Revolutionary Spaces

206 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02109

Date Posted:
March 05, 2020

Eastern Massachusetts



Development Manager

Organization Overview Revolutionary Spaces is a new organization on Boston’s civic and cultural landscape, formed in January 2020 by the merger of the Bostonian Society and Old South Association. Through community partnerships, contemporary forms of storytelling, and important civic conversations, Revolutionary Spaces strives to bring people together to explore the history and continue the work of democracy that is evoked so singularly by the two national treasures we care for – Old South Meeting House and the Old State House, located two blocks from each other in the heart of downtown Boston. We believe that our nation’s most fundamental questions took shape here, and we are dedicated to creating experiences for our audiences that not only deepen understanding of the past, but also provide a fresh perspective on the world we live in today and help us create new ideas and tools to help us build a more just and equitable tomorrow.     
 To help achieve this vision, Revolutionary Spaces has embarked on a multi-year comprehensive campaign that will culminate in 2026, when Boston will play a central role in celebrating the 250th anniversary of American Independence.      
Position Summary The Development Manager works with our current and prospective donors to foster lasting relationships between the organization and our constituents, promoting positive attitudes toward giving. The position works closely with the Director of Development to manage the organization’s annual and institutional giving programs. In addition, this position will also work closely with the Campaign Manager to help the organization achieve its comprehensive campaign goal. This person is a member of the development team that includes: the Director of Development, Campaign Manager, and the Membership Coordinator.
Primary Job Responsibilities
  • Coordinate the annual fundraising program, including direct mail and online communication
  • Manage foundation and corporate sponsorship timelines, proposals, grant submissions, and reporting
  • Assist in strategizing and implementing organizational and campaign events, in conjunction with the Director of Development, Campaign Manager, and Director of Events
  • Build cultivation and solicitation strategies for individual potential donors in collaboration with the Campaign Manager and Director of Development
  • Assist in uncovering new donors through prospect research methods such as data screening and analysis of external wealth information sources
  • Execute donor acknowledgment, recognition, and stewardship platforms
  • Maintain the development database including gift processing and reconciliation with the finance department
  • Generate database reports including annual gift tracking and analysis for development staff and Board of Directors
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Maintain good relationships across departments and keep a positive, helpful attitude
  • Work collaboratively to solve problems.
  • Always maintain the strictest confidentiality
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development
  • 3 to 5 Years of non-profit fundraising experience
  • Experience with database management (we currently use Raiser’s Edge NXT)
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional people skills with an attention to customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to work both independently and with a diverse team and meet set deadlines
How To Apply:
Application requires a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample of a solicitation or grant excerpt (one page). Interested candidates should send their complete application to  For more information about Revolutionary Spaces, visit
Apply by:
April 13, 2020
About this Organization:

Revolutionary Spaces connects people to the history and personal practice of democracy through an encounter with two of the nation’s most important Revolutionary sites, Boston’s Old State House and the Old South Meeting House.

We believe that each person has an important role to play in sustaining democracy and shaping our shared society. Through our interpretive programming – exhibits, tours, theatrical performances, visual art installations, and facilitated conversations – we seek to inspire all people to wrestle with the question of how to draw the circle of “We” in “We the People”.