Director of Development

Job Type

Full Time


Details: The Boston Children’s Chorus offers a competitive salary and benefits.



Application Deadline



20 Old Colony Avenue
United States




BCC is poised for dramatic growth. To help fuel this growth, BCC is looking for results focused, Director of Development, to oversee its fundraising function. This is an exceptional opportunity for a thought leading, proven, hands on, Development Executive to lead the fundraising function for this entrepreneurial and growing organization. Reporting to the Chief of Staff & Operation the Director of Development will have strategic and operational accountabilities for driving measurable outcomes for BCC’s fundraising function that are consistent with the organization’s strategic priorities and plans. The DoD will be responsible for developing a highly effective and comprehensive fundraising program that leverages “best in class” data and tools such as Blackbaud Analytics and relevant industry research/trends when delivering expert advice to BCC’s leadership regarding the execution and delivery of the Development Plan. The accountabilities include, but are not limited to, executing campaigns related to annual and planned giving, corporate, major gifts, endowments, and capital drives and other fundraising events. The current fundraising goal is approximately $1.8 million, with an achievable target of doubling in 3 years. This position will lead a team of 3 and be responsible for providing strategic direction, managing and mentoring this group.  



  • Champion a spirit of collaboration, transparency and open communication across all departments.
  • Embodies BCC’s values, mission, and vision in her/his interactions with colleagues at every level within the organization.
  • Attract, develop, coach, and retain high-performing team members, empowering them to elevate their level of responsibility and performance;
  • Provide leadership in development of inter-team communication and cohesiveness, sustaining engagement and positive organizational culture during a time of growth;


  • You are a friendly and engaging personality.
  • You communicate effectively, build rapport and gain the trust of others.
  • You take an active and direct approach to achieving results especially in stressful situations.
  • You manage conflict using a collaborative and respectful approach, but you own the final decisions for the group.




  • Direct staff responsible for individual giving, corporate giving, and foundation giving, with revenue goals and metrics.
  • 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 fundraising efforts.
  • Develop and manage the department budget.
  • Serve as a lead relationship manager and maintain a portfolio of major donors.




  • You have a sterling reputation among your peers and are recognized as a respected development professional.
  •  5+ years’ diverse fundraising experience with a non-profit.
  • Success leading a team while creating the strategy and executing plans to grow revenue through multiple fundraising platforms.
  • Track record of setting and achieving ambitious fundraising goals.
  • Knowledge of and relationships with potential corporate, individual and/or foundations with a social justice component through the arts.
  • Proven success identifying, researching and cultivating major gift prospects from new and current sources (individual, foundation and corporate), including securing six-figure gifts.
  • Experience with annual and planned giving programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to be entrepreneurial and adaptive.
  • A positive attitude and collaborative communication style, with a high degree of responsiveness to families, supporters, volunteers and colleagues.
  • Exemplary written, verbal and presentation skills and the ability to effectively articulate the mission.
  • Strong management and mentoring skills. 
  • The selected candidate will have deep relationships in Boston’s funding community.




  • Master’s degree and 5+ years of direct experience in non-profit administration preferred
  • The right candidate will be a capable, independent executive with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, especially public speaking, presentation and written skills; strong administrative and computer skills required.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage multiple aspects of large projects.
  • Commitment to BCC’s mission and values of quality, diversity, respect, responsibility, social justice and the potential of transformative philanthropy.
  • You’re a strong project manager, capable of driving multiple work streams toward deadlines and juggling changing priorities
  • You’re highly relational and understand how to build trust with both internal and external stakeholders across an organization
  • You’ve lead a team or managed people, and you relish the opportunity to mentor, advise and develop others



  • Invest in youth
  • Embrace and drive social change
  • Create a culture of belonging
  • Be respectful and empathetic
  • Be adventurous and take risks




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. As BCC heads into the next 10 years, it is focused on engaging more of Boston’s diverse communities and audiences and understanding what role an arts organization can play in the lives of those communities. We do this work recognizing that the role of art organizations is evolving, the demographics of our city, state and country are changing, and there is a desire and need to be more deeply connected to one another.


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.