Career Opportunities

  • Grants Manager

    Episcopal City Mission, Boston

    Join our team in this urgent moment in our country and exciting time in our organization’s life.

    Episcopal City Mission (ECM) is a faith-rooted justice organization that works primarily with Episcopal communities (parishes, chaplaincies, missions etc.), grassroots organizations, and faith-rooted organizations that are addressing racial and economic injustice.

    Mission of Organization ECM builds relationships and collective power across the commonwealth for racial and economic justice as the expression of God’s transforming love. We do this by developing, convening, mobilizing, and funding prophetic leaders in Episcopal communities, grassroots organizations and faith-rooted organizations.

    Role of Grants Manager The Grants Manager will work in partnership with ECM staff, the ECM Board and grantmaking committees to manage all aspects of ECM’s grants programs: Burgess Urban Fund, Parish Partnerships, Wider Community Partnerships and Amos Fund from publicizing availability to evaluation and follow up with grantees.

    ● Disseminating information and responding to inquiries regarding grant availability

    ● Establishing process–people, criteria and timing–for evaluating grant applications

    ● Communicating and performing site visits with grantees

    ● Researching and developing new funding initiatives aligned with ECM mission and responsive to expressed needs of constituents

    Responsibilities and Duties

    ● Communicates with grassroots and faith-rooted organizations about ECM’s grant making priorities, guidelines, and proposal review process

    ● Responds to inquiries of grant seekers and actively recruits new applicants

    ● Receives, tracks and distributes to reviewers grant proposals

    ● Manages all aspects of the process of grant review process including recruitment of review committee members, convening of meetings, assigning grants to individuals, collating results

    ● Prepares meeting materials and presentations for grantmaking committees and ECM Board meetings

    ● Notifies grantees and unsuccessful applicants of committee decisions

    ● Conducts site visits/attends grantee events and generally maintains positive relationships with grantees

    ● Participates in planning and executing annual grantee gathering in collaboration with Haymarket, Hyams, Lenny Zakim and other foundations

    ● Prepare, individually and with other team members, written materials communicating the work of grantee partners and other ECM grant making initiatives

    ● Attends relevant external meetings as representative of ECM, as needed

    ● Assists the Executive Director and senior program staff with research and analysis related to potential funding initiatives and/or special projects

    ● Other duties as assigned.

    Key Qualifications

    As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of ECM and be driven by the mission. Beyond that, we are seeking a candidate with energy and skills to be part of and support a driven, bright, diverse team.

    ● Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years experience in nonprofit sector with preference for experience with community-based organizations

    ● Excellent analytical ability, written and verbal communication skills; ability to summarize complex issues clearly and concisely, draft business correspondence, write brief reports, and proofread accurately

    ● Superior organizational skills and the proven ability to successfully manage multiple complex processes and track activities and outcomes to successful conclusion; ability to adhere to strict deadlines

    ● Excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative approach and willingness to work as part of a cohesive team

    ● A high degree of personal integrity, sound judgment, tact, and discretion

    ● Expertise in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, experience with database and website software

    ● Comfortable with a high degree of autonomy and a small office environment

    Compensation

    Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package including health and dental coverage, pension, and vacation.

    To apply

    We strongly encourage online applications. Please attach your resume and cover letter and send to info@episcopalcitymission.org.

    As an EOE/AA employer, Episcopal City Mission will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification and veteran or disability status.

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  • Director of Development

    Raising A Reader MA, Boston, MA

    DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
    Organizational Overview
    Currently in Massachusetts, two thirds of low-income children enter kindergarten without the literacy skills they need to succeed. Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA) directly addresses this need by providing the books and parent training to make sure that all children enter kindergarten with a foundation for success. Since its founding in 2006, Raising A Reader MA annually serves about 10,000 children (ages 0-6). Over the next few years, Raising A Reader MA plans to deepen its impact in Massachusetts. We are looking for an experienced and well-connected development professional to refine our strategy and lead our development work, with a particular focus on increasing individual giving.

    Position Summary
    The Director of Development provides high level strategic leadership, execution, and operational management of the organization’s development activities, while also focusing on increasing the organization’s ability to attract and retain individual donors. This person will be responsible for working with the Executive Director and Board to strategically target the right development efforts to grow revenues and relationships over time. Currently the organization raises approximately $1,000,000 per year, about half from foundations, and half from events and individuals. Development efforts are currently led by the Executive Director, and supported by a contract parttime Grant Writer, and a Development Manager.

