implement timeline/itinerary or board meetings; makes and manages all logistical arrangements.

Professional Qualifications and Personal Attributes:

The Executive Assistant should ideally possess the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:

Professional Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in Business, Communication, or related field plus a minimum of 5 years executive administrative experience or equivalent experience.
  • Experience maintaining board-related files including bylaws, board resolutions, etc.
  • Experience planning special events, and possessing an ability to serve as meeting planner for Board meetings, retreats, development related visits, special group visits, etc. in various locations across the country.
  • Possess a high level of computer skills and ability to use appropriate application software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Personal Attributes

  • Passionate commitment to the Foundation’s mission.
  • Ability to listen to others and learn from their best ideas.
  • Intellectual curiosity, coupled with an innovative and entrepreneurial drive.
  • Impeccable integrity, high energy level, and the possession of a sense of humor.


Compensation for the Executive Assistant includes a competitive salary and an excellent package of health and other employee benefits.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email a cover letter explaining how your skills and background fit this position and a resume to: Daniel Sherman, President, Explore Company at resumes@explorecompany.com. Refer to GF/EA in the subject line. No phone inquiries please.

Gettysburg Foundation is committed to diversity and invites individuals who bring a diversity of culture, experience and ideas to apply.

All correspondence will remain confidential.

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