The Possible Project (TPP), a nonprofit organization, seeks a dynamic and visionary leader to serve as its Senior Director of Major Gifts. The ideal candidate is a development professional passionate about closing the opportunity gap, and a strong track record of building relationships with donors to secure major gifts for mission-driven organizations and initiatives.
ABOUT THE POSSIBLE PROJECT:
The Possible Project (TPP) is a multi-year, youth entrepreneurship program offering students exciting project-based experiences, that includes:
Throughout their journey, students work with dedicated educators, advisors, and STEAM teachers, earn stipends, design products and services in a state-of-the-art makerspace, attend pitch panels and marketplaces, apply job readiness skills, build identity and social capital and explore the exciting opportunities that exist post-high school. Students have fun learning, growing and interacting with peers as they design their futures.
TPP is in its second decade of operations, having served nearly 1000 students in the greater Boston area. The organization employs 30+ professionals with plans to grow significantly in Boston over the next four years, as well as other cities beyond 2025. TPP has a strong professional development ethos, a fast-paced entrepreneurial culture, innovative curriculum and pedagogy, and a commitment to excellence and student impact. TPP is highly committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion across organizational culture, practices, and programs. Currently in an expansion mode, TPP plans to open a 35,000 sq ft Boston Innovation Center serving 1000 students a year, launching in September 2021.
ABOUT THE ROLE:
Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer, the Senior Director of Major Gifts will lead major donor fundraising to support The Possible Project's work in Boston. The Senior Director of Major Gifts will play a critical role in implementing part of The Possible Project's development plan, to diversify its annual revenue by boosting support from high net worth individuals. The Senior Director of Major Gifts will manage a portfolio of individuals, families, and senior professionals as well as prospect and cultivate new donors passionate about The Possible Project's mission. The Senior Director's work will be heavily donor facing; direct mail, annual funds and gala fundraising will be less of a focus for this role.
We believe every member of our team and student body deserves opportunities for growth, success and inclusion. We recognize that for many of our students, staff and communities, their life journeys run through oppressive structures and systems (e.g. classism, racism, sexism) — and that’s what makes our organizational culture and work so necessary and important.
We believe that diversity in perspective, backgrounds, ethnicities and lived experience is a strength, and from that strength, we can accomplish great things with the students we serve. Together as students, staff, organizations, communities, volunteers, and partners, we are intentional about creating safe spaces where all members can speak authentically and be themselves.
We are committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. As members of The Possible Project community, our progression along this ongoing journey raises thoughtful questions, reveals biases, and opens conversations. We celebrate one another and are unified in our commitment to young people, excellence, and innovation. This work is our shared responsibility and our opportunity to welcome all members who share in our mission and strive to provide pathways that further prepare students in achieving their desired success.
The Possible Project (TPP), a nonprofit organization, seeks a dynamic and visionary leader to serve as its Senior Director of Major Gifts. The ideal candidate is a development professional passionate about closing the opportunity gap, and a…
Compensation & Benefits
The Possible Project offers a robust compensation and benefits package including high-quality health benefits and an employer contribution to your 401(k) plan.
Compensation & Benefits
The Possible Project offers a robust compensation and benefits package including high-quality health benefits and an employer contribution to…