    Increased support from individuals, including major gifts, has been identified as key to Raising A Reader MA’s long-term sustainability and potential growth in quality and reach. The Director of Development will build on that work, providing overall development strategy and leadership, with a particular focus on developing and executing the organization’s short- and long-term fundraising strategies for high-level individual giving as well as strategies that build on Raising A Reader MA’s signature and successful Dinner with an Author Gala and other events. The position will add the experience and additional bandwidth needed to target development efforts, work smart, coordinate and lead those efforts across roles, and strategically build on organizational strengths to improve return on investment, conversion of events attendees to donors, and donor retention.

    As the leader of a small but strong development team, the Director of Development will need to guide the work of other team members and concurrently move the individuals and major gifts strategy forward. Since RAR-MA operates in Boston and Gateway cities across the Commonwealth, RAR-MA staff is adept at working collaboratively and remotely using electronic shared tools. Work time for the Director of Development can be flexible with some in-office time and some remote work, while recognizing that donor meetings, board meetings, events, quarterly staff meetings, and other needs may require flexibility throughout the day and evening.

    This person will report to the Executive Director and provide valued input and leadership across all initiatives as a member of the 3-person executive team that also includes the Director of Programs and Operations. The Director of Development will work closely with the Board and is the primary staff liaison to the Board Development committee.

    The successful candidate will be drawn to the RAR-MA staff culture that values a close, congenial spirit of family, and is laser-focused on mission and the communities and families served. Our team works co-creatively, cooperatively, and collaboratively. The successful candidate will become an expert in Raising A Reader MA programming and be able to speak passionately and compellingly about the impact of the organization, and partner with program staff to stay current and fluent on all successes, impact data and programmatic innovations.

    Key Responsibilities
    Development Strategy  Build on recent development strategy planning by refining and executing annual plan for fundraising, including identification of growth areas, measures of success, return on investment, and supporting metrics

    Development Execution  Drive and execute identification, research, cultivation and stewardship work to attract new donors, deepen relationships with existing donors and ensure a rewarding donor experience to increase retention and giving annually  Utilize the capabilities of the existing CRM system (Salesforce) to manage the entire donation process, and produce reports that inform development efforts  Oversee events, making use of outside events consultants if cost-effective in maximizing staff time and return on investment  Oversee grants, including weekly pipeline reviews and whole organization participation in grant preparation, site visits, and reporting that strengthens grants capacity, making use of contract grant writer as needed  Supervise and support Development Manager in managing the gift entry and acknowledgement process, maintaining CRM data, preparing fundraising-related communications including digital content, email campaigns, and giving campaigns, and in events execution

    Administration  Work with the Director of Programs and Operations to ensure revenue reporting is accurate and consistent with acceptable accounting practices  Manage development budget and revenue forecasting  Be ready, willing, and able to take on other duties as needed to support the staff team and move the organization forward

    Qualifications  Strong passion for our mission  Proven record of accomplishment in fundraising, particularly in the areas of individuals and major gifts, with a working knowledge of all other aspects of fundraising  Highly developed interpersonal skills, affinity for networking, and high level of confidence, professionalism and poise in front of others  Eagerness to learn, grow, and stay on top of trends in philanthropy and early literacy  Excellent ability to write and edit persuasive materials  Exceptional time management, project management and organizational skills focused on both short-term and long-term strategy  Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and effectively without close supervision  Willingness to function effectively as a member of a team, and to participate in activities that will contribute to the organization’s overall success  Strong understanding and practice of cultural humility and respect for others  Proficiency in Salesforce or other CRM systems. Solid information technology skills.  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent life/professional experience

    Raising A Reader MA encourages individuals of all backgrounds to apply for this position, and we do not discriminate on any basis prohibited by applicable law. We celebrate the diversity of our world and our community, and we seek to build a team that reflects that diversity.

    To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, and a brief writing sample to careers@raisingareaderma.org. Please state where you learned of this opportunity.

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  • Information Services Manager

    Fidelity Foundations, Boston, MA

     

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The Fidelity Foundations is seeking an Information Services Manager to develop and/or maintain information management resources and related technology. This position is an essential member of the Fidelity Foundations staff and will have the opportunity to help shape the Foundations’ information resources, systems and processes during a time of organizational growth and evolution.

    The Information Services Manager will be responsible for strategic development and maintenance of the Foundations’ information resources in support of grant-making and organizational operations. They are responsible for providing management and oversight of the Foundations’ grants management system (currently Blackbaud Grantmaking), including day-to-day administrative management, QA/QC and documentation of the database and related procedures. S/he will continuously assess system performance and usability, and will be responsible for business analysis, database management, on-site customer service and support training for all users, defining best practices, and overseeing data security protocols. Additionally, the role will be responsible for developing an in-house resource library and for making recommendations on the further development, access, and use of the Foundations’ information resources. Furthermore, they will have the opportunity to support strategic initiatives within the foundation in collaboration with members of the senior team.

