Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County (BBBSHC), a program of CHD, is seeking an energetic fundraising professional with strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Under the direct supervision of the BBBSHC Program Director, the Development Manager is responsible for the generation of fundraising income to meet or exceed budget goals primarily through special events and individual donors.
The Development Manager works within a team model establishing open communication, support and accountability among co-workers. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County offers ongoing opportunities for professional development, and is deeply committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in our workplace, mentoring programs and community.
This is a full-time position based in Amherst, MA offering a full benefits package and a salary range of $42,000-$45,000, depending on qualifications and experience.
Manage all aspects of special events including: individual and corporate participation, recognition, sponsorship solicitation, organizing volunteers, advertising plan, publicity, and record keeping.
Stewardship of corporate and small business donors, in particular those who give to special events.
Collaborate with BBBSHC Director and Advisory Board on donor development program: cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual donors, including annual appeal, and outreach and communication.
Oversee donor data entry and database management
Attend networking events throughout Hampshire County building relationships and spreading awareness about the program.
Collaborate with BBBSHC Director on marketing and communication for the program
Manage social media outlets for BBBSHC
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong organizational skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong ability to attend to details
Sense of humor and flexibility
Commitment to social justice
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to structure and organize job responsibilities independently
Strong skills with technology and comfort learning new applications
Knowledge of local community a strong plus.
Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience
Proficient with all Microsoft Office and social media applications; knowledge of InDesign a plus
Personal vehicle available for employment use
Flexibility in scheduling, including some required evenings and weekends, based on program needs
Physical requirements include lifting and moving items up to 30lbs, walking and driving. This position generally works in a traditional office setting but some local travel is necessary.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to apply for this position.