Career Opportunities

  • WHAT YOU WILL DO

    The Vice President, Donor Impact and Engagement will build on our success of more than doubling our annual fundraising program and lead USES’s fundraising and donor relations, marketing & communications, and community relations efforts through an ambitious growth phase.

    USES is implementing a strategic plan and multi-million-dollar comprehensive capital campaign that will grow philanthropic support to at least $3M annually by FY23.  As a member of the Executive Team, the Vice President, Donor Impact and Engagement will report to and partner closely with the President & CEO to set our direction for fundraising, communications and community relations, as well as actively contribute to the development and implementation of USES’s strategic goals and objectives, annual budget process, talent-related decisions, and overall organizational direction.

    The VP will manage a team of five development and communications staff including a Director of Development, Director of Marketing and Communications, Individual Giving Manager, Development Operations Associate, and Corporate and Foundation Relations Associate.  The VP will foster a culture of philanthropy among staff, participants, volunteers and the Board of Directors.

    WHAT YOU WILL LOVE

    Being a part of a committed, dedicated and fun senior management team that drives organizational strategy and impact
    Leading a department and team that builds impactful relationships to support our mission to disrupt the cycle of poverty for children and their families
    Partnering with the President & CEO and Board of Directors to create a culture of philanthropy that allows USES to achieve ambitious annual and campaign fundraising targets
    Serving as an external face of the organization and raising USES’s visibility to external stakeholders and partners, including funders, community partners, and media
    Cultivating and managing a portfolio of 100+ prospects and donors and ensuring USES’s relationships, both new and existing, are leveraged to optimize fundraising opportunities
    Working with the President & CEO in the management of her relationships and identifying opportunities to promote her as a thought leader in media (publications/interviews), events, conference presentations, and similar settings
    Building strong relationships with Program Directors, positioning Directors as partners in their program’s fundraising success and collaborating on the development of innovative programs
    Serving as fundraising liaison to the Board of Directors and volunteer committees, managing and coaching these individuals to ensure their success in development
    WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

    A commitment to USES’s mission, vision and values
    A minimum of 7 years of experience that demonstrates success cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting donors and direct experience managing a development department
    An ability to lead in an organization that is fast paced, growing and changing
    Demonstrated experience in taking initiative and setting and achieving ambitious goals
    An ability to coach, lead, and inspire a team to achieve goals
    Experience working collaboratively with a Board of Directors and volunteer committees
    Superb written and communication skills, public speaking skills; highly interpersonal
    Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage competing priorities
    Ability to exercise sound judgment and confidentiality at all times
    A working knowledge of Salesforce or other CRM
    CORE COMPETENCIES: We look forward to getting to know each candidate and their unique talents.  We are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the competencies listed below:

    Strategic Thinking – Analyzes and synthesizes data and information.  Listens, observes and questions.  Defines and monitors strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.  Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals.
    Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others. Articulates expectations of self and others. Supports, inspires and motivates others to perform well. Effectively influences actions and opinions of others. Is thoughtful and decisive. Gives appropriate recognition to others.
    Managing People/Coaching – Develops relationships. Listens, understands and is available to staff. Demonstrates emotional intelligence. Holds self and others accountable to defined expectations. Provides regular performance feedback. Develops and supports direct reports’ skills and encourages growth.
    Oral/Written Communication – Speaks and writes clearly and with excellence. Listens and provides clarification as needed. Responds well to questions. Varies communication style to meet recipient needs. Presents data clearly and effectively.
    Business Acumen – Understands the fundamentals of their functional area of development including development operations and reporting, corporate and foundation relationships, individual and major gift fundraising, moves management and capital campaigns
    Project Management – Develops short and long-term plans, tools, processes, and procedures, which enable the organization to meet objectives/goals and timelines, all while monitoring and managing resources.
    COMPENSATION + BENEFITS:

    USES offers its staff a robust compensation and benefits package including access to high-quality health, dental and vision benefits, 12 holidays, plus 2 floating holidays and your birthday off, 4 professional development days, a 403B retirement plan, and an opportunity for an end of year merit increase based on individual performance and the success of the organization in meeting its goals for the fiscal year.

