Career Opportunities

  • Communications and Marketing Director

    City Year Boston, Boston

    About City Year: City Year helps students and schools succeed. Fueled by national service, City Year partners with public schools in high-need communities to help meet the holistic needs of all students. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members serve as tutors, mentors, and role models, providing research-based student, classroom, and whole school supports to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. A 2015 study shows that schools that partner with City Year were up to 2-3 times more likely to improve on mathematics and English language arts assessments.

    About the Role: Reporting to the Managing Director of Resource Development & Marketing, the Communications and Marketing Director oversees and implements all communication and marketing initiatives for City Year Boston, working in close partnership with the City Year Boston staff team and City Year Headquarters to effectively share City Year’s message to key stakeholders. The Communications and Marketing Director will advance the organization’s goals, specifically in supporting public engagement and fundraising goals through strategic initiatives including media and public relations, brand management, digital and print marketing, and event production. The Communications and Marketing Director will supervise a team of five (5) communications and events professionals.

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  • Chief Development Officer

    The YMCA of Greater Boston, Boston

    Chief Development Officer
    The YMCA of Greater Boston
     

    Position Type: Full-Time

    Function: Fundraising/Development

    Website:
    www.ymcaboston.org/huntington

    Mission statement:
    The YMCA of Greater Boston is one of Massachusetts leading nonprofits committed to strengthening communities by improving health, empowering youth and activating people for good.  Every day the Y works with thousands of men, women and children to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has access to Y programs and services. As the nation’s fifth largest charity, YMCA’s across the country are creating a community of caring people through meaningful memberships.  For more than 165 years, the Y has been developing skills and emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse populations, preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities. The YMCA of Greater Boston is America’s first Y.

    Position Details:
    Job Description:
    Chief Development Officer

     

    TOGETHER WE STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITY – COME JOIN US

    We are seeking an experienced Chief Development Officer who is ready to join a team of caring people who work as a team, with determined intentionality, to activate people for good. The YMCA of Greater Boston knits our community together with people of all backgrounds and at all stages of life with a focus on improving health and empowering youth and families.  Come join us and make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you

     

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    Reporting to the President & Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) has the responsibility for implementation of the YMCA of Greater Boston’s Financial Development strategies and initiatives. This includes but is not limited to our Annual Campaign, Government and Foundation Grants and Endowment Development efforts and Capital project fundraising,. The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is a member of the Senior Management team and as such plays a major role in setting the direction of the Association. He/she will coordinate the fundraising efforts of the branches, work with the Association Board, and partner with the President/CEO in fundraising to reach philanthropy goals.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    Provide strategic direction in support of the YMCA of Greater Boston’s strategic imperative to be a charity of choice
    Accountable for setting and meeting annual fundraising goals in collaboration with volunteers and other members of the senior leadership team
    Work with development staff and senior leadership to project, track and meet fundraising goals
    Create annual business plan to meet philanthropic financial goals, analyze results and adjust plans accordingly
    Work in partnership with IT leadership to develop CRM capabilities to sustain and expand philanthropic giving
    Manage team of six fundraisers in advancement of fundraising goals
    Support the expansion of endowment and legacy giving
    Support marketing efforts as related to philanthropy
    Donor Management:

    Serve as prospect manager for 50+ major donor prospects (including prospect research and strategy development)
    Work closely with CEO to define new initiatives designed to increase the donor base such as the 1851 Leadership Society, Heritage Club, President’s Roundtable, YMCA Champion and new initiatives to be identified
    Collaborate with CEO and Development staff on identification, cultivation and stewardship opportunities for major gifts donors and prospects
    Work with senior leaders within the YMCA of Greater Boston, including executive directors at the branches, in a concerted effort to develop major gift prospects, maximizing efficiency and productivity
    Participate in solicitations as appropriate
    Compose special proposals and letters to major gifts donors as appropriate
    Research prospects and donors as needed
    Volunteer and Senior Management Staffing:

