Join the NSCDA Team!

Thank you for your interest in The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America! Here you will find current job openings at our National Headquarters office, Dumbarton House, in Washington, DC.

NSCDA Special Projects Assistant: Part-time

The NSCDA seeks a part-time, hourly Special Projects Assistant to support the development and implementation of strategic initiatives for the organization. Areas of support will primarily include the Great American Treasures: NSCDA Museum Alliance (GAT), the Women in Preservation Symposium, and the NSCDA Museum Alliance Grant Fund.

The successful candidate will possess exceptional communication skills, an aptitude for details and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment with competing priorities.The Special Projects Assistant is a new position designed to support a portfolio of new and exciting initiatives that span the mission and project areas of the NSCDA.

Full job description available here. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to with “Special Projects Assistant” in subject line. No phone calls please.


Campaign Coordinator: Full Time (or Contracted Full-Time Equivalent); 1-year term

The NSCDA seeks a full-time Campaign Coordinator to keep Comprehensive Campaign progressing with a high level of visibility and momentum that engenders a sense of excitement, optimism and confidence in achieving the campaign goal. The Campaign Coordinator is a temporary, one-year term position responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of a Comprehensive Campaign (currently in its quiet phase) to fund critical capital, programmatic, and endowment initiatives. The Campaign Coordinator supports the Campaign Steering Committee and Executive Director, while coordinating efforts with the consulting Campaign Counsel and internal NSCDA development colleagues.

The Campaign Coordinator manages campaign donor cultivation and solicitation; Steering Committee support; campaign acknowledgment, recognition, and communications; and campaign reporting. She/he works primarily out of the NSCDA National Headquarters offices at Dumbarton House. The successful candidate will be an incredible communicator with a high degree of initiative and impeccable attention to detail; experience working with volunteers and/or Board committees; equally comfortable communicating on the phone/in person as by email; highly organized; enthusiastic and comfortable in a fast-paced office environment and juggling multiple priorities.

Full job description available here. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to with “Campaign Coordinator” in subject line. No phone calls please.