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Are you a dynamic, experienced grant writer and fundraiser who is ready for an exciting new opportunity at one of Massachusetts’ premier social service agencies?

Catholic Charities Boston seeks a Director of Institutional Giving to strengthen and expand funding partnerships with private foundations and corporations. Working closely with senior leadership and program staff, this role provides agency-wide leadership for a comprehensive institutional giving program. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, this position is responsible for maintaining and growing the pipeline of institutional donors, cultivating, and stewarding current and new funders, as well as writing proposals and reports.

Major Responsibilities

  • Manage and grow a portfolio of foundations and corporate funders with the capacity to make grants of at least $50,000
  • Lead a process for identifying new foundation and corporate prospects; cultivate relationships with foundation staff; write letters of inquiry and concept papers
  • Work collaboratively with senior leadership and program staff to identify and create and identify new funding opportunities
  • Conduct donor visits including qualification visits and making direct solicitations; strategically partner with CCAB leadership and program staff on such visits and prepare and execute pre-meeting strategy and post meeting follow up
  • Develop and implement prospect funder strategies including the cultivation of qualified prospects; determining the amount and timing of requests, writing, and managing the writing of proposals; providing the verbal and written communication needed to secure the gift and delivering appropriate stewardship and reporting of grants made
  • Ensure the creation and maintenance of accurate and timely information in Raiser’s Edge including foundation and corporate research reports, proposal and reporting due dates and cultivation and stewardship activities
  • Coordinate with the finance office and program directors to develop proposal budgets and reports; monitor accountability for the fulfillment of grant obligations
  • Local travel as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required with at least six to eight plus years of progressively responsible fundraising experience
  • Demonstrated success in writing grant proposals, letters of inquiry and reports to foundation and corporate funders; ability to synthesize program concepts into compelling proposals and reports
  • Experience with building a pipeline of institutional donors
  • Proven ability to develop and implement a program of donor cultivation and stewardship
  • Self-motivated, ability to manage multiple priorities with excellent attention to detail and deadlines; ability to perform successfully without close supervision.
  • Very strong verbal and written communications skills, organizational and analytical skills and project management skills

Catholic Charities Boston supports communities throughout Eastern Massachusetts by providing services to the most vulnerable populations. Their mission is to welcome and serve, with compassion and respect, all those in need by providing life’s necessities, education, and advocacy to move families toward self-sufficiency. Their programs include Family & Youth Services, Basic Needs, Refugee & Immigrant Services, and Adult Education & Workforce Development. Established in 1903, Catholic Charities Boston serves those in need, regardless of religion, race, gender, age, disability, or ethnicity.

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    • Location: Boston, MA
    • Level: Director
    • Job category: Other Area(s)
    • Industries: Non-Profit Organization Management Writing and Editing
    • Reference: JOB-3756