    Staff Financial Development Committee, including strategy sessions with Chair, development of Committee agenda, production of materials, and staff follow-up from meetings to drive next steps
    Staff Special Event Committee, including working with volunteers and event planner on branding of signature event, renewing and securing lead sponsors, oversight of all collateral materials
    Oversee implementation of donor strategies with key volunteers and YMCA staff
    Work with CEO to set activity and revenue goals for major gifts and annual fund efforts and monitor progress toward these goals
    Develop briefings, letters, proposals and related materials for key volunteers, CEO and Senior Leadership as it relates to prospects and donors
    Perform special tasks, duties and projects as assigned
    Effect on end results:

     

    This position has the primary impact on the overall effectiveness with which the Association accomplishes its purpose, goals, and objectives in serving the community.  Therefore, the effectiveness of this position should be measured by:

     

    The YMCA of Greater Boston will maximize its financial resources available from philanthropic individuals, corporations, organizations and foundations
    The level of Board Member engagement in the Association’s fundraising efforts as contributors and fundraisers
    The number of people participating in the YMCA’s programs and services, especially those members of our community who would not ordinarily be able to afford the same
    Branches and their boards will maximize their fundraising potential.
    Position Requirements:

    Bachelor’s degree required
    Eight to ten years of fundraising experience. Proven fundraiser with campaign, major gifts, and annual fundraising experience
    Team-oriented leader with strong management skills
    Strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational and analytical skills; project management skills. Experience with Board volunteer management and ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
    Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, flexibility and sense of humor
    Proficient in Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office
    Commitment to the YMCA mission
    Work Environment & Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms
    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust
    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
    Evening and weekend work is expected and may be required
    YMCA Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies:

    Resource Developer: Tell the YMCA story in a compelling way that influences others to donate both time and resources to support the YMCA mission and strategy. Staff must be able to articulate how the YMCA is a charitable organization
    Mission Advancement: Incorporates the Y’s mission and values into the organization’s vision and strategies. Ensures community engagement; promotes the global nature of the Y. Leads a culture of volunteerism ensuring engagement, inclusion, and ownership. Leads a culture of philanthropy
    Collaboration: Advocates for and institutionalizes inclusion and diversity throughout the organization. Initiates the development of relationships with influential leaders to impact and strengthen the community. Is recognized as an inspirational community leader who navigates complex political and social circles with ease. Communicates to engage and inspire people within and outside the YMCA. Ensures that a talent management system is in place and executed effectively
    Operational Effectiveness: Possesses penetrating insight and strong strategic and critical thinking skills. Invests resources in well-designed innovation initiatives. Creates a structure to deliver organization-wide results to achieve objectives. Develops and implements stewardship strategies. Determines benchmarks and ensures appropriate leadership to meet objectives
    Personal Growth: Creates a learning organization. Effectively drives change by leveraging resources and creating alignment to expand organizational opportunities. Shares authority and demonstrates courage and humility. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology
    Operational Impact: Continually seeks to better understand job demands to assist in priority setting and planning i.e., participate in association initiatives

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  • Manager of Special Events

    Boston Harbor Now, Boston

    In this highly visible, collaborative role, the Manager of Special Events provides strategic and creative oversight for a portfolio of events designed to achieve bold and strategic fundraising goals, expand Boston Harbor Now’s brand, and engage and increase the number of Boston Harbor Now’s donors. The Manager of Special Events is the lead for Boston Harbor Now’s two signature fundraising events, the Spectacle on Spectacle Celebration and Annual Onboard Awards and Networking Celebration. In addition, s/he produces and manages a variety of fundraising, cultivation and stewardship events.

    Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Manager of Special Events is a team player who can work independently within a fast-paced work environment. This position will create plans and execute events on and off the Boston Harbor Islands that strengthen the relationship between donors and Boston Harbor Now. This position will have primary ownership of the execution of all major fundraising events, and will work in close collaboration with other staff members around the planning of other signature events. The Manager of Special Events will also work with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement to identify new events aimed at cultivating existing donors,volunteers, and new prospects.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Conceptualize, plan and execute an annual event strategy designed to diversify Boston Harbor Now’s revenue streams by attracting new sources of support, cultivating new donors, stewarding and renewing existing donors, and increasing visibility for the agency’s mission
    • Successfully oversee and execute all Boston Harbor Now events from inception to completion, including but not limited to, Spectacle on Spectacle, the Onboard Awards, cultivation, recognition and stewardship events, and other existing and new development events
    • Work with Vice President for Institutional Advancement and the Director of Programs to set revenue goals, solicitation strategies, timelines, and post-event evaluation and analysis. Ensures all goals, strategies, timelines and analysis are met, adhered to and completed.
    • Develop systems, protocols and best practices to ensure all Boston Harbor Now events are consistently exceptional, high-caliber occasions that showcase our positive impact on Boston Harbor
    • Work with Vice President for Institutional Advancement, board, and staff to identify, develop and implement new opportunities for Boston Harbor Now events portfolio
    • Work with development team to create a full suite of event sponsorship benefits designed to maximize revenue generation and align with the goals of the funding community
    • Work with Boston Harbor Now leadership to identify and recruit event Chairs and Host Committee members tasked with revenue generation and promotion
    • Provide leadership, oversight, and follow up for all event committee activities and ensure Host Committee members have the resources necessary to be successful solicitors
    • Provide leadership while overseeing all aspects of guest experience, event production, logistics, speaking programs, printed and digital materials.
    • Work with Boston Harbor Now team to help coordinate fee based programs and engage a variety of audiences.
    • Develop and manage all event expense budgets, and identify new in-kind gift opportunities
    • Manage all key vendor and consultant relationships
    • Recruit, train and supervise assigned staff and volunteers
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, 5 years’ experience working in event planning or related experience in a nonprofit environment, a demonstrated track record of philanthropic event planning success, and the ability to travel in the Greater Boston area and to the Boston Harbor Islands
    • Interest and comfort in producing events on the Boston Harbor Islands
    • Self-motivated and resourceful with superior organizational and time management skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with other advancement and finance team members, senior management and Boston Harbor Now Board volunteers/members.
    • Must be a team player with the ability to work independently and on islands
    • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects is critical
    • Ability to problem solve on the spot and respond with tact, diplomacy and poise
    • Ability to represent Boston Harbor Now at fundraising events and meetings and to work well with a broad range of constituencies
    • Proven experience working with and managing vendors
    • Solid writing and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to maintain high level of donor confidentiality
    • Willingness to work occasional evenings as event and project deadlines dictate
    • Must be willing to join a quick-paced energetic growing Development team, and work with a group of talented, committed volunteers
    • Strong computer skills required. Knowledge of Google Suite products like Gmail, Google Docs, Drive, and Microsoft Office, and Salesforce preferred
    • Demonstrated skills in organization and communication in an office setting and responding to donor communications

    About Boston Harbor Now

    Boston Harbor Now works at the intersection of people and nature to advocate for open space, public infrastructure, and private sector development that will enhance public access to the Harbor and protect the City from the impacts of climate change. We seek to activate the Harbor, reconnect it with Boston’s neighborhoods, and protect water-dependent uses. And we build and broaden the constituency for the Harbor by engaging people through diverse programs — getting them down to the waterfront and out to the Harbor Islands.

    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter and résumé as a single pdf attachment to employment@bostonharbornow.org and include “Manager of Special Events” in the email subject line. Letters may be addressed to Jodi Wolin, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. No phone calls please.

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  • Grants Manager

    Raw Art Works, Lynn

    RAW is a youth arts organization, rooted in art therapy. At its core, RAW believes that all kids should be seen and heard and that everyone has a story to tell. Located in Lynn, Massachusetts, RAW offers a variety of free programming for kids ages 7-19. RAW uses art to ask kids “what is really going on” in their lives and gives them the tools to create in unexpected ways, envision new possibilities, and transform their world.

    RAW is seeking a self-motivated development professional who works within a team and in partnership with program staff to meet the organization’s foundation, corporate, and government grants annual revenue targets. This is a full-time position. The Grants Manager will work under the guidance of the Director of Development to generate grant funding from private, community, and family foundations as well as corporate and government grant funders. On a given year, grants are responsible for 45-50% of our overall operating budget, which is approximately $2.2MM and growing. We are looking for someone with energy, enthusiasm, and commitment, who holds themselves to a high standard of craft and productivity.

