Career Opportunities

  • Donor and Special Projects Officer

    ACLU of Massachusetts, Boston

    The ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts is in search of an engaging and accomplished Donor and Special Projects Officer to manage our annual fund donors ($1k-$9,999), manage a portfolio of foundations and law firms, plan and execute donor events, and assist with department administration.  This position will report directly to the Deputy Director/Chief Development Officer, and will join a team of four.  Our ambitious fundraising goals are based on programmatic goals on voting rights, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, immigrants’ rights, criminal justice reform, open government, digital privacy and free speech.

    Responsibilities

    Individual Portfolio Management

    ·         Lead stewardship and solicitation of Annual Fund for donors giving or with potential to give between $1,000-$9,999;

    ·         Create and track portfolio activity, progress and goals;

    ·         Lead and execute quarterly mailed solicitation to donor file;

    ·         Lead and execute quarterly events for donor file;

    ·         Qualify new prospects for assignment to leadership gifts portfolio;

    ·         Lead Quarterly Portfolio Refresh process to identify donors to be added to Special Gift Fund or Leadership Gift Portfolios

    Special Projects Management

    ·         Manage a portfolio of approximately 35 Law Firms, to secure annual support;

    ·         Liaise with National gift planning staff to track and communicate realized bequest paperwork and tracking on new bequest commitments;

    ·         Department wide support for annual Bill of Rights Dinner working closely with Chief Development Officer;

    ·         Lead the planning and execution of quarterly Amicus Luncheon series;

    ·         Lead the planning of annual President’s Council dinner and SCOUTUS luncheon;

    ·         Lead and help execute additional donor engagement opportunities.

    Other Tasks

    ·         Create and manage development department projects as assigned;

    ·         Assist Chief Development Officer and Leadership Gift Officers in their leadership gift meetings as needed;

    ·         Maintain working knowledge of national and affiliate programmatic priorities and issues as they occur;

    ·         Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.

    Please be organized, creative, a true team player, with relevant experience with constituent engagement.  Superior verbal and written communication skills, adaptability, and at least two years experience in nonprofit fundraising, soliciting and closing major gifts in the $1000-$10000 range.

    Salary and Benefits:

    The salary range for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience.  We offer a robust benefits package, including health insurance, generous vacation and 401k matching.

    How To Apply

    Email resume and cover letter with subject line: Donor and Special Projects Officer telling us how your experience and skills meet the requirements for the position to recruiting@aclum.org.  We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    The ACLU of Massachusetts is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LBGTQ community to apply.

     

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  • Grants Writer

    Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA

    Job Description — Grants Writer

     

    Position: Grants Writer

    Reports to: Sr. Director, Institutional Partnerships

    Location: Brookline, MA

    Status: Exempt

    Start: Immediate

    The Organization: Facing History and Ourselves is an international, educational nonprofit organization with a mission to engage students and teachers of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. For over 40 years, we have provided educators with professional development and best-in-class educational resources that enable students conduct rigorous investigations of the development of difficult histories, including the Holocaust, Reconstruction, the struggle for civil rights in the United States, the fall of apartheid in South Africa, and other key historical moments worldwide. Students explore the individual choices that led to mass violence or systemic discrimination—as well as decision-making that led to positive change—and reflect on the choices they face today and consider how they can make a difference as “upstanders,” rather than bystanders.

     

    The Role: The Grants Writer will be responsible for securing institutional support for Facing History’s projects and programs as assigned. The Writer will work with regional and project development leads to identify, cultivate, solicit, close, steward, and report on grants from foundations and corporations based on Facing History’s annual operating plan, operating needs, and capital needs. The Writer will work to achieve activity and revenue goals as determined by the Senior Director of Institutional Partnerships. They will be responsible for prospect research and, with fundraising partner(s), building a pipeline of new institutional donors.

