Director of Development

Boston, Massachusetts
Work Type: Full Time

Director of Development 

About the Organization:

Boston Partners in Education (Boston Partners) enhances the academic achievement and nurtures the personal growth of Boston’s public school students by providing them with focused, individualized, in-school support. Boston Partners recruits, trains, places and supports volunteers to work with students in grades kindergarten through twelve, one-on-one or in small groups, primarily during the school day. Boston Partners in Education is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


Position Description:

Through strategic support and donor cultivation, the Director of Development increases awareness and visibility of Boston Partners in Education’s mission and programs within the funding community. The Director of Development directly solicits gifts from both major individual donors and corporate sponsors. The Director of Development is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive annual fundraising plan that will increase the organization’s support from individuals, corporations, and foundations, and through events. 


They manage the Development Team. Reporting to the Executive Director, they work closely with the Management Team and the Board of Directors. This is a full-time, exempt position. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement annual comprehensive fundraising plan aligned with organization’s strategic plan
  • Cultivate, manage and steward relationships with all donors and prospects, with a particular focus on leadership and major donors and corporate partners/sponsors 
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and key board members to design and implement a major gifts strategy, including executing on the major gifts growth plan
  • Execute donor cycle for all donors, including solicitation of gifts
  • Set the strategic direction for all events related to fundraising, including, but not limited to, the annual Big Cheese Gala, major donor events and peer to peer campaigns
  • Build relationships to increase the visibility of Boston Partners in Education within the philanthropic community
  • Serve as lead staff liaison to the Board’s Development Committee
  • In coordination with Executive Director, identify and recruit prospective Board members
  • Represent organization at events as appropriate
  • Perform other duties as requested

Qualifications and Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5 years professional fundraising experience and/or sales experience with track record of year over year revenue growth
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Experience in building donor relationships and closing 5+ figure gifts
  • Comfort working with Board level volunteers
  • Experience with digital/virtual fundraising campaigns a plus
  • Knowledge of Salesforce preferred
  • Demonstrated competency supervising and motivating staff
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively across disciplines within organization
  • Dedication to the mission and values of Boston Partners in Education

Work Setting: Hybrid on-site/remote; job duties may be done mostly remotely, but attendance at some in-person meetings, events, etc. in Boston is necessary.

Salary Range: $85,000 - $90,000

Equal Opportunity: Boston Partners in Education provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. We serve and partner with a diverse population of schools, students and staff, and wish to build high-performing teams that mirror the communities we serve. Boston Partners in Education prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: In accordance with applicable law, Boston Partners in Education requires current and future employees, whether full-time or part-time, to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

Employment Verification: In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Employment at Boston Partners in Education is at-will. Boston Partners in Education does not sponsor work authorization visas.

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