    Primary Responsibility – Foundation, Corporate and Government Grant Funding

    • Develop well-researched, tailored, and high-impact proposals, reports, and other grant-related deliverables through authentic, effective and compelling communication in a voice that reflects RAW’s mission, programs and goals.
    • Work closely with program staff to strategize around grant opportunities and determine proposal deliverables.
    • Work in collaboration with key staff to develop proposal components, e.g. budgets, attachments, supporting documents, etc.
    • Leverage existing systems and engage Director of Development, Executive Director, other senior staff, and youth to schedule and orchestrate meetings and site visits with funders and strategize the most impactful visit formats.
    • The Grants Manager regularly represents the organization at external meetings and builds new partnerships with funders and collaborators.With guidance from Director of Development, monitor all operations related to grant funding from foundations as well as corporate and government funders, including prospect research and developing strategies.
    • Also monitor the annual calendar of proposals, letters of inquiry and reports submitted to local, regional and national funders, including complex program and organizational budgets.

    Qualifications

    • 3-5 years of demonstrated success in foundation, corporate, and government relations.
    • Familiarity with funding community in Greater Boston and beyond.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Internet skills and computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets, and database management and gift processing (Results Plus)
    • Exceptional level of personal organization and attention to detail, with strong project and process planning skills (systems)
    • Proven ability to work under pressure and on a range of time-sensitive projects simultaneously
    • Occasional evening and weekend event support. Must have reliable transportation

    Educational Requirement: Bachelor’s degree preferred. A wide range of disciplines is acceptable.

    Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

    Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

    To Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and 2-3 grant proposal samples with the subject line “Grants Manager” to: hiring@rawartworks.org.

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  • Sr Service Desk Specialist

    Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Boston

    The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is seeking to hire a Sr. ServiceDesk Specialist reporting to the Infrastructure Manager as part of the Client Services Team.  The Sr. ServiceDesk Specialist is primarily responsible for providing telephone, email and in-person technical support to the Commission.  Provides outstanding customer service to resolve problems and restore service.

    Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Respond to, research and resolve questions received via telephone calls (record calls in ITS ServiceDesk Software), email, and voicemail in a timely and professional manner.
    Provide accurate and creative solutions to more complex customer problems to ensure customer productivity and satisfaction.
    Provide first and second-tier support to end users for PC hardware, MS Windows, Software, Active Directory, O365 and basic networking troubleshooting.
    Install and update computer application software as needed.
    Setup, configure, and troubleshoot notebooks for the shared pool.
    Assist and maintain inventory of notebooks, projectors, desktops and other equipment according to standard operating processes.
    Perform daily call backs to customers for any problems not resolved upon initial contact; escalate calls to the next technical or management level as necessary.
    Assist in developing procedures and documentation for the MGC-ITS ServiceDesk.
    Assist other offices and locations with technology based issues as needed.
    Support mobile devices as needed.
    Acquire and maintain current knowledge of relevant MGC products, services, and support policies in order to provide technically accurate solutions to end users.
    Maintain up to date knowledge of new and upcoming computing technologies and practices.
    Enhance and develop quality support methods and communication skills through coaching feedback, peer assistance, training and other developmental approaches.
    Attend meetings and seminars to support the overall direction of the IT office
    Participate in team projects that enhance the quality or efficiency of the ITS Support Team.

    The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is responsible for the implementation of the expanded gaming law (Chapter 194 of the Acts of 2011). Under the law, the Commission is tasked with establishing a regulatory framework for the solicitation, licensing, taxation, and oversight of a maximum of three casino licenses and one slots parlor license in Massachusetts.

    Experience and Qualifications:

    At least (A) three years of full time or equivalent part time, professional relevant experience required, of which (B) at least two years must have been work directly related to the duties/responsibilities as outlined, or (C) Bachelor’s degree with one year of relevant experience.MCSE/MCITP certifications or equivalent experience.
    Must have A+ Certification
    Must be proficient with MS Windows 7 and 10, and MS Office 2010, 2013 and/or O365.
    Demonstrated ability and success in technical and process aspects of IT project management.
    Must be committed to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness.
    Demonstrated experience working in a high volume, deadline oriented customer focused environment.
    Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    Must have ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and handle difficult situations.
    Experience working with “Team Based Practices” e.g. Agile, Kanban Etc.
    Knowledge of IT industry standards.
    Proven key competencies including attention to detail, technical literacy and perseverance.
    Experience utilizing tools and research abilities to resolve technical issues.
    Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
    Ability to lift up to 35lbs & push 65Lbs

    Salary is commensurate with experience.

