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Come join our fundraising and communications team! We’re hiring!

Come join our fundraising and communications team! We’re hiring!

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 fundraising 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.

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 by July 17.

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 by July 17.

WalkBoston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We’re hiring!

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

WalkBoston is hiring a Program Coordinator

WalkBoston is hiring a Program Coordinator

WalkBoston seeks a self-motivated, detail-oriented, full-time Program Coordinator with experience in office management, development (fundraising) activities, communication strategies, and event planning. The Program Coordinator would support all staff and play a key role in ensuring that the office functions efficiently and effectively.

About WalkBoston:

At WalkBoston, 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. WalkBoston, founded in 1990, is a small, nimble statewide pedestrian advocacy organization with the goal of making walking safer and easier for all.

Program Coordinator Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Coordinator will assist in office management, development, communication and event planning activities that support our work. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Office administration and human resource activities
  • Development (fundraising) support, primarily assisting with Salesforce database and donor acknowledgement
  • Communication/Event support

Skills and qualifications:

Minimum 1 to 2 years of office experience

  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Superior organizational and critical thinking skills
  • Strong knowledge of Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Suite
  • Proficiency with Salesforce
  • Experience with WordPress, event management systems (EventBrite), and email systems (MailChimp, Vertical Response)
  • Experience with Adobe Suite is a plus

Specific tasks:

Office and Program Support (50%)

  • Provide administrative support to Executive Director with meeting scheduling, records management, and personnel time tracking
  • Support Executive Director and Program Staff at off-site workshops, walk audits, and other events
  • Print materials, prepare presentations and take notes for internal and external meetings
  • Maintain office administrative files (electronic and written) including contracts, filings, human resources, and other organization records
  • Process new hire documentation
  • Administer benefits programs (Health Insurance and 403B retirement plan)
  • Support outside accounting staff with bank deposits/check log, contract and invoice administration, and tax filing and audit preparation
  • Manage daily upkeep of office space including communication with the building manager and other outside vendors, and coordination of office setup and cleanup after meetings
  • Track inventory levels of office supplies and printed materials
  • Provide basic IT assistance and work with outside IT vendor to maintain system security, purchase new equipment, and maintain current IT systems
  • Respond to general requests, phone calls, and emails

Development Support (35%)

  • Perform Salesforce data entry including the creating and updating contacts, recording donations, and running basic reports
  • Generate digital and printed donation acknowledgement letters
  • Support Development Manager with other donor stewardship activities

Communications and Event Support (15%)

  • Assist staff with production of e-news, blog posts, social media posts and other regular communication outputs
  • Assist staff with website maintenance, email systems (Vertical Horizon and MailChimp) donation tracking systems (Salesforce and Crowdrise), and event platforms (Eventbrite)
  • Assist with event planning, including WalkMassachusetts Network forums, the Annual Meeting, Walk With Us celebration, and advocacy walks.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@walkboston.org by October 12, 2019. Early applications are encouraged.

This is a full-time, exempt position with an annual salary range of $36,000 to $43,000.

We’re hiring an intern for the fall semester!

We’re hiring an intern for the fall semester!

WalkBoston interns gain experience in transportation-related planning and design, community engagement, advocacy, and neighborhood revitalization efforts. If you have an interest in learning firsthand how walkability affects community health, civic participation and overall quality of life, then an internship at WalkBoston could be a career-enhancing experience for you.

Tasks include:

  • Assisting with walkability assessments and advocacy training
  • Researching and preparing white papers on transportation-related topics that affect the
    communities WalkBoston serves
  • Representing WalkBoston at community events and public meetings

Interns provide valuable substantive contributions to our work, and have the opportunity to
choose among a variety of projects. This is a paid internship; work study preferred.

Expectations

Interns are expected to work during their scheduled hours – we are flexible and will find a time that works around class schedules. If an intern cannot come to work, then they should notify the office as soon as possible.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to jobs@walkboston.org

WalkBoston is hiring a program manager

WalkBoston is hiring a program manager

WalkBoston is looking for a Program Manager to become a core member of our team. Please submit your resume and a cover letter to jobs@walkboston.org by June 21, 2019.

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. Our small, committed staff work as a team to make change: whether it’s getting a crosswalk painted in a neighborhood, or influencing Massachusetts state policy to make streets safer for all.

We are seeking a Program Manager to oversee our statewide technical assistance programs that work to improve the safety and quality of the pedestrian environment. Our training programs describe the health, economic and community benefits of walking, and include walk audits that identify infrastructure deficiencies, recommend solutions, and build community support for walking.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate program implementation with state agencies, municipal staff, community-based organizations, and local advocates. Current programs include: MA Dept of Public Health Mass in Motion Program, Age Friendly Walking, and Safe Walking for Healthy and Connected Lives
  • Conduct walk audits, which require built environment analysis skills and technical knowledge of traffic calming strategies and pedestrian infrastructure
  • Participate in coordination of the WalkMassachusetts Network program, including writing blog posts, planning events, and providing walkability technical support
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with WalkBoston staff, board of directors, program participants and volunteers
  • Support proposal and grant writing efforts
  • Attend public meetings
  • Act as WalkBoston representative on various task forces or working groups

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or graduate degree in urban planning/design, transportation planning/engineering, public health, or related field, with at least 5 years of experience
  • Project management skills, including budget development and project scope preparation
  • 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.
  • Self-started, entrepreneurial, flexible and well organized
  • Commitment to WalkBoston’s mission to create more walkable communities across the state.

Benefits:

  • Full-time position (37.5 hours/week).
  • Annual salary range: $50,000 – $55,000 based upon prior work experience
  • Standard benefits include: holiday compensation, paid time off, and flexible scheduling

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 (no phone calls please). WalkBoston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Wendy Landman, Executive Director