    Essential Responsibilities:

    • Articulating Facing History’s mission, programs, and future development opportunities in writing and verbally for the organization, and for foundation, government, and corporate prospects
    • Working with the program staff and finance department to develop project action plans and budgets for program implementation, and meeting regularly with project leads and finance partners to help ensure that grant requirements are met
    • Managing a portfolio of corporate and foundation donors and prospects
    • Writing letters of inquiry, concept papers, proposals, reports, and letters for foundation, government, and corporate prospects
    • Contribute to peer review of written materials produced within the Foundation Relations Team
    • Supporting frontline fundraising staff in liaising effectively with foundation partners, including consulting on strategic relationship management
    • Special projects, including creating proposals and reports with the individual giving team as needed
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications:

    • 3-5 years of experience in grant writing
    • BA/BS
    • Excellent writing and research skills
    • Excellent communication skills, in person, in writing, and on the phone
    • Good time management skills, with an ability to handle multiple projects and to meet deadlines
    • Good organizational and database management skills
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of multiple teams
    • Creative energy, self-starter
    • Interest in and ability to articulate the mission of this nonprofit

    In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, Facing History provides an excellent and competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life & long-term disability insurance, a 403(b) program with a discretionary organizational contribution, generous paid time off, an employee assistance plan & a travel assistance plan, pre-tax Transit-pass program, flexible spending health care and dependent care accounts, 4 voluntary Aflac plans, limited free parking, and a friendly work environment.

    Facing History proudly values diversity and is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

    Applications ONLY accepted online at careers.facinghistory.org.  Job posted until filled.

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  • Director of Research

    Animal Charity Evaluators, Remote; open to candidates in the U.S., Canada, and United Kingdom
    • Reports To: Executive Director
    • Status: Full-time
    • Hours: 40 hours/week
    • Pay rate: $44,000–$52,000 annually (contingent upon experience)
    • Location: Remote; open to candidates in the U.S., Canada, and United Kingdom

    Position summary

    We are looking for a director of research to lead our research team in their work to find and promote the most effective ways to help animals. This full-time position will involve planning, designing, managing, and executing research projects, developing and managing research department strategies, managing research personnel, and securing partnerships and collaborations.

    Our passionate research team investigates the impact of various strategies for helping animals in order to provide the best possible advice to animal advocates, donors, and charities. This is achieved through the pursuit of a number or projects—including, for example, researching when will there be cost-competitive cultured animal products, evaluating the effectiveness of animal advocacy protests, and analyzing how can we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into the animal advocacy movement—in addition to conducting our annual charity evaluations.

    We bring a high level of dedication, intelligence, compassion, and resourcefulness to work every day. We are an agile and fast-moving organization that shifts rapidly to meet our goals; individuals who are comfortable with a fast pace and a remote/virtual workplace do well here.

    This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to a thorough understanding of effective ways to help animals. The ideal candidate for this position will have strong communication, reasoning, and management skills, and will bring to ACE a relevant background (in animal advocacy, evaluation, academic research, law, or other relevant field) that differentiates their views from those of others on our team.

    Key areas of responsibility

    • Manage ACE’s research staff, interns, and volunteers. You will recruit, hire, and supervise members of ACE’s research team, or guide other members of the team in taking on these duties. As you oversee the team and ensure that project deadlines are met, you will provide feedback and guidance on all aspects of the team’s work, from project prioritization to how to research or write about specific topics. You will build capacity within the team by ensuring that staff develop professionally, including in both research and management skills.
    • Set the strategic direction for ACE’s research department, and contribute to the direction of ACE as an organization. We are continually learning new information and actively considering our direction as an organization. You will lead the annual process of selecting research department projects, and will contribute to organization-wide strategic planning. Together with your team, you will set priorities for the research department and ensure that research projects and activities align with these priorities.
    • Oversee and advance research projects. You will provide feedback and guidance to ACE’s research team, ensuring that the outputs of research projects are of high and consistent quality. You will design and implement processes and systems to help maintain this level of quality. Depending on the needs of the team, you may lead or participate in certain research projects as an individual contributor.
    • Oversee and participate in charity evaluations and recommendation decisions. You will coordinate with ACE’s Charity Evaluation Manager to lead our annual charity evaluation process, which results in hundreds of pages of published material and influences millions of dollars in donations each year. Through working on evaluations, giving feedback, and guiding team discussions, you will play a key role in ensuring the accuracy and reliability of our evaluations and recommendations.
    • Guide experimental and survey research through ACE’s Experimental Research Division and the Animal Advocacy Research Fund. You will provide feedback and strategic guidance to researchers in the Experimental Research Division as they select, design, and carry out studies. As a member of the advisory board for the Animal Advocacy Research Fund, you will help influence the general direction of the Fund, vote on which studies to fund, and provide feedback and advice to researchers working with the Fund.
    • Build and maintain relationships and collaborations within and outside of ACE. One of the most interesting aspects of our work at ACE is the opportunity to discuss strategies with various animal advocacy groups through the course of our evaluative work, as well as to learn from individual advocates from around the world. You will engage with academics and with the advocacy community on a regular basis. You will also play a key role within ACE in ensuring that the work of the research department supports and is supported by our other departments.
    • Communicate ACE’s research findings to the public in written and other formats. You will lead ACE’s research department in communicating findings to the public through blog posts, web pages, content for ACE’s print materials, and presentations at conferences and workshops. Together with ACE’s Research Editor and communications team, you will ensure that ACE’s research is presented in a consistent, authoritative voice.

