Flying Cloud Institute

St. James Place352 Main Street, Suite 212
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Date Posted:
August 01, 2018

Western Massachusetts



Community Investment Manager


Position Overview
Flying Cloud Institute seeks a dedicated and capable fundraiser with a proven track record in raising funds for the nonprofit sector. They will be responsible for developing and delivering on the overall fundraising strategy of the organization, including securing unrestricted funding from individuals,
corporations, foundations and government sources. Working in collaboration with the Executive Director, the Community Investment Manager will be responsible for developing a diverse range of sustainable funding streams to support and expand the work of the organization. This individual will also be responsible for developing the charity’s communications and maintaining accurate financial reports.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Work with the Executive director to develop and deliver a comprehensive and coherent fundraising strategy for the organization.
• Set and achieve realistic time-limited fundraising targets.
• Create a sustainable and diverse fundraising portfolio, with funding streams from individuals, major gifts, corporations, events, foundations and government.
• Carry out prospect research and maintain FCI’s fundraising database that captures all relevant information.

• Develop fundraising and publicity materials for awareness- and fund raising.
• Create a regular annual newsletter to share with supporters, partners, and funders.
• Continually seek new and appropriate contacts and partnerships with relevant individuals or organizations.
• Lead communication with key donors and funders with the aim of cultivating, growing, and sustaining long-term funding and collaboration.

Financial Oversight and Reporting
• Ensure reporting to funders is accurate, transparent, and timely.
• Liaise with the Executive Director to ensure the organization’s cash flow and financial sustainability through careful budgeting, realistic fundraising targets, and coordinating timely access to funds from supporters.


Experience and Qualifications
Candidates for this role would be expected to possess the following experience and qualifications:
• A strong track record of securing funding for nonprofit activities from a variety of funding streams.
• A strong writing portfolio of communication and awareness-raising materials.
• Minimum 2 years relevant experience.

Personal Qualities
In all aspects of this role the following personal qualities are essential:
• Excellent planning, time management, and organizational abilities.
• Highly motivated and able to work independently to meet goals and targets and take ownership of the overall fundraising program of the organization.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work effectively as part of a small, close-knit team.
• Sensitivity to differences in culture and nationality with the ability to work closely with colleagues with a range of professional backgrounds.
• Able to work under pressure, meeting key project and reporting deadlines.

How To Apply:

For immediate consideration, please send your resume and cover letter to and indicate your name and “Community Investment Manager” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Apply by:
September 26, 2018
$25,000 to $35,000 depending on experience
About this Organization:
Flying Cloud Institute's mission is to inspire young people and educators through dynamic experiences with science and art that ignite their creativity.