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Development Director

Job Title: Development Director
Job Type:
Boston (Remote)
Job Search Ends:
July 5th, 2022
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Development Director

Full-Time, $75-100k Salary


401k Match and Health/Dental Insurance


Organization Overview

Breaktime (www.breaktime.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit working to break the cycle of young adult homelessness. We believe that it is time to break down barriers, break apart stigmas, and break into systems that hold back young adults experiencing housing insecurity. Through transitional employment and financial empowerment, Breaktime works to ensure job security, financial security, and ultimately housing security for these young people.

Breaktime prides itself on our supportive, flexible, and rewarding work environment. We offer valuable benefits such as unlimited paid-time off, 401k matching, health & dental insurance, and flexible hybrid work. We additionally offer a variety of professional development opportunities for our staff including meetings with influential members of the nonprofit world. These opportunities would support and empower you to reach your full potential and hit your personal/career goals. Breaktime is rapidly expanding as an organization (going from two full-time employees at the start of 2020 and 13 going into 2022), and we believe that there are a significant amount of opportunities for advancement.


At Breaktime, we have three key values that guide us in our work daily:

  1. Young Adults First: Elevating young adults experiencing housing insecurity’s voices is a core guiding principle behind Breaktime’s work, and we do everything we can do to support them.

  2. Radical Inclusion: To us, radical inclusion is about creating an equitable and welcoming space, particularly for those who are typically not included at the table. This permeates into how we make decisions at Breaktime, and we are grateful for the diverse perspectives that allow us to do so.

  3. Collaborative Innovation: We refrain from 'reinventing the wheel' and, instead, proactively build strong partnerships with other key stakeholders to more efficiently end young adult homelessness. 


Roles and Responsibilities

Breaktime is looking for an executive-level leader, relationship builder, manager, and partner to catalyze significant growth and impact at our organization. Through refining and executing Breaktime’s fundraising and development strategy, the Development Director will have the exciting opportunity to work with a young team of innovators to take our mission to a new scale and to develop a foundation for long-term sustainability. At this inflection point in Breaktime’s growth and development, this new role will be absolutely pivotal and game-changing for our organization. Breaktime’s Development Director will:

  • Develop and execute Breaktime’s annual fundraising plan in collaboration with the Executive Director

  • Cultivate and steward relationships with individual and institutional donors

  • Plan, develop, and launch individual giving and corporate sponsorship programs

  • Coordinate and oversee grant applications and processes

  • Oversee and supervise a team of 2-3 development interns/staff in managing a growing pipeline of grant opportunities from lead generation to application writing to donor stewardship

  • Work with our Operations Team to optimize the use of Salesforce on the Development Team and in creating monthly assessments of how Breaktime’s fundraising progress and future prospects align with our development goals

  • Ensure timely and accurate report deliveries to funders in collaboration with the Programs Team

  • Plan and execute fundraising events and campaigns that increase individual donor funding 

  • Facilitate and Manage board engagement with fundraising activities and strategies 

  • Collaborate with Leadership team to advance fundraising initiatives org-wide


Job Requirements (Keep in mind: there is no such thing as a perfect candidate)

  • A clear, unwavering commitment to elevating the power and potential of young people

  • A deep, enthusiastic passion for Breaktime’s mission

  • 3+ years of development experience, ideally with experience in Boston-based fundraising for organizations with budgets of $3M+

  • A strong passion for social innovation and an interest in startups

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated diligence in staying organized throughout complex, fast-moving projects and processes

  • Positive and collaborative attitude when managing groups and overseeing initiatives

  • Experience managing and tracking donor contributions and organizing gathered data

  • (Preferred) Significant experience working with Salesforce and/or other database systems

  • (Preferred) Demonstrated excellence in successfully managing a strong team


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