    The successful candidate will be required to pass an extensive background check that includes a full credit check, CORI, drug screen, and fingerprinting.

    It is the policy of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state, or local law.

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  • Licensing Specialist I

    Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Boston

    The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking to hire a Licensing Specialist I within the Commission’s Division of Licensing (Division).  Reporting to the Licensing Manager, this position is responsible for the processing of employee and vendor applications for registration or licensure with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. The Division works in conjunction with the Commission’s Investigation and Enforcement Bureau to issue licenses and registrations.  The Division is currently made up of a Director of Licensing, Licensing Manager, Licensing Intake Officer, Licensing Technician, and Licensing Specialists II.  The Licensing Specialist I will work in a highly collaborative, team environment under the direct supervision of the Licensing Manager in collaboration with the Director of Licensing.

    Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Acquire and maintain knowledge of the Massachusetts gaming law and regulations
    Ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules, procedures and/or policies
    Review and track license and registration applications for completeness
    Communicate with applicants and resolve issues with respect to errors and deficiencies
    Maintain and update records in the Licensing Management System
    Perform searches on the Licensing Management System and other data systems or records upon request
    Provide technical assistance to applicants regarding the Licensing Management System, as necessary
    Serve as a backup resource to conduct fingerprinting of employees seeking registration or licensure
    Assist other Commission staff in various informational aspects of the licensing process
    Provide administrative support to the Division of Licensing such as filing, answering telephones, preparing correspondence and opening mail
    Maintain open communication and work with other operational divisions and other agencies as necessary
    Contribute actively to a work environment that embraces diversity
    Build constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of integrity, cooperation and mutual regard
    Earn the trust, respect, and confidence of co-workers and the public through honesty, forthrightness, and professionalism
    Accept personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and for meeting expectations
    Seek opportunities to resolve problems, achieve goals, or otherwise advance the Commission’s mission
    Performs other duties as requested

    Agency Overview:
    The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is responsible for the implementation of the expanded gaming law (Chapter 194 of the Acts of 2011). Under the law, the Commission is tasked with establishing a regulatory framework for the solicitation, licensing, taxation, and oversight of a maximum of three casino licenses and one slots parlor license in Massachusetts.

    Qualifications and Skills: 

    Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the interpersonal skills necessary to build and maintain a cohesive, team-oriented working environment
    Familiarity or prior experience working with electronic document management systems
    Develop skills to obtain working knowledge of the Commission’s Licensing Management System
    Proficiency with computers and the MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel)
    Able to maintain accuracy and strong attention to detail
    Able to manage a case load to ensure timely review and response to open items
    Ability to work in a fast paced environment
    Ability to provide a high level of customer service
    Ability to work at other MGC locations on a temporary basis, as required

    Minimum Experience, Education, and Training:

    Applicants must have at least (A) A bachelor’s or higher degree with a major in business administration or public administration or (B) three years of full-time or professional experience in public administration, business or customer service work.

    Salary is commensurate with experience.

    It is the policy of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state, or local law.

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  • Assistant, Development

    Ceres, Boston, MA

    Development Assistant

    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 website (www.ceres.org).

    Description and Responsibilities

    The Development Assistant will be part of a 12-person team and will primarily support the individual giving team. The Development Assistant will report to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and provide administrative support to this position. This full-time job, based in Boston, MA, is an excellent entry-level position for an individual with an interest in climate change and sustainability who would like to build skills and experience in individual giving, development operations, events, and board relations.

    Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Individual Giving and Development Operation:
    Donation processing: Record all grants, donations, and pledges in Salesforce; work with the finance department to reconcile records.
    Process donation acknowledgment letters.
    Manage the maintenance of accurate contact donor information in Salesforce.
    Support annual fund activities as needed, including direct mail and email solicitation, monthly donation maintenance, and donor stewardship efforts.
    Prepare reports on individual giving revenue, such as monthly reports and gift tables.
    Compile donor lists for annual report and other purposes.
    Prepare the CDO, the President, and other development staff for donor meetings, including prep meetings, briefing materials, donor profiles, and packets of Ceres materials.
    Maintain deadlines for major donor and family foundation prospects and reports.
    Support the Director of Development in administrative tasks as needed.

