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Philanthropy Coordinator

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Boston, MA, USA

Project Place promotes a community of hope and opportunity for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the skills, education and resources needed to obtain and sustain employment and housing. For over 50 years, Project Place has been a resource for individuals who are experiencing homelessness in Boston. Through innovative programming, including social enterprises, we facilitate the successful transition of individuals to economic self-sufficiency. Comprehensive programming consists of classroom instruction, credential training, case management services, housing and job placement, retention and career services.

Project Place seeks a full-time Philanthropy Coordinator to join their Philanthropy team. As Philanthropy Coordinator, you will play a key role in the success of Project Place’s year-round fundraising efforts, with a particular focus on events coordination. Through your role, you will support and participate in larger philanthropy team activities, including fundraising appeals and donor research, outreach, and stewardship. You will also plan and execute Project Place’s events, including their annual gala fundraiser, with the opportunity to build new event opportunities for the agency. You'll be a great fit if you’re nimble and entrepreneurial with experience in project management with a keen ability to communicate effectively, set and meet deadlines, and follow up effectively with partners. This role is a great opportunity for an early career development professional to gain experience in the broader work of nonprofit philanthropy while being part of an established and impactful organization making a real difference in the lives of Bostonians experiencing homelessness.

The Philanthropy Coordinator is part of the Philanthropy team, which includes a Director of Philanthropy and a Grants and Systems Manager. This role reports directly to the Director of Philanthropy.

Areas of Responsibility: 

As Philanthropy Coordinator you will be responsible for the following areas of work:

Stewardship and Philanthropy Support

  • Clearly and confidently communicate event and fundraising needs with the Project Place constituencies
  • Identify new prospects for sponsorship and in-kind support and support Philanthropy Team in implementing a stewardship plan for donors
  • Support relationships with sponsors and other external partners
  • Draft fundraising correspondence
  • Coordinate appeals and donor mailings by preparing the mailing lists, printing, labeling and mailing 
  • Provide general support to the Philanthropy Team

Event Planning and Management 

  • Manage Project Place’s event calendar to increase efficiency in planning and execution of events while expanding the annual event calendar
  • Provide logistical support of in-person and virtual fundraising events, and site visits including preparing materials, coordinating schedules, identifying vendors, staffing registration and monitoring post event follow-up, etc.
  • Serve as project manager for Project Place’s annual fundraising gala
  • Identify and work with relevant vendors, including caterers, AV, graphic designers, venues, photographers, consultants, and identify and solicit in-kind donations for events
  • Create and manage event timelines, deadlines, and event deliverables, including liaising with external partners, as well as event collateral including invitations, signage, etc.
  • Ensure that Project Place’s events model inclusion and representation across all components, including but not limited to supplier diversity

Project Place seeks a professional with a strengths-based mindset who believes in our mission and is dedicated to fundraising and philanthropy within the nonprofit sector. You will be successful in this role if you are a hands-on development professional seeking an opportunity to help grow the development function in an established, caring nonprofit that values teamwork, innovation, and trust.

We’ll be most excited about your candidacy if you can demonstrate prior success delivering results in a collaborative, mission-driven environment. We do not expect candidates to meet all of the criteria listed below. Reviewing the qualifications can help you to better understand the expectations of this role.

If you believe you have “what it takes,” please submit an application. We will be excited to hear from you and each application will be carefully reviewed and acknowledged by a member of our team. Below you will find key experiences and mindsets we seek: 

  • Commitment to Project Place’s mission to end homelessness by providing pathways to attain jobs, housing, and hope
  • Experience working in the development function of a nonprofit organization; experience with non-profit, mission-driven special events preferred
  • Excellent project management skills with a high level of organization and process orientation
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Ability to manage up and across, distilling feedback from various viewpoints
  • Demonstrated focus on equity and awareness to make events accessible for all audiences
  • Strong writing and communication skills with a high level of attention to detail
  • Strong customer service skills and prior experience working with diverse people, organizations, and communities
  • Experience and comfort with technology including online platforms for project planning and event hosting

The salary range for this position is between $48,000-$54,000 and is commensurate with experience. Project Place offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Health insurance (vision & dental), and life and long-term disability insurance
  • 401k plan with employer match
  • Paid time off, beginning at 3 weeks per year in the first year of employment


How to Apply: 

To apply to this position, please submit a resume and a thoughtfully written cover letter through the online application portal run by our recruiting partners at Positively Partners, linked on our website. We will review and respond to all applications received. For confidential inquiries or for assistance in completing the application, please reach out by email to [email protected].

This position is full-time remote and may require some availability for occasional evening work. Additionally, team members may be required, on occasion, to come to the Project Place Headquarters in the South End neighborhood of Boston for specific on-site meetings or events. Therefore, preference will be given to candidates living in Metro Boston.


We will review and respond to all applications received. While subject to change, candidates elected to advance throughout the process can expect to interview first with Positively Partners, followed by an interview with the Hiring Manager for this role, and, for finalists, an interview day with staff and key stakeholders, including a robust and holistic reference check process. Expected start date is Spring 2022.


Project Place is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates of color, women, LGBTQ, low-income, and non-college degree holders to apply. Project Place prohibits the unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Feb 4 2022
Active Until: 
Mar 4 2022
Hiring Organization: 
Project Place