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Development Associate

Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger is a leading statewide organization committed to ending hunger for Massachusetts residents of all ages. In collaboration with key partners, we deploy a two-pronged approach to achieve this goal by providing immediate relief to those who are hungry today and working to eradicate the systemic causes of hunger.

Project Bread is a vibrant organization with a deep commitment to creating positive social change. We work in a fast-paced environment that values learning and an entrepreneurial approach. Knowing its importance to the success of our work, Project Bread is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse staff team and community, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. Please be sure to submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization. We appreciate your time and will review and respond to all applications received.

 

The Role: 

The Development Associate reports to the Assistant Director of Development, Individual Giving. This position supports fundraising via individual contributions, including individuals supporting Project Bread’s Annual Fund as well as individual participants and team captains for Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger. The position requires a dual ability to independently take initiative while working closely on small team. As an integral member of the fundraising team, the Development Associate will be a critical point person and spokesperson for the Project Bread. The ideal candidate will have exemplary project management skills and attention to detail. To be considered, a candidate must be interested and committed to our mission of preventing and ending hunger in Massachusetts. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Fundraising: cultivation, stewardship and solicitation of new and returning individual donors to Project Bread 
  • Regular personal phone and email communication asking for financial contributions to Project Bread. 
  • Establish and maintain personal contact with a portfolio of participants and partners throughout year.
  • Recruit, cultivate and motivate individuals and teams to participate in and fundraise for Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger.
  • Project management and support for ongoing fundraising initiatives for individuals throughout the year. 
  • Assist in developing donor communications and content. 
  • Donor event support, including Project Bread’s annual Walk for Hunger as well as smaller donor events during the year (including events hosted virtually). 
  • Deliver high quality customer service via phone and email. 
  • Create and maintain thorough and detailed database records for donors in Raiser’s EdgeNXT.
  • Track and analyze data that will inform ongoing participant and donor engagement strategy 
  • Team and organizational support as directed by supervisor

 

Qualifications/Experience/Attributes

There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.

  • Deep commitment to Project Bread’s mission to end hunger. 
  • Detail oriented self starter.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Comfort with public speaking. 
  • Fundraising experience preferred.
  • Proven ability to manage projects both in a team-environment and independently.
  • Raiser’s Edge or Luminate experience a plus.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in a professional environment. 


To apply

Please submit resume and cover letter, in MS Word or PDF format, to jobs@projectbread.org.

Project Bread is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. Knowing its importance to the success of our work, Project Bread is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse staff team and community, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership. Please contact jobs@projectbread.org if you would like to request special accommodations during the interview process.

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