Fundraising Coordinator, Full-Time
Tech Goes Home, Boston
You can’t do your job without Internet access and a device. Shouldn’t everyone in Boston have that opportunity? Join Tech Goes Home as Fundraising Coordinator and ensure that our growing nonprofit has the revenue to ensure digital equity for all.
Founded in 2000, Tech Goes Home (TGH) empowers communities to access and use digital tools to overcome barriers and advance lives. TGH is an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit that partners with local schools and community organizations to offer free digital skills training, discounted new computers, and assistance with low-cost, high quality Internet. TGH serves resilient learners more than 88% of whom are people of color and 91% of whom are low-income. The principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential values in not just TGH’s hiring but in its work every day.
In the past three years, Tech Goes Home has grown from a largely publicly funded entity to one with a mix of revenue, including substantial support from corporate, foundation, and individual donors. With the support of an entrepreneurial, detail-oriented Fundraising Coordinator, Tech Goes Home is poised to further grow its philanthropic revenue and serve the substantial demand for its unique solution to digital inequity.
The TGH Team consists of two Co-Executive Directors with more than thirty years of experience in the nonprofit world, a program team of three including a Program Director, Manager, and Administrator, and a Finance and Operations Manager.
Tech Goes Home’s Co-Executive Directors partner with TGH’s passionate Board of Directors to identify, explore, secure, and steward philanthropic investors. With an opportunity to learn high performance fundraising strategy, the Fundraising Coordinator will support the Co-EDs in every aspect of their work. While this is an early career position in development, the successful candidate will contribute to a rapidly growing fundraising effort that makes an immediate difference in the lives of thousands of Greater Boston residents. This is an outstanding opportunity for personal growth and development. Among the specific responsibilities will be the following.
Project manage the multiple funding efforts ongoing at the same time, supporting the Co-EDs with everything from calendar reminders to meeting preparation to logistical support on-time and with energy.
Develop draft correspondence, grant reports, and occasional funding proposals with creativity and accuracy.
Maintain accurate and useful recordkeeping in Salesforce as well as with other tools, to ensure that the year-round fundraising work is tracked, measured, and clearly understood at all times.
Respond to requests; complete detailed, online applications with TGH templates; juggle event logistics; and support funder needs promptly.
Represent TGH to individuals and institutions interested in its work, online, on the phone, and in person.
The ideal Fundraising Coordinator candidate will combine an innate understanding of how critical digital equity is to reducing poverty and improving opportunities, with some experience in a nonprofit setting. Familiarity with one or more elements of nonprofit fundraising is preferable, such as annual appeals, events, donor cultivation and stewardship, corporate and foundation grantmaking, and/or development operations. Critical skills include the following:
Excellent writing skills to develop first drafts of thank you letters, annual appeal notes, annual report text, and donor communications, as well as to edit and proofread final drafts of those documents.
Incredible attention to detail and ability to handle multiple work streams at the same time without tasks falling through the cracks.
Confident inter-personal skills to navigate events, meetings, or other times where the Fundraising Coordinator will represent TGH and its Co-EDs, resolving logistical snafus with grace and kindness.
Digital native facility with Google docs, sheets, and slides, Salesforce, and social media, as well as an unwavering commitment to accuracy in recordkeeping.
Persistence and temperament to handle the logistical challenges of numerous simultaneous projects and deadlines for example: production of end of year Impact Report, annual donor appeal, and donor stewardship events.
Articulate phone skills to serve as a credible and enthusiastic TGH representative to Directors, donors, and others with questions about TGH, or instances in which the Co-EDs require additional information for their work.
Crucial personal qualities include:
Curiosity, both to support the Internet research needed to prepare the Co-EDs for meetings, as well as to explore current and potential funding opportunities for alignment with TGH’s goals.
Impeccable discretion and commitment to privacy, recognizing the sensitive nature of donor engagement.
Cultural competency consistent with TGH’s core values and authentically diverse, equitable, and inclusive model for addressing digital inequity.
A sense of humor! TGH has a small, hard-working, and fun staff, and we want future members of the team to enjoy working here as much as we do.
Salary and Benefits
Join a fun, fast-growing team at our Back Bay, Boston location with flexibility in your schedule. Awesome and family friendly office environment. Seriously the best.
Salary range for this position is 40k-50k.
Competitive benefit package including: paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401K with employer match, and strong support for professional development opportunities.
Please email a thoughtful cover letter and resume named YOUR LAST NAME COVER or RESUME to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line should read “Fundraising Coordinator.” Link to your LinkedIn profile if you have one. No phone calls please.
TGH is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. TGH is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourage women and people of color to apply.
About Digital Equity
Digital exclusion perpetuates poverty. Without the tools, access, and skills to do homework and navigate online job portals, it has become increasingly difficult to succeed in school and to gain employment. For example, 8 out of 10 middle skills jobs require digital skills (Cleveland Foundation), and more than 80% of Fortune 500 companies require online job applications, including major retail employers (FCC). Further, 84% of the nation’s K-12 teachers report that digital inequities are growing in their classrooms (Pew). FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has stated that the homework gap is the “cruelest part” of the digital divide facing our country. While smartphones are often cited as a ubiquitous tool that could be the solution, a research paper or job application written on a smartphone pales in comparison to one written on a computer. Poor quality access engenders a lower quality product, leading to an ever-widening opportunity gap.
Help us end these disparities by joining the Tech Goes Home team!