    ABOUT USES:

    The mission of United South End Settlements (USES) is to harness the power of our diverse community to disrupt the cycle of poverty for children and their families. USES believes families have the best chance of reaching their potential when they have long-term, holistic support. Our goal is to empower families in the South End and the surrounding areas to stabilize, achieve economic mobility, and become more resilient through access to resources and connections to a diverse social network. We have integrated our programs and implemented new initiatives to support the whole family, providing children and youth with early childhood education, after school programs, and Camp Hale, a summer camp on Squam Lake in New Hampshire. We also support parents and caregivers to identify and pursue goals important to their family through one-on-one coaching and provide job training, placement, and career development. We value diversity in every setting and are committed to building a community of individuals with various backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives who share our vision for disrupting the cycle of poverty. To learn more, please visit our website at www.uses.org.

    OUR CORE VALUES:

    Community: We believe in engaging the entire community as a catalyst in our model of service that helps children and their families build strong, trusting and mutually beneficial relationships.
    Diversity: We believe that we achieve the greatest positive impact on children and their families when we include people from various backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives in disrupting the cycle of poverty.
    Opportunity: We believe that all people have potential and deserve access to top quality educational and economic opportunities.
    OUR ORGANIZATIONAL NORMS

    Collaboration: Finding ways to work together with each other and across our departments and positions
    Positivity: Having a “can do” attitude even when things are tough or stressful
    Transparency: Having open communication by sharing successes, challenges and ideas with each other
    Excellence: Doing the best we can all the time with everything we do

    USES is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We believe that tolerance of diversity and inclusion is not sufficient but that we are most effective when we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our services, and our community. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.
    Location: Boston, MA

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  • Job Summary
    The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program is designed to promote a more diverse pool of bidders on MBTA contracts by promoting business opportunities for firms owned by minority, women and other disadvantaged individuals that are certified as DBE Firms. It is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) as a condition of receiving federal assistance. The development, implementation, monitoring, and enforcement of the DBE Program is managed by the Government Program Compliance Unit of the MBTA’s Office of Diversity and Civil Rights (ODCR). In partnership with the MBTA capital delivery and procurement departments, ODCR identifies business opportunities for certified DBEs.

    Working under the supervision of the MBTA Assistant Director of Government Program Compliance and Monitoring, the Government Program Compliance Investigator will work hand-in-hand with MBTA Project Managers and Resident Engineers to monitor contract compliance, labor workforce participation goals for minorities and women, and provide program assistance and oversight of the DBE Program as outlined in 49 C.F.R. § 26 (2014) and the MBTA DBE Program Plan on all USDOT-assisted construction and professional service projects for the MBTA. The Government Program Compliance Investigator should have strong analytical skills, a background in interpreting state and federal civil rights statutes, and familiarity with reviewing commercial contract language.
    Duties & Responsibilities
    Knowledge of 49 C.F.R. § 26 (2014).
    Verify DBE certification status of prospective contractors and subcontractors on MBTA projects;
    Conduct site visits on MBTA construction projects to monitor for DBE compliance;
    Conduct Commercially Useful Function (C.U.F.) reviews in accordance with 49 C.F.R. § 26 and the MBTA DBE Program Plan;
    Ensure compliance with Labor Workforce goals;
    Investigate claims of sub/contractor non-compliance;
    Attend project-related meetings to monitor DBE and Minority Workforce Utilization/Female Workforce Utilization (MWU/FWU) requirements;
    Work on-site with MBTA Project Mangers, Resident Engineers, and Materials management staff to ensure civil rights and diversity requirements are being met;
    Participate on Selection Committees to ensure proposers are compliant with civil rights and workforce requirements;
    Review DBE and Workforce analysis on Project Awards, Change Orders and Amendments;
    Assist in the preparation and presentation of workshops and seminars related to DBE Program;
    Assist in the preparation of federal and state reporting as needed;
    Create and maintain project work files;
    Respond to inquiries via telephone, correspondence or in person, in a courteous and professional manner;
    Adhere to the rules, regulations, and policies of the MBTA including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination, Conflict of Interest, and Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies;
    Perform additional duties as assigned.

