Director of Development

Boston Children's Chorus
Boston, MA
Type of Position: 
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Major Responsibilities:

  • Design, manage, and execute all annual campaigns raising an aggregate of over $2M.
  • Project manage Executive Director’s fundraising work, directing the use of their time where it will be most effective. Coordinate logistics with Executive Assistant.
  • Oversee responsive, effective and strategic stewardship of all gifts, regardless of size.
  • Set annual fundraising goals, budget, and events strategy, for the Development Department.
  • Supervise the work of Development Department staff, currently Institutional Giving Manager, Development Coordinator, and ad-hoc external support. Design new roles to support the strategic and sustained growth of the organization’s Contributed Revenue.
  • Provide regular reporting and analysis to Executive Director and Board of Directors to demonstrate progress toward development goals and identify areas of success and/or concern. Revise strategies as needed.
  • Manage the execution of Major and Annual Giving campaigns. Oversee Corporate Giving Officer’s and Institutional Giving Manager’s progress to goal.
  • Manage detailed schedule of multi-channel direct response campaigns for the Annual Giving program
  • Design and manage, together with the Producing Team, annual benefit events for cultivation and stewardship of BCC’s donor base.
  • Attend meetings and events hosted by business/affinity groups with the goal of increasing visibility and developing relationships for the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Dream big, while remaining realistic to what is attainable.
  • Have meticulous attention to detail.
  • Think critically, offering nuanced perspectives that advance progress to goals.
  • Display a hunger for data and metrics. Understand how to act based on data: test, measure, (improve) repeat.
  • Have the ability to clearly distill complex data from multiple sources into one cohesive plan.
  • Have the distinct ability to translate goals and plans into discrete tasks that are simple to execute.
  • Have the ability to manage up, down, and horizontally.
  • Be thoughtful, caring, and invested in relationships.




  • Bachelor’s Degree, and a minimum of 7 years of experience in fundraising, CFRE preferred.
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated track record of success in fundraising, preferably in social justice and/or performing arts institutions.
  • Demonstrated success at fundraising campaigns, particularly, capital, and anniversary-driven campaigns.
  • Ability to work well both independently and with others, exercising initiative, judgement, problem-solving and confidentiality as needed.
  • Comfortable with deadline management and ability to work effectively and calmly within timelines and maintain multiple critical priorities.
  • Familiarity with fundraising CRM databases. BCC uses Raiser’s Edge but is considering a migration in coming years.
  • Excels at working collaboratively and strategically to develop compelling proposals and funding relationships.
  • Strong initiative and enthusiasm, and willingness to pitch in whenever needed.
  • Supervisory experience required.
Compensation and Benefits: 

Salary range for the role of Director of Development at Boston Children’s Chorus is $95,000 to $105,000, annually. BCC offers a competitive benefit package including health insurance, 403(b) employer contributions, generous PTO, short term disability, and more.

Application Procedure: 

For immediate consideration submit a letter of interest outlining past success in fundraising, writing sample, resume, and three references to: Thea Brenner, Development Coordinator,,  20 Old Colony Avenue, Boston, MA 02127.

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