Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Director of Development & Grants Management Serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center (HSNHC). In partnership with the CEO, this position is responsible for all fundraising, development and grant management activities. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build HSNHC’s visibility, impact, and financial resources.
The Director will design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support. The Director will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow the budget through the solicitation of sponsorships, annual giving, major gifts, federal and state grants, updating HSNHC website and social media accounts, special events, and corporate and foundation support
The Director will establish, expand and diversify HSNHC’s donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives. In addition, the Director will work closely with the board of directors and support board members as they take on a more active fundraising role. It is expected that the amount raised by HSNHC will increase in future years as the Director systematically and effectively strengthens the organization's overall fundraising capacity.
Responsibilities: • Ability to construct, articulate, and implement annual strategic development plan. • Actively work with the CEO and senior staff to develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include corporate, foundation, government grants, etc. • Support and partner with the CEO and board members on all major fundraising initiatives. • Provide leadership to a team of volunteers, directly managing the Board’s Development Committee as well as developing additional volunteer support for fundraising and communications efforts. • Work with internal and external stakeholders to build the visibility of the organization and convey the importance of its mission. • Responsibility for development and execution of all proposals with the input of senior management. • Oversee research funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position HSNHC ahead of major funding changes or trends. • Create and maintain a strong brand identity for the organization through consistent messaging and a compelling voice. • Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to board and senior management and donors as required. • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors. • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program. • Oversee the preparation of high-quality grant proposals, reports, mailings, and acknowledgements to support ongoing fundraising activities • Represent HSNHC at relevant events and meetings. • Oversee agency special events. • Manage Development Associate and volunteers.
Qualifications: • 7-plus years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources). • Substantial experience of having established a development function in an organization. • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives. • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside HSNHC. • High energy and passion for HSNHC’s mission. • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
Education: Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred