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Development Director

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Cambridge Community Center


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Published 29 days ago

November 2, 2020
October 29, 2020
$60,000 - $70,000

Located in the Coast neighborhood of Cambridge between Central Square and Memorial Drive, the Cambridge Community Center is a nonprofit that has been serving the community for over 90 years. Our mission is to promote community cooperation and unity and empower youth, individuals, and families. We do this by offering social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities. 

JOB DESCRIPTION: We are seeking a detail-oriented, self-motivated individual with exceptional verbal and written communication skills to serve as our Development Director. The ideal candidate is someone who is committed to advancing equity* in society and has a demonstrated history of going above and beyond the call of duty when necessary to achieve this goal. This person should be seeking a fast-paced work environment in a growing organization, in which the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team are necessary. We prioritize hiring the "right" person more than the technical skills a candidate possesses. On-the-job training around specific skills needed to excel in this position will be provided.

*CCC has adopted the Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition's definition of equity, which reads: "We define equity as recognizing that as a result of root causes that are historical, environmental, systemic, cultural, and political, everyone does not start at the same place – so some people will need different resources or supports to achieve the same outcome. We have a collective responsibility to work to eliminate disparities and create greater racial and economic equality."

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

HOURS: 40 hours/week; Specific hours may change on a day-to-day basis

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Foundations and Corporation

  • Create and execute an annual fund development strategy designed to engage, retain, and grow CCC’s community of institutional donors
  • Work to strengthen partnerships with current corporate supporters
  • Coordinate grant submission process, including writing grants and keeping track of all reporting requirements
  • Maintain organized grants database and be able to provide updates on fundraising progress
  • Conduct grant research through online databases (and other channels) to expand our institutional donor base
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with "gate-keepers" at prospective foundations and corporations
  • Coordinate sponsorship and fundraising for all fundraising events and activities
  • Oversee the creation of publications and collateral to support development activities

Individuals

  • Maintain regular communication with existing individual donors, with a focus on donor retention, growth, and recognition
  • Identify and meet with prospective individual donors and supporters on a continual basis
  • Develop a major gifts program, including identification, cultivation, and solicitation of new donors
  • Identify, retain, and grow CCC’s audiences, including alumni, volunteers, donors, etc.
  • Direct annual individual fund program, including donor appeal mailings

Capital Campaign

  • Oversee the ongoing fundraising efforts of our capital campaign through both individual and institutional support
  • Direct the creation of material to support our capital campaign, such as graphics, booklets, press releases, etc.
  • Meet with architects and contractors regularly to coordinate the development and execution of capital projects alongside CCC's ongoing operations
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, and serve as principal staffer for the Board’s Capital Campaign Committee

Events and Fundraisers

  • Alongside CCC's Development Associate, coordinate all aspects of our annual events and fundraisers, including our Dine and Do Good fundraiser, Sisters of the Center event, our Annual Block Party, and our Summer Solstice donor appreciation event
  • Create new events initiatives targeting new audiences to maximize our fundraising capacity

Located in the Coast neighborhood of Cambridge between Central Square and Memorial Drive, the Cambridge Community Center is a nonprofit that has been serving the community for over 90 years. Our mission is to promote community…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

  • Two weeks of sick/vacation time per year
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance plan available
  • Retirement plan available
  • Opportunity to progress your career alongside a growing nonprofit organization
  • Two weeks of sick/vacation time per year
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance plan available
  • Retirement plan available
  • Opportunity to progress your career alongside a growing…

Location

5 Callender Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

How to Apply

Send an up-to-date resume and a cover letter that explains why YOU are the right person for THIS job to employment@cambridgecc.org. In addition, please provide a writing sample that best demonstrates your written communication skills. Please use the JOB TITLE as the subject line of your email. Incomplete or irrelevant applications will not be reviewed.

Send an up-to-date resume and a cover letter that explains why YOU are the right person for THIS job to employment@cambridgecc.org. In addition, please provide a writing sample that…

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