Associate Director of Development
Community Catalyst is a national, non-profit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1997 with the belief that affordable quality health care should be accessible to everyone. We work in partnership with national, state and local organizations, policymakers, and philanthropic foundations to ensure the interests of all people are heard and represented wherever important decisions about health and the health system are made: in communities, courtrooms, statehouses and on Capitol Hill. Over the years, we have helped build a consumer health advocacy movement across the country, defended vital health care programs for the uninsured and underserved, held health care institutions and corporations accountable to the public interest, and run national campaigns on emerging health care issues.
At Community Catalyst, we believe that our people are our strength. Their knowledge, commitment and talents drive our accomplishments. Our staff members are established experts in health policy, advocacy, organizational development, community organizing, law, communications and strategic planning. They provide strategic advice, information, and resources that facilitate communities, consumer advocates, health care providers, foundations and policymakers working together at the local, state and federal level to achieve health policy and system changes that benefit all people.
For more information about Community Catalyst, you can visit our website: www.communitycatalyst.org
Moving forward, the Associate Director of Development: Outreach, Cultivation, and Stewardship, will play a key role in helping Community Catalyst develop and articulate our purpose, value, and impact to a variety of target audiences including prospective and existing individual annual and major donors, foundations, organizations, and other health care related systems and stakeholders. Reporting to the Director of Development, and working in concert with the Director of Communications and communications team, the Associate Director will be responsible for translating what can sometimes be complex, “insider” health care policy language in ways that demonstrate its real-world relevance and urgency.
The Associate Director will be a resource to all programs across the organization and will:
- Develop and execute a print and online strategy for acquisition, engagement, and stewardship of the organization’s fund development constituencies including individuals, foundations, and organizations.
- Plan, implement and manages effective and creative strategies designed to engage new donors at all levels and cultivate larger gifts from already-existing donors
- Develop case statements and materials that effectively market the organization
- Plan and implement an annual stewardship cycle (e.g., email and print updates from the Executive Director and specific programs).
- Oversee the acknowledgment and stewardship of gifts, including:
- writing and production of acknowledgement letters written on behalf of the Executive Director and other key administrators
- writing regular, customized reports and proposals to/for individual donors
- writing annual reports
- With the Communications Team, produce donor-relevant content for the website, social media channels, newsletter, and other platforms.
- Coordinate events (e.g., annual breakfast, house parties) including program topics, invitations, and follow-up.
- In partnership with the Development Associate coordinate information tracking processes regarding acknowledgement, recognition, on-going communications and continued cultivation of past and current donors—particularly major donors—to enhance their relationship with the organization.
- In partnership with the Development Associate coordinates the creation and maintenance of segmented lists of donors and prospects for events, appeals and invitations.
- Develop materials to assist with Community Catalyst’s emerging consulting practice.
- A minimum of five years professional communications/marketing/public relations experience.
- The ability to take dense material and write about it in ways that that are creative and persuasive and communicate its real-world relevance and urgency.
- Knowledge of the latest advances in effective use of digital and social media for donor acquisition, engagement, cultivation, and stewardship.
- Knowledge of communications analytics, including the ability to plan, project, and evaluate the effectiveness of communications strategies.
- Experience with relationship management software.
- Passion and proven ability to deliver on strategy, tactics, and execution.
- Ability to handle with patience and flexibility multiple projects with competing deadlines.
- Demonstrated success at collaborating effectively with peers, senior leaders, and other stakeholders.
- This is a new position for the organization, so previous experience launching a new communications effort and/or being a part of a team that has launched a new communications effort would be a real plus.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Previous experience on a Development Communications team in the non-profit sector is desirable, but candidates without this direct experience who possess the other communications related requirements and skills listed are encouraged to apply.
A plus, but not a must:
- Experience using marketing and communications strategies for political and/or advocacy campaigns.
- Knowledge of or experience in consumer advocacy circles.
- Competitive Salary
- Generous paid time off policy
- Robust benefits package
- Convenient downtown Boston location
Applicants should submit a resume with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Associate Director of Development” in the Subject line.