    The successful candidate will be expected to build and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues, senior management, and external stakeholders. A natural collaborator, s/he will be a demonstrated team player with exceptionally strong interpersonal skills and an appreciation for the nuances of multigenerational family foundations and philanthropy. S/he will be a flexible, self-directed problem solver who thrives in a complex environment, thinking creatively and collaboratively about the Foundations’ broader goals and their intersection with the specifics of information services. They will be deeply committed to the values of the Foundations and have a high-level of integrity, ethical rigor and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Oversee all aspects of information management relating to Foundations’ needs and practices, including maintaining the necessary policies, archives and database records for compliance and management purposes

    • Act as the lead administrator for Blackbaud Grantmaking (or successor grant-making system) and perform related software systems analysis and programming

    • Develop and implement record management procedures and data standards for foundations staff

    • Work with team members and key partners as an internal business analyst to identify new database or file-sharing and library needs and lead on the development of new tools and procedures; act as administrator or liaison of new and existing tools as appropriate

    • Manage user accounts, security access, and database configurations (in alignment with company policies and procedures)

     

    • Develop and maintain reports, updates and data mining queries

    • Document, communicate, and expedite response to database problems and user requests for new features

    • Collaborate with team members and key partners to develop and implement process improvements and controls to the foundations work streams to standardize processes, improve quality, and reduce risk

    • Support the senior leadership in business planning, analysis, and reporting in support of the Foundations’ programmatic goals and inform decision making

    • Provide user support and training of information services tools to new hires, existing staff and other key stakeholders

    • Manage vendor relationships with information service partners

    • Other duties as required
    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in information science, information management or related subject preferred

    • 5+ years of related work experience
    PREFERRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE:

    • Proven experience and talent in overseeing organizational data and records management

    • Experience with managing a grant-making database system such as Blackbaud Grantmaking or other CRM-type system

    • Experience with managing risk in database systems, including cybersecurity

    • Proven expertise in project management and business analysis

    • Excellent communication skills

    • Three or more years of experience with a foundation or related nonprofit work

    • Ability to effectively interact and collaborate with all levels of co-workers, including assistants, staff, senior management and Trustees

    • High-level interpersonal skills, team player, diplomacy, ability to negotiate and build consensus

    • Sound judgement, integrity, and respect for confidentiality are absolute requirements

    This position will be based in Boston, MA. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. To apply, please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to recruiting@fidelityfoundation.org.

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  • Research & Learning Analyst

    Fidelity Foundations, Boston, MA

    POSITION SUMMARY:
    As a member of the Foundations team, the Analyst will help the program staff increase impact and efficiency by conducting research and analysis to ground philanthropic investments. The Analyst will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the Foundations’ strategies, while gaining breadth through involvement with other research and analysis projects.
    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Conduct data-driven research and analysis to deepen the Foundation’s understanding of its geographies and issues of interest. This may include:
    o Analysis of issues most pertinent to a regional community and/or of interest to the foundation
    o Assessment of philanthropic landscape for a region or issue
    o Review of nonprofit landscape for a region or issue
    o Identification of gaps and opportunities for meaningful social impact in a region or issue
    • Contribute research and analysis related to broader philanthropic and nonprofit trends
    • Support other projects that help advance strategic grantmaking (e.g., tools for program staff, measurement and evaluation)
    • Develop insightful deliverables to communicate findings and analysis in PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 1-3 years of work experience conducting research, analysis, and project management, preferably in a strategy-related function
    PREFERRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE:
    • Interest in and intellectual curiosity about social issues and/or nonprofit landscape in the US
    • Demonstrated critical thinking skills; ability to assess information to draw sound conclusions
    • Excellent communication skills, including ability to develop compelling, fact-based narratives
    • High-level interpersonal skills, team player, diplomacy, ability to negotiate and build consensus
    • Sound judgment, integrity, and respect for confidentiality are absolute requirements
    The position is based in Boston, MA. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
    To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to recruiting@fidelityfoundation.org

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  • Area Development Director (Fundraising)

    United Negro College Fund, Boston, MA

    JOB SUMMARY:

    The Area Development Director establishes short-and-long range fundraising goals and conducting comprehensive, cost-effective annual fund-raising campaigns within his/her area of operation to support the 37 UNCF member institutions. Serves as an ambassador for UNCF and is responsible for engaging donors and leveraging key relationships to ensure revenue goals are met.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    ·      Develop new sources of unrestricted income from events, individuals and local community partners, foundations and corporations.

