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Assistant Director of Leadership Giving (The Boston Foundation)

Company Name

The Boston Foundation

Company City


Company State


Job Location

Boston & Hybrid

Company Information

The Boston Foundation believes that one of the great strengths of the Greater Boston community is the rich diversity of its residents in race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age and physical abilities. The Foundation seeks to enhance and support that diversity, not only by its grant making, but also by adopting and implementing employment policies and practices designed to recognize and respond to such diversity.

The Boston Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experience.

Job Description

Title: Assistant Director of Leadership Giving
Department: Philanthropy Group
Reports To: Associate Vice President, Philanthropy
FLSA Classification:Exempt FTE: (1)
Supervises: None

Position Summary:

The Assistant Director of Leadership Giving works with a dedicated team of gift officers to achieve revenue goals for the Foundation’s fundraising priorities. The position requires a strong donor orientation able to identify, cultivate, solicit, and close major gifts in collaboration with others in a coordinated moves management system. This position also has responsibility for the strategic growth and management of the Annual Campaign for Civic Leadership.

Essential Functions:

-Manage a personal portfolio of potential donors for cultivation and solicitation of priority initiatives and giving opportunities, including major gifts for TBF initiatives, endowment/legacy gifts, and annual giving;
-With support from the Associate Vice President (AVP), develop, refine and implement a strategic fundraising plan for growth of the Annual Campaign (ACCL) including identification of new donors, opportunities for increased gifts, and a refined corporate and foundation strategy for solicitation of ACCL $5,000 and above;
-Actively solicit for the annual fundraising goal with attention to quarterly deadlines to renew donors while reaching out to new prospective ACCL donors;
-Work collaboratively with Philanthropy Associate to manage timelines for appeal mailings (print and electronic); Monitor timely grant applications and report submissions; support coordination & progress tracking of solicitation lists aka “Call Lists”; and support quarterly analysis and progress reports on ACCL goals for board reporting;
-In concert with AVP, responsible for regular communication & coordination of volunteer leadership (co-chairs) and their contact lists for solicitation as applicable;
-Maintain protocols for donor notes & records in Salesforce to ensure accurate reporting and inform departmental activities; record notes of all donor meetings, next steps, & timely entry of activities;
-Work collaboratively to manage donor events, CL Forums and other cultivation events including, but not limited to, timelines, activities, deadlines, tracking and coordination of guest lists, invitation mailings and follow up correspondence, completing research briefings;
-Fields inquiries from prospects/donors via telephone, correspondence, and email; and
-Drafts general correspondence, other written communications and prepare development packets and other materials.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

-Individuals assigned to this position may perform other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

-Ability to work at workstation for long periods of time;
-Ability to use a keyboard and electronic screen for extended periods of time; and
-Ability to use phone and/or video communications effectively and efficiently.

The content is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. It is not intended to constitute an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents, who are or become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act or applicable state law, must be able to perform the essential functions of the job (including those listed above) either with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodation, if any, will be determined by management in consultation with the employee on a case-by-case basis.

This job description is intended to be general and may be revised from time to time. At management’s discretion, the employee may be assigned different or additional duties from time to time.

Job Qualifications

Preparation, Knowledge, Previous Experience:

-College degree or equivalent experience; and
-At least 10+ years of work experience with 7 years of direct fundraising experience; and
-Familiarity with annual campaigns, outreach, cultivation, and solicitation of donors.

Skills, Abilities, Competencies:

-Strong organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail and accuracy;
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
-Strong donor orientation;
-Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products – especially Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint;
-Database experience using Salesforce or an equivalent Customer Relations Management (CRM) platform strongly preferred;
-Excellent presentation & reporting skills;
-Professional and mature interpersonal work style with the ability to interact well with a diverse range of people;
-Ability to adjust work activity to various management styles;
-Ability to make decisions regarding organizing your own workload and managing multiple tasks;
-Must be independent, proactive, and able to work under the pressure of deadlines;
-Participatory work style; team player and sense of humor; ability to give and receive feedback;
-Strong goal orientation with flexibility to adapt to changing priorities; and
-Willingness and ability to handle confidential information.

How to Apply

All applications should be submitted online. Go online and select “Assistant Director of Leadership Giving” to complete our online application process.

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