Senior Individual Giving Officer


Join an organization at the forefront of health justice. 

Community Catalyst is a leading non-profit national health advocacy organization dedicated to advancing a movement for health equity and justice. We partner with local, state and national advocates to leverage and build power so all people can influence decisions that affect their health. Health systems will not be accountable to people without a fully engaged and organized community voice. That’s why we work every day to ensure people’s interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and health care are made: in communities, state houses and on Capitol Hill. For more information, visit  Follow us on Twitter @CommCatHealth.  


This is an exciting time for Community Catalyst with a new strategic plan and a new multi-year plan to grow the organization’s donor community in support of health justice goals. As part of a small and growing development team, the Senior Individual Giving Officer will develop and implement a strategy to build the organization’s individual giving program, including annual giving, mid-level giving and major gifts. In collaboration with the Director of Development, the Executive Director and program leadership, the Senior Officer will manage a portfolio of donors; increase donor engagement through regular stewardship communication, events, and meetings; and produce mail and email solicitations. The Senior Officer will identify, qualify and upgrade current Community Catalyst supporters and actively develop a pipeline of new donors. Beginning in summer 2022, the Senior Officer will supervise a Development Coordinator. The Senior Individual Giving Officer must be Boston-based.


The Senior Individual Giving Officer is supervised by the Director of Development 


  • Lead cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for a portfolio of 150+ individual donors and prospects, identifying and qualifying donors who have the capacity to increase giving. 

  • Build the annual giving program through a combination of digital and mail strategies, including at least two mail appeals each year. Explore the potential for a monthly giving program. 

  • Create and grow a community of $1000+ donors. 

  • Organize a regular schedule of donor meetings, partnering with Executive Director and program leadership where appropriate.  

  • Plan and implement a series of cultivation and stewardship events that connect donors to Community Catalyst programs and mission. 

  • Maintain current knowledge of Community Catalyst programs and partner with programs to identify donor engagement opportunities. Serve as lead fundraiser for the Restuccia Health Justice Fellowship and other priority initiatives. 

  • Coordinate with the Development Operations Manager to ensure consistent donor communication, timely acknowledgments and regular maintenance of donor records. 

  • As the department grows, assume supervisory responsibility for the Development Coordinator. 

  • Perform other duties as necessary to achieve the organization’s fundraising goals 




  • Bachelors’ degree and 7 years of progressive experience in development. Frontline fundraising and relationship management experience.  

  • Experience with annual fund appeals and growth strategies. 

  • Experience with in-person and online donor engagement strategies, including event planning. 

  • Strong presentation, persuasive writing and analytical skills to communicate complex issues in ways that are compelling and engaging to donors. 

  • Ability to manage multiple projects, engage diverse collaborators and maintain project timelines in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce or a related system. 

  • Commitment to social justice and racial equity. 


  • Supervisory experience preferred. 


  • Salary Range: $82,000-90,000 

  • Generous paid time off policy 

  • Robust benefits package 

  • Hybrid in office and work at home  

  • The Senior Individual Giving Officer must be Boston-based.

Applicants should submit a resume as a document with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: Please put “Sr Individual Giving Officer” in the subject line. 

Community Catalyst is strongly committed to building a work environment that recognizes, respects, and encourages the unique contributions of a broad spectrum of qualified employees. We strive to make employment decisions that support inclusion to maintain a work atmosphere that is diverse, equitable and promotes family-friendly practices and work-life benefits so that people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally. 

We do not discriminate in hiring based on age, color, ethnicity, race, national origin, primary language, religion, socio-economic status, family status, mental and physical disabilities, veteran status, gender identity characteristics and/or expression, sex, medical condition, sexual orientation or any other classification that is protected by federal, state, or local law. 

Through all of our programs, Community Catalyst works to build a better future for all individuals by advancing health equity, focusing on people of color, immigrants, as well as disability, gender, sexual identity and socio-economic status.   It is important for our staff to reflect the diverse communities with which we work. People of color, LGBTQ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English are encouraged to apply. 


Support Our Work: