Job Posting for Groundwork Lawrence: Development Director

Title: Development Director

OrganizationGroundwork Lawrence

Brief Summary of Position: GWL is seeking a full time Development Director to add to their Management Team and to lead the fundraising function at GWL. Responsible for leading raising approximately $1.2M from private and governmental sources each year, the Development Director plays a key role in the organization. The Development Director is responsible for building and sustaining GWL’s culture of philanthropy.


  • Development Strategy: Work with the Executive Director, Management Team and Associate Development Director to identify funds needed, preferred funding targets, and approaches to informannual Development Plan.
  • Development Team: Lead development function at the organization and manage Associate Development Director. Work closely with Executive Director and Board Fundraising Committee to

    capitalize on fundraising opportunities.

  • Fundraising: Conduct research, prospecting, and application to multiple donor sources. Maintain and grow prospect portfolio of foundations, individuals, corporations and governmental sources. Managecultivation and stewardship plans for donors.
  • CITC Plan: Lead the launch and implementation of GWL’s Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) program, which provides individuals, corporations, and nonprofits with a 50% refundable MA state taxcredit for new or increased donations.
  • Special Events: Oversee organization of and fundraising for annual gala and sponsorships for other major events.
  • Database: Manage the implementation and usage of the Raiser’s Edge.
  • Budgeting: Forecast revenue among private and governmental sources for annual budgeting and quarterly reviews. Work with the Finance & Operations Director on revenue projections.
  • Communications: In collaboration with Communications Team, oversee creation of e-newsletter, annual report, and other content for development and marketing purposes.


  • Must share a passion for GWL’s values and vision.
  • Bachelor’s degree or professional experience in nonprofit management, communications, English, or GWL related field.
  • At least 5-7 years of full-time professional experience in development with excellent references.
  • Knowledge of and experience with government and foundation grant processes and systems.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends.
  • Bilingual or ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus.Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and customer relationship management software such as Raiser’s Edge.
  • Must be experienced working in multi-cultural settings with a demonstrated respect and commitment to multicultural competency.

To Apply: View full job description and apply, here

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