Fenway High School
Fenway is a small public high school in Boston, founded in 1983 as an alternative program. It became one of Boston’s first Pilot Schools in 1995. As a Pilot School, Fenway is granted autonomy over budget, scheduling, staffing, and curriculum with the expectation that it will serve as a laboratory for innovation. Fenway demonstrates that an urban school with a diverse student population—in race, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, academic achievement—can maintain both a strong school community and high academic standards. Fenway’s vitality, innovative programming and respectful school culture have made it a model for urban education across the country.
For more information on Fenway High School, visit our website at: www.fenwayhs.org
The Development Manager will join the Office of Development & School Partnerships in carrying out a variety of development functions and projects on behalf of the students, faculty, development committee and governing board of Fenway High School. The school receives a standard funding allocation through the Boston public school district, but some of its basic functions as well as special programming is supported by grant funders, individual donors, volunteers, community organizations and sponsors. The Development and School Partnerships office provides a platform for these connections, and the essence of its work is to create and maintain effective relationships with all the people who contribute or have the potential to contribute to the school.
This is a part-time (.5) position. The Development Manager reports directly to the Director of Development and School Partnerships. The Development Manager is expected to work collegially with the Director of Development and School Partnerships as well as with Fenway faculty and
administration and, in concert with the Director, support the work of the Fenway development committee.
The Development Manager should have the skills and traits needed to carry out the job functions listed below:
● Assist with developing and implementing donor recognition and cultivation
● Identify and research a range of funding sources, including foundations, corporate partnerships, and individual donors
● Maintain the development database (Fenway uses eTapestry software)
● Process gifts in a timely fashion and ensure prompt acknowledgement of gifts
● Design solicitation letters and other interpersonal communications like newsletters in
print and email in programs like Canva and Constant Contact
● Assist with writing grant proposals and reports to funders
● Help to plan and implement development events
● Schedule and follow up on meetings, including those with the Fenway development
● Manage the production and distribution of newsletters, annual reports and marketing materials
● Oversee web content, email communications and social media strategies and communications
The candidate must have:
● A Bachelor’s Degree;
● Proficiency with Microsoft office products (Word, Access, Excel, Publisher), email, and internet search engines
● Proficiency with social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn
● Familiarity with eTapestry or similar fundraising donor management system/database
● Strong critical thinking skills
● Excellent organizational skills, including time management, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
Skills and traits:
● Results and detail oriented, a problem-solver, accurate.
● Able to take initiative and work independently but also be a team player.
● Integrity and confidentiality essential
● Strong writing and oral communication skills
● Experience working collaboratively in a diverse office setting
● Patience, persistence, resourcefulness, and a sense of humor.
This job is in a small school environment filled with the liveliness and diversity of urban adolescents.
Fenway High School is located at 67 Alleghany Street in Boston's Mission Hill.
Terms of Employment
This is a part-time (.5) position and salary is $25,000-$30,000. No healthcare or other insurance benefits are provided. There is some flexibility on days and hours worked and location of work though must be available to come to our site at least one day per week.
How to Apply
Fenway High School is Equal Opportunity Employer.
Fenway High School
Fenway is a small public high school in Boston, founded in 1983 as an alternative program. It became one of Boston’s first Pilot Schools in 1995. As a Pilot School, Fenway is granted autonomy over budget, scheduling, staffing…
Please submit thoughtful cover letter which demonstrates your writing skills along with resume here or send to Robin Cohen, Director of Development and School Partnerships at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "Development Manager."