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We’re hiring!

We’re hiring a Development Manager – come join our team! Full description and application details are below. Please apply by emailing a resume and cover letter with salary expectations to jobs@walkboston.org


Development Manager for WalkBoston

WalkBoston, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) advocacy organization, makes walking safer and easier in Massachusetts to encourage better health, a cleaner environment and more vibrant communities. We know that walking improves personal, economic, environmental and civic health. Working on walking takes us across Massachusetts to empower people with knowledge and proven strategies to make their own communities more walkable.

The Development Director will help develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy for WalkBoston with the help of Board members and staff. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director will build on and reinforce individual and corporate fundraising programs, and assist in developing fundraising strategies for virtual and live WalkBoston events.

We are looking for someone who excels at writing campaign content and can help grow our donor base beyond our current audience. Two upcoming scheduled events provide immediate opportunities to showcase development campaign skills including WalkBoston’s first virtual Annual Meeting celebrating our 30th anniversary, and our first 5K/1-mile Run/Walk along the Charles River.

The Development Director would also be part of the Staff and Board examination of WalkBoston’s policies, approach and strategic plan to elevate racial equity as an explicit, intentional part of WalkBoston’s mission.

Responsibilities:

Communications & Development Administration

  • Lead the design, development, and production of annual appeals, event collateral, and other communications materials in collaboration with graphic designer.
  • Develop digital campaign strategies and manage virtual events.
  • Identify and research new prospects.
  • Manage and maintain the Salesforce database.
  • Provide administrative and operational support to Executive Director and Board members for ongoing relationships and solicitation strategies.
  • Lead and oversee the Board Development Committee.
  • Manage fundraising administrative tasks including gift processing and donor acknowledgements.

Corporate & Individual Giving

  • Identify and cultivate relationships with potential corporate and foundation funders.
  • Steward existing relationships with corporate, foundation, and individuals donors.
  • Develop and execute a major donor strategy in partnership with the Executive Director and the Board Development Committee.

Event Support & Management

  • Support the execution of at least one fundraising event per year.
  • Help to identify, solicit, and steward corporate sponsorship for events and for maximizing individual sponsorship and ticket purchases.
  • Support the planning of WalkBoston’s Annual Meeting.

Grant-writing

  • Manage all aspects of the grant research, writing, and reporting process.
  • Identify potential grant opportunities and coordinate strategy.
  • Draft and edit grant applications and reports.
  • Maintain calendar of grant proposal and reporting deadlines.

Qualifications:

  • College degree with at least five years of professional development experience, preferably at a nonprofit organization.
  • Commitment to WalkBoston’s mission to create more walkable communities across the state.
  • Superior communication skills. Ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively in diverse settings to articulate the impacts of WalkBoston’s work and the benefits of walkable communities.
  • Knowledge of local giving/fundraising landscape preferred.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Salesforce or similar fundraising database.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with WalkBoston staff, board of directors, donors, program participants and volunteers
  • Self-starter, entrepreneurial, flexible, and well organized

Benefits:

  • Full-time position (37.5 hours/week)
  • Annual salary range: $55,000 – $60,000 based on prior work experience
  • Standard benefits include: holiday compensation, paid time off, and flexible scheduling including possible partial remote work option

Interested applicants possessing the above experience and skills are encouraged to apply by sending a resume and cover letter with salary expectations to jobs@walkboston.org. WalkBoston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Stacey Beuttell, Executive Director

jobs@walkboston.org

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