Director of Development

New England Center for Arts & Technology

Posted: 9/11/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Fundraising/Development

Primary domain: Other

City: Boston

Postal code: 02118

State: Massachusetts

Country: United States

Organization Information:

Budget:

$1M - $3M

Website:

www.ne-cat.org

Mission statement:

NECAT empowers adults facing barriers to employment through training in culinary skills, social emotional development and career-readiness for success and long-term financial stability. 

Position Details:

Job Description:

The Director of Development
is a critical member of the Executive Team, reporting to the Executive Director.
This is the person who possesses the talent to describe and illustrate the significance
of NECAT’s mission, program and outcomes—motivating and inspiring the financial
support that allows NECAT to exist as an organization, achieve its programmatic
goals and ensure its financial sustainability. The Director of Development creates
and implements a comprehensive strategic approach that grows a diverse pipeline
of funders. Responsibilities include the solicitation of private foundations, individual
donors, city, state and corporate grants; the coordination of the annual appeal
and other special fundraising events.  NECAT
currently raises around $1.25 million or 65% percent of its annual operating
revenue from private, government and corporate grants, individual giving and
special fundraising events. The goal will be to grow fundraising to $1.4
million in the next two years. Responsibilities include:

-         
All fundraising activities
- grants, corporate sponsorships, individual giving and events

-         
Supervision of development
manager

-         
Strategic planning

-         
Social media, newsletters,
website and other communication activities

-         
Donor stewardship and
organizational promotion

-         
Engagement of the Board of
Directors Development Committee

-         
Database management and outcomes
measurement

-         
Internal and external
reporting

 

FUND DEVELOPMENT

 

·        
Supervise one full-time
development staff member, together raising at least $1.35 in 2021

·        
Develop and manage
timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and
critical fundraising processes are carried out in a timely manner

·        
Prepare and submit grant
applications as outlined in the fund development plan to generate funds for the
organization

·        
Comply with all grant
reporting requirements - anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of
donors to meet or exceed their expectations

·        
Research grant
opportunities and grow funding pipeline

·        
Coordinate with the
Executive Director, accounting department and other members of the leadership
team to ensure proper disbursement of funds in compliance with funder
requirements

·        
Oversee the planning and
execution of special fundraising events, including the solicitation of
corporate sponsors and ticket buyers

·        
Execute engaging and
effective annual appeal campaign and engage donors throughout the year

·        
Ensure proper and timely
acknowledgement of all grants and individual donors, including the issuing of
tax receipts; formalize a gift recognition program

·        
Identify and develop
corporate, community and individual prospects for the organization's
fundraising priorities

·        
Oversee NECAT’s CRM database
and tracking system (Salesforce), ensuring proper data capture and updated
contact information / mailing lists

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING

 

·        
Collaborate with Executive
Director and Development Committee of the Board to create a fund development
plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization

·        
Develop, in coordination
with Executive Director and Development Committee of the Board, appropriate
levels of board giving and board participation for fund development activities

·        
Monitor and evaluate all
fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved

·        
Monitor trends in workforce
development and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary

·        
Establish and maintain
positive working relationship with funders to achieve the goals of the
organization

·        
Implement the fund development
plans in accordance with ethical fundraising principles





 

 

DATABASE MANAGEMENT AND OUTCOMES MEASUREMENT

 

·        
Manage the backend of NECAT’s Salesforce database,
which is utilized for both development and program management activities

·        
Report on NECAT’s funding and program outcomes to
the Board, staff and funders

·        
Identify and help track additional metrics that would
enable NECAT to better demonstrate the effectiveness of its programs and meet
funder needs

 

 

BUDGET MANAGEMENT

 

·        
Develop an annual budget
for the fund development program

·        
Monitor progress and prepare
regular reports to the Board of Directors on progress related to fundraising
and the management of the fund development activities; recommend adjustments to
budget as necessary on a quarterly basis.

 

 

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS   (Currently
all activities are virtual due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and its social
distancing restrictions.)

 

·        
Foster an understanding of
philanthropy within the organization

·        
Develop a comprehensive
communication plan to promote the organization to its donors and maximize
public awareness of the organization and its fundraising activities

·        
Manage NECAT’s social media
platforms and website to showcase NECAT’s mission

·        
Design NECAT’s quarterly
newsletters

·        
Coordinate the design,
printing and distribution of marketing and communication materials for
development efforts

·        
Build relationships with
community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the
organization

·        
Attend events as a NECAT
representative

·        
Promote programmatic
partner development by pitching NECAT in the community, participating in
meetings, developing written agreements and conducting site tours



















































































































