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Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Director of Major Gifts in Boston, Massachusetts

Since 1985, BHCHP’s mission has been to ensure unconditionally equitable and dignified access to the highest quality health care for all individuals and families experiencing homelessness in greater Boston. Over 10,000 homeless individuals are cared for by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program each year. We are committed to ensuring that every one of these individuals has access to comprehensive health care, from preventative dental care to cancer treatment. Our clinicians, case managers, and behavioral health professionals work in more than 30 locations to serve some of our community’s most vulnerable—and most resilient—citizens.

From our earliest days as a program, we have always sought to do work that is transformational: recognizing our shared humanity; centering dignity, compassion, mutual respect and supporting the right of every individual to access the highest levels of health care and every staff member to reach their fullest potential. We continue to be committed to building bridges and breaking down barriers, including systemic racism which harms us all. We provide community-based health care services that are compassionate, dignified, and culturally appropriate, incorporating social determinants of health, with the goal of breaking down the physical and systemic barriers that our patients face.

Bilingual, Bicultural, LGBTQIA identifying, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

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Job Summary:

Our dedicated clinical and non-clinical staff members work hard to bring the mission alive. To do that, we need the support of our generous donors.  Are you inspired and motivated to make a life-changing difference for thousands of people experiencing homelessness?  Then, this may be the opportunity you have been waiting for! 

Reporting to the CDO, the Director of Major Gifts will implement strategies to increase philanthropic support from individual donors to advance the mission of BHCHP.   The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts from individuals in the five and six-figure range.

Hours:  Full-time: 40-hours, Monday-Friday

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a growing portfolio of current and prospective leadership donors

  • In partnership with CDO, establish fundraising strategies and goals for individuals in the 5 and 6-figure giving range

  • Develop mutually agreed upon fundraising goals/metrics to ensure progress towards Annual Fund goal

  • Work closely with the CDO and Director of the Annual Fund to manage and build the pipeline of major gift donors and prospects.

  • In partnership with CDO, create and prioritize portfolio assignments

  • Prepare compelling and effective funding requests/proposals, stewardship reports and ongoing communication pieces for leadership donors/prospective donors

  • Coordinate with Development colleagues around outreach/follow-up with leadership givers sponsoring our Annual Medicine that Matters Gala

  • Document all information relating to current major donors and prospects in a timely manner in Raisers Edge

  • Invite donors and prospects for tours, dedication and/or cultivation events, and educational forums at Jean Yawkey Place. 

  • Organize and implement cultivation and stewardship events

  • Occasional evening and weekend work as necessary

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • 4-year college degree required, with 8 - 10 years of demonstrated success in soliciting/securing gifts from individuals in the five to six-figure range

  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship building, communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines

  • Results and goal oriented whether working independently or as part of a team

  • Strategic, creative thinker skilled in matching donors’ philanthropic goals with the programs of BHCHP

  • Experience designing and/or tailoring a major gifts program to suit a unique audience

  • Experience tracking and assessing major gift fundraising metrics, including use of Raiser’s Edge, Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Strong commitment to the mission of BHCHP and/or knowledge of issues relating to healthcare, poverty and homelessness

  • Planned giving, legacy giving and campaign experience preferred

  • Proficient in Raisers Edge, or a similar relationship management solution, Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel


    Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience .

  • BHCHP full time employees are eligible for our competitive time off policy of 4 weeks’ vacation, health, dental and vision insurance, 403B retirement savings plan and employer retirement contribution, and pre-tax MBTA pass program with 40% discount. In addition, eligible employees will receive yearly increases, additional compensation of seven thousand five hundred dollars added to your base hiring rate for demonstrated bilingual proficiency and the opportunity to work with local hospitals and community health centers.

    Does this amazing opportunity interest you? Then we'd love to hear from you.

    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, BHCHP pledges not to discriminate against and encourages those from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds to apply, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA identifying, first generation college students and adults without a college degree, Bilingual and Bicultural persons; and individuals from low economic backgrounds.

    Covid-19 Vaccination: Proof of Covid-19 vaccination(s) is optional for employment. Candidates who are offered employment will be given details about how to demonstrate receipt of vaccination if they choose to.

Please Note: Employment at Boston Health Care for the Homeless is at-will. Boston Health Care for the Homeless does not sponsor work authorization visas.

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