The Director of Individual Giving will design and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy, focused on major and high-impact donors. You’ll assume responsibility for our existing portfolio of individual donors while overseeing a targeted expansion of fundraising operations in the Greater Boston area. You’ll develop the program for engaging individuals in supporting our mission, from prospect identification to donor stewardship.
This is a new position, reporting directly to the CEO. You will partner with the CEO in cultivating and stewarding individuals and with the members of the Board of Directors for prospect introductions. You can also expect support from other team members for prospect research, collateral development, proposal development and writing, and gift processing. As a leader for our individual giving strategy, you will occasionally support other team members with our annual appeal, grant applications, and corporate relations.
You might be the right person for this position if:
You are experienced in moves management and making asks from $1k to $100K
You have experience fundraising for an organization with no natural constituency
You have excellent listening skills and relationship-building abilities
You are organized and comfortable working with CRMs (we use Salesforce) to maintain detailed donor records as well as pull and analyze data
You can be available for the occasional early morning, night, or weekend commitment, and you can travel to meetings reliably across the Greater Boston area
You are comfortable working remotely and using a variety of technical tools
You need little guidance and are a self-learner
You have experience working with diverse individuals of various cultural backgrounds
You have a passion and natural curiosity about scientific research and its broader impacts
What can you expect from Seeding Labs?
An opportunity to make a significant impact with the potential to change millions of lives across the globe
A culture that values and respects each person and their needs at work and outside of work
An incredible team of people who are highly passionate about our work and motivated to help you succeed
A learning environment - we use data, try new things, and learn from the experience
A commitment to ethical conduct, a recognition of the power dynamics inherent in our work, and an aim to do no harm to the individuals and communities we serve
Highly flexible work hours. We strive to operate with goals that can be accomplished within an average work week of 40 hours
Well-maintained donor records
Strong relationships with incredibly talented and inspiring beneficiaries, a compelling case for support
An engaged and supportive board of directors
Compensation and other important details:
Classification: This is an exempt positionLocation: Greater Boston area
Salary: $80K-$100K/annual, dependent on experience
Health plan coverage starts on date of hire; 80% employer-contributed health plan or a modest health plan stipend; 80% employer-contributed dental and vision plans; healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts; employer-covered life and disability insurance
Pre-tax public transportation pass
20 holidays and 14 days PTO
Funds for professional development
Start date: As soon as able.
We especially welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural and international experiences and perspectives to our organization.
Candidates for this position should have a driver’s license and their own transportation to attend donor meetings and events within the Greater Boston area.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis.
Please send 1. a cover letter describing how your experience makes you a good fit for this position and 2. your resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Director Individual Giving.”