    ·      Plan and implement campaign strategies consistent with UNCF national action plans and policies.

    ·      Develop and submit solicitation proposals and design and implement special fund-raising events.

    ·      Write fundraising correspondence, letters of acknowledgment and appeals and maintain a regular   schedule of in-person visits with foundations, donors and board members.

    ·      Cultivate and steward relationships with current and potential high net-worth donors.

    ·      Identify and recruit campaign leaders and advisory board members.

    ·      Establish and maintain close, direct contact with local corporations, government, community, church and civic leaders to ensure top volunteer leadership.

    ·      Establish and maintain liaison with volunteers and secure loaned executives.

    ·      Develop and prepare campaign materials, communication and promotional programs in support of local fund-raising efforts.

    ·      Supervise and coordinate staff activities related to records management in Raiser’s Edge database, maintaining current and accurate files on all donors, and ensuring security and quality controls.

    ·      Interface with Accounting and Finance department to fulfill information requests and maintain reporting accuracy.

    ·      Generate queries, reports, exports and other collection data as needed.

    ·      Manage area office to ensure compliance with UNCF policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

    ·      Conduct performance appraisals and recommend employment, termination, promotion, and training and development of subordinates.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • May supervise one or more professional and/or administrative level staff.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    ·         Bachelor’s degree (B.A.)

    ·         At least 5 to 7 years’ experience in fund-raising.

    Candidate should possess the following competencies:

    • Ability to conduct major fundraising activities, including capital campaigns and annual giving drives
    • Excellent organizational and written/verbal communication skills
    • Outstanding human relations and managerial skills
    • Presentation skills.
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
    • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

    UNCF, Inc. is an EOE M/F/V/D

     

     

     

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  • Digital Marketing Specialist

    FSG, Boston or Seattle

    Join a global community of leaders who believe there are business opportunities in solving societal challenges— creating what we call shared value for society and the private sector alike.

    Operated by FSG—a global non-profit consulting firm that helps create social change— The Shared Value Initiative (the Initiative) shapes this emerging field though peer-to-peer exchange with Fortune 1000 companies, market intelligence, strategy & implementation support, and shared value advocacy. Learn more at www.sharedvalue.org. FSG’s Talent Rewire initiative facilitates and supports a learning community of employers and workforce partners interested in innovative best practices in recruitment, retention, and advancement of populations facing barriers to employment. We think of Talent Rewire as shared value in action.  Learn more at www.talentrewire.org.

    We are looking for a dynamic and entrepreneurial team member who can strengthen our communications activities and capacity to inform, influence and inspire our community of corporate, government, and civil society leaders through the delivery of high-quality digital content. This team member will have the opportunity to work across two related initiatives, the Shared Value Initiative and Talent Rewire, to further our missions. With primary oversight from the Initiative’s Senior Communications Manager, the Digital Marketing Specialist serves as a key contributor to the Initiative’s programming through event and communications support.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Support the Shared Value Initiative and Talent Rewire online digital voices by publishing and curating content across social media channels
      • Create and post effective social media content (images, video, and written)
      • Lead event marketing for annual events and other gatherings
      •  Recommend and implement digital strategies across multiple channels including Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube
      • Develop and expand community and/or influencer outreach efforts
      • Monitor and stay up-to-date on trends in social media tools, applications, channels, design, and strategy
      • Produce quarterly report regarding progress and success of social media channels and other digital marketing activities
    • Actively “listen” to and monitor news and digital conversations related to shared value, trends in workforce development, the role of companies in creating social impact and other relevant topics
      • Track and identify opportunities for rapid response from Shared Value Initiative and Talent Rewire teams – recommend and develop response content as appropriate
      • Identify and track opportunities to build visibility through industry conferences and other speaking opportunities
    • Participate in and support the creation of compelling content to inform, influence and inspire new and existing audiences
      • Assemble and send email marketing content including newsletters and event invitations
      • Work with team members to create content for blogs, social media, newsletters and other outlets
    • Maintain sharedvalue.org and talentrewire.org and recommend strategies and areas of improvement to drive performance
      • Use Content Management Systems (CMS) to post website content
      • Maintain registration sites for annual events
      • Recommend Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies and implement them, including website organization, content, and inbound links
      • Set Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and track them regularly
      •  Interpret Google Analytics and create monthly reports

     

