Title Director of Development
Location Holyoke, MA
Job Information

The Consortium has an exciting opportunity! We’re hiring for a DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

The Consortium seeks a full-time Director of Development to lead our development efforts.

The Director of Development will support innovative community engagement and programming opportunities and partner with diverse communities to generate a balance of funding streams to sustain the communities in the long term. The successful candidate will have:

  • At least 5 years fundraising experience, including grant writing, fund development planning, public and donor relations, managing special events, and leading fund development and communication campaigns.
  • Knowledge of Consortium communities/programs and the values that drive them.
  • Commitment to valuing people with lived experience.
  • In depth knowledge of community building, social justice, and strength-based shared leadership.
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, communication, program planning and coordination skills.

Primary responsibilities include fund and resource development with a commitment to fully engage the Consortium’s mission. This leader will initiate and lead inclusive grant writing processes, support Consortium programs and communities to identify their own fundraising goals and connect them with opportunities, as well as pursue new funding sources to address agency development needs.  This employee will also forecast future income needs, cultivate and coordinate stewardship efforts across the organization, gather input from donors and integrate it with a focus on continuous improvement.  The Director of Development will supervise the Development Team to offer support to programs and communities, host agency events, and implement effective media engagement. This position is full time with competitive benefits and salary ($65-$70,000).

Understanding and valuing a commitment to engaging through a social justice framework is critical to success in this position. This position serves as ambassador for the Consortium’s reputation, internally and externally.

The Consortium is committed to undoing systems of oppression and the harms they have caused.  It actively works toward building an anti-racist environment and sense of belonging. Candidates with diverse life experiences encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

Please email cover letter and resume to Human Resource Director, Kathy Chaisson at KChaisson@wmtcinfo.org by Friday, September 17th and include detail of notable fundraising planning, training and delivering experience in your cover letter.

Consortium Mission Statement:

The Consortium creates conditions in which people who have faced marginalization, oppression, or otherwise felt invisible are better able to pursue their dreams and strengthen communities through voice, choice, and inclusion. This is supported by an organizational commitment to address systems of oppression and work toward undoing the harms they have caused.