Fund Development Manager

Job Summary

The Fund Development Manager is focused on building relationships with donors and soliciting greater financial investment in the Federation. This pivotal role manages individual, corporate, and event strategies, working closely with the Director of Development and Communications, Communications Coordinator, and Development and Communications Assistant as well as the Executive Director and select Board members.

Essential Job Functions

  • Cultivate and sustain relationships with a portfolio of donors.
  • Facilitate donor calls, visits, and solicitations by the Director of Development, Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • Partner with the Director of Development, Executive Director and Board members to develop and manage new donor recognition and engagement programs and events including the Friends of the Federation.
  • Manage the annual Gala, including strategies for increasing event revenue. Supported by other team members, serve as the organizing hub for event logistics, sponsorship solicitation, benefits fulfillment, and day-of activities.
  • Oversee stewardship efforts including quality control for acknowledgements and implementation of sponsorship benefits. Ensure accurate and timely donor information capture using our donor database.
  • Discover potential corporate donors’ social responsibility and/or workplace giving objectives and identify opportunities that align with our mission statement. Share corporate grant opportunities and work with team members to create engagement initiatives and opportunities.
  • Participate in at least one One Federation team, the Gala subcommittee of the Board, and other committees as assigned.
  • Participate in the Federation’s Visions of Community conference (VOC).
  • Support other FCSN projects as required and perform other tasks, as assigned.

Requirements and skills

  • Passion for the Federation’s mission and programs
  • Demonstrated success raising funds from individual and corporate donors and sponsors
  • Experience managing events and working with volunteers
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills
  • Enjoyment and motivation to build relationships and networks
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with PC-based applications including Microsoft Office Suite, as well as with fundraising databases and apps
  • Access to transportation and ability to travel within Massachusetts
  • Ability to work from the Federation office in Charlestown, with hybrid opportunities possible
  • Bachelor’s degree required. A combination of education and experience may be substituted

To Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to FCSN Human Resources by email to:; or by mail to: Federation for Children with Special Needs, Attn: HR, 529 Main Street, Suite 1M3, Boston, MA 02129