115 Warren Street
As a passionate, mission-driven professional, the Development Manager provides leadership and oversight of the development and fundraising efforts of YouthConnect. This program is designed to address the unique needs of high-risk urban youth who are referred to the program by Boston Police officers. Working directly with YouthConnect’s Executive Director, the Development Manager will serve as the lead coordinator for all of YouthConnect’s signature fundraising events, marketing and communications, institutional giving, as well as vital programmatic projects related to key performance measures of the program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work closely with the Executive Director to develop and implement an annual comprehensive fundraising strategy that includes prospects, individual donors, corporations, foundations, and events.
- Assist Executive Director on special events, such as Annual Partnership Breakfast and cultivation events.
- Oversee YouthConnect’s marketing and communication needs, including distribution of YouthConnect’s e-newsletter, print newsletter, social media postings, and collateral materials, while working in concert with BGCB’s overall marketing/communication efforts.
- Develop and implement all aspects of direct donor mailings, appeal letters, and other donor mailings as needed and in alignment with BGCB’s individual giving strategies.
- Research, prepare and manage grants through the entire application process; develop timelines and work plans as necessary.
- Maintain and expand foundation and other institutional relationships and revenues. Solicit and coordinate in-kind donations of holiday resources for YouthConnect clients
- Develop and support strategies and activities to ensure proper acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship of donors.
- Assist Executive Director with communicating with members of the YouthConnect Advisory Board around key meetings, cultivation efforts and other fundraising priorities.
- Manage the Raisers Edge database to ensure that donor database is current and accurate in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Main Office Development Department, includes maintaining current contact information of local advisory board; entry of new program-based donors, friends and community contacts.
- Serve as the liaison to BGCB’s Development team to coordinate fundraising efforts and seek support when necessary.
- Remain current on best practices for fundraising efforts, guidelines and procedures used in the nonprofit sector to guide and inform the program’s development strategic goals.
- Perform other related duties as needed and directed by Executive Director.
Supervisory & Administrative:
- Supervise, support and properly evaluate the YouthConnect’s Administrative Assistant position around daily tasks such as mail, faxes, copying materials, office supplies, etc.
- Oversee a range of administrative tasks that support the development functions, such as processing checks, scheduling meetings, taking and distributing notes from development calls and meetings, generating acknowledgment letters, writing thank-you notes and other tasks.
- Manage all correspondence, internal memoranda, and reports. Maintain copies and organizes documents as necessary.
- Work with YouthConnect’s leadership team to strategize around the future data management needs of the program.
- Generate reports as needed that provide key programmatic information for all fundraising, marketing and community partnership efforts.
- Create monthly, bi-monthly, and annual dashboards for the program and each district/unit
General BGCB Expectations:
- Healthy Behavior Modeling – Teaching youth/teens the importance of living an active, healthy lifestyle is a BGCB priority. As a result, all staff are expected to model healthy behavior while working with our members.
- Inclusive Environment – BGCB values creating child-friendly environments, where youth/teens of all abilities can be successful and participate. BGCB expects employees to embrace its focus on inclusion of all members, regardless of disability or developmental challenge.
- Continuous Learning – Building the capacity of staff is central to BGCB. The organization encourages and requires that all staff participate in annual professional development opportunities that continue to cultivate their skills in the youth development field.
- Safe Spaces – Every staff member shares the responsibility for ensuring BGCB is, and remains, an environment free of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse.
- Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
- 5 + years of prior development experience, preferably in non-profit setting.
- Passionate about adolescents and social justice issues.
- Strong writing and analytical skills.
- Prior experience with grant research preferred.
- Strong technical skills including Microsoft Office, Mail Chimp, and Adobe.
- Experience working with database systems; preferably Raiser’s Edge.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Strong organizational, multitasking, and problem solving skills.
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
- Sense of humor.
Minimum Education Required