    Development Events
    Support the execution of development events through activities such as compiling invitation lists, working with outside vendors as needed on event materials and logistics, tracking responses, developing attendee profiles, and staffing and logistical support.
    Event ticket and sponsorship processing: work with the events and individual giving teams to ensure fundraising event tickets and sponsorships are accurately recorded in Salesforce; work with the finance team to reconcile records. Process acknowledgement letters for event tickets.

    Support to the CDO
    Provide administrative support to the CDO on scheduling, travel, meeting preparation, calendar management, expense reports, reimbursements, and other tasks.
    Support the CDO in the stewardship of the President’s Council, including logistics for meetings, dinners and other events, materials preparation, and routine correspondence with members.
    Support the CDO in the stewardship of the Nominating and Development Committees of the Ceres Board of Directors. Schedule meetings, and record minutes and follow-up steps.

    Overall Development Department Support
    Work with CDO to manage the monthly development department meeting: schedule meetings, develop agendas, arrange for outside speakers, and document follow-up actions.
    Work with CDO to organize development department retreats.
    Foster development team culture and camaraderie through department lunches, gatherings and celebrations.
    Serve as point person with IT regarding development team needs.
    Assist in interview and selection process of development department interns; work with interns on projects.
    Provide support as requested at organization-wide program events, such as the Ceres Conference or Investor Summit.

    Qualifications
    Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    1-2 years work experience required; prior development experience in a nonprofit setting a plus.
    Prior administrative experience strongly desired.
    Proficiency with donor database platforms strongly desired; Salesforce proficiency a strong plus.
    Polished communication and interpersonal skills with external constituents.
    Strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail.
    Ability to act with diplomacy with constituents and maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
    Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team setting.
    Ability to multi-task, meet multiple deadlines, and keep a calm demeanor in a fast-paced environment.
    Interest in and/or knowledge of climate change/sustainability issues a plus.

    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 applying for 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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  • Senior Major Gift Officer, New England Metro Region

    University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA

    Senior Major Gift Officer, New England Metro Region
    University of Massachusetts Boston

    Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Principal and Leadership Gifts, the Senior Major Gift Officer for the New England Metro Region will work closely with the Associate Vice Chancellor of Advancement in cultivating and soliciting leadership level ($100,000+) commitments to the University. The incumbent will be involved in the planning and/or advancing a wide range of fundraising activities and high-level, prospect-focused events; will pursue leadership gifts for a range of priorities including current use, endowed chairs, scholarships, and capital improvements; and will identify and cultivate prospects and develop solicitation strategies and coordination with key administrators, faculty, alumni, and volunteers, which is critical to the success of this role. The incumbent also may oversee special projects as assigned by the Associate Vice Chancellor of Principal Gifts.

     

    Examples of Duties: 

    • Manage the New England region with a portfolio of approximately 150 prospects who have the capacity to make commitment of $100,000.00 or more; travel to assigned regions to conduct a significant number of face-to-face personal visits each year in order to cultivate and ultimately solicit gifts at the $100,000.00-plus level.
    • Work with the Associate Vice Chancellor, deans and other key Advancement colleagues to create a core of university-wide prospects for leadership gifts in support of University-wide priorities; monitor the progress of individuals, and when appropriate, corporate and foundation prospects as they are moved from initial contact, through solicitation, to gift closes.
    • Coordinate with the Advancement colleagues to devise specific strategies and timetables for the successful solicitation of individuals, including the use of planned giving vehicles: gift annuities, trusts and bequests.
    • Integrate Alumni Relations activities as an essential component of the overall development strategy, including the enlistment of current students and parents, as well as the identification and re-engagement of “lost” or disaffected alumni.
    • Coordinate and orchestrate prospect movement strategies with the appropriate deans, college senior leadership, and faculty, and work in tandem to assure the highest and best use of time, budget and personnel.
    • Establish long-range goals and objectives for development programs and activities in the New England region that reflect academic priorities for private support; prepare an operating plan designed to facilitate achievement of these goals and objectives as a component of the University-wide leadership gifts plan.
    • Record activities, contacts, proposals and strategy plans in the donor database; ensure constituent biographic and contact data maintained in the database is accurate and up-to-date.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications: 

    • Bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred.
    • A minimum of seven-ten (7-10) years of successful experience specifically raising leadership gifts, preferably in higher education, with an understanding of leadership gift planning and prospect development.
    • Incumbent must be able to travel locally and nationally to meet with donors and prospective donors on behalf of the University.

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Discretion and an ability to interact with high-level donors while maintaining a high level of confidentiality
    • Proven track record of successful solicitation and securing personal major gifts
    • Ability to be an effective advocate for the University
    • Ability to actively listen and work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment
    • Ability to be proactive and to work independently
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • High level of sophistication and maturity in social and professional settings
    • Strong commitment to customer service

     

    Special Instruction to Applicants:

    Please apply online with your resume, cover letter a and list of three professional references to: http://employmentopportunities.umb.edu/boston/en-us/job/497486/senior-major-gift-officer-new-england-metro-region.

     

    Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date of February 14, 2019.

     

    Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 7 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

     

    The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other protected class. The University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

    The University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that is supported by qualified employees for all of its students, faculty and staff to carry out the University’s teaching, research and public service missions. As a condition of employment, the University will conduct appropriate background check reviews. For more information, please see the University of Massachusetts Boston campus policy and procedures for employee background reviews.

     

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  • Senior Major Gift Officer, New York Metro Region

    University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA

    Senior Major Gift Officer, New York Metro Region

    University of Massachusetts Boston

     

    Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Principal and Leadership Gifts, the Senior Major Gift Officer, New York Metro Region will work closely with the Associate Vice Chancellor of Advancement in cultivating and soliciting leadership level ($100,000+) commitments to the University. The incumbent will be involved in the planning and/or advancing a wide range of fundraising activities and high-level, prospect-focused events; will pursue leadership gifts for a range of priorities, including current use, endowed chairs, scholarships, and capital improvements; and will identify and cultivate prospects and develop solicitation strategies and coordination with key administrators, faculty, alumni, and volunteers, which is critical to the success of this role. The incumbent also may oversee special projects as assigned by the Associate Vice Chancellor of Principal Gifts.

     

    Examples of Duties: 

    • Manage the New York Metro region (which includes Connecticut and New Jersey) with a portfolio of approximately 150 prospects who have the capacity to make commitment of $100,000.00 or more; travel to assigned regions to conduct a significant number of face-to-face personal visits each year in order to cultivate and ultimately solicit gifts at the $100,000-plus level.
    • Work with the Associate Vice Chancellor, deans and other key Advancement colleagues to create a core of university-wide prospects for leadership gifts in support of University-wide priorities; monitor the progress of individuals, and when appropriate, corporate and foundation prospects as they are moved from initial contact, through solicitation, to gift closes.
    • Coordinate with Advancement colleagues to devise specific strategies and timetables for the successful solicitation of individuals, including the use of planned giving vehicles: gift annuities, trusts and bequests.
    • Integrate Alumni Relations activities as an essential component of the overall development strategy, including the enlistment of current students and parents, as well as the identification and re-engagement of “lost” or disaffected alumni.
    • Coordinate and orchestrate prospect movement strategies with the appropriate deans, college senior leadership, and faculty, and work in tandem to assure the highest and best use of time, budget and personnel.
    • Establish long-range goals and objectives for development programs and activities in the New York Metro region that reflect academic priorities for private support; prepare operating plan designed to facilitate achievement of these goals and objectives as a component of the University-wide leadership gifts plan.
    • Record activities, contacts, proposals and strategy plans in the donor database; ensure constituent biographic and contact data maintained in the database is accurate and up-to-date.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications: 

    • Bachelor’s degree; master’s preferred.
    • A minimum of seven-ten (7-10) years of successful experience specifically raising leadership gifts, preferably in higher education, with an understanding of leadership gift planning and prospect development.
    • Incumbent must be able to travel locally and nationally to meet with donors and prospective donors on behalf of the University.

