Donor and Special Projects Officer (ACLUF)


The ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts is in search of an engaging and accomplished Donor and Special Projects Officer to manage our annual fund donors ($1k-$9,999), manage a portfolio of foundations and law firms, plan and execute donor events, and assist with department administration.  This position will report directly to the Deputy Director/Chief Development Officer, and will join a team of four.  Our ambitious fundraising goals are based on programmatic goals on voting rights, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, immigrants’ rights, criminal justice reform, open government, digital privacy and free speech. 




Individual Portfolio Management

  • Lead stewardship and solicitation of Annual Fund for donors giving or with potential to give between $1,000-$9,999;
  • Create and track portfolio activity, progress and goals;
  • Lead and execute quarterly mailed solicitation to donor file;
  • Lead and execute quarterly events for donor file;
  • Qualify new prospects for assignment to leadership gifts portfolio;
  • Lead Quarterly Portfolio Refresh process to identify donors to be added to Special Gift Fund or Leadership Gift Portfolios


Special Projects Management

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 35 Law Firms, to secure annual support;
  • Liaise with National gift planning staff to track and communicate realized bequest paperwork and tracking on new bequest commitments;
  • Department wide support for annual Bill of Rights Dinner working closely with Chief Development Officer;
  • Lead the planning and execution of quarterly Amicus Luncheon series;
  • Lead the planning of annual President’s Council dinner and SCOUTUS luncheon;
  • Lead and help execute additional donor engagement opportunities.


Other Tasks

  • Create and manage development department projects as assigned;
  • Assist Chief Development Officer and Leadership Gift Officers in their leadership gift meetings as needed;
  • Maintain working knowledge of national and affiliate programmatic priorities and issues as they occur;
  • Other duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.

Please be organized, creative, a true team player, with relevant experience with constituent engagement.  Superior verbal and written communication skills, adaptability, and at least two years experience in nonprofit fundraising, soliciting and closing major gifts in the $1000-$10000 range.

Salary and Benefits

The salary range for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience.  We have a robust benefits package, including health insurance, generous vacation and 401k matching.


How To Apply

Email resume and cover letter with subject line: Donor and Special Projects Officer describing how your experience and skills meet the requirements for the position to [email protected].  We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The ACLU of Massachusetts is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LBGTQ community to apply.


About the ACLU of Massachusetts

The ACLU of Massachusetts is a nonpartisan organization with more than 100,000 supporters across the Commonwealth. We are one of 50 independent state-ACLU affiliates nationwide.  For nearly 100 years, we have worked daily in the courts, in legislatures, in the media, and in communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution, Bill of Rights and laws of the United States. Learn more about the history of the ACLU of Massachusetts, the range of issues we cover, and the national ACLU’s work and history at

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  • Tamir Novotny
    published this page in Job Board 2018-07-05 06:26:27 -0400