Coordinator of Development for A Bed for Every Child
- Job posted by Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless
73 Buffum Street
A Bed for Every Child Initiative: For the last five years A Bed for Every Child, an Initiative of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, has been providing beds to children growing up in poverty throughout our state. When you think of childhood poverty, you don't often think of a child going without a bed. Although, we have learned that all too often this is the case. Children are sleeping on the floor, couch or doubled up with a sibling or their parent(s) simply because a bed is financially out of reach. We receive daily referrals from teachers, social workers, guidance counselors, places of faith, family agencies, and other non-profits while partnering with public schools to identify children in need and we deliver this gift directly to their doorstep. For every $250 raised A Bed for Every Child is able to make a new bed available to a child in need. A Bed for Every Child is currently receiving an average of 200 referrals per month and our projected number of deliveries has catapulted to 2,400 over the course of the year.
Build A Bed: To meet the growing need for beds as well as the financial support to make it possible A Bed for Every Child launched Build A Bed. This program works with corporations, businesses, places of faith and schools to sponsor teams of people to come together to build twin beds. In the first six months over 500 people have participated in building beds.
The Coordinator of Development for A Bed for Every Child will be responsible to work within a team approach to continue growth to raise the revenues needed to ensure 2400 children will be able to receive a bed over the course of a year. Coordinator of Development will be responsible for outreach to corporations, businesses, places of faith and schools to have them financially sponsor teams of people to build beds. Coordinator of Development will also spearhead 250 Beds for 250 Children by Christmas campaign that annually works with Catholic schools and churches to raise financial support to purchase and deliver 250 beds during the holiday. Coordinator of Development will work with the Executive Director to continue to grow the Year Long Corporate Sponsorship. Coordinator of Development will be responsible for A Bed for Every Child’s social media and work with the Coalition’s Public Relations Company to promote the initiative throughout the year.
• Embrace the mission of the A Bed for Every Child
• Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to think creatively to assist in growing financially A Bed for Every Child
• Self-starter to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls to build external relationships
• Highly organized with ability to follow through on tasks and goals
• Demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability
• Meet with prospective representatives of corporations, businesses, places of faith and schools
to establish effective engagement to participate in Build A Bed
• Coordinate and secure sponsorship for A Bed for Every Child Build A Bed events
• Oversee Build A Bed events onsite and off site
The Coalition pays for 80% of health benefits. Coalition staff are entitled to two weeks of vacation their first year of employment; four weeks thereafter.
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Robyn Frost, Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT people are encouraged to apply.