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Director of Development

Department: Administration
Location: Lowell, MA

Director of Development

Are you interested in a position that will make a difference in your life and the lives of others?  Community Teamwork is a private non-profit organization with over 500 employees dedicated to reducing barriers and creating opportunities for low income individuals and families.

At Community Teamwork our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial and emotional wellness.

We offer:

  • Casual work environment
  • 4 weeks of Paid Time Off
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Paid sick leave
  • Career advancement and professional development
  • 5% contribution to your 401K whether you participate on your own or not.
  • Great co-workers and a great mission with an outstanding Community Action Agency


We are seeking a Director of Development who will oversee and implement a comprehensive fundraising program in support of Community Teamwork's programs and services. This position will report to, and work in partnership with the Chief Planning and Development Officer and other members of the Community Teamwork Executive Management Team and volunteers.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Create and execute CTI’s annual fundraising plan to include annual gifts, major gifts, foundation and corporate giving, donor recognition and stewardship, and planned giving opportunities.
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, local businesses and other community partners and organizations.
  • Develop and implement individualized donor strategies for cultivation and solicitation.
  • Attend community events representing Community Teamwork to cultivate and engage donors.
  • Provides various degrees of fundraising support to senior leaders and board members to help them cultivate, solicit, and steward donors as appropriate.
  • Manage the Community Investment Tax Credit program, including soliciting donors and reporting.
  • Plan and execute, in close collaboration with the Chief Planning and Development Officer and Director of Marketing and Communications, fundraising events for the agency and individual programs.
  • Ensure establishment of and compliance with the organization's fund development and philanthropic principals, policies, and procedures.
  • Work closely with grants staff to ensure a cohesive development strategy.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws, maintain accountability standards to donors and ensure compliance with code of ethics principals and standards of professional conduct for fundraising professionals. 
  • Ensure tracking and monitoring of donations and fundraising efforts in donor management database.
  • Generate reports and analysis of fundraising efforts (direct mail appeals, special events, etc.).
  • Reconcile monthly and at fiscal year-end with finance department.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with individual prospects and donors.
  • Create and execute a strategy to attract and maintain corporate partners.
  • Develop and maintain fluency in Community Teamwork’s mission, vision, and values, as well as programmatic activities and goals.
  • Integrate a DE&I lens in all activities, encourage colleagues to engage in DE&I work, and contribute to our mission of building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization for our employees, clients, and partners; requires ongoing investment in a personal and professional journey to understand identity and address unconscious bias, power, and privilege.

Qualifications include:

  • 3-5+ years’ experience in a development office, preferably in social or human services, with proven results in fundraising.
  • Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, interpersonal, and written communication skills, including the ability to produce compelling donor proposals and solicitations.
  • Strong listener with organizational skills and ability to plan, organize and work across teams and with senior management.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficient with donor database management; Salesforce experience preferred.
  • Comfortable working independently, and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle budgetary matters.
  • Strong proven leadership and decision-making abilities.
  • Thorough understanding of and commitment to serving low income families.
  • Demonstrated ability to comprehend and work with complex governmental regulations. 
  • Ability to effectively supervise, motivate and develop staff.
  • Proficient computer skills required in basic computer software and data collection systems.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality within the workplace.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekend as needed. 
  • Ability to work effectively with and meet the needs of people from a diverse range of backgrounds, cultures, and identities, including underserved communities and people from the different racial groups, socioeconomic statuses, nationalities, and languages that make up CTI’s clientele.


Commitment to Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Community Teamwork is committed to an equitable, non-discriminatory, and anti-racist approach in all components of our organizational structure and operations, including the job application process. We recognize that people of underprivileged backgrounds and underrepresented identities often are not afforded equitable access to resources, opportunities, and professional development. We offer professional development, training, and tuition reimbursement opportunities to ensure that you and CTI are set up for success. We encourage you to apply if you see an opening that is exciting to you and include examples of your work that you feel demonstrate your qualifications. Please feel free to speak to all experiences, skills, and educational certifications that you feel are relevant. We look forward to reviewing your application.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Community Teamwork is a drug free work environment.

This is an exciting opportunity to become an integral member of an innovative team in an organization committed to excellence.

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