Employment Opportunities

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Development Associate

The Development Associate provides administrative support services to ensure the effective operations of the Development office. He/she reports to the CEO and supports the Development team through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication. This full-time position is responsible for executing all aspects of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library’s program for support from individuals, including the Annual Fund. Additionally, this position will coordinate all aspects of the League of Friends Membership program, including member acquisition, retention and special membership programming.


1) Work with the CEO, Development Officer, and other staff as needed to ensure the successful execution of the annual fundraising plan to include: responsibility for segmented appeal mailings; monthly reminders for membership renewal; and tracking the pledge balances of individual donors.
2) Data entry, gift processing, and donor reporting using the donor management system Raiser’s Edge.
3) Prepare donation acknowledgements, and retain accurate files for annual audit review.
4) Conduct prospect research, and develop prospect lists for CEO and board.
5) Create documents, including proposals, and stewardship reports.
6) Work effectively and collaboratively with a wide range of WWPL staff and supporters by providing general assistance to donors, volunteers, vendors and visitors.
7) Assist with scheduling of development meetings for CEO and board members.
8) Develop social media campaigns for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest in collaboration with the Marketing Director.
9) Plan and execute special events for donors and guests.
10) Monitor the departmental budget and prepare expense reports.
11) Support other departmental efforts that require a team approach and in particular provide assistance with special events.


1) Excellent writing, spelling, grammar and proofreading skills.
2) Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with strong attention to detail.
3) Ability to work independently and as a team member.
4) Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to prioritize workload to meet tight deadlines.
5) Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills.
6) Strong computer skills- Microsoft Office proficiency required with Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.

Please send your resume and cover letter to HR@woodrowwilson.org



The President’s Shop of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking a gift shop assistant. We are looking for an individual with excellent interpersonal skills along with a warm demeanor, someone who is able to handle customer service situations with maturity and grace. Along with making our visitors feel welcome, the successful candidate will also be responsible for museum admissions, opening and closing the shop, display, and some inventory maintenance. We’d like all applicants to have solid prior experience in a similar setting. This is a P/T position which requires some weekend work on an as needed basis. Please send resumes to: cpolhill@woodrowwilson.org. No phone calls, please


did you know?

Wilson was president throughout World War I. He attempted to keep America out of the war and even won reelection with the slogan "He kept us out of war." Nonetheless, after the sinking of the Lusitania, continued run-ins with German submarines, and the release of the Zimmerman Telegram, America became involved. with the Lusitania, the continued harassment of American ships by German submarines, and the release of the Zimmerman Telegram meant that America joined the allies in April, 1917.

Woodrow Wilson was President when the 19th amendment was ratified in 1920 giving women the right to vote.

Wilson piloted the ship that brought America onto the world stage. He made the first steps of leading us out of isolationism, violating Washington's tenet of avoiding foreign entanglements.

He led America during World War I. His fervent hope was for the US to join a League of Nations, the precursor to the United Nations.

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "Life does not consist in thinking, it consists in acting."

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "The Constitution was not made to fit us like a straitjacket. In its elasticity lies its chief greatness."

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "I believe in democracy because it releases the energies of every human being."

The Seventeenth Amendment was formally adopted on May 31, 1913. Wilson had been president for almost three months at the time. The amendment provided for the direct election of senators. Prior to its adoption, Senators were chosen by state legislatures.

Wilson was the first president to receive a PhD which he got in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University. He had received his undergraduate degree from the College of New Jersey, renamed Princeton University in 1896.

Woodrow Wilson could not read during the first decade of his life. Though undiagnosed, he may have suffered from a learning disability

Woodrow Wilson was known as "Tommy" until his college years.

Woodrow Wilson during his boyhood, helped establish the "Lightfoot Baseball Club" with his friends. Wilson played second base and was an avid sport fan throughout his adult life.

Woodrow Wilson was the first president to attend the Major League Baseball Fall Classic. He saw the debut of a young 20 year old pitcher by the name of George Herman "Babe" Ruth.

Woodrow Wilson was a graduate of Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University and the only president to hold an earned doctoral degree.

Woodrow Wilson image is on the $100,000 bill although it is no longer in circulation