    Minimum Requirements/Qualifications
    A Bachelor’s degree in Public Management, Political Science, Paralegal Studies, Pre-law, or a related field from an accredited institution;
    Five (5) years’ experience in related work, including demonstrating knowledge in contract compliance on commercial construction projects, engaging in implementing and monitoring M/W/DBE programs in the transportation industry or other federal or state agencies, and displaying effective problem-solving abilities;
    The ability to travel to MBTA project sites, via subway, commuter rail, bus, ferry, or company vehicle is required.
    Experience with projects that require attention to detail and the ability to multi-task efficiently.
    Ability to effectively communicate complex topics with executive leadership and key stakeholders;
    Excellent customer service, communication, conflict resolution, and comprehension skills.
    Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
    Ability to provide a writing sample.
    Ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce;
    The ability to pass: background screenings; and the MBTA’s medical requirements, including physical examination and drug and alcohol screening;
    Have a satisfactory work record including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records. For internal candidates, the aforementioned applies to the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting. Infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection.
    PREFERENCES INCLUDE:Working knowledge or familiarity with federal civil rights laws;
    Experience working on large-scale construction projects;
    Working knowledge or familiarity with the state materials and service procurement process;
    Working knowledge or familiarity of the Design-Build procurement and contracting process;
    Experience working with State and Federal transportation programs;
    Experience with compliance and enforcement of State and Federal programs.

    Substitutions Include
    A high school diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution with the ability to comprehend, communicate and respond to instructions, orders, signs, notices, inquiries, etc. in English and four (4) additional years of experience in contract compliance, or engaging in implementing and monitoring M/W/DBE programs in the transportation industry for federal or state agencies may substitute for the degree requirement; or
    A Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Public Management, Public Policy, or a related field may substitute for two (2) years of the required experience; or
    A Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited law school may substitute for three (3) years of the required experience.

    Agency
    Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
    Address
    10 Park Plaza Room 4810

    Boston, Massachusetts, 02116

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  • Job Summary

    The  Program Manager – Transformation Projects will be responsible for oversight of IT programs assigned by the Chief Transformation Officer. These will include the FMIS, AFC 1.0, AFC 2.0 programs, as well as any others that may be assigned.

    The Program Manager must be able to oversee and direct the successful completion of all assigned projects and provide inspirational leadership to a highly talented and experienced team, and recruit additional top talent. The Program Manager should be as adept at solving complex technical and program issues as he/she is at speaking to a large audience and working collaboratively with governing boards.

    The Program Manager will be responsible and accountable for the project execution plans and the on-schedule delivery of assigned projects. The Program Manager will direct all oversight of the Systems Integrator and the Design-Build Entity, and will provide direct oversight for program office staff and consultants. The Program Manager will also engage and interact closely with the stakeholder departments, partner organizations, and MassDOT and MBTA senior management. The Program Manager reports to the MBTA’s Chief Transformation Officer.

    The Program Manager is a versatile senior leader who has demonstrated success managing capital programs of various size and complexity. The Program Manager must have a depth of experience in capital program management, public-private partnerships, the effective leadership of large, complex organizations, preferably in the public sector. The Program Manager must also have the political and management acumen to operate at the senior levels of state government.
    Duties & Responsibilities

    The Program Manager – Transformation Projects will be the senior executive accountable for the on-schedule delivery of assigned programs and projects. She/He will be responsible for:Leading a team of professionals in the successful delivery of programs and projects including oversight and management of the program office staff and consultant team and other MBTA staff assigned to projects as part of integrated program teams.
    Overseeing Systems Integrators to ensure that their contract scope, schedule and technical requirements are met and support the delivery of the programs within the defined timeframe for implementation.
    Directing day-to-day program operations across a spectrum of specific disciplines including design, permitting, technology implementation, policy and legislative change, operations interface, contract management, fiscal management, safety, testing and commissioning.
    Recruitment and retention of staff and consultants across multiple disciplines to resource the program office.
    Managing and ensuring policies and procedures are developed and in place to guide the Systems Integrators, Design-Build Entities, and program staff and consultants, working closely with the Capital Delivery department to align policies and procedures for all design and construction activities.
    Managing and ensuring program and project control systems to manage costs and schedule performance are in place and are used to proactively identify potential project issues before they impact project cost or schedule.
    Ensuring that document controls and record keeping system requirements are consistently being followed.
    Managing and addressing contractual issues of any party involved in the programs, including by coordinating with the General Counsel.
    Reviewing, negotiating and approving project change orders, amendments, change requests, and delay claims, including by coordinating with the Procurement & Logistics department and Capital Delivery department.
    Assisting with the development of new or revised operating rules, special orders, and fare policies as required.
    Reporting regularly on project status in a format that can be used both internally and externally.
    Such other duties and responsibilities associated with management of the programs or assigned by the Chief Transformation Officer.
    Manages workforce by ensuring the fair and consistent application and strict adherence to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation.
    Upholds the rights and interests of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship with employees.
    Other related duties and projects as assigned.
    Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

    Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
    Twelve (12) years of experience managing large groups of IT staff responsible for delivering major programs to business entities.
    Five (5) years of experience in leading and managing capital programs and projects in the public and/or private sectors.
    Experience with various Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies including the Agile methodology.
    Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with local and state government, private partners, and governance boards.
    Demonstrated success in leading large, complex organizations.
    Strong communication skill.
    Ability to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, background screening, and the MBTA’s medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
    Possession of a valid driver’s license without infractions in accordance with MBTA policy.
    Have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline, and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection).
    PREFERENCES INCLUDE:Experience working in an IT setting in the public sector.
    Additional years of experience leading and managing capital programs and projects.

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  • Job Summary

    The Director of Transformation Projects will provide day to day counsel, advice, review, analysis and certain/specific oversight to the Office of the Chief Transformation Officer and its specific undertakings. Serving as a liaison between consultants, outside counsel, management, vendors and others as required, the Director will execute directives, guidance and strategic management to ensure the operational and business needs of the Office of the Chief Transformation Officer are met.
    Duties & Responsibilities

    The Director will report directly to the Chief Transformation Officer (hereinafter “CTO”) and will be responsible for facilitating and overseeing the division’s administrative and operational functions, particularly in regard to assigned projects.
    The primary capabilities required of this position are strategic and facilitative.
    Assist the Program Manager in the day-to-day project planning, delivery and content of the AFC2.0 project.
    Assist in the development, management and delivery of the on-going AFC1.0 and the FMIS projects.
    Liaise between consultant team(s), senior management and others as required, meaning he or she will be a point of contact between specific teams/management and the CTO.
    Execute leadership, direction, and strategic management to projects, consultants and senior management and will act as advisor on behalf of the CTO.
    Manage the daily/certain operations of the office of the CTO.
    Develop projects and provide oversight to critical divisional projects.
    Provide legal and strategic guidance to the CTO and his/her staff and will manage legal and policy decisions in coordination with the Office of the General Counsel.
    Evaluate and provide legal advice and analysis to the CTO in regard to deadline adherence, compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies for projects and advice the CTO on matters involving outside counsel, consultants and vendors.
    Assist in the management of the workforce by ensuring the fair and consistent application and adherence to the rules, regulations and collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies.
    Review all pending issues and forward recommendations regarding policies, project progress, procedures, and regulations to the CTO.
    Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
    Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

    Juris Doctorate from an accredited institution.
    Six (6) years of combined legal and project facilitation experience.
    Ability to handle a broad range of issues in a fast-paced environment supporting a program management team.
    Excellent communication skills.
    Proficient in Microsoft Office.
    Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
    Ability to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, background screening, and the MBTA’s drug and alcohol screening.
    Have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline, and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection).
    Have the ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.
    PREFERENCES:Experience in the public sector.
    Experience in a Chief of Staff or similar type position.

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  • Lenny Zakim Fund- Executive Director

    Lenny Zakim Fund, Boston

    Lenny Zakim Fund (LZF), an innovative, values-based Boston nonprofit that funds and supports grassroots organizations and people who are changemakers in their communities, is seeking a new Executive Director to advance its commitment to social, racial, and economic justice. LZF was born out of the example of Lenny Zakim, a civil rights leader who dedicated his life to shaping a better society. Deeply committed to social justice and to the fundamental rights and dignity of all people, LZF helps to change the course of people’s lives.

    The Organization
    The Lenny Zakim Fund began in 1995. Lenny launched LZF, not as a family foundation, but as a 501(C)3 public charity that raises funds, makes grants, and provides training on an annual cycle. As exemplified by the iconic bridge that bears his name, he was dedicated to building connections and coalitions between people of different faiths, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. Today, LZF works to develop deep relationships with those in the community who are at the forefront of change and to build bridges among people and communities to advance social, economic, and racial justice. Our mission is to listen to those most impacted by inequities at the grassroots and provide the funding, essential resources, and support they need to create lasting change.

