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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Director of Development, Mothers Out Front, Cambridge, MA

Director of Development

Posted on: October 17, 2014
Application deadline: October 31, 2014
Start date: December 1, 2014
Posted by: Mothers Out Front

Mothers Out Front is building a movement of mothers and grandmothers to provide the political will needed to achieve a livable climate and bright future for all children in the face of climate change. We are seeking a director of development to design, implement, and grow all of Mothers Out Front's fundraising programs. The position reports to the Managing Director and works closely with the Chair of the Board.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a start-up nonprofit organization aiming to take the best ideas in movement-building and grow our Massachusetts-based work across the country.
  • Establish, implement, manage and evaluate an annual development program at the national, state and individual levels in conjunction with the Board, the Managing Director, and our volunteer leadership, supporting an organizational budget of $1.2m in 2015 and $2m in 2016.
  • Implement a major gifts and a membership program as part of the individual strategy.
  • In close collaboration with the Board Chair, implement a state-by-state Leadership Circle of individual donors as part of the state strategy.
  • Create the development program structure and systems (including a fundraising database) to support short and long term fundraising goals and effectively utilize the talents and capabilities of staff and volunteers.
  • Write and produce donor solicitation and cultivation packages, proposals, reports, and other correspondence.
  • Partner with communications staff and volunteers to create effective messaging strategies and materials, including brochures and newsletters, which resonate with donor audiences.
  • Collaborate with staff and volunteers to ensure fundraising, communications and advocacy work are coordinated throughout the organization.
  • Research and identify new donor prospects and upgrades including individuals and foundations.
  • Coordinate donor and prospect cultivation activities, including arranging donor meetings for Board Chair, Managing Director, self, and others as appropriate.
  • Prepare donor acknowledgements for signature by the Board Chair.
  • Analyze donor activity and generate fundraising progress reports.
  • Ensure that all donor relationships are properly stewarded and funder requirements are met.
  • Collaborate with volunteer leaders to organize fund raising events with support from staff and volunteers.
  • Attend fundraising training workshops and programs.
Demonstrated success in all facets of fundraising and management.
  • Minimum of 7 years professional fundraising experience preferably in a non-profit, membership-based, advocacy organization.
  • Strategic and creative thinker with a proven ability and verifiable track record in developing, marketing and executing an integrated, multi-faceted fundraising program capable of generating diversified and sustainable revenue.
  • Superior analytical, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong leadership and management skills and a demonstrated ability to partner with, motivate, and mentor team members (including volunteers).
  • Ability to succeed in a changing, fast-paced environment, to plan and prioritize effectively, to manage multiple projects, and to meet competing demands and deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to gain the confidence of a variety of constituents.
  • Experience in fundraising database and/or moves-management systems.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • A strong commitment to address climate change.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Serious applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Applications will be accepted until position is filled. No calls please.
Women, people of color, LGBTQs, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.

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