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Development Associate

Fenway Health
Job Title: Development Associate
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December 31st, 2019

The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research, and advocacy. Fenway Health was founded in 1971 and has grown from a less than 10 person operation in the basement of a building near the Boston Fens to one of the largest LGBT-focused organizations in the world. It consists of three main centers:

Under the direct supervision of the Associate Director of Development, the Development Associate serves as a member of Fenway Health’s development team, and is responsible for overseeing specific fundraising programs including initiatives such as the Young Leaders Council, Harbor to the Bay bike ride, and the organization’s Boston Marathon team.

Representative Duties:

  1. Young Leaders Council (YLC)
  • Responsible for all aspects of Fenway Health's Young Leaders Council program, including the recruitment
  • and retention of YLC members, with an emphasis on diversity of membership
  • Responsible for planning and executing YLC-specific events and activities
  • Manages the Steering Committee and Co-Chairs, including the recruitment/election process
  • Leads all SteerCo meetings, and is responsible for monthly member communications
  • Responsible for cultivating and soliciting YLC membership gifts, as well as ongoing annual fund and event donations
  1. Harbor to the Bay Annual Bike Ride
  • Serves as the primary Fenway Health coordinator for the Harbor to the Bay annual bike ride
  • Creates and implements a business plan to attract riders for Team Fenway and Team YLC to meet the annual budgeted goal
  • Provides support and assistance to team members in order to raise annual budgeted goal amount
  • Attends all Harbor to the Bay committee meetings and team fundraising events
  • Represents Fenway Health on ride day at key crew locations and the finish line
  • Leads communication and publicity effort for Harbor to the Bay on behalf of Fenway Health
  1. Fenway’s Boston Marathon Team
  • Serves as the primary coordinator for Fenway’s involvement with the John Hancock Marathon Non-Profit Program, including annual application, attendance at all mandatory meetings, and administrative reporting
  • Recruits runners to Fenway’s Marathon Team
  • Provides support and assistance to team members in order to raise annual budgeted goal amount
  • Supports communication and publicity effort for Fenway’s Marathon Team
  1. Maintains an Individual Giving Role
  • Manages a portfolio of individual donors and prospects
  • Solicits and steward donors and prospects through direct personal contact and written communications
  • Works with Development staff on planning the most appropriate stewardship and solicitation strategies
  • Serves as staff liaison for all YLC Steering Committee members as well as YLC members
  1. Other Fundraising Initiatives
  • As the fundraising and staffing needs of the organization evolve, this position may be responsible for additional or different fundraising initiatives
  1. Meets Agency Participatory Expectations
  • Committed to racial and gender justice and equity.
  • Adheres to all agency and departmental policies and procedures
  • Participates in quality assessment and improvement activities as requested
  • Adheres to the highest principles of patient and client confidentiality
  • Adheres to established safety policies, procedures and precautions; identifies potential or actual unsafe situations in the environment and takes measures to rectify the situation
  • Attends all required meetings, in-services and professional trainings
  • Maintains professional competence necessary to perform job responsibilities; maintains and provides agency with records of continuing education activities
  • Serves on agency committees and in professional organizations when requested
  1. Performs other duties as required

We offer competitive salaries, and for those who qualify, an excellent benefits package; including comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans, and a retirement plan with employer match. We also provide 11 paid holidays, paid vacation, and more.
LGBTQ-identified persons, people of color, and others from historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.


  • High school / GED required; undergraduate or graduate degree a plus
  • Two or more years development experience preferred, or comparable experience in sales or project management or related areas
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) preferred, but training offered
  • Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge preferred, but training offered
  • Previous work with volunteer committees preferred
  • Ability to work independently, be extremely detail-oriented, and prioritize multiple tasks at once
  • Commitment to the mission of the organization
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with an ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse persons preferred
  • Ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals required

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