    Small nonprofits that meet critical needs in local communities often struggle to find funding. By supporting LZF, donors and volunteers empower groups and individuals who are historically underserved or marginalized to build strong partnerships and programs that dismantle inequity and nurture resilience. In 2019, LZF provided funding to 56 grant recipients who are serving 22 Massachusetts communities in program areas including: child and youth development and education; access to food, housing and economic security; organizing and support for immigrants and refugees, violence prevention, criminal justice reform and family outreach; civil and human rights advocacy and support including LGBTQIA community support and organizing; and health promotion and accessibility for all.

    To strengthen the grantees’ ability to navigate the challenges of the nonprofit world, LZF provides critical supports including semi-annual Institutes, day-long conferences, and dozens of interactive seminars facilitated by experts in the field; networking opportunities for the exchange of ideas, resources and support; pro bono legal assistance and guidance; leadership counseling to help resolve problems and build confidence; and access to experts in a variety of associated fields.

    The work of LZF is guided by the following principles:
    Social Justice – We deeply believe that social justice is equity and that the fundamental rights, well-being and dignity of all people must be recognized, upheld, and celebrated.
    Grassroots leadership – We are inspired by and respect the power and ability of those most impacted by injustice to bring about change.
    Diversity and belonging – We embrace a culture of including and belonging that seeks out and welcomes the voices of those with diverse life experiences and intersectional identities.
    Learning – We believe that continuous, active and reciprocal learning is critical to promoting awareness and creating a solid foundation for change.
    Bridge Building – We are committed to bridging real and perceived difference and to creating strong and lasting relationships that are fundamental to progress.
    Responsiveness – Emerging challenges that impact those we serve require an acceptance of risk and an ability to adapt and respond as rapidly as possible.
    Love – Love is at the heart of philanthropy. Love and compassion motivate and sustain the spirit of those who partner with LZF and remain dedicated to justice for all.
    LZF has an annual budget of $1.5 million and a 19-member Board of Directors. Generous volunteers give their time as mentors and ambassadors in the community. To learn more, please visit thelennyzakimfund.org.

    Responsibilities
    External Relations and Fundraising
    As chief spokesperson, passionately communicate and promote the Fund’s mission and vision;
    Position the Fund as an advocate organization regarding critical issues of social concern;
    Be a thought leader in the larger community conversation about social justice and philanthropy;
    Build upon and implement an ambitious fundraising plan including a major donor strategy;
    Oversee solicitation and cultivation of annual fund donors.

    Grantee Relations and Grants Administration
    Sustain the partnership model with grantees;
    Serve as primary interface with grant applicants and recipients, deepening relationships and providing guidance and technical assistance;
    Develop relationships and programming to provide broader networking opportunities for grantees;
    Oversee the grant application, due diligence, and allocations process;

    Event Planning/Communications
    With a Board subcommittee and staff, design and implement annual fundraising events, two Institutes, and the Award Ceremony annually;
    Produce written materials including electronic newsletters and oversee the organization’s communications;
    Coordinate donor and prospect participation in site visits, Award Ceremony, and Bridge Builder Breakfasts,

    Board Support and Organizational Administration
    With Board leadership, effectively engage the Board in fundraising, governance and Board recruitment;
    Coordinate, schedule and attend all meetings of the Board and subcommittees;
    Further build and work closely with a dedicated team of professionals;
    Oversee the Fund’s staff, human resources, and financial operations.

    Qualifications Desired
    Dedication to the organizational culture of diversity, inclusion and racial, social, and economic justice;
    Passion for social justice that incorporates the ability to inspire and motivate others;
    Knowledge of community affairs, multicultural issues, and social justice/community-based nonprofits; knowledge of the eastern Massachusetts area nonprofit landscape a plus;
    Demonstrated track record of cultivating and securing $10,000+ individual donor gifts;
    Experience in nonprofit technical assistance work;
    Ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders;
    Experience with grant management preferred;
    Experience managing high-performing team(s);
    Strong public relations, program management, and events management skills;
    Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills;
    Ability to work independently with minimal administrative support.

    Lenny Zakim Fund is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable, and inclusive team. We strongly encourage applications from a wide range of backgrounds.

    To apply in confidence:  Please send resume and cover letter to Susan Egmont, Egmont Associates, at segmont@egmontassociates. com.