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Discretion and an ability to interact with high-level donors while maintaining a high level of confidentiality
    • Proven track record of successful solicitation and securing personal major gifts
    • Ability to be an effective advocate for the University
    • Ability to actively listen and work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment;
    • Ability to be proactive and to work independently
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • High level of sophistication and maturity in social and professional settings
    • Strong commitment to customer service

     

    Special Instruction to Applicants:

    Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and a list of three professional references to: http://employmentopportunities.umb.edu/boston/en-us/job/497489/senior-major-gift-officer-new-york-metro-region.

     

    Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date of February 14, 2019.

     

    Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 7 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

     

    The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other protected class. The University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

    The University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that is supported by qualified employees for all of its students, faculty and staff to carry out the University’s teaching, research and public service missions. As a condition of employment, the University will conduct appropriate background check reviews. For more information, please see the University of Massachusetts Boston campus policy and procedures for employee background reviews.

     

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  • Art Director

    United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, Boston, MA

    About Us:
    We unite to create positive, lasting change for people in need. We call it harnessing the power of people working together. And that means everyone – individuals, nonprofits, companies, and government agencies.

    We work every day to achieve our vision and mission by focusing on two foundations of better lives: Financial Opportunity and Educational Success. Specifically:

    Financial Opportunity: Ensuring that all families have safe housing, healthy food, and quality childcare. That they have jobs that allow them to support themselves and their families. And that they have access to financial tools and coaching to help build a better future.

    Educational Success: Preparing children to enter school ready to learn, develop critical social and academic skills, and get the support they need to stay in school and graduate

    You are the key to making this shared vision a reality. Your gifts become critical funding for ground-breaking initiatives and best-in-class partnerships with nonprofit agencies throughout our region, your time and talents fuel the engine for change; your friends, family, and colleagues are the army of difference-makers who positively impact lives.

    That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED. Please join us.

    POSITION OVERVIEW:
    If you’re a graphic designer willing to roll up your sleeves and you possess the passion to create concepts and the skills to execute them, we want to talk to you. We are looking for an Art Director to create innovative approaches and visual experiences across a variety of channels including print, digital, and event graphics.

    Ideal Candidate
    An enthusiastic, energetic, responsible and proactive individual with an interest in working for an organization whose purpose is to fight for those in need and build stronger communities. The ideal candidate will have a can-do attitude combined with a collaborative style, a resourceful approach, and the ability to manage and execute multiple projects.
    S/he has the proven ability to create an impactful design that most effectively communicates the brand’s story: including idea generation, concept development and execution across multiple channels, and requires excellent graphic design, production and project management skills. S/he works in collaboration with copywriters, a project manager, digital market team, and project leads.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS:

    1.  Create a vision, communicate it, sell it, and execute it. Execute and guide the creative aspects of both internal and external United Way marketing products from conception through deployment.
    2.  Complete all design work on time and on budget in a fast-paced environment with independence and as part of a team. Timeliness, attention to detail and driven to meet deadlines.
    3.  Design within brand guidelines. Ensure all creative deliverables are appropriate for the target audience, fresh and inviting, and aligned with United Way graphics standards.
    4.  Balanced, enthusiastic, professional approach – easy to work with – working directly with internal clients.
    5.  Provide clear direction and manage to expected outcomes all external freelancers, photographers, interactive agencies when necessary.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Five or more years of general advertising/marketing creative experience with successful campaign experience, and a minimum of three years of experience managing/mentoring creative staff;
    • InDesign, Acrobat, Illustrator and Photoshop proficiency on Macintosh and PC platforms;
    • Professional retouching skills and web development experience a plus;
    • Experienced and skilled cross-organizational relationship builder;
    •  Ability to manage multiple projects with a sense of urgency for all deliverables;
    •  Ability to develop and conduct effective presentations to internal and external audiences;
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
    • Effective and engaging communicator;
    •  Ability to work as part of a collaborative and high performing team;
    • Experienced effective and skilled people management;
    • Commitment to excellence and to the mission of the United Way.

    APPLICANTS, PLEASE SEND A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO:
    United Way of Massachusetts Bay
    Human Resources Coordinator
    51 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210
    humanresources@unitedwaymassbay.org
    For more information, go to unitedwaymassbay.org

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