Youth Guidance is hiring a
About Our Organization:
Youth Guidance creates and implements school-based programs that enable at-risk children to overcome obstacles, focus on their education and, ultimately, succeed in school and in life. Founded in 1924, Youth Guidance is a leading provider of outcomes-driven programs, directly serving approximately 14,000 youth in over 100 schools this year. Youth Guidance’s Counseling & Prevention Programs include Becoming a Man (BAM) and Working on Womanhood (WOW). The organization also provides Community & Afterschool Programming and Youth Workforce Development services. For more information, visit http://www.youth-guidance.org.
Position Summary: Achieves annual fundraising goals for Youth Guidance programming in Boston. Manages the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual, corporate and foundation donors, as well as public grants or contracts. Engages with the local Advisory Council, in partnership with the Executive Director, to follow up on introductions to prospective donors. Plans and executes small donor cultivation events and site visits to cultivate potential major donors. Responsible for the timely submission of grant proposals and reports, working in collaboration with program, evaluation & quality improvement and finance departments.
Develops and implements plans aimed at sustaining and growing current public, private, and individual donor relationships, and cultivating new donors across sectors.
Proactive relationship-builder, working collaboratively with the Executive Director-Boston and local Advisory Council to cultivate additional local, regional, and national relationships.
Highly responsive & proactive in engagement of key public & private sector stakeholders.
Stays current on the local operating context, including education and political landscapes, as well as current trends in the field of youth development.
Serves as key point of contact with current & prospective donors through letters, personal visits, phone calls, and personalized acknowledgements to achieve continued donor engagement.
Forecasts annual, quarterly and monthly revenue, as well as donor renewal and acquisition, utilizing Raisers’ Edge for constituent relationship management.
Completes ongoing prospect research (online, databases, clearinghouses, professional literature, and donor prospecting directories) of current and prospective corporate, foundation and individual donors to identify viable local funding opportunities.
Completes all stages of funding proposal development including outreach to grant-makers, and development of compelling, timely and error-free letters of inquiry, presentation decks, online applications, formal proposals and grant reports.
Works collaboratively with agency program, evaluation and finance staff in the development of proposals, reports and grant budgets.
Provides supervision and coaching to a Development Manager that supports completion of key activities outlined in Youth Guidance Boston’s Annual External Affairs plan.
Ensures site has high-quality, brand consistent digital and print collateral materials and positive public relations, with support from the Director of Marketing & Communications
Ensures the fulfillment of funding partner recognition and benefits (e.g. article in newsletter, acknowledgement in annual report)
Perform other duties as assigned
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to present a positive image and communicate effectively via telephone and in person
Highly organized, strategic thinker, with proven ability to handle multiple tasks, handle pressure and meet deadlines
The ability to work well both independently, and within a team
Commitment to cultural sensitivity and respect for differences
Commitment to the continuous improvement of service quality and the organization’s mission
Leadership Core Competencies:
What Youth Guidance Offers:
We offer a robust package for eligible candidates including:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
At Youth Guidance, we understand that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are fundamental to realizing our vision of bright and successful futures for all young people. We celebrate the diversity of youth and recognize them as empowered leaders, problem-solvers, and experts of their own experiences. At the same time, we acknowledge that many systems and institutions meant to support youth are inequitable and unjust.
As such, we are committed to advancing DE&I through our words and our actions, both internally and externally, by:
Youth Guidance is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Youth Guidance does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law and is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity along all of these lines. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.