    Qualifications

    Essential qualifications/skills

    • Commitment to the mission of Animal Charity Evaluators, which is to find and promote the most effective ways to help the largest number of animals
    • Two or more years of research-related professional experience
    • Prior experience in a management position
    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (or equivalent experience)
    • Strong quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated abilities in strategic thinking
    • Some experience with the animal advocacy movement
    • Openness to topics outside mainstream advocacy efforts
    • Shared commitment to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our movement and organization, actively integrating justice and equity into the work we do
    • High degree of professionalism, including discretion in handling confidential information
    • Ability to work independently while collaborating with many different parties
    • Strong attention to detail, with a commitment to high-quality work
    • Highly organized and self-motivated
    • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks

    Preferred qualifications/skills

    • Master’s degree or above in relevant field
    • Two or more years of experience in a management position
    • Professional experience in animal advocacy, program evaluation, or a closely related field
    • Demonstrated ability to manage a remote team
    • Solid understanding of social movements and social change
    • Deep understanding of social psychology, economics, program evaluation, or another relevant field
    • Strong familiarity with the animal advocacy movement
    • Strong familiarity with the effective altruism movement

     

    Commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities

    Animal Charity Evaluators provides equal employment opportunities and highly values diversity. As such, we are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We want to engage all those who can contribute to our mission and to making an impact. We offer a mission- and employee-focused virtual work environment and a competitive compensation package.

    We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, persons living with disabilities, and people of various socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position.

    Animal Charity Evaluators is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, size, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    All applications will be processed in strict confidentiality. ACE thanks all candidates for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

     

    About Animal Charity Evaluators

    Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) is a U.S.-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to finding and promoting highly effective opportunities to improve the lives of animals. Through evaluating animal charities and researching interventions used to help animals, we aid compassionate givers, professionals, and volunteers in making informed decisions about how to help animals as effectively as possible. We provide career and volunteering recommendations and promote best practices for animal charities. We also award grants to academics and organizations to help them conduct their own research.

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  • Chief Operating Officer

    Build Health International, Beverly, Massachusetts

    Title:                  Chief Operating Officer

    Reporting To:  Chief Executive Officer

    Location:           Boston, MA

     

    BHI designs, builds, and manages sustainable health-care facilities in some of the most resource-constrained regions of the world. With an experienced staff of global health, engineering, and construction experts, we oversee planning, design, and construction of health care infrastructure; procurement and shipping of medical equipment; design and installation of solar energy systems and waste water treatment facilities; and maintenance of facilities for our international nonprofit partners. We also assist in clinical and operational planning and engage in research and evaluation of the built environment in resource-poor settings.

    Most of our past projects have been in Haiti, including a state-of-the-art 320-bed national teaching hospital with a 500 KW photovoltaic system, a maternal-neonatal health center, several maternal waiting homes, a BSL-3 national referral laboratory, and a climate-controlled warehouse and distribution center. Current projects include a surgical center, an infectious disease unit, a specialty hospital for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, and a 60 KW solar installation at a large hospital. These new projects span the globe, from Sierra Leone to Peru to Malawi.

