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Director of Development

Neighborhood House Charter School
Job Title: Director of Development
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June 30th, 2023
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Department: Development

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Executive Director

Job Title: Director of Development



Neighborhood House Charter School (NHCS) is a tuition-free open enrollment charter school for grades K1-12 in Dorchester that is a public alternative to traditional district schools. We serve nearly 800 scholars across two campuses predominantly from the neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan. We believe in the social-emotional well-being of our scholars and know that a well-coached and supported educator is instrumental in helping our scholars both academically and in their social-emotional growth. We do not give up on kids. Our expectation is that all of our scholars thrive at NHCS, graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education on the path to life success. Our educators are partners with our scholars and their families as they embark on this path.


What is the Director of Development Role?

Our Director of Development cares deeply about engaging with our donor community, and takes a strategic approach to building and strengthening relationships while raising funds to support NHCS’ programmatic goals. You will work across both of our campuses, building knowledge of our programs to be an effective ambassador, leading our Development Team’s fundraising and donor engagement efforts with communications, events, outreach, and follow-through to ensure that we achieve our annual fundraising goals and grow our community of supporters.


This position is a year-round Leadership Team position with full benefits and six weeks of vacation. Salaries for this position are based on education and experience. Someone coming to us with five years of Director level experience or other related experience can expect to make $100,000. 


Is this You?

  • You are committed to cultivating anti-racist, culturally responsive and restorative practices;

  • You have 5+ years of fundraising experience with skills in event management, grant writing, working with major donors;

  • You are able to balance big picture strategic thinking with detailed project planning;

  • You are a connector, identifying areas of need and connecting those needs to opportunities;

  • You will thrive in a community in which all members demonstrate accountability, flexibility, humor, effort, responsibility, respect and hope;


Neighborhood House Charter School (NHCS) is committed to being an anti-racist organization. The work of racial justice does not belong to a department or position; it is the responsibility of every member of our community - scholar, family, and educator. As an educational organization, we are committed to continual growth and learning so everyone can find a safe place to belong and walk on their own anti-racist journey in the midst of a racially diverse and vibrant community. This will ensure that we, as an organization, reflect, equip, and care for all.

We are an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, age, disability, marital status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. We encourage you to apply even if you feel that you do not meet all the stated requirements for the position.



Thank you for your interest in our school. We are strongly committed to continuing to hire a diverse and multicultural staff and look forward to hearing from you. Please send a cover letter and resume to recruiting@thenhcs.org.


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