Project Bread connects people and communities in Massachusetts to reliable sources of food while advocating for policies that make food more accessible—so that no one goes hungry. To assist us in meeting our mission, Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger is seeking an Assistant Director, Individual Giving, to join our growing team.
At Project Bread, we have a deep commitment to creating positive social change and recognize that hunger and racism are inextricably linked. We work in a fast-paced environment that values learning, innovation, and diverse perspectives. Knowing its centrality to our work, Project Bread is committed to equity and inclusion. We aspire to build a diverse team, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.
Supervisor: Senior Director of Development, Individual & Corporate Giving
Salary Range: $75,000 - $80,000
The Role: In this newly created role, the Assistant Director, Individual Giving will be instrumental in growing and developing Project Bread’s fundraising from individuals, with a focus on direct mail, mid-level donors, and peer to peer fundraising through the Walk for Hunger. The role will contribute directly to $5.5m in revenue annually from the Walk for Hunger and individual fundraising, 50% of total organizational annual revenue. The Assistant Director, Individual Giving will be a key contributor to department strategy and be a frontline fundraiser, cultivating individuals, families, and peer-to-peer fundraisers. The Assistant Director will also be a member of the cross-functional leadership team, regularly contributing expertise and experience to organization wide strategic initiatives.
Joining a team of 6, the Assistant Director will provide valuable leadership to the fundraising team (with direct oversight of 2 team members). The successful candidate for this role will be an inspiring leader with a passion for system-change to end hunger in Massachusetts.
- Work strategically with the Senior Director of Development to evaluate current programs and create and execute new plans and processes for the direct mail, annual giving and peer to peer fundraising campaigns.
- Engage with key supporters, internally and externally. Includes organization leadership, Board of Directors and Advisory Council, legacy Walk for Hunger participants, vendors and others.
- As appropriate, prepare well-written materials for donor visits, strategy documents, solicitation proposals.
- Work as a part of fundraising team to steward and maintain confidential data, including adding notes and updates to the database regularly and collaborating to develop and improve reporting.
- Collaborate with colleagues across the organization to maximize donor engagement and philanthropic commitment.
- Engage with the Programs and Policy teams to support effective communication of organizational value and impact.
- Represent Project Bread effectively in public, formally and informally, with a focus on expanding our network of community and philanthropic connections.
- Support and manage the individual giving team (including manager and associate), in a culture of professional development and growth.
There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. Project Bread recognizes this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate most of the qualifications and experiences listed below.
- Commitment to and enthusiasm for Project Bread’s mission and approach
- Exemplary communication skills
- 5-8 years fundraising experience, including demonstrated success directly soliciting and securing gifts from individuals
- Experience managing direct reports
- Attention to detail and organizational skills
- Strong donor service and stewardship ethic
- Discretion, good judgment, and commitment to confidentiality of donor and organization data
- Experience and understanding of RE NXT a plus
- Although it is not required for this position, the ability to speak multiple languages is viewed as a significant asset
The Project Bread office is located in East Boston and this position is designed to be in the office two days a week, with additional days as needed throughout the year (specifically leading up to and including the weekend of Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger, the first Sunday in May).
Benefits include Blue Cross Blue Shield health and dental, flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, life and long-term disability, contributions to T passes and health club membership, and unlimited paid time off.
Please apply here by completing our application form and uploading your resume and cover letter in MS Word or Pdf format.
Review of applications will begin October 31 and continue until the position is filled.
Project Bread is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to request special accommodations during the interview process.