Posted on August 22, 2012
Development Manager, MassEquality
Founded in 2001 to promote and protect marriage equality in Massachusetts, MassEquality today is the leading statewide grassroots advocacy organization working to ensure that everyone across Massachusetts can thrive from cradle to grave without discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We do this by partnering across issues, identities and communities to build a broad, inclusive and politically powerful movement that changes hearts and minds and achieves policy and electoral victories. Some of our recent accomplishments include: winning passage of transgender civil rights protections in employment, housing, education, credit and hate crimes; securing creation of the country’s first statewide Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth; ensuring confirmation of the first openly gay judge to sit on the Commonwealth’s highest court; and winning $100,000 in state funding to support the Massachusetts Commission on GLBT Youth.
MassEquality concluded a strategic planning process in August 2012, which will guide the organization over the next three years and ensure the expansion of its supporter base as it continues to transition from a single-issue marriage campaign to a multi-issue social justice organization.
MassEquality is comprised of three entities: 1) MassEquality.org, a 501(c)(4) responsible for lobbying and public policy advocacy; 2) the MassEquality Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) responsible for educational initiatives; and 3) the MassEquality Political Action Committee responsible for state electoral endorsements. MassEquality has a combined budget over $1M and a dedicated 10-person professional support staff.
MassEquality seeks a professional, energetic and highly organized Development Manager to assist with the implementation of the fundraising activities of its combined organizations to ensure Massachusetts’ continued leadership in promoting and advancing equality and justice for all members of the LGBT community.
This position is ideal for a junior-level special events fundraiser with a desire to learn additional aspects of fundraising (individual, foundation, corporate, etc.) and gain a more generalized and sophisticated portfolio of skills.
Reporting to the Development Director, the Development Manager will be responsible for working with the Development Director to implement all fundraising goals for the organization, with an emphasis on: (1) implementing two annual events, The MassEquality Icon Awards and The Taste of Provincetown, and any new events; (2) database management and gift fulfillment; and (3) supporting implementation of the Annual Fund.
Under the supervision of the Development Director, plan and implement all donor events, including MassEquality’s two signature events, The MassEquality Icons Awards and The Taste of Provincetown;
Work with program staff to engage low-dollar donors, including through such activities as a house party program and at get out the vote, Pride and other program-related activities.
- Oversee and maintain NGP-VAN database, including daily data entry, gift entry, major donor tracking, monthly giving, receipting, special events activity, campaigns and funds, including ongoing quality control of database information;
- Perform detailed and accurate database reports for use in mailings, data analysis, annual report, prospect analysis and appeal/campaign analysis;
- Perform timely reconciliation of development accounting and financial statements;
- Process contributions, and manage gift and pledge follow-up.
- Support implementation of mail, email, online and telephone solicitation programs;
- Assist with implementation and tracking of stewardship and cultivation plans and management of donor leadership circles;
- Assist with ensuring timely and accurate submission of foundation reports as well as with research on grants makers and production and submission of proposals;
- Work with other staff to develop collateral materials and online communications;
- Provide administrative support to Development Director and other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have a “can do” attitude, enjoy a fast-paced environment, be detail orientated without losing sight of larger objectives, and be committed to social justice for all LGBT people across issues, identities, and communities;
Demonstrated experience (minimum 2 years) in nonprofit development, including experience with database management;
Demonstrated experience producing special events;
Attention to detail and commitment to maintaining accurate, confidential donor records;
Strong project management skills, with a demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks;
Excellent writing, editing and oral communications skills;
Ability to work effectively independently and with a team, to collaborate on projects with staff from other departments, and a high level of personal investment in contributing to the priorities of the organization as a whole;
Demonstrated familiarity with LGBT issues is a plus; commitment and desire to work in a multi-cultural environment where diversity based on race, ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical ability, family status and other characteristics is an important and practiced value is essential;
Other responsibilities as assigned.
MassEquality.org is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, and transgender people are encouraged to apply.
Please forward via email a letter of interest and resume to Amanda Decetise (amandadecetise@MassEquality.org). Position will be open until filled.
Please include “Development Manager Application” in the subject line.