    Requirements

    • 2 – 3 years of previous work experience in marketing, communications, or public relations
      • Knowledge of and experience with managing social media platforms and performance metrics (Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn)
    • Experience working with WordPress or a similar platform to manage website and track performance metrics
    • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suites (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.) is valuable but not a necessity
      • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel; experience working in WebEx or similar teleconferencing systems a plus
    • Experience with customer relationship management software and systems; knowledge of SalesForce is a plus
    • Commitment to creating communications and content that reflect FSG’s vision of greater diversity, equity and inclusion
    • Extremely organized with strong attention to detail; ability to track multiple work streams effectively
    • Effective communicator in a business setting, including professional phone manner, excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Willingness to take initiative to get the job done and improve processes along the way
    • May involve occasional travel (within the U.S. and potentially internationally) and work during unconventional hours for on-site events
    • Passion for FSG’s mission to create large-scale, lasting social change; knowledge of the social sector preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but candidates will be evaluated on their full experience including work, volunteerism, internships, and education

     

    Position

    This is a full-time position based in FSG’s Boston or Seattle office. We offer a competitive and equitable compensation package with the goal of attracting and retaining exceptional people. Salary bands are set according to an explicit compensation policy, and relevant market data is analyzed when setting bands for each role.  We also offer a generous benefits package including: health insurance with 100% of premiums covered by FSG, 3 weeks paid vacation, a 401(k) retirement plan with employer match, cell phone stipend, disability and life insurance, and more.

    Note: Visa sponsorship is not available for our US offices. In addition, we are unable to support the OPT Training Visa, as this visa will eventually require sponsorship.

     

    To apply

    Please submit your resume and a cover letter via the FSG careers page. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to equal employment and promotion opportunity regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

     

    About FSG

    FSG is a mission-driven consulting firm. We are experienced advisors to corporate, foundation, and nonprofit/NGO leaders. Through our combination of customized consulting services, powerful insights, and ground-breaking initiatives, we help clients around the world create social impact.

    FSG’s collaborative approach combines rigorous data analysis with facilitation and a passion for impact. We help companies design social impact strategies that strengthen their businesses, and we help funders and nonprofits develop and evaluate strategies that advance their missions. We’ve worked with clients such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, General Mills, Kaiser Permanente, and the Global Fund for Women to create social impact in health, economic development, education, and more.

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  • Digital Marketing Manager

    World Music/CRASHarts, Cambridge, MA

    World Music/CRASHarts (WMCA), New England’s premier presenter of global music and dance, contemporary dance, and jazz, seeks an experienced Digital Marketing Manager to create, execute, and analyze an integrated digital content strategy to drive web traffic and ticket sales, and communicate our nonprofit mission. The successful candidate will be up-to-date on all the latest trends and technologies in digital marketing, utilizing social media, web analytics, UX design, email communications, and more to develop, deliver, and track content across platforms.

    Responsible for developing, executing, and managing

    Social media (organic, earned, paid) Develop ad copy, targeting criteria, and placement on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Twitter. Provide detailed performance reports.
    Email campaigns Create, execute, and analyze campaigns and targeting strategies for marketing and development departments.
    SEM Manage Google Grant Adwords account and paid search strategy.
    SEO Optimize website and social media channels to increase our ranking on Google’s SERP.
    Google Display Network Deploy retargeting and acquisition display ads.
    Google Analytics & Tag Manager Develop and deliver regular KPI reports with a focus on improving customer engagement, revenue growth, and user experience.
    Website Update content including blog, artist pages, campaign specific landing pages, and lead generation tools. Oversee web developer.
    Content Calendar Maintain organization-wide content calendar for website, social, and email communications.
    Content Creation Work closely with graphic designer to initiate new and exciting  content and communications for both marketing and development departments.
    Attend concerts and events for live streaming opportunities and social captures.
    Additional responsibilities as assigned

    Qualifications & Requirements

    2+ years’ professional digital marketing experience at an agency or equivalent
    Results-oriented analytical and reporting skills
    Strong writing, copy editing, and communication skills
    Meticulous attention to detail and organized; comfortable multi-tasking to produce high-quality work on tight deadlines
    Design-driven sensibility; experienced in developing engaging web content
    Knowledge of HTML, Photoshop, video editing software preferred
    Interest in the arts preferred

    Work Environment
    World Music/CRASHarts offices are located in Central Square, Cambridge. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Evening and weekend hours are required at various venues around greater Boston. We are a small, friendly, and dedicated team that works closely together and is very passionate about what we do. There’s an office dog (sometimes two) to keep things lively.

