Front Porch Arts Collective

560 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118

Date Posted:
August 31, 2022

Eastern Massachusetts



Development Manager


Reports to Co-Producing Artistic Directors

Remote/On-Site (Occasional office and in-person meetings)

Occasional evening and weekend events and performances

Salary 42K - 30 hours per week

General Description:

The Development Manager is a key member of the Front Porch staff, responsible for overall fundraising efforts for all contributed income ($200,000 goal) across donor engagement, annual fund, institutional giving, corporate sponsorships, events management, and all surrounding communication and outreach efforts with support from staff as necessary.



  • With Co-Producing Artistic Director, lead the identification, solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of major donors and donor prospects, including individuals, corporations, and foundations. Attends events each that allow for donor stewardship opportunities.

  • Manage the coordination and execution of 2 annual appeals ( end of calendar and fiscal year), monitoring donor engagement, gift tracking, and processing.

  • Grant research writing and reporting.


  • Write and produce event-related email campaigns and, with the Communications Associate, contribute to social media strategy.

  • Create website content, online registration, sponsorship opportunities, annual events, and sponsorship outreach.

  • Manage communications and database development to increase donor retention and inform development strategies.

  • Additional tasks include, but are not limited to, creating event calendars and timelines, developing event collateral, and helping to secure successful event attendance.


The Front Porch Arts Collective now in its 7th year is a black theatre company committed to advancing racial equity through the art of theatre. We are the theatre company in residence at The Huntington which affords the incoming Development Manager access to their talented team of development professionals for mentorship, counsel, and assistance. This position will lead on all fundraising but will have significant help and input from the organization’s Co-Producing Artistic Directors and staff (currently a staff of four).



  • Early career fundraiser

  • Demonstrated track record of successful grant writing and donor management

  • Strong writing skills

  • Ability to work independently

How To Apply:


Applicants may apply via cover letter and resume or video cover letter and resume. Send applications to Please include Development Manager in the subject line. Apply by September 30, 2022

Apply by:
September 30, 2022
$42,000 /
About this Organization:
The Front Porch Arts Collective is a black theatre company committed to advancing racial equity in Boston through theater. The Front Porch Arts Collective is 501c3 Non-profit organization in residence at The Huntington Theatre Company, 560 Harrison Avenue, Suite 504 Boston, MA 02118