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  • Director of Development, New England

    Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA

    The Director of Development in the New England office will work to strategically build the New England development effort to meet and exceed our ambitious fundraising goals, currently set at $4M. The Director of Development will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the department including fundraising, events, board work and all day-to-day operational needs. The Director will grow and support our pipeline of donors, of all types and at all levels, and advance Facing History’s visibility and profile in the region in concert with the Senior Director, Principal Gifts and the New England Executive Director. We are seeking someone with an entrepreneurial spirit who will help advance Facing History’s work in the region and will also substantially help us grow our donor base.

    Who We Are: We are an experienced and professional Development team who care deeply about the mission and work of our organization. We are highly collaborative, both within our team and across all geographies, to ensure the effective local implementation of Facing History’s development strategies. We benefit from sharing and support through Facing History’s national development team and partnerships and learning from other geographies in order to ensure the effective local implementation of our larger development strategies. We depend on clear communication, commitment to each other as a team, positive energy, and a collaborative spirit.

    Who You Are: You are a lifelong learner and a fundraising or relationship management expert who shares our passion for education, youth and community. You are confident in your abilities to build relationships and secure funding for a worthy cause. You are an experienced leader and coach who is energized by the success of your team. You bring your experience and unique perspective to make us stronger together. You thrive in a team environment, bringing both strong collaboration skills and independent initiative.

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  • Rhode Island School of Design

    Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

     

    Executive Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations

    Rhode Island School of Design

    Providence, RI

    https://www.risd.edu/

    With the goal of educating students and the public in the creation and appreciation of works of art and design, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), also teaches how to discover and transmit knowledge, and make lasting contributions to a global society through critical thinking, scholarship, and innovation. With the approach of RISD’s 150th anniversary, the Office of Institutional Engagement is making an unprecedented investment in building a best-in-class team to engage donors, alumni, parents, faculty, and staff in a new wave of philanthropic support.

    RISD depends on high-quality facilities to provide the environments, tools, and conditions that activate student learning, enable exploration, and serve as the fundamental framework of an exceptional art and design education. With a deep commitment to studio-based education and to the stewardship of its campus, RISD has identified how it can best energize knowledge, discovery, collaboration, and creation.

    The Executive Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations will lead a comprehensive program engaging corporate and foundation prospective donors. S/He will actively establish long-term relationships and strengthen existing relationships with the corporate and foundation community that will result in funding for institutional priorities and initiatives that support student and faculty development. In addition to managing a personal portfolio of institutional prospects, the Executive Director conducts personal visits; solicits and secures major and principal gifts, grants, and gifts-in-kind; and serves as an advisor, author and/or collaborator on the generation of funding proposals, stewardship and grant funder reports.

    To apply or to refer qualified candidates, please contact Zena Lum, Senior Consultant, Lindauer, at http://bit.ly/RISDEDCFR

     

     

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  • Rhode Island School of Design

    Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

     

    Executive Director, RISD Fund

    Rhode Island School of Design

    Providence, RI

    https://www.risd.edu/

    With the goal of educating students and the public in the creation and appreciation of works of art and design, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), also teaches how to discover and transmit knowledge, and make lasting contributions to a global society through critical thinking, scholarship, and innovation. With the approach of RISD’s 150th anniversary, the Office of Institutional Engagement is making an unprecedented investment in building a best-in-class team to engage donors, alumni, parents, faculty, and staff in a new wave of philanthropic support.

    RISD depends on high-quality facilities to provide the environments, tools, and conditions that activate student learning, enable exploration, and serve as the fundamental framework of an exceptional art and design education. With a deep commitment to studio-based education and to the stewardship of its campus, RISD has identified how it can best energize knowledge, discovery, collaboration, and creation.

    The Executive Director, RISD Fund (ED) will develop and implement a comprehensive multi-year, multi-channel strategy for solicitation and stewardship of RISD Fund donors. The ED will also hire, train, supervise, and evaluate professional staff and oversee the selection, management, and evaluation of any RISD Fund service providers. The ideal candidate has ten years+ of demonstrated success in devising and executing comprehensive annual giving strategies and programs including digital direct marketing. An interest and experience in art and design desirable.

    To apply or to refer qualified candidates, please contact Lisa Vuona, Vice President, LINDAUER, at http://bit.ly/RISDEDFUND

     

     

     

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  • Gifts and Database Manager

    Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

    Purpose
    The Gifts and Database Manager (GDM) is an integral contributing member of the Development Department, with ownership of the core operations for gift processing and donor database management.

    Reporting Relationships
    This position reports directly to the VP of Development (VPD).

