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Updated: Mar 22

Posted March 22, 2024. AHCA is looking for a strategic planning firm to assist the organization in its next steps and future growth as a non-profit. Apply now: Strategic Planning Request for Proposals: PDF found below.

AHCA Strategic Planning RFP
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Posted: March 15, 2024; Priority deadline: March 31, 2024; No phone calls, please.


Fundraising Manager

·    Austin History Center Association (AHCA)

·    Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas 78701

·    Salary Range: $65,000 - $72,500, depending on experience

·    40 hours a week, in-person required (occasional remote work possible)

·    One weekend day required w/ evenings weekends as necessary (total 5-day workweek)

·    Professional development funds

·    Competitive health insurance and retirement benefits


This is a non-profit position with the Austin History Center Association, separate from the City of Austin.




The Austin History Center Association (AHCA) is the friends group of the Austin History Center (AHC). The AHCA’s mission is to fundraise for AHC operations and produce timely history-based programming to ensure that the diverse stories of Austin and Travis County are discovered, collected, presented, and preserved. Originally constructed as the Austin Public Library in 1933, community efforts established the AHC after a $5 million campaign (in today’s dollars) to save the historic structure. The AHCA is working with the Austin Public Library to expand the AHC into the adjacent 1978 John H. Faulk Building, the replacement library for the original 1933 building.


The 1933 building was slated to be demolished for a parking garage upon the construction of the adjacent Austin Public Library in 1978, now known as the John H. Faulk Building. In 2017, the Austin Public Library relocated its operations out of the Faulk Building leaving in question the future use of over 100,000 square feet of space. In partnership with the Austin Public Library, the AHCA is now undertaking a $300,000 Vision Plan to envision both the Austin History Center and the Faulk Building as one cohesive visitor experience.




The candidate for this position will serve as the primary development and administration support employee for the AHCA. This individual will assist the Executive Director in the strategic transition of the organization from a solely membership-based organization to that of a public facing non-profit in the following ways:

·       researching, implementing, and operating IT upgrades, Donor CRM, website and communications applications, and HR protocols and procedures;

·       communicating with members, donors, funders, and the general public via website, email, letters, and newsletter;

·       communicating with external partners, collaborators, and vendors;

·       assisting in digital file organization and management;

·       participating in strategic conversations of the organization’s forthcoming Strategic Plan and Vision Plan for the capital project;   

·       assisting the ED in managing the organization’s board of directors and logistics of board committees and board meetings;

·       assisting the ED in supervision of work-study interns; and

·       assisting the ED in other reasonable duties as assigned.





  • Bachelors degree (Masters preferred) in non-profit-aligned or related discipline, and five or more years related experience, or equivalent combination of education/experience;

  • Extensive experience in fund development, including grant writing, grant and foundation relationship management and individual donor cultivation and project support;

  • Proven leadership and strength in institutional strategy, planning, project management, and organization;

  • Skills in project management software, Mac environment using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and presentation software (PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.);

  • Entrepreneurial experience/outlook with demonstrated ability to innovate, take risks across disciplines, and anticipate tasks, questions, problems, and solutions;

  • Experience developing, managing, and implementing robust and ambitious multi-year plans, schedules, and concurrent timelines;

  • Familiarity with arts, culture, humanities, and non-profit organizations, including how programs are implemented and funded; and

  • Familiarity with capital projects, with an emphasis on major gifts and the intersections between design, construction (real estate and real estate finance), and fundraising.





·       AHCA offers a competitive benefits plan including medical, dental, vision, and paid time off and family and parental leave, and long-term disability insurance.

·       Professional development funds are available to attend local and national trainings and conferences.

·       The AHCA is an equal opportunity employer. At AHCA, we value and actively seek the diversity of individuals and the ideas, perspectives, insights, and values they bring to the workplace.

·       The position requires a background check and the ability to work one weekend day a week and evenings and weekends as needed. The total number of days per workweek is five days.





Please send a resume and cover letter to by February 29, 2024 with “Fundraising Manager Application FIRST NAME LAST NAME” (please put your name) in the subject line.


Due to the high volume of interest, regrettably, we cannot guarantee a response to individual applicants, but will acknowledge receipt of applications. If you are selected as a potential candidate, the AHCA will contact you to schedule an interview and request three former manager references. No phone calls, please.

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