MassKids, which directs the Enough Abuse Campaign, is an innovative and outcome-driven organization that empowers individuals and policymakers to prevent all forms of child abuse. We accomplish our mission through training, education, and effective advocacy. The nation’s oldest private citizen-based child advocacy organization, MassKids has over six decades of accomplishments for children.

Responsibilities

The Director of Philanthropy will lead fundraising efforts for MassKids: defining strategy, execution, and follow-up.

  • The Director of Philanthropy will solicit financial support through the effective positioning and communication of the organization’s vision, mission, and core values to raise the funds required to move the organization forward.  This will be successfully accomplished by managing a comprehensive program of community engagement, support, and new venture fundraising to invest in MassKids.
  • The Director of Philanthropy will be responsible for the oversight and management of all current donors and embrace an entrepreneurial spirit in identifying new donors through the execution of a broad range of fundraising strategies. The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial skill set.
  • The Director of Philanthropy will report to the Executive Director, and work closely with the Board of Directors to lead in the development of a comprehensive and strategic fundraising program.
  • The office of MassKids is located in Boston, however, this position can be conducted remotely. This role will be hybrid where in-person meetings and travel is expected occasionally and when warranted.
  • This position is ideally full time; part-time will be considered. 

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Skills/Knowledge/Experience

  • At least two years of experience in developing, securing, and managing of individual and corporate funding; including donor prospecting, stewardship, annual giving, and major gift solicitation
  • Proven ability to solicit and close major gifts and manage multiple priorities
  • Understanding of sales strategies and donor cultivation
  • Ability to establish rapport with donors quickly
  • Proven track record of successful digital campaigns including social media and email
  • Demonstrated analytical and fundraising skills with the ability to recognize opportunities, identify high pay-off activities, and prioritize in order to attain goals
  • Adept at grant writing and non-profit fundraising
  • Proactive with excellent and authentic interpersonal abilities among varied audiences
  • Act as primary point of contact for funding, donations, and fundraising event inquiries.
  • Maintain the database record of donors and funding received
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice as an institutional lens for advancement work
  • High comfort level and discretion in dealing with confidential donor information
  • Exceptional oral and written communication and computer skills
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively
  • A self-starter; highly organized and detail-oriented, with a strong work ethic
  • Practical knowledge of fundraising strategies, tactics, laws, and regulations
  • A charismatic, experienced, action-oriented leader who creates enthusiasm in giving  
  • Ability to establish clear direction, setting personal and organizational goals, objectives, and benchmarks

Compensation

This position is open until filled, with a mutually agreed upon start date. Compensation will be commensurate with experience, and includes a competitive benefits package.

To apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, and reference list to board@masskids.org, with Director of Philanthropy in the subject line.