    Supervisory Responsibility
    The GDM oversees the work of occasional Development Interns available to support gift processing and database hygiene.

    Key Contacts
    Internal: All MHS Staff, especially the VPD, Senior Development Associate, Donor Engagement Manager, CFO, and Controller

    External: Members, Fellows, Trustees, committee members, donors, vendors

    Scope
    The SDA is responsible for full logistical and tactical support needed to implement a successful MHS Fund and membership program. S/he will coordinate efforts that will maximize efficiency and ensure the smooth operation of development activities related to database management, reporting, mailings, collaborative fundraising projects, events, and other duties as assigned.

    The SDA will act as the institutional expert on the Raiser’s Edge database. S/he will process and acknowledge gifts and dues payments; create and process acknowledgments; coordinate MHS Fund appeals via email and direct mail; and maintain database records for approximately 10,000 constituents.

    S/he will analyze and report on fundraising, membership, and event participation data in order to support the execution of an overall development strategy and participate in regular audit reconciliation with the Finance Department. The candidate will also participate in supporting and staffing Development-specific events held throughout the year.

    Major Responsibilities

    • Supports the Vice President of Development in implementing overall development strategy by tracking the institution’s fundraising initiatives
    • Implements appeals relating to the annual fund and other fundraising initiatives
    • Ensures that all donors, foundations, and key external contacts are appropriately stewarded with timely acknowledgments and informative communications about their gifts, grants, and dues payments
    • Carries out the membership program for Fellows and Members, implementing the renewal process, and fulfilling benefits
    • Maintains donor database integrity by updating and streamlining data processes and policies, performing routine audits, tracking event registrations, importing lists of constituent touchpoints, and other relevant activities
    • Helps support logistics for development special events, such as the annual fundraiser, occasional major donor cultivation, appreciation or membership events
    • Assists with updating forms for calendar listings on the MHS web calendar that require registration through the Online Express component of the donor database
    • Creates and sends e-blasts for Development-sponsored events, membership renewals, and annual appeals
    • Requires occasional evening or weekend attendance at events related to position.

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Minimum of 3 years of relevant Development experience
    • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge or comparable fundraising software
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (especially Excel), Google Suite, Adobe Acrobat
    • Experience processing contributions, maintaining donor records, and pulling reports
    • Strong project management and organization skills
    • Ability to prioritize competing tasks
    • Ability to be detail-oriented and accurate
    • Ability to work collaboratively inside an organization and with external constituencies
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to exercise good judgement, confidentiality, and discretion

    Desirable Skills

    • Alignment with and respect for the Society’s mission
    • A good sense of humor and collegial attitude

    To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume under the subject line “Senior Development Associate” to mnguyen@masshist.org. No phone calls please. The MHS is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a competitive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience.

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  • Chief Philanthropy Officer

    TerraCorps, Lowell

    Located in Lowell, MA, TerraCorps is an AmeriCorps affiliated start-up environmental non-profit preparing and mobilizing emerging leaders to help communities gain access to and conserve land for people and nature. Working at the intersection of the land conservation and urban agriculture movements, our vision is to create a future where land is the foundation of health and well-being for ALL people in EVERY community.

    The Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPhO) is responsible for building a culture of abundance that unleashes TerraCorps’ endless potential to create environmental and social change. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the CPhO owns the process of telling TerraCorps’ story of impact to enlist foundations, corporations, individuals, and alumni as partners in creating the change we seek. As a key member of TerraCorps’ self-managed, cross-functional teams, the CPhO collaborates daily to identify resource needs and lead the creation of financing strategies that maximize the TerraCorps experience for all stakeholders and energize growth into new geographies.

    If you’re a person who would thrive in a collaborative, growth-oriented, start-up atmosphere and wants to put your relationship building, marketing, and communications skills to use toward environmental and social good, we want to meet you. TerraCorps celebrates difference and embraces the impact that diversity of thought, experience, and identity has on our organization. TerraCorps is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply. Experience with national service, and more specifically, AmeriCorps or TerraCorps experience a plus. Compensation: Up to $60K salary commensurate with experience; health & supplemental insurance benefits, retirement plan w/company match, FSA, paid time off (3 weeks vacation, 10 holidays, 8 personal, sabbatical after 5 years) paid parking, and a flexible schedule.

    Email resume and cover letter to Maria Infante, Chief People and Culture Officer, at minfante@terracorps.org. No phone calls please.

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