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Fundraising Associate/Grant Writer

Organization:
Boston Farms
Job Title: Fundraising Associate/Grant Writer
Job Type:
Development
City:
Mattapan
State:
Massachusetts
Job Search Ends:
August 1st, 2022
Organization's Website:

Boston Farms Community Land Trust is seeking an organized individual with strong writing skills to assist with producing grant applications, tracking donor information, and organizing events -- to raise resources to support our mission, and to grow their role and capacities over time.

Hours: Half-time (20 hours/week, flexible scheduling)

Location: Fowler Clark Epstein Farm, Mattapan (most work can be done remotely; some in-person meetings)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Compensation: $35-50/hour depending on experience

Responsibilities:  

  • Pursue foundation and government funding: research and identify prospects, write grant proposals, and oversee grant monitoring and reporting

  • Manage donor research, tracking, correspondence, and acknowledgment

  • Oversee entry and tracking of fundraising data; assist with database creation and management

  • Help organize semi-annual fundraising events

  • Assist with other fundraising efforts as needed

Requirements:

  • Strong writing and research skills; highly organized

  • Experience with nonprofit fundraising

  • Comfort with Google Docs, Microsoft Word/Excel, or equivalent programs

  • Comfort and experience working with the diverse communities of Boston

  • Preferences: Background in grant writing; experience with database systems

  • Key Characteristics: driven, self-motivated, self-directed, eager to learn, personable, diligent, flexible

About the Boston Farms Community Land Trust:

Boston Farms is a Black-led, community land development and management nonprofit. We build and protect urban farms across the neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan, making our farms accessible to Black and Brown neighborhood farmers and supporting their success. We own 5 sites and will expand further in the coming years. In early 2020, the board adopted a 3-Year Strategic Plan (2020-22)

To Apply: Please be sure to read this posting thoroughly. If interested, please email your cover letter, resume, and writing sample (persuasive writing preferred) to Joy Gary at joy@bostonfarms.org, with the subject line ‘Fundraising Associate Application’.  We welcome diverse candidates and residents of our neighborhoods of Mattapan, Dorchester, and Roxbury. 

 

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