Since 1971, Fenway Health has been working to make life healthier for the people in the Boston neighborhoods in which its health centers are located: the LGBTQIA+ community of Boston and beyond, people living with HIV/AIDS, and the broader population.
Approaching its 50th year in 2021, Fenway Health has an outstanding legacy and track record of achievement, with a deep commitment to advancing health and well-being. And while extraordinary gains have been made in LGBTQIA+ care over the last several decades – much of it attributable to the work of Fenway Health – there remain ongoing, urgent unmet needs in the communities Fenway Health serves.
In the spring of 2020, CEO Ellen LaPointe joined Fenway Health with a mandate to evolve and transform the organization to optimize Fenway’s impact in the face of ongoing shifts in the healthcare landscape and the communities they serve, so that it can continue to deliver fully on its mission. Embarking on a transformational journey to center racial equity in everything they do and undertaking an ambitious strategic planning effort to guide their work in the coming years, Fenway is working to leverage the extraordinary legacy of its past and the passion and capacity it has today to become the Fenway Health of tomorrow.
Fenway Health seeks a Vice President of Resource Development and Donor Engagement to lead a reimagined development effort to serve Fenway Health into the future. This leader will demonstrate the interest and capacity to co-create and effectively lead an entirely new development enterprise that will take into account the shifting LGBTQIA+ landscape of philanthropy and the limited giving capacity of Fenway’s target/priority patient population.
Blending flexibility with disciplined execution and strong self-awareness, the successful candidate is an articulate, strategic, motivated, and experienced fundraising professional, who is energized by the work at hand to lead a team of fundraising professionals toward building an individual giving program from the ground. Requiring a collaborative, LGBTQIA+ culturally competent change agent and visionary leader, with outstanding interpersonal and management skills, this individual will be committed to advancing racial equity and social justice throughout all development activities and establish best practices through an equity lens.
There are currently several senior level hires underway, making this an exciting opportunity to join a senior team that will lead a process of transformation at a critical time in this organization, in this community, in the country, and in the world.