Join a team that uses the wisdom gained from history, literature, philosophy, and related fields to improve our civic culture and strengthen our democracy. Mass Humanities, a statewide grant making and programming organization affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, seeks a part-time Associate Director of Development. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of nonprofit fundraising experience, strong interest in the humanities, excellent oral/written communication skills, and the capacity to develop and implement Mass Humanities’ fundraising strategy. This includes: (1) the annual Governor’s Awards in the Humanities benefit dinner; (2) segmented annual appeals; (3) creative and engaging donor cultivation and stewardship; and (4) local foundation grant applications. The Associate Director of Development will work closely with the Director of Development & Communications, the Executive Director and the board of directors.
Minimum 3 years of nonprofit annual fundraising experience Experience in managing events, preferably benefit dinners History of success in adding annual fund donors and increasing their giving over time Exceptional written and oral communication skills Proven ability to develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with staff, volunteers, and donors.
Familiarity with donor databases; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus Familiarity with major donor moves management and donor-centric fundraising Ability to multitask, prioritize projects and meet deadlines Deep understanding and enthusiasm of the humanities Proven track record in identifying and procuring foundation and corporate grants
About Mass Humanities
Established in 1974, Mass Humanities is the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The foundation conducts programs and offers grants and services in support of community-based projects that use history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines to enhance and improve civic life throughout the Commonwealth. More information about Mass Humanities’ priorities, programs and activities may be found by exploring this website. Mass Humanities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.