    About World Music/CRASHarts
    Established in 1990, WM/CA is recognized as New England’s premier presenter of global music and dance, contemporary dance, and jazz. We offer bold and adventurous programs through an annual series of over 60 concerts presented in various venues throughout greater Boston, reaching an audience of 40,000+ each year. For more information, visit worldmusic.org.

    How to Apply
    Email a cover letter, resume, and work sample (creative content posted to Facebook and Instagram, including engagement and conversion metrics), to Jen Fox, Marketing Director, at jennifer@worldmusic.org with “Digital Marketing Manager position” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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  • Grants Manager

    Episcopal City Mission, Boston

    Grants Manager
    Join our team in this urgent moment in our country and exciting time in our organization’s life. Episcopal City Mission (ECM) is a faith-rooted justice organization that works primarily with Episcopal communities (parishes, chaplaincies, missions etc.), grassroots organizations, and faith-rooted organizations that are addressing racial and economic injustice.

    Mission of Organization
    ECM builds relationships and collective power across the commonwealth for racial and
    economic justice as the expression of God’s transforming love. We do this by developing,
    convening, mobilizing, and funding prophetic leaders in Episcopal communities, grassroots organizations and faith-rooted organizations.

    Role of Grants Manager
    The Grants Manager will work in partnership with ECM staff, the ECM Board and
    grantmaking committees to manage all aspects of ECM’s grants programs: Burgess Urban
    Fund, Parish Partnerships, Wider Community Partnerships and Amos Fund from publicizing availability to evaluation and follow up with grantees.
    ● Disseminating information and responding to inquiries regarding grant availability
    ● Establishing process–people, criteria and timing–for evaluating grant applications
    ● Communicating and performing site visits with grantees
    ● Researching and developing new funding initiatives aligned with ECM mission and
    responsive to expressed needs of constituents

    Responsibilities and Duties
    ● Communicates with grassroots and faith-rooted organizations about ECM’s grant making priorities, guidelines, and proposal review process
    ● Responds to inquiries of grant seekers and actively recruits new applicants
    ● Receives, tracks and distributes to reviewers grant proposals
    ● Manages all aspects of the process of grant review process including recruitment of review committee members, convening of meetings, assigning grants to individuals, collating results
    ● Prepares meeting materials and presentations for grantmaking committees and ECM Board meetings
    ● Notifies grantees and unsuccessful applicants of committee decisions
    ● Conducts site visits/attends grantee events and generally maintains positive relationships with grantees
    ● Participates in planning and executing annual grantee gathering in collaboration with
    Haymarket, Hyams, Lenny Zakim and other foundations
    ● Prepare, individually and with other team members, written materials communicating the work of grantee partners and other ECM grant making initiatives
    ● Attends relevant external meetings as representative of ECM, as needed
    ● Assists the Executive Director and senior program staff with research and analysis related to potential funding initiatives and/or special projects
    ● Other duties as assigned.

    Key Qualifications
    As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of ECM and be
    driven by the mission. Beyond that, we are seeking a candidate with energy and skills to be part of and support a driven, bright, diverse team.
    ● Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years experience in nonprofit sector with preference for
    experience with community-based organizations
    ● Excellent analytical ability, written and verbal communication skills; ability to summarize complex issues clearly and concisely, draft business correspondence, write brief reports, and proofread accurately
    ● Superior organizational skills and the proven ability to successfully manage multiple
    complex processes and track activities and outcomes to successful conclusion; ability to
    adhere to strict deadlines
    ● Excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative approach and willingness to work as part of a cohesive team
    ● A high degree of personal integrity, sound judgment, tact, and discretion
    ● Expertise in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, experience with database and website software
    ● Comfortable with a high degree of autonomy and a small office environment

    Compensation
    Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package including health and
    dental coverage, pension, and vacation.

    To apply
    We strongly encourage online applications. Please attach your resume and cover letter
    and send to info@episcopalcitymission.org

    As an EOE/AA employer, Episcopal City Mission will not discriminate in its employment
    practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification and veteran or disability status.

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  • Vice President, Networks

    Ceres, Boston

    Vice President, Networks

    Organization

    Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

    For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site (www.ceres.org).

    Description and Responsibilities

    The Vice President, Networks will oversee Ceres Company Network, Investor Network, and Events and Sponsorship teams, in a fast-paced, not-for-profit, organization with a $19+ million budget. This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced professional to build on Ceres’ solid achievements in advancing private sector leadership on a wide range of sustainability issues.

