Development Manager at Third Sector New England in Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Executive 4 days ago.

Job Description:

Third Sector New England

Location: US-MA-Boston
Job ID: 2021-1838
Category: Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Type: Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Massachusetts Voter Table


The Massachusetts Voter Table advances civic access, engagement, and representation to increase resources and power for people of color and working-class people toward achieving a multiracial democracy. MVT convenes a statewide coalition of community organizations to integrate voter engagement with grassroots organizing in service of a shared agenda for economic and racial justice. We provide coaching, training, and guidance on data-driven field strategies to over 25 base-building organizations in BIPOC, immigrant, and working-class communities in Boston and in Gateway Cities in Massachusetts. MVT is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE (


The Massachusetts Voter Table is seeking a well-organized, dynamic, and highly effective Development Manager who shares our staff and steering committee's enthusiasm for our mission: integrated voter engagement, providing data and tools to empower trusted community leaders, and building statewide power to advance racial equity and economic justice. The nature of development work at MVT requires an understanding of the capacity, gaps, and opportunities of our coalition and partner organizations. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Development Manager will create written documents and maintain tracking systems to support the organization's fundraising efforts with private foundations, organizations, and individuals.

Essential Functions
  • Writing grant reports and proposals, along with other related materials for MVT and the Democracy HUBS;
  • Communicating with leadership of MVT partner organizations about the table's vision and plans and assess capacity and budget gaps for joint fundraising efforts;
  • Creating and maintaining assorted grant tracking systems;
  • Coordinating with partners, funders, and donor organizers to host briefings on 3-4 briefings per year for funders, donors, and allies;
  • Overseeing the written materials associated with direct mail and email fundraising appeals;
  • Stewarding relationships with major donors and donor organizers through regular communication about progress of the table, special events, and direct appeals;
  • Works on special projects, as needed.


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
  • Excellent grammar, clear and concise writing skills and strong communication skills with MVT partner organizations;
  • Very strong organizational skills and ability to multitask and manage deadlines effectively;
  • Ability to work collegially and manage up to support the Executive Director and programmatic staff in their development responsibilities;
  • Knowledge of budgets and ability to create and manage project budgets;
  • Demonstrated experience working closely with a wide range of people;
  • Commitment to and understanding of how effective integrated voter engagement programs can improve the lives of BIPOC, immigrant, and low-income communities;
  • A clear understanding of the relationship between confidential information and building donor trust through transparency and accountability;
  • Comfort working with a CRM/donor database, Google Sheets, and GSuite;
  • Two to five years of field or coalition organizing, training, and/or development experience (we would consider candidates without development experience who have exceptional writing skills).

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:
  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Compensation and Benefits

Location: Work will be primarily performed remotely during COVID with a gradual return to in-person.

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $55,000- $60,000 and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:
  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost Guardian Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE/The Massachusetts Voter Table envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/The Massachusetts Voter Table will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.PI138886747