Director of Development
Range: $55,000 - $62,000
in January 2020, Revolutionary Spaces is a new organization on Boston’s civic and
cultural landscape. Our mission is to bring people together to explore the
struggle to create and sustain a free society as singularly evoked by the two national
treasures we care for -- Boston’s Old South Meeting House and Old State House.
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 took shape in these
buildings, located two blocks from each other in the heart of downtown Boston.
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 build a more just and
Revolutionary Spaces is an
equal opportunity employer.
We center our work on the following values:
Inclusion: We are dedicated to
diversity, equity, and inclusion and ensuring accessibility on multiple
Relevance: We are dedicated to
creatively linking lessons of the past with the interests and concerns of
Boston’s diverse communities today.
Boldness of thought: We address challenging topics
and promote understanding in response to controversy.
Engagement: We encourage people to
engage, add their voices to today’s debates, and collaborate with others to
discover new ways of thinking
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 currently includes: The
Director of Development and Campaign Manager.
Primary Job Responsibilities
the annual fundraising program, including direct mail and online communication
foundation and corporate sponsorship timelines, proposals, grant submissions,
in strategizing and implementing organizational and campaign events, in
conjunction with the Director of Development, Campaign Manager, and Director of
cultivation and solicitation strategies for individual potential donors in
collaboration with the Campaign Manager and Director of Development
in uncovering new donors through prospect research methods such as data
screening and analysis of internal and external wealth information sources
donor acknowledgment, recognition, and stewardship platforms
the development database including gift processing and reconciliation with the
database reports including annual gift tracking and analysis for development
staff and Board of Directors
Desired Skills and
to 5 Years of non-profit fundraising experience
managing annual fund programs and grant writing
with database management (Raiser’s Edge NXT experience preferred)
in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
people skills with an attention to customer service
written and verbal communication skills
to maintain a high level of confidentiality
to work both independently and with a diverse team and meet set deadlines
work of this position takes place both in a regular office environment and at a
historic site. Some staff offices are located on the third floor of a
300-year-old historic building without an elevator. Incumbent should be able to
carry office supplies up and down stairs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
more information about Revolutionary Spaces, visit www.revolutionaryspaces.org.
vacation and Federal holidays schedule; 403b with 5% match after one year;
Health insurance; FSA Medical & Dependent care accounts; MBTA pass program;
and free admission to many local museums.