Hours: Full-time, with nights and weekends as needed Location: Remote as a result of COVID-19, otherwise, Boston, MA
Boston Children’s Chorus (‘BCC’) harnesses the power of music to connect our city’s diverse communities, cultivate empathy and inspire social inquiry. Children, ages 7–18, come together across differences of race, religion, and socioeconomic status in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music. BCC bridges Greater Boston’s many diverse groups and fosters a sense of belonging and inclusion. Through intensive choral training and once-in-a-lifetime performing experiences locally, nationally, and around the world, BCC enhances the education and social development of youth as future leaders and global citizens in the 21st century.
The Institutional Giving Manager will play a critical role in meeting BCC’s revenue needs through corporate, foundational & government fundraising by working collaboratively and strategically to develop compelling proposals, and funding relationships. This is a great opportunity for someone whose strongest tools are their written words and who is passionate about using this skill to mobilize resources. The ideal candidate is a proven strategic thinker with excellent writing, relationship management, and organizational skills as well as a commitment to racial justice and equity.
Develop, write, and manage project letters of inquiry, grant proposals, grant reports, and associated documents ensuring that all parts of each proposal meet the funder requirements and that the proposal is an accurate and compelling representation BCC's qualifications, expertise, and program design.
Manage grant proposal pipeline, compliance and reporting calendars.
Help cultivate, steward, and strengthen relationships with philanthropic partners, following up on information requests, moving funding conversations forward, and supporting periodic one on one check-ins.
Ensure the institutional donors are apprised of activities and invited to cultivation and stewardship opportunities.
Research and pursue new prospects for support, leveraging the relationships within the organization and by attending public meetings and moderate monitoring funding announcements.
Facilitate and help prepare internal teams for funder site visits and donor meetings.
Provide support for other fundraising projects, including the annual gala event, concerts, and other events as needed.
SKILLS AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s Degree, and a minimum of 5 years of experience in fundraising.
Demonstrated track record in institutional fundraising, preferably in social justice and/or performing arts institutions.
Superb written and verbal communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and attention to detail.
Ability to work well both independently and with others, exercising initiative, judgement, problem-solving and confidentiality as needed.
Some supervisory experience required to oversee independent grant writers.
Comfortable with deadline management and ability to work effectively and calmly within timelines and maintain multiple critical priorities.
Excels at working collaboratively and strategically to develop compelling proposals and funding relationships.
Ability to collaborate with colleagues to identify fundable projects for new and increased support that align with organizational strategies and priorities.
Strong initiative and enthusiasm, and willingness to pitch in whenever needed.
Familiarity with fundraising CRM databases for grant and contact management.
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
The position may require evening and weekend hours.
Salary range for the role of Institutional Giving Manager at Boston Children’s Chorus is $60,000 to $65,000, annually. BCC offers a competitive benefit package including health insurance, 403(b) employer contributions, generous PTO, short term disability, and more.
HOW TO APPLY
For a more detailed description, please visit https://www.bostonchildrenschorus.org/join-us/job-opportunities. For immediate consideration submit a letter of interest, resume, three brief writing samples and three references to: Thea Brenner, Development Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 20 Old Colony Avenue, Boston, MA 02127. Please note that applications submitted will be considered only if the aforementioned items are included.
NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. Boston Children's Chorus seeks to engage and retain a diverse workforce who represent the diversity of our singers and community in the City of Boston. BCC affirms the plurality of lived experiences amongst staff and seeks to elevate and center the experiences of those who have been marginalized and disenfranchised by systems of oppression. BCC encourages all to apply and will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender and gender expression, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.