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Director of Development/Development Manager

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Better Future Project
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Cambridge, MA

Better Future Project


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Published 18 days ago

$55,000 - $67,000Salaries depends on experience and is negotiable for candidates with exceptional experience.

Better Future Project is looking for an experienced and dynamic development professional with a passion for grassroots organizing, movement-building, and climate justice to help oversee our diverse team realize our next stage of growth and development. The Director of Development works with the E.D. and other team members to ensure the organization’s successful identification and actualization of funding sources, including major donors, foundations, and grassroots supporters to enable the organization to continue on its growth trajectory to build the movement to address the climate crisis.

Open to New England-based candidates outside of the Boston area if willing to engage in frequent travel.

Responsibilities:

  • Devising an annual plan for fundraising initiatives and establishing a fundraising calendar with input from the Executive Director; developing revenue projections for annual budget
  • Identifying and qualifying prospective major donors; identifying new foundation leads
  • Conducting major donor cultivation in partnership with the Executive Director
  • Drafting letters of intent, grant proposals, grant reports, and other fundraising materials
  • Overseeing stewardship of small and medium-sized donations
  • Managing donor profiles in NationBuilder database
  • Leading grassroots fundraising initiatives with input from volunteers and other staff
  • Convening the board fundraising committee and working with board members on fundraising activities
  • Serving as the lead organizer of fundraising parties
  • Assisting the Operations Manager with revenue reporting and preparing fundraising reports for the board.
  • Identifying, proposing, and overseeing new fundraising activities to diversify our revenue base 
  • Developing and managing our 350 Mass membership program in partnership with 350 Mass member leaders
  • Other duties as required

As a member of the Leadership Team, the Director of Development also meets regularly with other team members to discuss organizational priorities and challenges, such as staffing issues, human resource policies, proposed organizational initiatives, and so on. The Director of Development also leads discussion and drafting of the development aspects of the organization’s annual plan.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Equivalent work experience or Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (e.g., communications, nonprofit management, English)
  • Work experience: At least 5 years’ work experience demonstrating higher levels of responsibility; at least 2-5 years’ direct fundraising experience
  • Requirements and preferences:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize under deadlines and juggle multiple tasks at once
  • Fundraising and/or CRM database experience
  • Passion for grassroots organizing, movement-building, and climate justice
  • Experience cultivating and soliciting gifts of at least five figures
  • Fluency with Google Suite and Microsoft Office suite, especially spreadsheet fluency
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience writing grant proposals


Better Future Project is an equal opportunity employer. While we still have much work to do, we are an organization working to actively challenge systems of oppression. People of color, women, indigenous people, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, military veterans, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are encouraged to apply.

Better Future Project is looking for an experienced and dynamic development professional with a passion for grassroots organizing, movement-building, and climate justice to help oversee our diverse team realize our next stage of…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Other Education Requirement
  • Professional

Benefits

BENEFITS

  • 80% employer-paid health insurance with respected national carrier
  • 100% employer-paid dental and vision insurance option
  • 401k socially responsible investment (including fossil free) retirement option
  • Generous paid time off, including separate personal, vacation, and sick time

BENEFITS

  • 80% employer-paid health insurance with respected national carrier
  • 100% employer-paid dental and vision insurance option
  • 401k socially responsible investment…

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near Cambridge, MA
Associated Location
30 Bow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to Jobs[at]betterfutureproject.org with the subject line “Development Director.” Include your last name in your attached files. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. No calls please.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to Jobs[at]betterfutureproject.org with the subject line “Development Director.” Include your last name in…

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