Boston Harbor Now is committed to re-establishing Boston as one of the world’s truly great coastal cities – ensuring a vibrant, welcoming and resilient Boston Harbor, waterfront, and islands for everyone. This is an exciting opportunity to join a diverse team of talented individuals who work closely with public agencies, communities, the private sector and non-profit partners.
This position reports to the Associate Director of Development and works closely with the Vice President of Philanthropy, Development Associate and other staff as an integral part of the team. The Development Manager helps Boston Harbor Now reach annual fundraising goals through the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals, corporations, and foundation donors through direct mail, phone, and electronic communications. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, technologically savvy, an excellent communicator (verbal and written), an adept problem solver, and a team player with a passion for Boston Harbor and our region’s public open spaces.
This position will work in a hybrid model, part-time remote and part-time in the office located in Boston, MA.
Boston Harbor Now is a non-profit organization focused on equitable access, climate resiliency, and the Harbor's role in the health and economy of our region. As the legislated partner of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park and the City's partner for the Boston Harborwalk, we encourage people to explore Boston’s waterfront and Islands by promoting and hosting hundreds of free and low-cost recreational, cultural and social events. Boston Harbor Now partners with the City of Boston and waterfront communities to prepare for sea level rise, while promoting outstanding waterfront open space, and partners with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to develop and advance a Boston Harbor-wide water transportation plan for expanded ferry service. Boston Harbor Now also supports investment and innovation in Boston’s working port to better support our 21st Century maritime economy.
Boston Harbor Now’s vision is bold and requires a broad range of expertise, including planning, policy, business, operations, development, advocacy, communications, and programming. Current projects underway include: the redesign of Moakley Park, the City's largest waterfront park that will be a model for resilient park design serving some of those most in need of high quality recreation; the Stone Living Lab – focused on finding nature-based solutions to sea level rise; the redevelopment of Long Wharf as a climate resilient water transportation gateway to the Harbor; and enhancing the visitor experience through implementation of recommendations of the the Master Redevelopment Plan for Peddocks Island.
For more information about Boston Harbor Now, please visit: www.bostonharbornow.org
Roles and Responsibilities
This position encompasses three main areas of focus and responsibility:
Planning and execution of development campaigns and events
Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate:
Work Hours and Physical requirements
This position is based in downtown Boston. This position will work in a hybrid model, part-time remote and part-time in the office located in Boston, MA. Occasional travel in the Boston area and to the Boston Harbor Islands by ferry is required. May occasionally be required to shift their weekly schedule to work weekends or evenings, including outdoors at times.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Boston Harbor Now is an intentionally diverse workplace. We are intentional about hiring, developing, and retaining people of color at all levels. We don’t just accept differences - we celebrate them, we value them, we promote them, and we thrive on them for the benefit of our employees, volunteers, supporters, partners, and community. We recognize that people bring their personal histories to work and that we make better decisions when we include a wide range of experiences and opinions. Diversity refers not only to race and gender, but also to an array of human differences including: culture, ethnicity, geography, socio-economic position, ability, sexual orientation, background, perspective and more that exist in the community and are reflected in the workforce. We value using a race equity lens to manage the organization and create spaces for conversations on race and ongoing staff and board engagement and empowerment to redesign policies, practices, services and programs. Boston Harbor Now strongly believes that diversity plays an essential role in our mission, fostering innovation and creativity, attracting the best candidates to our team, and enhancing our ability to serve.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Boston Harbor Now is committed to re-establishing Boston as one of the world’s truly great coastal cities – ensuring a vibrant, welcoming and resilient Boston Harbor, waterfront, and islands for everyone. This is an exciting opportunity to…
Benefits package includes medical, dental, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, vacation, sick and personal time, as well as the option to participate in our 403(b) retirement plan with employer matching.
Benefits package includes medical, dental, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, vacation, sick and personal time, as well as the option to participate in our…
Please email a cover letter and résumé as a single pdf attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Development Manager- Last Name” in the email subject line. Letters may be addressed to Jack Garvey, Interim Director of Development. No phone calls or emails please.
Please email a cover letter and résumé as a single pdf attachment to email@example.com and include “Development Manager- Last Name” in the email subject line. Letters…