·        
Engage with students to
obtain personal success stories

  • Supervision of development manager
  • Strategic planning
  • Social media, newsletters, website and other communication activities
  • Donor stewardship and organizational promotion
  • Engagement of the Board of Directors Development Committee
  • Database management and outcomes measurement
  • Internal and external reporting




  • All fundraising activities - grants, corporate sponsorships, individual giving and events
  • Supervision of development manager
  • Strategic planning
  • Social media, newsletters, website and other communication activities
  • Donor stewardship and organizational promotion
  • Engagement of the Board of Directors Development Committee
  • Database management and outcomes measurement
Internal and external reporting

The Director of Development is a critical member of the Executive Team, reporting to the Executive Director. This is the person who possesses the talent to describe and illustrate the significance of NECAT’s mission, program and outcomes—motivating and inspiring the financial support that allows NECAT to exist as an organization, achieve its programmatic goals and ensure its financial sustainability. The Director of Development creates and implements a comprehensive strategic approach that grows a diverse pipeline of funders. Responsibilities include the solicitation of private foundations, individual donors, city, state and corporate grants; the coordination of the annual appeal and other special fundraising events.  NECAT currently raises around $1.25 million or 65% percent of its annual operating revenue from private, government and corporate grants, individual giving and special fundraising events. The goal will be to grow fund

The Director of Development is a critical member of the Executive Team, reporting to the Executive Director. This is the person who possesses the talent to describe and illustrate the significance of NECAT’s mission, program and outcomes—motivating and inspiring the financial support that allows NECAT to exist as an organization, achieve its programmatic goals and ensure its financial sustainability. The Director of Development creates and implements a comprehensive strategic approach that grows a diverse pipeline of funders. Responsibilities include the solicitation of private foundations, individual donors, city, state and corporate grants; the coordination of the annual appeal and other special fundraising events.  NECAT currently raises around $1.25 million or 65% percent of its annual operating revenue from private, government and corporate grants, individual giving and special fundraising events. The goal will be to grow fundraising to $1.4 million in the next two years. Responsibilities include:


Qualifications:

-         

  • BA (required), MA (a plus)
  • Five + plus years’ experience in Nonprofit Fund Development or a related field
  • Exceptional interpersonal, writing and editing skills; ability to showcase the impact of the organization on the people it serves; illustrative ability to motivate support for NECAT’s program
  • Must embrace the mission, vision and goals of NECAT and have a deep respect for the participants in the program
  • Proven record of successful fund development results and demonstrated knowledge of grant application processes and grant reporting
  • Relationships with Boston-area funders a plus
  • Experienced in the collection and evaluation of data
  • Ability to monitor and adjust Theory of Change Framework and outcomes measurement tools
  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and the community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening skills
  • Possess the skill to collaborate with the Board, staff and other volunteers and program partners
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational and managerial skills
  • Knowledge of Salesforce or other similar CRM databases, Wordpress and Office 365, including SharePoint and Microsoft Teams, a plus

At NECAT, we celebrate the diversity of our community and the individuals who choose to advance a culinary career with us. As part of an ongoing initiative, we are focusing our efforts to put diversity, equity, and inclusion at the center of our hiring process and our company culture—and build a team that better reflects our desire for equal representation in everything we do.


  • BA (required), MA (a plus)

  • Five + plus years’ experience in
    Nonprofit Fund Development or a related field

  • Exceptional interpersonal,
    writing and editing skills; ability to showcase the impact of the
    organization on the people it serves; illustrative ability to motivate support
    for NECAT’s program

  • Must embrace the mission, vision
    and goals of NECAT and have a deep respect for the participants in the
    program

  • Proven record of successful fund
    development results and demonstrated knowledge of grant application
    processes and grant reporting

  • Relationships with Boston-area
    funders a plus

  • Experienced in the collection and
    evaluation of data

  • Ability to monitor and adjust
    Theory of Change Framework and outcomes measurement tools

  • Display a positive attitude, show
    concern for people and the community, demonstrate presence,
    self-confidence, common sense and good listening skills

  • Possess the skill to collaborate
    with the Board, staff and other volunteers and program partners

  • Demonstrated excellence in
    organizational and managerial skills

  • Knowledge of Salesforce or other similar
    CRM databases, Wordpress and Office 365, including SharePoint and
    Microsoft Teams, a plus






At NECAT, we celebrate the
diversity of our community and the individuals who choose to advance a culinary
career with us
. As part of an ongoing initiative, we are focusing our
efforts to put diversity, equity, and inclusion at the center of our hiring
process and our company culture—and build a team that better reflects our
desire for equal representation in everything we do.


Benefits:

Not Specified

Salary:

$75k - 90k

Posting Expiration Date:

11/10/2020

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to 

Josephine Cuzzi

[email protected]


 

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