City of Boston

Director of Development

Posted Date 1 year ago(9/23/2021 1:22 PM)
Req ID
Boston Cntr - Youth & Families
Regular Full-Time
BCC-Central Office
Contact Email


This is a provisional appointment.


Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


Under the direction of the Commissioner, the Director of Development is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of all Planning & Development activities for Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) relating to all funding sectors including but not limited to grant writing, solicitation, donor research, tracking and communications, and event planning.


  • Oversight of all aspects of the Planning & Development Team as well as serves as a member of Executive Director's Leadership team and actively contributes to long-term institutional planning and strategic leadership.
  • Creation of targeted donor strategies for current and new donors in collaboration with BCYF's Executive Leadership Team.
  • Work closely with BCYF Operations and Finance Staff to develop and implement fundraising strategies to meet established objectives and represent BCYF at fundraising activities including Citywide Board of Directors' meetings.
  • Support Marketing and Communications in conjunction with Director of Marketing and Communications.
  • Design and implement fundraising plans for special campaigns, which may include strategic initiatives, capital projects, and review public funding opportunities as they arise and recommend opportunities to senior leadership.
  • Responsible for the overall leadership of BCYF's largest fundraising events. Responsible for all aspects of planning and implementation, including goal-setting and fundraising, volunteer staffing, management of vendors and consultants and overall theme and design of event program. In consultation with key staff and volunteer leadership, responsible for the recruitment of volunteer leadership for these events. Responsible for CWB's Annual Meeting.
  • Advocate for key legislation at the State and Federal levels that will enhance BCYF's resources and opportunities.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Six (6) years of fulltime, or equivalent part-time, experience of increasing planning and development accomplishments and responsibilities, of which two (2) years must have been in a supervisory or managerial capacity.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred and may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • All candidates must demonstrate his/her enthusiasm for the BCYF mission.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational and analytical skills; project management skills.
  • Capacity to grow financial sustainability as defined by the developed strategic plan and advance fundraising priorities.
  • Excellent planning skills and the ability to oversee and implement short and long term goals.
  • Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Willingness to accommodate requests for support outside of regular business hours on occasion, with appropriate notice.
  • High-energy individual, who takes initiative with a positive outlook, can manage change and has the ability to work independently or part of a team.
  • Competency with enterprise systems and applications including fundraising databases and proficiency with MS Office required.
  • Familiarity with all aspects of development, and the ability to manage a comprehensive fundraising program, including annual giving, major gifts, events, planned giving, institutional giving, and public funding.
  • Track record of collaborating with executive leadership, high profile donors and volunteers, program staff and marketing/communications staff to identify fundraising needs and create fundraising strategies.
  • Strong budget management and reporting skills.
  • Ability to motivate a committed team of development professionals.
  • Must be able to pass Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sexual Offender Record Information (SORI) checks.


CORI/SORI Check Required 


Boston Residency Required



Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Non-Union/Non-Graded.

Hours Per Week: 35.



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