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Director of Development

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How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Put “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, Applicant for Director of Development” in the subject line of the email. This position is open until filled.

As part of becoming an antiracist organization, MassBudget does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental ability, parental status, marital status, military status, or past legal conviction. MassBudget will provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement and will implement affirmative action and physical accommodation policies to employ people of diverse backgrounds and abilities. We encourage applications from persons whose background and experiences will increase the diversity of voices in our organization.

The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MassBudget) is seeking a dynamic and highly organized Director of Development who is aligned with MassBudget’s mission of advancing equitable policy solutions that create an inclusive, thriving Commonwealth for all. This is an exciting time as MassBudget continues its journey toward being an antiracist organization and explores what that means for our research, advocacy, communications, partnerships and our development work.

The Director will shape and oversee MassBudget’s development plans for foundations, organizations, and major and small individual donors. The Director will focus on helping secure significant, new funding from foundations and individuals. The Director will also manage our annual budget.

The Director will report directly to the President and supervise our Development and Systems Manager who helps with writing grant applications and reports. The Director will, with the President, manage the Board’s Development and Budget Committees. The Director will also coordinate with our Office Manager and Bookkeeper, among others.

Areas of Responsibility: 

The Director’s development role will include:

  • Developing and leading the implementation of annual development plans which include identifying and securing of significant, new foundation, individual, and organizational support.
  • Supervising MassBudget’s Development and Systems Manager including reviewing and editing grant proposals and reports.
  • In close coordination with the President and the Development and Systems Manager, overseeing donor stewardship and prospecting including funder communications and solicitations, preparing for donor meetings, developing the annual appeal, and other donor engagement strategies.
  • Organizing fundraising and stewardship events.
  • Working with the Office Manager and Bookkeeper to maintain MassBudget’s donor database (Network for Good) and overseeing the organization’s grant tracking systems.
  • Working with the Board’s Development Committee and full Board to support their fundraising efforts.
  • Serving on MassBudget’s leadership team to help guide the organization’s strategic direction (along with the President, Vice President, Director of Communications, and Research Director).

The Director will also help to manage our organizational budget. This role will include:

  • Building, projecting, and revising the organizational budget, in coordination with the President.
  • Performing, at least quarterly, reconciliations of internal record-keeping systems, QuickBooks, and bank accounts, in coordination with MassBudget’s financial consultant.
  • Working with the Board’s Treasurer, Budget Committee, and the full Board to ensure they are informed and knowledgeable about the organizational budget.
Skills/Experience: 

Core requirements:

  • Commitment to antiracism and to MassBudget’s mission of building racial and economic equity.
  • Minimum five years of development experience, including direct solicitation of 5- to 6-figure gifts from foundations and other grantmaking organizations.
  • Proven experience creating and executing a development strategy. Very strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of philanthropic organizations at the state and/or national level.
  • Detail-oriented collaborator who has proven experience managing deadlines effectively.
  • Ability to manage up and support the President and Board in their development responsibilities.
  • Ability to produce in-person, hybrid, or fully remote donor cultivation events.
  • Experience with development software and familiarity with nonprofit financial accounting systems.
  • Experience working closely and effectively with a wide range of people.
  • Experience managing personnel through mentorship and teamwork.
  • Experience managing budgets, grant tracking, and managing restricted funds.

Additional skills and experience a plus:

  • Understanding of local and state policy.
  • Knowledge of a second language that is prevalent in Massachusetts.
  • Knowledge of online platforms like Click Up, Slack, and Google Suite.
  • Experience with public speaking.
Compensation/Benefits: 

The position is full time. Salary range is $80,000 to $100,000 based on qualifications and experience. MassBudget provides generous benefits including health care, dental, vacation, paid sick and family leave, and a 401k plan. MassBudget is working remotely due to COVID-19 and will return to the office in some capacity when it is safe to do so.

How to Apply: 

Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Put “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, Applicant for Director of Development” in the subject line of the email. This position is open until filled.

As part of becoming an antiracist organization, MassBudget does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental ability, parental status, marital status, military status, or past legal conviction. MassBudget will provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement and will implement affirmative action and physical accommodation policies to employ people of diverse backgrounds and abilities. We encourage applications from persons whose background and experiences will increase the diversity of voices in our organization.

Organization Info

Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center

Overview
Headquarters: 
Boston, MA, USA
Annual Budget : 
$1-5M
Size: 
11-50 employees
Founded: 
1987
About Us
Mission: 

MassBudget is a leading think tank advancing equitable policy solutions that create an inclusive, thriving Commonwealth.

Programs: 

MassBudget, with partners and policymakers, works to eliminate poverty and advance racial and economic equity in the Commonwealth by helping to:

1. Redesign our revenue system to ensure that people and corporations pay their fair share so we can invest in the public good

2. Guarantee that all workers can count on decent wages and policies to ensure that their work life respects their needs; and

3. Invest in healthy, thriving communities by improving access to quality, affordable education from cradle to career, modernizing our infrastructure, and providing affordable access to supports and services so that everyone can be healthy and prosperous.

Research

Through evidence-based research and data, we believe that structural policy change requires informed participation. MassBudget is proud to partner with local and national leaders to build a  just, multiracial democracy. 

Partners


For 30 years, MassBudget has partnered with advocates, legislators, grassroots organizations and national thought leaders to provide research and data to solve the Commonwealth’s most pressing issues.


MassBudget’s research is driven by our engagement with coalitions, advocates, and base-building organizations, especially those rooted in community and led by people of color. Working closely with our partners, our goal is to engage and empower communities with the research and data they need to fight for the just, antiracist policy solutions they deserve.


MassBudget is part of multiple national networks, including the State Priorities Partnership (led by Center on Budget and Policy Priorities), Economic Policy Institute (EPI), Institute for Tax and Economic Policy (ITEP) and is also the Massachusetts KIDS COUNT organization (supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and our Advisory Council).

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Apr 22 2021
Active Until: 
May 21 2021
Hiring Organization: 
Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
industry: 
Nonprofit