Boston Public Market Assoation
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August 15th, 2022
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The Boston Public Market Association (BPMA) seeks a Director of Development (a new position) who will report directly to the CEO and who shall be responsible for the planning, development and implementation of a development and fundraising program to meet the short term and long term goals and activities of BPMA.  As part of a collaborative team at a small non-profit organization, the Director of Development shall work closely with the CEO, Director of Marketing as well as the Development/Fundraising Committee of the Board of Directors to build relationships with organizations and individuals and secure key philanthropic support.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Assess the most effective messages for fundraising given the organization’s purpose and mission;
  • Working with the Director of Marketing, develop materials appropriate for potential funders and donors including but not limited to a plan for social media/digital fundraising;
  • Establish realistic fundraising objectives for the organization, setting one year, three year and five year goals and write and produce a fundraising plan reflecting those objectives;
  • Identify a strong prospect list of individuals and organizations, both locally and nationally, of potential funders and donors;
  • Communicate and meet with prospective donors, with CEO and/or organization stakeholders/board members as appropriate, to network and solicit financial support for the organization;
  • Develop strong relationships with prospective donors including individuals and organizations and maintain those relationships on an ongoing basis;
  • Identify potential sources of public and private grants, and prepare and submit relevant grant applications;
  • Working with the marketing and operations team, plan and execute any BPMA events which have a fundraising component;
  • Prepare and frequently present to the CEO reports on the activities and progress towards fundraising goals;
  • Maintain effective database of fundraising prospects and activities.


Qualifications/Required Skills:

  • 3-5 years of experience in Development/Fundraising with strong track record;
  • Extensive knowledge of successful fundraising practices and strategies;
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently to drive measurable success;
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a small collaborative team;
  • Knowledge of fundraising databases and software;
  • Interest in working in a public setting with a diverse group of community stakeholders;
  • High caliber written and verbal communication skills.


Compensation, Benefits and Work Environment:

This is a full – time salaried position at a compensation of approximately $70,000.  Benefits include health care and dental care, vacation and personal days, commuter pre-tax accounts and a collaborative work environment.  This position requires 3-4 days per week in office but with a flexible approach given the needs of the employee and BPMA.  All employees of BPMA are required to show proof of full vaccination against covid-19.


Application Instructions:

Please submit your resume with a cover letter to Cheryl Cronin, CEO at ccronin@bostonpublicmarket.org no later than July 29, 2022.

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