    Our guiding principles include: 

    • We work closely with our partners — global health organizations, government agencies, and the local community — to plan, design, and oversee the construction of health facilities in low- and middle-income countries.
    • We help our partners develop clinical and operational plans, as well as operational budgets that facilitate their ability to deliver high quality, comprehensive, dignified care.
    • We primarily partner with organizations committed to strengthening the public health care system so that every person, regardless of ability to pay, has access to care.
    • We hire local tradespeople on our crews and offer them training in the latest construction and maintenance methods.
    • We build to the highest standards, even while working in regions without easy access to materials and equipment.
    • We reduce costs by soliciting donated materials and leveraging volunteers when necessary, pairing them with local tradespeople.
    • We have a significant focus on renewable energy as well as minimizing the environmental footprint of the facilities we build.
    • We build and maintain strong relationships and continue to work with staff and the community to advise and support long after the ribbon is cut.

     

    Position Overview:

    BHI is a young organization and is at the precipice of significant growth and evolution. Over the last two years, the organization has doubled in size, and is primed to continue to grow and evolve in order to continue to serve the needs of the partners and improve their built environment. The Chief Operating Officer will have a significant leadership role within BHI, filling a critical role in helping shepherd this growth. Reporting to the CEO, the COO will principally oversee finance, procurement, human resources, BHI warehouse operations, and help to oversee general operations in Haiti. The COO will work as a peer to the CEO as well as the Executive Chairman to focus on strategy, partnerships, and growth. The COO will also manage internal process improvement, manage key partnerships, and represent BHI externally with donors and partners. The COO will be a key member of the senior management team.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Leadership/Talent Development:
      • Provide a strong leadership presence; bridge national and international operations.
      • Oversee, direct, and organize the operational work of the staff.Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
      • Understand the value of teams and have a strong ability to work well with others.  We are looking for this person to help develop and manage others in the organization.
      • Assess organizational needs; determine appropriate resources to move the organization forward (e.g. staff and positions, technology, other resources).
      • Oversee all aspects of the human resource function including: training, development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, performance evaluation and recruiting.
      • Support and develop as needed hiring processes for all staff including in-country recruits and staff.
    • Finance and Operations:
      • Plan, coordinate, and execute the annual budget process.
      • Manage and oversee financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, financial planning and reporting.
      • Ensure that BHI is adhering to the strategic plan, delivering status reports to the board of directors if required/requested.
      • Oversee the organizations’ reporting to donors, partners and contracts, ensuring the reports are on time and accurate.
      • Develop and/or support accounting system that provides the organization with quick access to financial information and enables strategic budgeting.
      • Communicate operations, decisions and programmatic work internally.
      • Upgrade and implement an appropriate system of policies, internal controls, accounting standards, and procedures.
      • Improve administrative and operational accounting services such as grants payment processing, payroll, accounts payable, and purchasing.
      • Represent the organization externally, as necessary, particularly in legal negotiations, contracts, promotional activities, and fundraising efforts.
    • Development:
      • Participate in overall development strategy including assessing opportunities.
      • Potentially represent the organization externally with donors and partners as needed.
      • Assist the CEO and Executive Chairman in communications and donor relationships as needed.
      • Development and implementation of systems for reporting, measurement and supporting local revenue generation.
      • Assist with proposal preparation and grant writing.
    • Vision and Leadership:
      • In close collaboration with the CEO and Executive Chairman help oversee and manage relationships with key external partners.
      • Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping the CEO informed of all critical issues.
      • In collaboration with CEO and Executive Chairman, assist with liaising to the board including helping with the organization of meetings, logistics, board material preparations, and follow-up.
      • Contribute to the development of BHI’s strategic goals and objectives as well as the overall management of the organization.

