Trinity Boston Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse team and strongly encourages applications from a wide range of backgrounds, including people of color.
Trinity Boston Foundation’s mission is to unlock opportunity and change the odds for youth of color in Boston. Our programs create safe and supportive communities that inspire youth to express their voice, develop their leadership, and achieve their goals. We work with youth impacted by systemic racism and poverty through our three direct service programs: Trinity@McCormack, Trinity Education for Excellence Program (TEEP) and Sole Train: Boston Runs Together.
In addition, we partner with youth-serving organizations to effect enduring change in the systems and organizations that impact youth through our Organizational Equity Practice and the work of Trinity Boston Counseling Center. Our three essential community practices form the foundation of our work: trauma-informed care, restorative justice and racial equity. We currently provide direct service to 575 youth and families and impact 15,000 through our professional training services in organizations across Boston.
Trinity Boston Foundation (TBF) is looking for an experienced fundraising and communications professional to join this dynamic and fast-growing community change organization that is a subsidiary of Trinity Church Boston. The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for setting the development and communications strategy to reach annual and multi-year goals and for overseeing all activities to achieve those goals including major gifts, annual fund, special events, and corporate, foundation and government support.
The CDO will ensure that existing and new relationships are built to expand TBF’s visibility, its donor community and its financial resources. The CDO will build collaborative relationships with all TBF Program Directors and program staff, and with key personnel of TBF’s parent organization, Trinity Church, particularly the Trinity Church Director of Stewardship and Director of Communications. The CDO will report to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), manage four direct reports, and serve as a member of TBF’s Leadership Team. One position, the Manager of Institutional Giving, is currently vacant.
Strategy, Management and Operations:
- Develop and implement strategy to achieve annual and multi-year development goals.
- Monitor and report regularly on progress against the plan.
- Manage and support Development staff including a Manager of Individual Giving,
- Manager of Institutional Giving, Events and Operations Manager, and Communications Associate.
- Strengthen development operations systems, particularly our use of Raiser’s Edge database.
- Individual Giving: Goal of $800K (2018). With the Manager of Individual Giving, build effective annual fund strategies to engage, renew and acquire donors at all levels through direct mail and personal solicitation. Oversee a stewardship program to cultivate deeper ties with donors at all levels.
- With the Board Development Committee, engage the full board in achieving annual and multi-year development goals. Build the effectiveness of the committee and expand membership to individuals not on the board.
- Institutional Giving: Goal of $800K (2018). With the Manager of Institutional Giving, grow support from foundations, including stewarding existing relationships, building new sources of support, and developing grant proposals and reports.
- Consider state and federal grant opportunities and how to secure government funding.
- Develop corporate sponsorship strategy and plan to secure program funding and event sponsorships. Goal of $100K (2018)
- Events: Goal of $400K (2018). With the Events and Operations Manager, plan and hold annual gala, as well as other friend and fundraising events.
- With the Communications Manager, develop and implement a strategic communications plan, including rebranding of TBF with new name, tagline and logo.
- Oversee development of all TBF’s print and electronic communications, including the annual report, marketing collateral materials, TBF’s website, and new media.
- Actively embrace TBF’s mission within our community and articulate mission and value in an authentic and meaningful way to a diverse community.
- 7-10+ years of professional fundraising experience in a nonprofit organization.
- Demonstrated success in a development role with significant managerial and organizational responsibilities, including the ability to construct, articulate, and implement an annual strategic development and communications plan.
- Demonstrated success in individual fundraising, donor relations and event management.
- Track record in grants acquisition and management for both small ($5-25K) and larger ($50-100K+) grants.
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice with the ability to talk about systemic racism and oppression especially within the context of our mission.
- Interest in learning about and developing inclusive, equitable, anti-racist fundraising practices.
- Openness to ongoing learning and practice regarding Trinity Boston's essential community practices: racial equity, restorative justice and trauma-informed care.
- Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with people from a wide range of backgrounds.
- Experience working with an organization that serves communities of color.
- Professional, inclusive and resourceful leadership style, the ability to manage a team effectively in a fast-paced working environment.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred.
TBF is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse team, and strongly encourages applications from a wide range of backgrounds.