Development Associate

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)

Job Description

About Development Department 
The six-person development team is responsible for raising revenue and increasing visibility to achieve BCNC’s mission and goals. Revenue is achieved from government contracts, institutional and individual donors, as well as corporate partners and sponsors. The team is high-achieving and dedicated and aims to maintain a collaborative and supportive dynamic. 
About The Role 
We seek to hire a passionate, mission-driven individual to join our Development Team. With an annual budget of $7 million, BCNC is looking for a professional to join a dynamic development team. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer and working with the Institutional Giving Officer. The Development Associate is responsible for supporting the achievement of BCNC’s annual fundraising goals. The Development Associate is also responsible for gift processing, database maintenance, recordkeeping, administrative support, and stewardship. In collaboration with Development Team members, the Development Associate supports the fundraising strategies for individuals, institutions, and corporate partners at all levels. The position is on-site for 5 days a week at the Boston site with a potential for a hybrid schedule.

What You Will Do 
  • Create communications and marketing for agency-wide and development special events
  • Assist special events production and planning 
  • Manage special event volunteers and corporate volunteer groups, including Boston Marathon Team
  • Manage BCNC young professionals’ network to reach fundraising goal
  • Develop strategies and materials for print and online annual fund appeals
  • Research potential donors and institutional funders
  • Provide administrative support on grant applications, reports, and forms
  • Maintain proposal attachments and forms
  • Track grants and reports submission and status, maintain database, and organize funders’ communication
  • Collaborate with the development team and staff members to support the goals of the agency and department, including events, research, and administrative tasks
  • Attend occasional evening meetings and events are required
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What We Look For
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university 
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of experience working in a professional setting 
  • Commitment and understanding of BCNC’s mission
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively
  • Eagerness to learn and research
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail and flexibility are a must 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with databases and proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite 

What We Offer 
  • Competitive Benefits Package
  • 403B Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Professional Development
  • Work-Life Balance 

Working Conditions 
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule and may require local travel during the workday.
  • Work is performed primarily in a standard work environment, including the operation of computer equipment, and physical demands associated with a traditional work setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions, as necessary.

How to Apply
Please Note
You must be authorized to work in the United States. BCNC does not provide sponsorship for an employment work visa.
BCNC is an equal opportunity non-profit organization that supports diversity and encourages all employees and applicants to apply. BCNC is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or Local laws.