Director of Development

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



20 Old Colony Avenue
United States


Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) harnesses the power and joy of music to unite our city’s diverse communities and inspire social change. Our singers transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music. Through intensive choral training and high-profile public performance experience (locally, throughout the U.S. and around the world), they learn discipline, develop leadership skills, and proudly represent the city of Boston as ambassadors of harmony.

BCC, poised for an exciting next chapter, is in the final stages of a new strategic plan and looking for a Director of Development to help realize a refreshed and expanded vision. This is a perfect opportunity for a thoughtful, proven and hands-on development executive with an entrepreneurial spirit. The DoD will be responsible for developing a highly effective and comprehensive fundraising program, leveraging “best in class” data and tools such as Blackbaud Analytics and relevant industry research/trends. The development program includes campaigns related to annual and planned giving, corporate, major gifts, endowments, and capital drives and fundraising events. The current fundraising goal is approximately $1.8 million, with an achievable target of doubling in 3 years. This position works closely with the President and Artistic Director, the Chief of Staff and Operations, and the Board of Directors and will be responsible for leading a team of 3.5 staff.



A friendly and engaging personality who champions a spirit of collaboration, transparency and open communication across all departments.

A strong communicator who builds rapport and gains the trust of others, embodying BCC’s values, mission, and vision in her/his interactions with colleagues at every level within the organization.

A results oriented individual that is able to work closely and effectively with executive leadership and lead a team with thoughtful plans and action in a collaborative and respectful manner.


A strong manager that attracts, develops, and retains a high-performing team, providing individual direction and positive inter-team communication and cohesiveness.

A talented project manager, capable of driving multiple work streams toward deadlines and juggle changing priorities when needed.


Direct staff responsible for individual giving, corporate giving, foundation giving and events with revenue goals and metrics.

Serve as a lead relationship manager and maintain a portfolio of major donors.

Work closely with the Board of Directors and executive team to Identify and provide new avenues for engagement of high net worth individuals.

Develop individualized, customized stewardship tools, strategies and resources for donors.

Work closely with the President and Artistic Director to support BCC’s vision and craft short-term and long-term fundraising plans.


Develop and manage the department budget.


A sterling reputation among your peers and are recognized as a respected development professional.

5+ years fundraising experience with a non-profit


Success managing and leading a staff.


Experience creating a strategy and executing plans to grow revenue.


Track record of setting and achieving ambitious fundraising goals.

Knowledge of and relationships with potential corporate, individual and/or foundations.


Success identifying, researching and cultivating major gift prospects from new and current sources (individual, foundation and corporate)


Experience with annual and planned giving programs.

Demonstrated ability to be entrepreneurial and adaptive.

Exemplary written, verbal and presentation skills and the ability to effectively sell a mission.

Master’s degree and 5+ years of direct experience in non-profit administration preferred

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

For immediate consideration submit a letter of interest, writing sample and resume to: Heather Rogers, Boston Children’s Chorus, 20 Old Colony, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02127 or email

BCC is an equal opportunity employer and highly encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.