Philanthropy and Communications Specialist (TGFC)

This position coordinates marketing, communications, and data management function for The Genesis Foundation for Children.  The Genesis Foundation is located in Boston, MA.

Database, Social Media, and Web Based Strategies

-Manage all social media campaigns, posts, and outreach. Create and execute the monthly communication plan.

-Monitor and update website, update all material and content on the Genesis Foundation website.

-Organize and maintain constituent relationship database, maximizing its content and use for efficient cultivation and messaging to our stakeholders.  Generate reports for the Executive Director.

Press and Constituent Communications & Support

- Write press releases, pitches, and introductions for corporations, blogs, and community groups.  Contact media and coordinate for event coverage and presence.

-Correspond monthly with families from the Feingold Center for Children (FCC) to update patient narrative section of the website and promote families served at FCC

- Design and distribute monthly newsletter, the Foundation Flashpoint, via Constant Contact

-Assist with the design of all event invitations and e-blasts.

-Plan and organize the annual Patient Holiday Party.

-Manage volunteer database to recruit new volunteers

Grants and Philanthropic Support

-Identify and manage charitable promotions with community businesses.

-Work with KISS 108 staff for the annual KISS Concert. Create marketing and promotional collateral s as specified in our contract.

-Brainstorm with the Genesis Foundation team on new campaign initiatives, community outreach strategies, and fundraising.

-Coordinate community outreach events and enhance participation.

-Assist with writing and editing grant requests; seek new grant opportunities.

-Design organizational materials for major donors, including solicitation campaigns, year-end annual appeals, letters, and acknowledgements. 

Other Support Duties

-Attend all TGF events

-Help with administrative tasks and event-day logistics for all fundraising events

-Perform office management duties such as:

-Transaction management in partnership with Accounting Manager

-Ordering of supplies for office and events

-Coordination of mailings

-Answer main phone line 

-Schedule quarterly board meetings, (secure location, food/beverages, confirm logistics and attendance) Put together meeting packages and take meeting minutes.

-Coordinate agenda and notes for staff meetings (post all notes on company drive and Basecamp)

Please note:

-Minimum of 3 years philanthropy/development support experience required.

- 4 year college degree required

-Strong proficiency with Microsoft products, Wordpress, donor databases (ex. Blackbaud, Donor Perfect, Greater Giving), Salesforce and Constant Contact is required.

-Strong knowledge of various social media platforms is critical.

-Occasional evening and weekend work is required. Some travel within New England is required.

-Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

About The Genesis Foundation

Founded in 1982 by Dr. Murray Feingold as “The Genesis Fund,” The Genesis Foundation for Children provides funding for the diagnosis and compassionate, coordinated care for children born with physical and intellectual disabilities and genetic disorders.  The Foundation strives to ensure that children with multiple disabilities receive expert medical care regardless of family finances. By bridging the funding gap between services typically covered by health insurance and those that are not, The Foundation provides patients with access to in-depth care and helps them live their lives to the fullest.

The primary beneficiaries of the Foundation are The Feingold Center for Children, which includes several satellite clinics across Eastern Massachusetts, MotherToBaby MA (formerly known as the Pregnancy Exposure InfoLine), which serves expecting mothers who have questions about health risks to their unborn babies, and The Therapy and the Performing Arts Program, which provides individualized programs for special-needs children to help them reach their intellectual, psychological, and physiological potential. Since its inception, The Genesis Foundation has provided diagnosis, care, and guidance to over 60,000 children and families in Massachusetts and New England.