Associate Director of Development - Boston

Job Type

Full Time




40 Court Street
United States



Based in Boston, MA, identify and cultivate donors and implement targeted solicitation strategies designed to increase the donor base and close gifts. The Associate Director of Development will work in conjunction with the Director of Development in securing high-level individual and institutional donors in the New England area. Develop, plan, and execute targeted community fundraising events to achieve defined regional goals. 



  • In consultation with the Director of Development, identify, cultivate, build and solidify relationships with new and established individual and institutional (corporations and foundations) donors.
  • Manage and grow a portfolio of, and be responsible for moves management of, major and high-end annual donors and prospects.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors/prospects to meet annual goals and to help grow ADL New England's revenue. 
  • Directly solicit and close gifts from donors and prospects and maintain relationships through mail, phone or in-person contacts. 
  • Manage and grow a portfolio of institutional donors. Create a strategic approach to current and future corporation and foundation donors. 
  • Write high-impact grant proposals to corporations and foundations. Conduct research on potential foundation and corporate sponsors. 
  • Track, manage and meet foundation deadlines and assure compliance with foundation requirements.
  • Work closely with Regional Board and committee lay leaders. Attend Board and committee meetings and events. In some cases, oversee specific Board initiatives and projects.
  • Launch, grow, and manage ADL New England donor societies in mid to late 2018. 
  • Analyze historic patterns of giving and assist Director of Development in developing strategies to encourage new gifts and increased contributions from major donors in VT, ME, NH and RI.
  • Work with the Director of Development and Regional Director to stimulate effective leadership participation in fundraising.
  • Participate in programmatic events to define and enhance fundraising potential.
  • Participate in special assignments or projects, to assist the Regional Director, Director of Development, or a representative at the National level.
  • Participate in development-related functions such as marketing, design/preparation of print materials, event logistics, and post-event follow up based on individual skills and office needs.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Five to seven years of community fundraising experience in a volunteer environment. 
  • Experience in direct solicitation and closing gifts a must.
  • Proven experience closing corporate and/or foundation gifts
  • Excellent written skills with particular emphasis on grant-writing skills. 
  • Good organizational and administrative skills including the ability to multi-task. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good oral presentation skills. 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel & PowerPoint), and database management software.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends to represent ADL and attend community fundraising events. 
  • Frequent travel within the region. Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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