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Job Opening:

Development Coordinator

The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation is currently seeking candidates for the position of Development Coordinator. The development coordinator is primarily responsible for donor management, grants and fundraising, and managing the Foundation’s retail outlets. The position also plays a key role in planning and executing the Heart Mountain Pilgrimage and other events. This is a full-time position and reports to the executive director. The salary range for this position is $38,000 to $43,000, commensurate with experience and other qualifications.

Strongly Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years experience in non-profit work, preferably in a grant writing or fundraising capacity.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with Salesforce or similar customer relationship software.
  • Experience in retail management.
  • Knowledge of WWII and Japanese American history.

The Development Coordinator is responsible for the following duties:

Donor Management:

  • Oversees the processing of donations and memberships. Coordinates communications with donor and members, including the mailing of acknowledgment letters and membership cards. Maintains and evaluates all systems used in processing donations.
  • Enters donor and member data into the Salesforce database. Trains and oversees additional staff for data entry when necessary.
  • Maintains donor address lists for the quarterly magazine, membership expiration notices, fundraising campaigns, and other mailings. Annually compiles a complete end-of-year donor list.
  • Fields questions and requests from donors and updates donor contact information as necessary.

Grants & Fundraising:

  • Works with the professional staff to identify grant needs and grantors; assists in developing grant proposals and budgets. Drafts interim and final reports for all grants received.
  • Seeks and cultivates sponsors and donors to support the Foundation’s operations, events, projects, and initiatives.
  • Collaborates with design and communications staff to develop and coordinate giving campaigns. Establishes metrics for success evaluates the effectiveness of each campaign.

Gift Shop Management:

  • Curates the shopping experience for both the museum store and online shop. Coordinates sales and specials and oversees the development of retail displays. Seeks out books and souvenirs that extend the Foundation’s brand and mission, and helps develop new site-specific items.
  • Works with retail staff to monitor and reorder inventory as necessary. Compiles a monthly inventory report and works with the bookkeeper to compile a monthly profit/loss report for the gift shop.

Events Management:

  • Oversees registration for approximately 350 attendees to the annual Heart Mountain Pilgrimage. Develops online and paper forms for registration. Assists attendees with the registration process and event and travel information. Manages the registration table at the Pilgrimage.
  • Serves as liaison between the Foundation and Pilgrimage venues, coordinating staff scheduling, room rentals, food service, and technology needs for the event.

Guest Services:

  • Serves as front desk staff, assisting guests and providing background on the site and museum, approximately 8 hours per week. Assists with special events and programs as needed.
  • Participates in the cleaning and upkeep of all museum facilities.

The Development Coordinator may also be responsible additional duties, as assigned.


To Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume to Dakota Russell, Executive Director, at dakota@heartmountain.org.

The application period closes December 8, 2020.

The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation is an “At Will” employer. Employment, compensation, and/or benefits can be terminated, with or without cause, and with or without notice, at the option of either the Foundation or the employee.


In August 2011, the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation (HMWF) opened the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center in Powell, Wyoming. The Interpretive Center provides an overview of the wartime relocation of Japanese Americans, including the background history of anti-Asian prejudice in America and the factors leading to their enforced relocation and confinement. Special emphasis is given to the experience of incarceration, the diverse personal responses of Japanese Americans to their imprisonment, constitutional issues, violations of civil liberties and civil rights, and the broader issues of race and social justice in the U.S. Through photographs, artifacts, oral histories, and interactive exhibits, visitors to the Interpretive Center experience life at Heart Mountain through the eyes of those Japanese and Japanese Americans who were confined here during World War II.

The mission of the HMWF is to preserve and memorialize the Heart Mountain World War II Japanese American Confinement Site and the stories that symbolize the fragility of democracy; to educate the public about the history of the illegal imprisonment of Japanese Americans at Heart Mountain during World War II and its impact on the Bighorn Basin; and to support inquiry, research and outreach to highlight the lessons of the Japanese American confinement and their relevance to the preservation of liberty and civil rights for all Americans today.

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