     

    Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required:

    • Bachelor’s degree required. MBA, MPH, MPP or related degree preferred.
    • Ideally a minimum 5 years of professional experience in a management role with financial management and accounting experience. We are open to a candidate with less experience who has the requisite skill set and growth potential. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to take the next step in their career.
    • Experience in both the commercial business environment and some non-profit experience, but the former is more critical.
    • Broad experience with the full range of business functions and systems, including strategic planning, organizational development, business analysis, finance, information systems, and human resources.
    • Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan.
    • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
    • Exceptional organizational and time management skills and a track record in setting priorities for themselves, as well as for other team members; ability to organize priorities effectively, asking for direction when appropriate.
    • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
    • Excellent computer skills, including strong command of the Microsoft Office suite.
    • Flexibility and an ability and willingness to wear different hats within the organization.
    • An overall general attitude of pitching in to help wherever needed.
    • A strong work ethic coupled with an ability and stamina to produce significant amounts of work under tight deadlines.
    • Ability to travel to where our partners are based or working, often in low income countries with basic accommodations.
    • Commitment to a diverse, multicultural workplace and embrace the idea that diversity, equity, and inclusion is a foundational tenant of our organization.

     

    Working Conditions:

    • The COO will be based at the main BHI office in Beverly, Massachusetts with occasional travel to the BHI satellite office in Boston, Massachusetts.
    • The COO will be expected to travel nationally and/or internationally several times per year. The international travel may include travel to partners in low resource environments with basic accommodations.

     

    Compensation:

    • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience, as well as health, dental, disability, 401(k), and vacation benefits.

     

    To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to dwalton@buildhealthinternational.org.

    Build Health International is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our organization. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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  • Communications Associate

    Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Boston, MA

    Communications Associate
    Nellie Mae Education Foundation
    Boston, Massachusetts

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    The Nellie Mae Education Foundation (NMEF), the largest philanthropy in New England dedicated exclusively to education, seeks nominations and applications for a Communications Associate. NMEF has set forth a Big Goal for 80% of New England students to be college and career ready by 2030. The Foundation is especially focused on traditionally underserved learners through systems change that supports Student-Centered Learning (SCL). Its grantmaking strategy attends to developing effective educational systems design, public engagement and understanding, educator capacity, and NMEF, together with its partners across New England, is leading the way in seeking education reform that brings SCL and equitable approaches to learning to the region’s public school systems.

    COMMUNICATIONS AT THE NELLIE MAE EDUCATION FOUNDATION

    The communications team at NMEF is an integral part of the Foundation’s mission as it supports the advancement of communications across the organization and externally to the wider sector. Among its primary responsibilities, the communications team oversees and manages internal and external communications strategies across the NMEF’s communication ecosystem including, web, email, events, digital media and more.

    Additionally, the communications team partners with and contributes to executing strategic communication and narrative strategies that are grounded in NMEF’s mission, vision, and values, align with organizational goals.

    Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

    The Communications Associate will report directly to the External Affairs Manager and will provide support to the Foundation’s efforts in proactively increasing public understanding and demand of student-centered learning, and increasingly, issues related to educational equity, with internal audiences as well as key, strategic external stakeholders. As the Foundation has begun a strategic planning process, the

    Communications Associate will support the Communications team in messaging around organizational strategy shifts and ensuring that such a shift is communicated clearly and consistently across all NMEF channels.

    S/he will write, edit and coordinate internal and external correspondence, provide event support and oversight, and serve as a supportive and provocative team member on projects and initiatives.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to those summarized below:
    ▪ Execute the Foundation’s digital communications strategy, including developing content and dissemination plans for social media channels, email marketing, website and blogs;
    ▪ Manage the Foundation’s Request for Proposals announcement processes across the Foundation, including proofreading of materials and disseminating opportunities;
    ▪ Manage internal communications, including writing and editing the Foundation’s internal newsletter and memos to the Board of Directors;
    ▪ Manage the publication and dissemination of Foundation research and evaluation reports;
    ▪ Manage the Foundation’s event sponsorship grant fund;
    ▪ Copy writing;
    ▪ Develop presentations for executive staff;
    ▪ Maintain existing models and strategies while developing new and cutting-edge ideas to keep the Foundation current in this changing media marketplace;
    ▪ Engage constructively with a wide range of electronic, print and broadcast media outlets’ (including new and traditional media) social networking sites;
    ▪ Monitor current events and trends in education to anticipate potential dissemination of information;
    ▪ Support special events, (e.g. sponsorships, meetings) including site coordination, collateral development, and speaker coordination and related activities;
    ▪ Pull data for evaluation of effectiveness of communications activities and creating reports for organizational measurement and;
    ▪ Oversee the maintenance of Foundation’s database.

