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Part time position. Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities enhances and improves civic life throughout Massachusetts using the humanities, and MH is poised to expand its reach to communities that could benefit the most. Through its grant making and programs that focus on underserved audiences, Mass Humanities has a long track record of transforming lives based on scholarship in history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines. MH is seeking an outstanding development generalist to actively engage in turning the vision of expansion into a reality. Mass Humanities is conducting a campaign to endow its Fund for New Communities to support efforts to reach underserved audiences. To spur on the campaign, the NEH recently awarded Mass Humanities a Challenge Grant of $425,000 to be matched with $1,275,000 from other sources by 2016 toward the Fund. During this time, the organization must also continue to grow its annual fund. Reporting to the Director of Development and Communications (DCC), the Associate Director of Development will lead annual fundraising and support major gift fundraising during the campaign. This is a new, part-time position.Responsibilities Work closely with the DCC and other staff members in the following areas: Annual appeal Plan and execute an annual giving program. Set dollar goals and establish strategies to meet and exceed them while monitoring progress on an ongoing basis. Draft annual appeals, create segmentations, manage appeal process and track and assist with analysis of results. Prospect research and data management Conduct donor and foundation research, manage prospect tracking documents and pull reports from Raiser’s Edge. Events Take a lead role in managing annual Benefit Dinner; create and distribute personal invitations and sponsorship materials Particular emphasis on managing campaign events, Foundation relations Write proposals aimed at family and professional foundations. Identify and track proposal and reporting deadlines for foundations. Stewardship Manage and implement gift acknowledgement, reporting, and other stewardship for both annual and campaign contributions. In partnership with DCC, develop and carry out donor recognition program. Staff campaign volunteer committees as instructed by DCC. Qualifications Minimum three years development experience with a focus on annual giving. Strong interpersonal skills with a track record of building productive professional relationships. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Strong organizational skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Results-oriented with exceptional operations skills. Event management experience. Ability to manage multiple priorities. Computer proficiency, including experience with queries and reports in Raiser’s Edge or comparable fundraising database software. Mission driven and a demonstrated interest in the humanities. Campaign experience highly preferable. Volunteer management experience highly preferred. Basic experience with desktop publishing preferred. Bachelor’s degree required and humanities degree preferred. HOW TO APPLY Email resume with cover letter and three professional references in a single Word or PDF document to John Sieracki at Please use as the Subject line: ADD LOCATION: 66 Bridge Street, Northampton, Massachusetts, 01060, United States Details: Application deadline October 31, 2012

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