    The Vice President, Networks will serve on the five-person Program Management Team to ensure programmatic alignment, coordination and impact across the organization. S/he will supervise a diverse team of senior staff who lead strategy development and staff management of Ceres’ high-profile Company and Investor Networks.  S/he will oversee and collaborate with the Company and Investor Network directors in developing and implementing strategies to cultivate and grow the Networks, advance corporate and investor sustainability practices, and engage Network member companies and investors in Ceres’ initiatives and campaigns to advance Ceres’ mission.  Position is responsible for developing projects and programs that take advantage of the collective power and impact of Ceres programs and Networks.

    This role has cross-organization responsibilities focused on the efficient and effective deployment of Ceres Network members and other key assets, supporting initiative and campaign priorities, participating in regular assessment of existing programs and new opportunities, communicating Ceres impact and success, and managing special projects to grow or enhance Ceres Company and Investor Networks. The VP, Networks will also oversee the Events team to produce Ceres’ signature convenings, the Ceres Conference and Investor Summit. This role is well-suited for someone with strong internal management capabilities but who will also be able to represent Ceres externally in a wide range of settings, particularly as a high-level ambassador to Ceres’ company and investor stakeholders, funders, and donors representing the organization in public and private forums. The Vice President will report to the Chief Program Officer/Executive Vice President.

    Primary responsibilities for the Vice President, Networks include, but are not limited to:
    Lead overall strategy on building Ceres’ influence and impact with companies and investors through our Networks and Events.
    Serve on the cross-organizational Program Management Team, collaboratively engaging with the Chief Program Officer/Executive Vice President and the Vice Presidents of Government Relations, Initiatives and Campaigns, and Innovation and Evaluation, providing expert input and guidance into decisions affecting the development of programmatic strategy.
    Develop and implement new revenue streams for the Networks, including multiyear planning for Network growth, new fee structures, and expansion of fee-for-service work.
    Partner with ET and PMT colleagues on strategic allocation of resources.
    Oversee development of and continually increase the impact of the Ceres Conference and Investor Summit by growing participation of institutional investors, C-Suite company executives and capital market leaders, while ensuring incorporation of innovative approaches to scaling up sustainable solutions.
    Design, develop, and implement cross-organizational efforts that integrate Ceres corporate and investor members.
    Oversee development and execution of growth projects for the Company or Investor Networks.
    Partner with Innovation and Evaluation to assess and propose new revenue models for company and investor engagement.
    Supervise and support Program Directors ensuring they are resourced and empowered to lead on staff, program, and budget management to achieve the objectives of their specific teams.
    Support senior staff to build diverse teams, to include a mixed composition of race, gender identity, and socio-economic background, to better reflect the populations we are working with and working to positively impact.
    Guide and mentor staff in development of strategies to grow and steward Ceres’ Company and Investor Networks
    Guide and mentor staff in development of strategy to optimize Ceres’ events, showcasing our impact, staff expertise, and our partners while increasing revenue.
    Identify and implement new opportunities to integrate and leverage the work of the Company and Investor Networks.
    Partner with the VP of Government Relations to assure coordination between Company Network and Policy Network, also identifying partnership opportunities between the two corporate networks.
    Regularly solicit programmatic and issue expertise from senior staff, including the other Vice Presidents and Program Directors, within the organization to support effective decision-making and program development.
    Oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of results-driven and integrated cross-program annual work plans.
    Work in partnership with the Development and Finance teams to develop and deliver fundraising targets.
    Support Development as needed in major donor and foundation cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities.
    Ensure senior staff are showcased as issue experts and elevate their and Ceres’ public profile, including serving as spokespeople for Ceres’ work.
    When needed, engage in high-level external relationships on behalf of Ceres’ Company and Investor Networks to increase Ceres’ influence and support active campaigns.
    Other duties as they arise.
    Qualifications
    Graduate degree, in relevant area, preferred.  Bachelor degree required.
    15 years of relevant work experience in roles of progressive responsibility.  Experience in private sector desired.
    Experience as a senior leader and manager in a fast-paced, nonprofit organization.  Experience with environmental or sustainability issues desired.
    Demonstrated record of supervising senior staff to achieve organizational programmatic and fundraising goals.
    Proven track record of results-driven strategic program management is required, including demonstrated success in supervising senior staff to achieve organizational programmatic and fundraising goals.
    Demonstrated success in building and managing diverse teams, including gender identity, people of color, and people from various socio-economic backgrounds, and supporting an inclusive work place, where everyone has an opportunity for advancement.
    Strong relationship management skills with external partners and funders is necessary for success in this position.
    Experienced cultivating effective supervisory relationships (across gender identity, race, ethnicity, and socio-economic background) with direct reports and managing senior level staff and teams.
    Proven track record and successful engagement in a public relations or external communications role.
    Demonstrated success in both halves of the resource equation—cultivating and closing income prospects, and managing and deploying staff and budgets.
    Entrepreneurial attitude.
    Ability to both build strong, stable programs and to innovate and take advantage of strategic opportunities.
    Broad understanding of how to build effective collaborations across other program areas, departments, and different levels of staff across the organization.
    Superior communication skills, both oral and written.
    How to Apply

    We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying: www.ceres.org.  If you are interested in this position, please  submit a resume and cover letter, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.

    Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.

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  • Director of Development Partnerships – New England

    League of Conservation Voters, Boston or DC

    General Description:

    The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, in collaboration with our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues.

    LCV’s work to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social and environmental justice. Communities of color are disproportionately impacted by climate change and pollution. For this reason, racial justice and equity are inextricably linked to protecting our environment. Within the organization, we are actively building a workplace culture that demonstrates how we value equity and inclusion through more intentional and inclusive practices. We are committed to building an organization that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills.

    LCV is looking for a Director of Development Partnerships to join our fundraising team and help us meet our ambitious revenue and program goals. The LCV Development Department engages major donors for the LCV family of organizations including LCV, LCV Action Fund, LCV Victory Fund, and LCV Education Fund, and raises money for political candidates through our GiveGreen program.

    The Director of Development Partnerships will join an extremely skilled, hard-working and growing development team, which is building the budget, power, and effectiveness of our family of organizations. This position is responsible for raising funds from individual and small foundation donors at four-, five-, and six-figure levels. Responsibilities include strategically identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors. The Director of Development Partnerships – New England will cultivate and solicit donors on their own and support the work of key senior staff and board members. In our effort to engage more people of color in our movement, our preference is to hire someone with significant experience with methods and approaches to major gifts fundraising that encourages philanthropic involvement among communities of color. This position can be based in Boston, MA or Washington, D.C.

    Responsibilities:

    Manage and develop a portfolio of up to 200 current, lapsed and prospective donors, deepening relationships in person, over the phone, and in writing.
    Expand portfolio of prospective donors to include more people of color; broaden our current methods of identifying, cultivating and soliciting such donors.
    Educate our current and prospective donors about the racial justice and equity work in which we are engaged.
    Meet with donors and prospects in the New England region. It is expected that the Director of Development Partnerships will hold approximately 120 meetings annually with prospective donors. Many of these meetings will be in conjunction with our state LCV partners.
    Develop and support cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for LCV’s President and other key staff and board members.
    Recruit donors and prospects to a variety of LCV fundraising and cultivation events.
    Write persuasive and personalized emails, letters and proposals to donors and prospects including in depth descriptions of our programs and role in environmental advocacy and politics.
    Participate in high-level planning to help set both fundraising and programmatic goals.
    Work collaboratively with development, communications, and program staff, along with state LCV partners, to develop compelling materials and talking points to maximize fundraising results.
    Engage donors as advocates by recruiting them to join program calls and meetings and encouraging their own lobbying on priority environmental issues.
    Ensure donor portfolio records are current with all necessary and pertinent information, and input contacts and actions into database in a timely manner.
    Other duties as assigned.
    Qualifications:

    Work Experience: 4+ years of experience in fundraising, including a successful track record of personally meeting with donors and closing five- and six-figure gifts. Significant experience directly qualifying, cultivating and soliciting major gifts prospects, including developing solicitation strategy from identification through stewardship. Significant experience contacting prospects and holding 10–20 donor visits per month. Issue advocacy, organizing and/or political fundraising experience preferred.
    Skills: Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; self-motivated; exhibits strong judgment; and able to work independently and as part of a team. Must be creative, proactive, disciplined, and able to think strategically. An active and curious listener with a knack for building relationships and the ability to speak with authority as an organizational representative. Well organized and detail-oriented. Motivated to meet goals, produce results and exceed expectations, and enthusiastic about metrics driven goals. Politically savvy, with a great sense of humor and an eagerness for continued learning. Professional, honest, and trustworthy; capable of handling confidential information with the utmost discretion. Optimism and a proven interest in politics, passionate about protecting the environment, racial justice and equity, and meaningful social change.
    Cultural Competence: Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. A commitment to the complex understanding of racial justice and the urgency of confronting institutional racism and inequity within philanthropy. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Awareness of systemic racism and knowledge of environmental issues impacting communities of color.
    Conditions: Must be willing to travel; domestic travel is required with approximately 25-30% of working days on the road, as well as several trips for national LCV meetings and conferences in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere.

    To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org by April 11, 2019 with “Development Partnerships NE” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

    LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.

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