    Qualifications:
    ▪ Bachelor’s degree required. A minimum of five years’ experience required.
    ▪ Experience in communications outreach in the education, public interest, research and/or non- profit sectors with an emphasis in digital and social media.
    ▪ Experience in content management systems and design platforms such as Adobe Suite; Have knowledge of Microsoft Office and other software packages, communications protocols, the Internet and social media technologies.
    ▪ Knowledge of publications and web/video/audio production.
    ▪ Developing and disseminating effective communications products and publications, both in print and on the web, from conception to publication.
    ▪ Fluency with PowerPoint and the ability and maturity to make presentations to senior staff members both within and outside the communications department.
    ▪ Superior oral and written communications skills, used in one-on-one settings and in large group meetings.
    ▪ Understanding and willingness to learn about combatting systemic and racial inequities in our public education system; The ability to advocate and drive attention to the Foundation.
    ▪ An exceptional ability, interest, and facility to write in a variety of mediums from short e-mail news releases to published reports and from web features to persuasive op-eds.
    ▪ The ability to meet multiple deadlines and balance numerous projects while maintaining a perspective on long-term goals.
    ▪ Innovative, strategic, opportunistic, entrepreneurial, and creative thinker with exceptional attention to detail.
    ▪ The ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.
    ▪ An optimistic outlook and the humor, integrity, and patience necessary to work within a transformative environment.

    The duties listed above are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of a specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Foundation and the employee and is subject to changed, as the needs of Foundation and job may require. More information about The Nellie Mae Education Foundation may be found at https://www.nmefoundation.org/

    TO APPLY

    The search is being assisted by Allison Kupfer Poteet and Nureen Das of Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: NMEF-CA@nonprofitprofessionals.com. To expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

    The Nellie Mae Education Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply

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  • Leadership Annual Gift Officer

    Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

    About Lesley University:

    Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 7,000 students and 87,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.

    We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.

    Information on the Department:

    The Office of Institutional Advancement is dedicated to securing the resources necessary for the support and continuing growth of Lesley University. The Office is responsible for University-wide fundraising and alumni relations programming and for building and sustaining long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with Lesley’s many constituencies, including alumni, donors, parents, and friends of the University.

    Job Description:

    Qualifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards leadership annual gifts of $1,000 – $25,000 and above to support the needs of the University.
    Creates and implements a successful strategy for leadership annual gift solicitations that 1) retains current and re-engages lost donors, 2) grows giving levels of current donors, and 3) ultimately increases unrestricted giving.
    Forms collaborative partnerships with colleagues in Advancement, staff and faculty and other members of the Lesley community.
    Supports donor relations, stewardship and events as necessary and assigned.

    Requirements:

    – Bachelor’s degree.
    – Three or more years of fundraising experience, preferably with an educational institution.
    – Proven record of accomplishment in cultivating, soliciting and securing gifts of $1,000 or more.
    – Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
    – Ability and willingness to travel independently on a frequent basis locally, regionally and nationally.
    – Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends when needed.
    – Knowledge of prospect management systems.
    – Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University.
    Additional Information:

    Salary Grade 27

    Background checks are required for all positions.

    Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.

    Application Instructions:

    A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration.

    Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates.

    For consideration please use the link provided to apply online via our website.

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  • Philanthropy Officer, Animal Charity Evaluators

    Animal Charity Evaluators, Remote; open to candidates in the U.S. and Canada

    Job Description

    • Reports To: Director of Philanthropy
    • Status: Full-time
    • Hours: 40 hours/week
    • Salary: $45,000–$50,000 annually
    • Location: Remote; open to candidates in the U.S. and Canada
    • Paid Time Off: At least 15 days per year plus holidays

    Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) helps lead the effective animal advocacy movement by developing vital research, spreading the principles of effective giving and effective advocacy, and influencing millions of dollars in critical funding to impactful animal charities from around the world. We work with charities and philanthropists to create high-impact change for animals. As a meta-charity, we not only conduct our own research and educational programs, but we work with philanthropists to fund the animal charities that we believe are likely to have a high impact reducing animal suffering.

