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Director of Development 

The Boston House: Hope and Healing for Children with Cancer 


The Boston House (TBH) has served as a home away from home for children with cancer and other life-threatening hematological illnesses, and their families since 1979.  As an essential part of their overall care, The House provides families with low-cost and convenient accommodations in a safe, warm, and comfortable home-like setting. Children, families, and caregivers find comfort and support among staff, volunteers, and other patient families facing the realities of childhood cancer. 

Working with the Co-Executive Directors and the Board of Directors, and reporting to the Co-Executive Directors, the Director is responsible for creating and implementing the fundraising strategy. This position is exempt, with generous benefits. While ideally full-time, part-time would be considered.

Why should you consider this position?

  • Your many talents will impact children and families for generations to come.

  • Opportunity to work with a diverse patient population, a mission-driven staff, and volunteers. 

  • Meaningful and rewarding work in a friendly environment with a dedicated Board of Directors.

  • Professional development opportunities. 

  • Chance to directly learn many aspects of running a small non-profit organization. 

  • Opportunity for hybrid work between your home and the Brookline office.

  • Competitive salary with comprehensive benefits package including discretionary organizational contribution to a 401K.  

  • Free parking and a location that is convenient to the D Line (Longwood stop). 

Overall Responsibilities

1)  Provide Strategic and Operational Leadership

  • Produce an annual comprehensive plan which outlines fundraising programs and initiatives to enhance philanthropic support. This will outline annual fundraising goals and resources needed to support the plan.

  • Creatively identify and engage new sources of philanthropic support. 

  • Collaborate with colleagues and Board members to implement the program. 

  • Ensure that current-use giving priorities and opportunities are established for leadership donors and potential leadership donors while incorporating development plans for long term capital and endowment needs, as determined by the ongoing strategic plan. 

2)   Board and Volunteer Collaboration

  • Collaborate with Board members and volunteers on initiatives, cultivation, and solicitation. 

  • Identify new ways to engage volunteers and the greater TBH community.

3)   Implement Fundraising Best-Practices to Guide Activity and Increase Success: 

  • Participate in professional opportunities to remain current with cutting edge fundraising strategies.  

  • Monitor current philanthropic trends in giving societies, social media, email communication, report of giving, stewardship, and other related fundraising programs and implement when appropriate. 


4)   Organization Operations

  • With the Co-Executive Directors, oversee and manage the development responsibilities of the Day Manager, Carriage House Resident Night Manager, and Relief Staff’s roles. 

  • Ensure that acknowledgments, data entry, and contact reports are completed in a timely fashion. 

  • Update development calendar and keep track of deadlines. 


  • Committed to helping children facing serious illnesses and their families. 

  • Ability to effectively communicate the TBH mission.

  • A bachelor’s degree.

  • 10+ years of development experience with demonstrated personal solicitation success. 

  • A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results. 

  • Success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence, including funders, partner agencies, and volunteers. 

  • Experience and skill working with a Board of Directors. 

  • Ability to implement best practices and provide strategic vision to colleagues and Board.

  • Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills. 

  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with colleagues. 

  • Strong written and public speaking communication ability and skills. 

  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.  

  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation. 

  • Ability to organize, prioritize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail to meet deadlines. 

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Competency or an aptitude to use Microsoft Office, email, Slack, and calendar applications.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Sense of humor.

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).

  • Experience working for a small non-profit with limited resources.


If you are eager to know more, or would like to nominate someone, please send a cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.

This description is intended to provide a clear, accurate, yet concise statement of the primary work elements, and to organize the information.  It is not intended to describe all the responsibilities and duties for this position, nor should it serve as the sole criteria for personnel decisions and actions. This description is neither an employment agreement nor an expressed or implied employment contract, and TBH may modify it at any time. 

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