AIDS Action Committee (AAC), New England’s largest AIDS service organization, seeks an enterprising and accomplished development professional to serve as its next top fundraiser. This is an exceptional opportunity for a seasoned advancement professional to oversee the growth and expansion of AIDS Action’s fundraising program. In 2013, AAC and Fenway Health joined forces in a strategic partnership to provide better care for people living with HIV/AIDS. Historically, AAC’s fundraising programs have largely focused on special events. Today, leadership at both Fenway Health and AAC want to focus on an individual giving strategy that will create a more robust culture of philanthropy for AIDS Action. The next director of development will join AIDS Action Committee at a pivotal time of expansion and growth under the new leadership of Carl Sciortino, who joined the organization as its executive director in 2014. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and collaborative professional with an abiding passion for prevention, advocacy, and support services surrounding HIV/AIDS.
Under the supervision of the Vice President of Development of Fenway Health, and with the guidance of the Executive Director of AAC, the Director of Development leads the effort of raising funds each year from non-governmental sources. In partnership with the VP of Development and Executive Director, the Director is responsible for planning, management, and implementation of all development activities. The Director will work directly with the Vice President and the Executive Director in managing the day-to-day functions of the department and oversee all aspects of the Development Department operations. The Director will also work with the Vice President in assessing the climate of individual, corporate and foundation philanthropy so that strategies to maximize support can be implemented.
- Reporting to the Vice President of Development and the Executive Director, manage the Development department, including staff supervision and goal setting:
- Work directly with Manager of Fundraising Events to implement current special events operating plans, assess and analyze areas of growth and opportunity, and evaluate and re-energize existing events. Work directly with Manager of Individual Giving to create strong annual fund program, oversee special fundraising initiatives and improve use of fund-raising software and develop model for effective moves management that is integrated throughout development department
- Work directly with Manager of Corporate Relations and Development Officer to manage all aspects of the corporate sponsorship campaign, including proposal generation and sponsor fulfillment and, in order to the meet financial goals, plan and implement appropriate strategies
- Working with Fenway Health’s Grant Writer and the Vice President, match program needs to potential foundation funders and steward existing foundation funders
- Develop and maintain long term-relationships with corporate, foundation and related professional organizations and work with staff to identify prospects for corporate, foundation, and individual and major funding opportunities
- Work closely with communications and marketing team to promote public awareness of AIDS Action
- Lead AIDS Walk, ARTcetera and Taste of South End fundraising strategies
- Encourage workplace AIDS and Hep C Education, employee volunteerism, the contribution of in-kind services and products, and corporate leadership on AIDS-related issues and concerns
- Supervise the production of written and print materials for corporate, individual and event campaigns
- Promote a collaborative and team-orientated attitude manifesting itself in shared knowledge, active assistance in projects as needed, and a true commitment to contributing and helping each person reach their goal and the goal of the department.
- Perform related duties and projects as assigned
Supervises the Manager of Fundraising Events, Manager of Individual Giving, Manager of Corporate Relations and Development Officers