    By working at ACE, you will be a critical part of enabling multiple charities to develop life-changing programs for animals. Your work will support 11 charities across 16 countries that conduct undercover investigations, grassroots advocacy, legal advocacy, and legislative campaigns that are locally suitable and cost-effective. You will support the promotion and development of competitive alternatives to animal-based meat, dairy, and eggs, as well as effective corporate outreach campaigns that to date have achieved notable improvements for millions of animals. At ACE, you will be helping philanthropists and charities do more for animals.

    Position summary

    We are seeking an engaging, thoughtful, and compassionate team member to work with the Director of Philanthropy to raise funds for ACE and our recommended charities. We are looking for creative individuals who enjoy learning and engaging with philanthropists, and who want to make a significant impact on reducing animal suffering. This person will be able to work from home with a flexible schedule, and therefore must be self-motivated and able to work well both independently and with a remote team.

    The Philanthropy Officer will primarily manage development operations and data analysis in coordination with the Director of Operations, but will also support the Director of Philanthropy and Executive Director in donor cultivation and stewardship, and will develop relationships with key donors.

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  • Social Media Coordinator

    Animal Charity Evaluators, Remote; open to candidates in the U.S., Canada, and United Kingdom

    Job Description

    • Reports To: Digital & Media Relations Manager
    • Status: Part-time (PT) or Full-time (FT)
    • Hours: 20 hours/week, with possibility of full time
    • Pay rate: Contingent upon experience
    • Location: Remote; open to candidates in the U.S., Canada, and United Kingdom

    Position summary

    The Social Media Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of ACE’s social media accounts. They will plan, develop, and curate compelling social media content in order to increase awareness of the ACE brand and engage our online community of supporters and donors.

    Key areas of responsibility

    • Assist the Digital & Media Relations Manager in implementing social media strategy. Engage in list building, online advocacy, and community management in order to engage a wider audience in ACE’s research findings
    • Monitor ACE social media accounts. Check all social media platforms for comments, activity, and messages, and respond accordingly
    • Create social media content. Produce graphics and videos, and experiment with new content types to engage our community and increase understanding of ACE’s work
    • Curate social media content. Build upon the ACE brand and engage our community on social media by curating creative and compelling content on a daily basis
    • Monitor ACE mentions and engage with relevant stakeholders. Use social monitoring and management tools to identify, build, and maintain strong relationships with key influencers
    • Evaluate social media content performance. Work with the Digital & Media Relations Manager to monitor engagement and outcomes of social media initiatives by channel, using analytics reporting tools such as Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, etc.
    • Follow social media trends. Stay informed about the latest updates, innovations, and new platforms in digital communications

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  • Individual Gifts Manager

    Greater Boston Food Bank, Greater Boston Food Bank, 70 South Bay Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

    The Individual Gifts Manager (IGM) is a front line fundraising position responsible for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding GBFB’s Mid-Level Program to reach revenue goals. This program includes the Harvesters Circle, a program for donors who begin their relationship with GBFB with a first-time gift of $1,000 or more cumulatively in a fiscal year.

    The IGM works closely with the Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving and the Senior Individual Gifts Manager to coordinate overall fundraising strategies for Mid-Level gifts ($1,000 – $9,999) from individuals. Responsibilities include, relationship management, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. The IGM will be responsible for a portfolio of approximately 150 donors..  The Manager will work collaboratively as part of the individual fundraising team to build and execute a comprehensive donor strategy for the Mid-Level segment that complements other individual giving segment strategies.

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  • Senior Director of Development, Lesley University

    The Pena Network, Cambridge, MA

    Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Senior Director of Development will be a seasoned, enthusiastic, successful fundraiser committed to understanding and advancing the important mission of Lesley University.  The Senior Director provides senior leadership for developing and implementing a University-wide resource development program that integrates the major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, and corporate and foundation relations functions and ensures the alignment of the Advancement fundraising agenda with the University’s strategic priorities.  In partnership with colleagues within Advancement and elsewhere at the University, the Senior Director works to establish, inspire, and extend a culture of philanthropic support across all Lesley constituencies.  The Senior Director also serves as a member of the Vice President’s senior team and participates actively in strategic and campaign planning.

     

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